Falcons' Meier making strong return from injury
Sunday, August 7, 2011
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Kerry Meier was the last player off the practice field at the Atlanta Falcons' training camp on Sunday morning.
The receiver says he's determined to make up for lost time after missing his 2010 rookie season with a knee injury.
Coach Mike Smith says he's shocked Meier hasn't missed any practices.
Meier, a fifth-round pick from Kansas in 2010, impressed coaches in training camp last year before hurting his right knee in a preseason game against New England.
First-round pick Julio Jones is expected to join Roddy White, coming off his third straight Pro Bowl berth, as Matt Ryan's top targets. Meier has returned from surgery and has a chance to play after Michael Jenkins was released and the team didn't re-sign Brian Finneran.