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Morris: Cousins 'pretty much full go' in offseason workouts

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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Kirk Cousins is "pretty much full go" as he continues to work back from a season-ending Achilles injury, head coach Raheem Morris said Friday, according to ESPN's Marc Raimondi.

The Falcons are in the middle of no-contact, dialed-down offseason workouts, enabling Cousins to participate without significant limitations.

"Kirk is every day improving," Morris said. "So, we are kind of right at the point where he's doing everything that we can do at this point at Phase 2, right? Which is nobody around him. There's no contact. He's all good with all those types of things. So, he's been doing all those things."

Cousins suffered the injury near the end of October while playing for the Minnesota Vikings. Despite the significant ailment, the Falcons signed the 35-year-old to a reported four-year, $180-million contract in free agency.

"It's not like training camp where I'm worried about people being around his feet, because the pace is so slow and ... we feel really good about where he's at right now," Morris added.

The Falcons shocked the NFL world by selecting quarterback Michael Penix Jr. at No. 8 overall in April's draft, passing up the chance to bolster the team around Cousins to secure a potential long-term successor at quarterback.

Cousins' agent, Mike McCartney, said the decision to draft Penix "was a big surprise," adding that the Falcons didn't pre-warn them and only let the veteran passer in on the plan when they were on the clock in the draft.

Atlanta has since insisted there's no quarterback controversy, with Cousins' place as the starter secure.

The four-time Pro Bowler was on pace to challenge his career-best numbers before going down with injury, throwing for 2,331 yards and 18 touchdowns against five interceptions in eight games.

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