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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie offensive lineman Sean Harlow played 63 snaps (83 %) to lead all players for the Falcons vs. the Steelers. Pass rusher J'Terius Jones played the most defensive snaps for the Falcons with 40 (67 %). Cornerback Jalen Collins, who is suspended the first 10 games of regular season, played 12 snaps (20 %) after playing 32 snaps (54 %) the first exhibition vs. Miami.

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Special teams plays lead to Steelers' victory (1:12)
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Davis shows off speed for 44-yard catch (0:20)

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

The Falcons dropped their second exhibition by a score of 17-13 to the Steelers. The first team offenses and defenses looked just fine, with Matt Ryan engineering a 91-yard TD drive and the defense forcing a pair of three-and-outs to start. There was some issues on special teams, and the depth on the offensive line again came into question. The injury concern comes from rookie DB Damontae Kazee, who left with a right ankle injury. The Falcons will open their $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday vs. the Arizona Cardinals.

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Dobbs' shuffle pass turns into INT (0:25)
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Williams breaks multiple tackles on punt return TD (0:51)

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Ryan on the first team offense today: "I think we were more detailed than we were in Week 1. There is a calmness in that huddle, especially getting into a longer drive. You kind of see where guys are at with conditioning and that kind of stuff. I thought the guys looked good."

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Undrafted Falcons rookie Reggie Davis with a tremendous catch down the sideline showing his speed and good hands. Teammate Marvin Hall just dropped a TD. And two big catches by Nick Williams. A lot going on with the receivers battling for a roster spot.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons first round draft pick Takk McKinley, making his debut today following March shoulder surgery, He rushed from right end on third down for his first play and almost got to the QB. But Steelers turned the play into a third down conversion. McKinley showed his speed

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Ryan out after one drive today. Another fast start for the offense with a first drive TD. Julio Jones (foot surgery) did not plat today. And Taylor Gabriel (lower leg) not playing. Offense still flowing, though.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Reigning MVP Matt Ryan is 6 for 8 for 88 yards with one TD and passer rating of 123.6 in two possessions in two exhibition games. Ryan was 3 for 3 vs. Miami last time out with TD to Devonta Freeman. He's 4 for 6 for 56 yards today vs. Steelers.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons owner Arthur Blank still says there are no concerns about the roof at the new $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium, set to open next Saturday with the Falcons' exhibition vs. the Arizona Cardinals. The retractable roof will remain closed for the game and for the start of the regular season. President Rich McKay said no timetable for when the roof will be left opened.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Arthur Blank, "We do have the fastest defense in the NFL."

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Arthur Blank, Governor Deal, and Mayor Reed take the podium to talk about grand opening of 1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium. "We thought we built the finest sports/entertainment complex in the United States," Blank said.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons officially announce signing of OT Austin Pasztor, who last started for the Cleveland Browns at right tackle. The team waived OL Marquis Lucas. Pasztor should have chance to compete for swing tackle spot behind starters Ryan Schraeder and Jake Matthews. Coach Dan Quinn said this week the backup tackle situation was something that needed to be addressed.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said the other day he wasn't content with his swing tackle situation. So team is signing Austin Pasztor, who started 16 games with the Browns last season and played right tackle. Pasztor played with Falcons center Alex Mack in 2015. Started career with Jacksonville. Played college ball at Virginia. Has 43 career starts in 58 total games. Pasztor's agent, Sunny Shah, broke the news via Twitter

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Falcons pick McKinley set to debut Sunday

Atlanta Falcons first-round draft pick Takkarist McKinley is set to make his pro debut on Sunday after major shoulder surgery.

Team Stats

Passing Yards295.33rd
Rushing Yards120.55th
Points For33.81st
Points Against25.427th

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