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Falcons visited league office to determine limits of OTA contact

Falcons visited league office to determine limits of OTA contact
Published On: Fri, May 26
Nov 3, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Antone Smith (36) hyper extends his knee after being brought down by Atlanta Falcons defensive end Cliff Matthews (not pictured) during the second half of a football game at Raymond James Stadium. Smith left the field on a flatbed cart The Falcons won 43-28. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Last year, excessive contact during offseason workouts resulted in the Falcons losing a week of Organized Team Activities. This year, the Falcons left nothing to chance.

G.M. Thomas Dimitroff, appearing on a special 70-minute special edition of PFT Live, explained that he and coach Dan Quinn traveled to the league office to obtain specific guidance regarding the things that can and cant be done during non-contact practices. The Falcons engaged in a comprehensive review of their offseason workouts with the NFL in order to determine the limits of the process.

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