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HYOSUB SHIN / AJC May 16, 2014 Flowery Branch - Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith smiles as he watches during the first day of Mini-Camp for rookies on Friday, May 16, 2014. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM HYOSUB SHIN / AJC
May 16, 2014 Flowery Branch – Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith smiles as he watches during the first day of Mini-Camp for rookies on Friday, May 16, 2014. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

FLOWERY BRANCH – The Falcons start phase three of their offseason program when they kick off the organized team activities (OTAs) today.

After going 4-12 last season, the Falcons have been proactive internally, in free agency and in the draft. Now, the coaching staff, which includes new offensive and defensive line coaches, must start pulling all of the pieces together with a goal of being ready for training camp in late July.

Somebody is going to ask, what’s an OTA? CLICK HERE — DESCRIPTION OF WHAT HAPPENS AT AN OTA SESSION. Allen Iverson, the old basketball player, wouldn’t like OTAs, because they are too much like “practice!”  

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