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Falcons Training Camp: Battle At Safety Has Mix Of Youth, Experience

The position battle at safety could be one of the less publicized of Falcons Training Camp but could still be one of the most intriguing. Thomas DeCoud and William Moore are entrenched as starters but there will be competition behind them with a healthy mix of youth and experience.

Veteran Chris Hope was signed this offseason and brings Super Bowl experience into camp with the team. Hope played with the Titans last season and figures to enter camp with a leg up in the competition.

That leaves Shann Schillinger, and a pair of rookies in Charles Mitchell and Chad Faulcon. Here again Schillinger has the advantage of experience but Mitchell and Faulcon have had strong offseasons. With a good preseason Mitchell perhaps will be able to secure the spot provided he performs well on special teams while Faulcon starts on the practice squad.

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