A youthful position for the Falcons got even younger when veteran cornerback Von Hutchins was lost for the year early in training camp. The injury left a handful of first- and second-year Falcons scrambling for starting spots in the secondary, and rookie Chevis Jackson out of LSU has taken advantage.
Single-game tickets for the Atlanta Falcons' two home preseason games will go on sale at 10 a.m. today. The Falcons' first home preseason game is Aug. 16 against the Indianapolis Colts. Atlanta's final home game during the preseason is Aug. 22 against the Tennessee Titans. Fans can purchase tickets at all Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 1-800-326-4000. For more information, visit www.atlantafalcons.com
FLOWERY BRANCH - Since Alge Crumpler left the team for Tennessee via free agency in March, tight end hasn't been expected to be a position of strength for the 2008 Falcons. But now that Martrez Milner is injured, the depth is even more spotty.