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More here: http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sports/falcons/stories/2008/02/14/falcons_0215.htmlFalcons may cut as many as a dozen players
By STEVE WYCHE
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 02/14/08
The Falcons' roster will undergo a radical change — and those moves could come as soon as Friday.
Several veterans will be cut and there could be some surprises, according to interviews with NFL officials and player agents by the Journal-Constitution. The radical changes will come at nearly every position.
Among the projected cuts is strong safety Lawyer Milloy. That would leave the team without either of last season's starting safeties.
Among the veterans who could be released is strong safety Lawyer Milloy, said one NFL official. Such a move would strip the Falcons of their most respected leader and leave the team without either of last season's starting safeties. Free safety Chris Crocker's contract is expiring, and the Falcons don't plan to re-sign him.
The offense could be in for a complete makeover as offensive linemen Wayne Gandy, Kynan Forney and Todd Weiner, wide receivers Joe Horn and Brian Finneran, tailback Warrick Dunn and quarterbacks Joey Harrington and Byron Leftwich all have had their futures debated.
Five-time Pro Bowl linebacker Keith Brooking could be among those released to the defense.
If Keith Brooking becomes available, we need to go after him for sure.. Lawyer Milloy might also be a decent pickup for some veteran leadership.. And I honestly wouldn't mind Joey Harrington as a backup QB.. Payton might be able to mold him into a better QB..
Also, there are rumors that Alge Crumpler may be cut.. He'd be a great pickup as well..