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Falcons Training Camp: Starters Sit Out 'Friday Night Lights' Live Tackling

The Atlanta Falcons put on a show for about 6,000 fans at Peachtree Ridge Highschool Friday night at the team's annual trip to a local high school facility. The entire squad took part in drills and work outs but when it was time for the live tackling portion of the practice the starters headed to the sidelines.

Head coach Mike Smith is trying to avoid any injuries to key players and will limit the opportunities for unnecessary contact as much as possible. The team has been relatively healthy thus far but injuries to Vance Walker and Corey Peters has hurt the team's depth at defensive tackle.

The Falcons took the day off on Saturday and will return to action on Sunday where they will prepare for Monday's scrimmage with the Tennessee Titans that will be held in Dalton, Georgia.

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