The Atlanta Falcons have released veteran wide receiver Harry Douglas
The re-tooling of the Atlanta Falcons offense continued on Friday morning as just one day after the team erleased running back Steven Jackson, they have now cut ties with veteran wide receiver Harry Douglas.
Yahoo’s Rand Getlin was the first to report the news on Friday morning.
While many saw the move with Jackson coming on Thursday, especially with the emergence of rookie Devonta Freeman in 2014, this move is somewhat surprising. Douglas has been a helping hand since he joined the team out of Louisville and was a pretty reliable target for quarterback Matt Ryan.
The Falcons drafted Douglas out of Louisville in 2008 and he played in all 16 games his rookie season, catching 23 balls for 320 yards and a score. Unquestionably his best season came back in 2013 when he stepped up in a big way to fill the void of an injured Julio Jones. In 2013, Douglas snagged 85 balls for 1,067 yards.
With the move now, you do have to wonder whether or not the Falcons will be targeting a wide receiver in the upcoming draft to play opposite Jones now and become a reliable possession receiver. There are some available in the class, so that looks like one direction the Falcons might be leaning in, especially following this move on Friday.
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