2005 Training Camp: Day 4 News and Notes

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Posted Jul 28, 2005


FLOWERY BRANCH - George Henry's news and notes from Atlanta's Training Camp.

ON THE MEND: DeAngelo Hall had his shoulder in a sling to receive stim treatments earlier in the day, but head coach Jim Mora indicated the second-year cornerback would miss a couple of days.

That suggestion didn't suit well with Hall, who was back after skipping the morning session.

"DeAngelo said, 'No, I'm feeling good and I want to get back out there,' " Mora said. "When I think about DeAngelo right now, he recognizes the fact that he has special ability and he's not going to waste it. He's going to work, so when we play, he feels confident."

Hall, a No. 8 overall draft pick last year, missed the first six weeks of the season with a small hip fracture. If he can elevate his skills a notch in coordinator Ed Donatell's schemes, Mora believes Hall has a chance to become one of the top cornerbacks in the league.

"I just feel like he's really intent on doing the work," Hall said. "He could've missed three or four days with his shoulder, but he's just not going to do that."

MORE ACHES AND PAINS: Other than running back T.J. Duckett (hamstring) and defensive tackle Brandon Mitchell (back), every frontline player who missed the first session returned for the night practice that moved indoors after heavy rains started falling about 5 p.m.

Defensive end Patrick Kerney (ankle), linebacker Keith Brooking (knee), cornerback Jason Webster (knee, ankle, neck), tight end Alge Crumpler (knee) and running back Warrick Dunn (back) all participated but were held out of goal-line situations.

Mora said that Mitchell, who took an epidural earlier this week, was feeling better, but the team has no timetable for his return.


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