Brian Finneran, Brian Williams won’t be back with Falcons

The Falcons have informed two veteran players that they won’t be back in Atlanta in 2011.

Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com reports that that wide receiver Brian Finneran and cornerback Brian Williams will not be re-signed.

The 35-year-old Finneran has been with the Falcons since 2000. In 2010 he played in all 16 games but caught just 19 passes for 166 yards.

The 31-year-old Williams also played in all 16 games last year, starting one. He missed the playoff loss to the Packers.

16 responses to “Brian Finneran, Brian Williams won’t be back with Falcons

  1. They are getting a little long in the tooth, especially Finneran. But, the good news is, I dont think they have killed anyone either.

  2. Thanks for everything guys. The numbers don’t tell the story about locker room leadership and mentorship. Roddy White wouldn’t be one of the elite receivers in the NFL if it weren’t for Finneran keeping him focused. I wish I had the link to post from the article where Roddy is praising Finn for mentorship during his first years in the league. But business is business. Good luck.

  3. When Finn would miss a passes in early years, the announcer would say: “Pass Intended For Brian Butterfingerin” LoL! BOL Finn…

  4. Finneran made a play every time his number was called. He was great in the role he was put in and will be missed. Enjoy retirement, my dude.

  5. And in news of even greater importance, workers scraped several bushels of barnacles off the hull of a ship in Alaska.

  6. Not a Falcons fan but I have always liked this guy. It is always sad when a pro like Brian Finneran calles it a day. He gave 100% every time he hit the field, he represented the Falcons admirably and was a good guy on an doff the field. Sure as a player he never lit things up a whole lot but the game needs and needed more Brian Finnerans. Good luck Brian you deserve it.

  7. Finneran will be missed by the Falcons. He’s a great guy whose leadership is a big reason why he was kept for so long. He’s a situation receiver and has come up big in Special Teams all his career. He’s amazing in the community and an all around decent guy.

    Much luck to him.

  8. “The 35-year-old Finneran has been with the Falcons since 2000. In 2010 he played in all 16 games but caught just 19 passes for 166 yards.”

    …and Roddy White caught the rest.

  9. ” I always felt Finneran had dirt on
    sumbdy in tht organization its no way he stays on a nfl roster that long that unproductive”

    It helps when your BFF is the QB.

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