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    Falcons close to signing Joe Horn

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    Sources: Ex-Saints WR Horn agrees to sign with Falcons
    By Michael Smith
    ESPN.com

    Atlanta's young and underachieving receiving corps has a leader. More important, the Falcons have fetched Michael Vick another dependable target.


    Former Saints receiver Joe Horn, released last week by New Orleans, agreed Wednesday to sign with the rival Falcons, according to team sources. Terms of the contract, which was being finalized, were not immediately available. Horn reportedly passed a Falcons physical Tuesday.

    Horn began his visit with the Falcons on Monday night and never left, deciding not to visit Green Bay or Jacksonville, who also were interested in the services of the 35-year-old wideout, who has 576 receptions, 8,501 yards and 57 touchdowns in 11 seasons with Kansas City and New Orleans.

    On Wednesday evening, the team denied that a formal deal had been reached with Horn.

    "It's not done yet," Falcons spokesman Reggie Roberts said. "We haven't signed a contract, so he's not an Atlanta Falcon. We haven't reached an agreement, so he's not an Atlanta Falcon."

    Horn, a four-time Pro Bowl selection who served as the voice of the Saints' franchise -- and, to some extent, the Gulf South region -- during a 2005 season ruined by Hurricane Katrina, posted four 1,000-yard seasons with the Saints. But he's had only five touchdown catches the past two seasons and missed six games last year due to injury.

    The chance to face the Saints twice a season and remain close to New Orleans presumably played a part in Horn's decision to sign with the Falcons, along with the prospect of playing with Vick in new head coach Bobby Petrino and offensive coordinator Hugh Jackson's system.

    The Saints deemed Horn expendable largely because of the emergence last season of rookie Marques Colston and former second-round pick Devery Henderson.

    In Atlanta, Horn immediately vaults to the top of a receiver depth chart that includes former first-round picks Michael Jenkins and Roddy White, who will no doubt benefit from a mentor as experienced and accomplished as Horn.


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    Re: Falcons close to signing Joe Horn

    I don't know why they would go out and sign with someone like Joe Horn. Everyone knows that this team is based around Michael Vick and the running game. Why they would bring in a big name WR still confuses me. It's like when they brought in Peerless Price and then they wondered why he wasn't doing well? Mabye it was the fact that if the ball isn't run it's in the hands of Crumpler.

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    Re: Falcons close to signing Joe Horn

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Defense View Post
    I don't know why they would go out and sign with someone like Joe Horn. Everyone knows that this team is based around Michael Vick and the running game. Why they would bring in a big name WR still confuses me. It's like when they brought in Peerless Price and then they wondered why he wasn't doing well? Mabye it was the fact that if the ball isn't run it's in the hands of Crumpler.
    The Saints let Horn get away for a reason. Sliding down the back side of the hill most likely.

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