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Lockout drags on, Falcons swim with beluga whales

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Curtis Lofton insists he isn't bored by the NFL lockout.

But with just a few player-organized practice sessions scheduled, the Falcons' defensive captain took a dip in 52-degree water with beluga whales Monday afternoon.

Lofton says he never thought he would be in a tank "with belugas ... no way."

With the lockout nearly 70 days old and showing few signs of resolution in federal court, Lofton joined linebacker Coy Wire and defensive end Kroy Biermann in taking a preview of the Georgia Aquarium's up-close experience with the whales.

While the Falcons don't know when they're going to report to work, the aquarium's program opens to the public on June 1.

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