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Sports Minute: Falcons' Allen says idea of practice is 'nerve-racking'

11 months 1 week 2 hours ago Saturday, May 09 2020 May 9, 2020 May 09, 2020 8:53 AM May 09, 2020 in Sports - AP - Texas

By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Falcons safety Ricardo Allen worries about the time his team welcomes players back to practice. Allen continues to observe his self-imposed quarantine at home even as many businesses in Georgia have opened. He says most of his teammates have taken a similar safety-first stance. He says the idea of returning to practice during the coronavirus pandemic is “nerve-racking.” The NFL has set protocols for reopening team facilities. So far, there is no date for a return. Allen says the health concerns are something players have “never had to think about before.”

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