Packers-Falcons rematch makes for a terrific Week 2 matchup – Atlanta Falcons News

Packers-Falcons rematch makes for a terrific Week 2 matchup – Atlanta Falcons News

In the 13 days leading up to July 27th, when the Green Bay Packers begin training camp practices, APC is running a series we’re calling “13 in 13.” Over these two weeks, we will closely with a close examination of the major offseason events for each of the Packers’ 2017 opponents. Each team’s information has been provided by our SB Nation colleagues who know them best – the team bloggers for each franchise.

After a week one date with the Seahawks at Lambeau Field, the Packers travel south to meet the Atlanta Falcons in a rematch of January’s NFC Championship Game. This year’s game will be held in the brand-new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and will be televised nationally on Sunday Night Football.

Here’s a look at the offseason changes for the Falcons, courtesy of The Falcoholic.

Notable free agent additions: DT Dontari Poe, WR Andre Roberts, FB Derrick Coleman, DE Jack Crawford

Notable free agent departures: FB Patrick DiMarco, DT Tyson Jackson

Trades: N/A

Draft picks expected to contribute as rookies:DE Takkarist McKinley, LB Duke Riley, FS/CB Damontae Kazee

Biggest offseason addition: Poe. He’s signed for just one year, but he’s slimming down and has the talent to be the missing piece for the Falcons’ so-so run defense, plus a situationally useful pass rusher. For a team with very few glaring holes on defense, Poe is a huge addition, especially given the team’s real questions at defensive tackle aside from Grady Jarrett.

Biggest storyline heading into training camp: Can the Falcons rebound from the most crushing Super Bowl loss of all-time? Everyone wants to know if the team has the mental…

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