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DeVonta Smith to face Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley in week one of NFL season

DeVonta Smith celebrates TD catch versus LSU
Photo by Kent Gidley of Alabama Athletics/SEC Media Portal

The Philadelphia Eagles started rookie minicamp today, and teams in the National Football League released their regular-season schedules.

Week one begins on Thursday, Sept. 9 with the Dallas Cowboys facing Tampa Bay.

On Sunday, Sept. 12, we will have a few matchups that feature former Alabama football standouts. Philadelphia will travel to Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to battle the Falcons.

The contest has Jalen Hurts against Matt Ryan, but it also presents the tandem of Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley versus DeVonta Smith. All three players are in the Crimson Tide record books for catches, receiving yards, and touchdowns.

Smith is the program’s all-time leading receiver and 2020 Heisman Trophy winner.

Jones, Ridley, and Smith all won at least one national championship with the Tide.

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It will be a fun matchup for fans, especially if the Falcons do not trade Jones.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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