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  • Brian Finneran, a goner..

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    Falcons wide receiver Brian Finneran re-injured the surgically repaired left knee that sidelined him all last season. He will undergo further medical testing before it can be determined when, or if, he will return this season.

    Finneran re-injured the knee in which he tore his anterior cruciate ligament during training camp in 2006 while doing rehabilitative work last weekend during the Falcons' mandatory minicamp.

    He will be further examined by the Falcons medical staff and outside specialists to plan the next course of action, according to the team. Results might not be known until early next week. At the very least, Finneran's projected return by the start of training camp could be set back.

    Outside of tight end Alge Crumpler, Finneran was quarterback Michael Vick's favorite target until his injury. Finneran was known for his reliability and knack for receptions that resulted in first downs. Players admitted that not having Finneran's productivity and leadership was a detriment during a 7-9 season last year.

    Unsure of Finneran's durability this season, Atlanta picked Laurent Robinson in the third round of the draft two weeks ago. Robinson would provide a measure of insurance if he adapts to the NFL game from Division I-AA Illinois State.

    Joe Horn, Roddy White and Michael Jenkins are expected to form the top-three rotation at wide receiver. Robinson, Adam Jennings and free agent Fred Gibson, among others, are competing for playing time and roster spots at wide receiver.
    I had doubts if he could keep his roster part already. I think this clinches it.


  • #2
    What a shame. Most reliable reciever for Vick.

    Does bring more oppurtinity to playmakers like Laurent Robinson...

    "He's the leader of the next great class of NFL players." - John Elway on Matt Ryan

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    • #3
      tough loss, I wonder if we go out and sign someone or let Gibson / Jennings battle for the 5th spot.

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      • #4
        He wasn't going to make it anyway. Oh yeah...what's this Keyshawn talk I heard on the radio earlier?

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        • #5
          wow. your new 6 man dept chart:
          1 - Jenkins
          2 - Horn
          3 - White
          4 - Robinson
          5 - Jennings
          6 - Gibson/Hamilton

          Owner of ScarDraft
          Atlanta Falcons and NFL Draft Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report

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          • #6
            I see that little 5'7 guy from Houston making the team because of his return skills as our 6th WR.

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            • #7
              I would like Keyshawn to come to atlanta, If you go back and look at this stats you will see that he has been productive and depenable every year. Everyone knows that those 2 things are WR have been lacking for several years

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              • #8
                That's for sure...but I don't know if him and Joe would mix...

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                • #9
                  With the loss of Brian, Joe and Roddy White should make up for the loss.


                  Thanks to jackalope

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                  • #10
                    i'm skeptical..

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                    • #11
                      Joe Horn should be able to step into the leadership void, and hopefully our other guys will step it up and we wont miss him. Still, it means lost depth and competition at the WR spot.

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                      • #12
                        shame he was the most reliable wr for ATL and wouldve helped vick out

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                        • #13
                          I can't wait to see what happens. Has he been cut yet? Or is he still drawing a check?

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