W. Dunn Released By Falcons
The Atlanta Falcons have released veteran tailback Warrick Dunn.
The move comes a day after the team signed Michael Turner, an unrestricted free agent from the San Diego Chargers who is expected to take over as the Falcons' starting tailback.
Dunn spent six seasons in Atlanta and is the franchise's third-leading rusher behind Gerald Riggs and William Andrews.
He's run for 10,179 yards in 11 NFL seasons and was named the Walter Payton NFL man of the year in 2004 for on- and off-field achievements.
"Warrick Dunn holds himself to the highest standards of the National Football League," Falcons owner Arthur Blank said in a written statement released by the team. "His contributions, not only to the Falcons but to the entire NFL both on and off the field, have been well documented. The legacy he leaves in Atlanta will be long remembered and appreciated by his fellow players, fans and the community. In my mind, Warrick will always be part of the Falcons family. At times like this our hearts are heavy, but the nature of the game sometimes requires making these kinds of decisions, however difficult they are for all of us. I wish Warrick continued great success in his future endeavors."
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