The Atlanta Falcons open training camp on July 28 at their training facility in Flowery Branch, Georgia, in what could be a make-or-break season for coach Dan Quinn. The Falcons are coming off back-to-back 7-9 seasons, and owner Arthur Blank has said that making the playoffs is his expectation. But the Falcons finished strong last season -- going 6-2 over the final eight games after starting the year with a 1-7 record, which likely saved Quinn's job. Here is a 53-man roster projection.
Ryan being outspoken on racial injustice this offseason could really help build more chemistry in the locker room as teammates look to him as a leader. Schaub's 460-yard performance in place of an injured Ryan last season proved he's still a serviceable backup even at age 39. Don't count out 24-year-old Kurt Benkert making a run at the backup role coming off a Grade 3 turf toe tear.