Atlanta Falcons Bird Droppings: Contract Squawking, Sleeping With the Enemy and Preseason Magic

Hello again football fans!  It’s time for our weekly smattering of Atlanta Falcons “Bird Droppings”.  Little tidbits, rants, factoids, and snippets from around the Falcons camp and the rest of the NFL.

Training camp is right around the corner, and it would appear that the Falcons are reportedly in a contract dispute with first-round pick Desmond Trufant, according to a “sourced” report by  It would seem that Trufant and his agent feel that since he was taken in the same spot that the Cleveland Browns took quarterback Brandon Weeden last season, his money should be similar to that contract.  Atlanta Journal-Constitution beat reporter D. Orlando Ledbetter says that neither side is commenting at this time.

The Falcons Receiving Corps is Flying High on‘s Chris Wesseling has ranked the Atlanta Falcons wide receiver corps at No.1 in the NFL. Wesseling’s top ten round out with Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Arizona, Seattle, New Orleans, Green Bay, New York, Dallas, Denver and the Falcons.

Carolina Panthers star quarterback Cam Newton stated in an interview that he still holds his childhood allegiance to the Atlanta Falcons close to his heart. I’m sure this took a lot of Panthers (and Falcons) fans by surprise. This may be his logical explanation for imitating numerous Falcons touchdown dances in the end zone.

The Falcons preseason games will once again be enhanced with the magic of Preseason Live, Game Rewind and Game Pass, thanks to the efforts of the NFL and These features will allow fans to watch and get exclusive views of the action on their computer and mobile devices.

Click Here for the Falcons Training Camp Schedule, as posted at

Michael Collins is an Atlanta sports humorist, columnist, radio host and owner of Georgia Sports Craze. He is a member of the FWAA and eats peanut butter straight from the jar. Follow on Twitter @GaSportsCraze on Facebook here or on Google here

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