Published May 23, 2011
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.