FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Coach Mike Smith likes what he's seen from one of the Atlanta Falcons' two high-profile rookie offensive linemen.
Peter Konz, a second-round draft pick from Wisconsin, looked the part of a potential NFL starter as the Falcons opened a three-day rookie minicamp Friday.
Unfortunately, tackle Lamar Holmes, a third-round pick from
Southern Mississippi, wore a protective boot on his left foot and
will not participate on the field this weekend.
Smith described Holmes' injury as minor but declined to give
details other than to say it was discovered during a post-draft
physical. The Falcons drafted Holmes to push Sam Baker and Will
Svitek for the starting job at left tackle.
Of 46 players participating in the minicamp, only five or six
are expected to make the 53-man roster in September.
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