‘I’m taking the opportunity to the full’: Quinton Bell makes strong case for 53-man squad

Atlanta Falcons inside linebacker Nathan Landman #55 celebrates with his teammates after making an interception against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kyle Hess/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons inside linebacker Nathan Landman #55 runs after an interception during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kathryn Skeean/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons inside linebacker Nathan Landman #55 reacts after an interception during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kathryn Skeean/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons running back Caleb Huntley #42 rushes during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kathryn Skeean/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons inside linebacker Nathan Landman #55 celebrates with his teammates after making an interception against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kyle Hess/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Quinton Bell #56 celebrates after a punt is blocked during the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Mitchell Martin/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons defensive back Corey Ballentine #39 celebrates after making an interception against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kyle Hess/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons cornerback Isaiah Oliver #26 breaks up a pass during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Shanna Lockwood/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons defensive back Corey Ballentine #39 intercepts the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kyle Hess/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons defensive end Nick Thurman #91 rushes the quarterback during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Shanna Lockwood/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons defensive end Derrick Tangelo #99 and quarterback Troy Andersen #44 react after a play in the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Shanna Lockwood/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Stanley Berryhill Jr. #16 celebrates after a big catch against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kyle Hess / Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons running back Tyler Allgeier #25 celebrates after a touchdown during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Mitchell Martin/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons running back Caleb Huntley #42 runs the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kyle Hess/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder #4 runs off the field after a scoring drive during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Mitchell Martin/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons running back Tyler Allgeier #25 rushes in the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Shanna Lockwood/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons running back Tyler Allgeier #25 scores a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kyle Hess/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota #1 and tight end John Raine #41 celebrate after scoring a drive during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Mitchell Martin/ Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts #8, wide receiver Olamide Zaccheaus #17, and quarterback Desmond Ridder #4 celebrate after a scoring drive during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. ( Photo by Shanna Lockwood/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons defensive end Nick Thurman #91 makes a tackle during the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Shanna Lockwood/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo #7 kicks an extra point in the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Mitchell Martin/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons running back Caleb Huntley #42 celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kyle Hess/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons running back Caleb Huntley #42 celebrates with offensive lineman Justin Shaffer #75 after scoring a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kyle Hess / Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder #4 throws the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kyle Hess/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons edge DeAngelo Malone #51 celebrates after a punt is blocked during the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Shanna Lockwood/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons players line up for kickoff during the first round against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Mitchell Martin/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Frank Darby #88 makes a catch against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kyle Hess/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Frank Darby #88 makes a catch against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kyle Hess/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder #4 looks to pass in the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kathryn Skeean/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Jared Bernhardt #83 catches a pass in the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kathryn Skeean/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons cornerback Teez Tabor #20 makes a tackle during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kathryn Skeean/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons linebacker Troy Andersen #44 and defensive lineman Timmy Horne #93 rush the quarterback during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Shanna Lockwood/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons running back Qadree Ollison #30 and offensive lineman Leroy Watson #72 celebrate after scoring a touchdown in the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Mitchell Martin /Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons running back Qadree Ollison #30 scores a touchdown during the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Mitchell Martin/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons defensive back Corey Ballentine #39 makes a tackle during the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kathryn Skeean/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons running back Qadree Ollison #30 and offensive lineman Leroy Watson #72 celebrate after scoring a touchdown in the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Shanna Lockwood /Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Damiere Byrd #14 tries to catch a pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kathryn Skeean/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Quinton Bell #56 blocks a punt against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kyle Hess/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons running back Quadree Ollison #30 celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kyle Hess/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons defensive end Mike Ford #28 breaks down a play against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kyle Hess/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons defensive end Timmy Horne #93 catches a pass in the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Shanna Lockwood/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons defensive back Corey Ballentine #39 sacks Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kyle Hess/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons tight end Anthony Firkser #86 runs after catching a pass during the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kathryn Skeean/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons running back Qadree Ollison #30 rushes during the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kathryn Skeean/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder #4 takes a snap during the first round against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kathryn Skeean/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons running back Quadree Ollison #30 runs the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kyle Hess/Atlanta Falcons)

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A dirty view of the Bird Nest as the Atlanta Falcons play against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kyle Hess/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder #4 runs the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kyle Hess/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder #4 throws a pass in the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Mitchell Martin/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons running back Tyler Allgeier #25 runs the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kyle Hess/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons running back Tyler Allgeier #25 scores a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kyle Hess/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons running back Tyler Allgeier #25 celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kyle Hess/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo #7 celebrates after kicking an extra point during the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Mitchell Martin/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons tight end Anthony Firkser #86 runs the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kyle Hess/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons running back Qadree Ollison #30 rushes during the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Shanna Lockwood/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Damiere Byrd #14 catches a pass during the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Shanna Lockwood/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder #4 runs the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kyle Hess/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons captains Jake Matthews #70 and Grady Jarrett #97 walk to midfield for the coin toss before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Shanna Lockwood/ Atlanta Falcons)

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The Atlanta Falcons stand during the national anthem before facing the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kyle Hess/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons players take the field before a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Mitchell Martin/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Feleipe Franks #15 warms up before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Shanna Lockwood/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Matt Hennessy #61 warms up before facing the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kyle Hess/Atlanta Falcons)

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A general view of the Dirty Birds Nest march before the Atlanta Falcons against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Chamberlain Smith/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo #7 warms up before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kathryn Skeean/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota #1 warms up before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Mitchell Martin/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge #12 warms up before facing the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Kyle Hess/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Feleipe Franks #15 warms up before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Shanna Lockwood/Atlanta Falcons)

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Atlanta Falcons players prepare to take the field before a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 27, 2022. (Photo by Mitchell Martin/Atlanta Falcons)

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