Here’s a roundup of Falcons links from across the web.
- Scary story on former Falcons safety Ray Easterling who had a degenerative brain disease potentially brought on by numerous concussions, the AP reported. Easterling died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in April.
- Here’s a cool list of current NFL players, including TE Tony Gonzalez, who might make good Olympic athletes, compiled by Eric Edholm of Pro Football Weekly.
- How will Lofa Tatupu’s injury benefit LB Akeem Dent? Len Pasquarelli of Sports Xchange answered the question.
- Falcons QB Matt Ryan wasn’t satisfied with a franchise record 4,177 yards passed last season and made better use of the offseason, Charles Odum of the Associated Press reported.
- Credit the Falcons’ LT Will Svitek for blogging from inside Atlanta’s training camp and giving fans an inside look at an NFL locker room. Here’s his first post.