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Atlanta Falcons cut running back Warrick Dunn

Atlanta Falcons cut running back Warrick Dunn Veteran running back Warrick Dunn was released by the Atlanta Falcons, it was announced today. The move to release Dunn was expected, following the signing of free-agent running back Michael Turner yesterday. Warrick Dunn was by far one of the Falcons most productive and popular players over the six seasons he spent in Atlanta and was widely known and recognized for his community service work. He came out of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he spent the first 5 season of his career. Dunn lead the team in rushing the last four seasons and ranks third on Atlanta's all-time rushing sheet with 5,979 yards.

 Falcons owner Arthur Blank said in a statement released by the team today: "Warrick Dunn holds himself to the highest standards of the National Football League. 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."

 Rumors have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Indianapolis Colts already expressing interest in signing Warrick Dunn. The Atlanta Falcons are currently 125/1 underdog to win the 2009 Super Bowl at the online sportsbook BodogLife.

 Published on 03/03/2008

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