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Falcons HC Raheem Morris: QB Kirk Cousins 'pretty much full-go' for offseason workouts

Six months after tearing his Achilles with Minnesota, quarterback Kirk Cousins is expected to be good to go for Atlanta during spring workouts.

Falcons head coach Raheem Morris told reporters Friday that Cousins continues to improve and is able to practice fully during Phase 2 of offseason workouts.

"Kirk is every day improving," Morris said. "We're kinda right at the point where he's doing everything that we can do at this point in Phase 2, which is nobody around him, there's no contact, he's all good with all those type of things. He's been doing all those things, he's been throwing, he's been out there pretty much full-go. Now, we got him in a limited basis, obviously 'cause he's still in his rehab and his treatment and all those types of things."

Falcons rookie minicamp kicked off Friday and runs through Sunday. Minicamp will transfer over to offseason workouts, which take place Monday and Tuesday with assorted days carrying on through the first week of June, just ahead of mandatory minicamp, June 10-12.

With no worries about contact, Cousins is able to throw and move, rehabbing on the job.

"It's not like training camp where I'm worried about people being around his feet," Morris said.

Cousins tore his Achilles during the Vikings' Week 8 win over the Packers last season. It concluded a sensational campaign for Cousins -- 2,331 yards, 18 touchdowns, just five interceptions in eight games -- and ultimately his career in Minnesota.

Despite the Achilles injury, the 35-year-old locked up a lucrative four-year, $180 million contract this offseason.

Now he's on his way back to the field, with Morris underscoring that they'll be cautious.

"We'll limit what he does, as far as the amount, not necessarily what he's doing," Morris said.

What Cousins is doing currently will be just as much as teammates with no contact. When he's ready for contact will be the next box to check.

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