Such is life when players are not allowed to report to work and can't talk to their bosses.
But the lockout hasn't kept Ryan from trying to bring his teammates together. He gathered about 30 players for 7-on-7 drills — offense vs. defense — in a scripted session Tuesday on a high school field, 15 minutes south of the Falcons' training complex.
Ryan says "this is just something to keep us sharp."
It was the Falcons' first time together on a field since losing to Green Bay in the playoffs.