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Falcons faithful flock to welcome team on first day of training camp
New coach creates fresh buzz in Flowery Branch
Brothers Josh and Patrick Stradtman of St. Louis watch the first day of the Atlanta Falcons training camp on Friday in Flowery Branch. Friday was the first time the brothers have been to a preseason practice. - photo by Erin O. Smith
To Flowery Branch resident Blake Wharton, heading to the Atlanta Falcons’ training camp Friday was an educational process: How else was he going to help fiancee and football newbie Lauren Dugan learn the lingo? The couple, who are due to be married in early October, joined more than a thousand eager Falcons fans at the opening day of training camp in Flowery Branch. Camp will continue through Aug. 19, with many of the sessions taking place in the morning.