Falcons Report for Camp, Eager to Hit the Field

Falcons Report for Camp, Eager to Hit the Field

Jay Adams

Published July 25, 2012 at 3:02 PM

For linebacker Stephen Nicholas, Wednesday couldn’t come fast enough. But all the Falcons trickling into the team’s headquarters in Flowery Branch, reporting for 2012 Russell Athletic Training Camp, felt the same way. They’re just ready to hit the field.

Nicholas, in particular, had to watch from the sidelines throughout OTAs and minicamp as an injury he suffered late last season continued to heal. On Tuesday came word that the veteran linebacker had been cleared to participate in the start of camp, which made him even more eager to get checked in.

“I think it’s always the same feeling,” Nicholas said Wednesday afternoon after checking into camp. “I’m very excited, very, very ready to get going. I’m ready to see some of the guys that I haven’t seen in a while. It’s always an exciting feeling, every year.”

Players are required to check into the Flowery Branch facility today and all players will be staying at the apartments on the premises until camp breaks Aug. 19.

During the media’s availability at the check-in area, rookies Jonathan Massaquoi, Charles Mitchell, Bryce Harris, Peyton Thompson and Michael Calvin arrived, as well as veterans Peria Jerry, Joe Zelenka and Thomas DeCoud.

The first session of training camp open to the public is Thursday as practice gets started at 3:30 p.m. Gates will be open at 2:30 p.m. Admission to training camp is free. Click here for the complete training camp schedule.

For more information on training camp, visit our training camp home page.

Click here to see a photo gallery from players reporting to camp

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