FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons can only hope that first-round pick Peria Jerry stays healthy in his rookie season.
Drafted 24th overall out of Ole Miss, Jerry left the early session of Atlanta's mini-camp Saturday morning with a sprained right knee and didn't return for the late-afternoon practice.
Jerry seemed to have caught his cleats in the grass after banging his knees together during a drill but was able to walk off the field under his own power. The Falcons were not wearing protective pads during the practice; each of the mini-camp workouts is non-contact.
Coach Mike Smith says the defensive tackle consulted a doctor, but the team does not yet know if the injury was serious. Jerry was not available to speak with reporters.
Smith says the team should have an update Sunday.