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

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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.

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16 Responses to “Brian Finneran, Brian Williams won’t be back with Falcons”
  1. buffordtjustice says: Mar 1, 2011 8:14 PM

    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. falconsfanatic says: Mar 1, 2011 8:52 PM

    Sad to see Finn go hopefully we draft a speedster to play opposite Roddy

  3. savannah23ga says: Mar 1, 2011 9:00 PM

    Its about time Finneran is gone.

  4. bleedgreen80 says: Mar 1, 2011 9:00 PM

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

  5. beckzhere says: Mar 1, 2011 9:02 PM

    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.

  6. hobartbaker says: Mar 1, 2011 9:18 PM

    Bad day to be a Brian.

  7. bdert says: Mar 1, 2011 9:29 PM

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

  8. luckyhole says: Mar 1, 2011 9:35 PM

    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.

  9. mr92687 says: Mar 1, 2011 9:37 PM

    Sad to see Fin go. Great guy….

  10. tinopuno says: Mar 1, 2011 9:51 PM

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

  11. aliowlsfalcons19 says: Mar 1, 2011 10:08 PM

    sad to see finneran go, after 2 severe knee injuries n surgeries n still sticks around to play is remarkable on its own, most wud give up n hang up there boots!

  12. neilpountney says: Mar 1, 2011 10:14 PM

    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.

  13. whodeyz says: Mar 1, 2011 10:45 PM

    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.

  14. chipwade says: Mar 2, 2011 1:11 AM

    “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.

  15. smalltownqb says: Mar 2, 2011 7:39 AM

    ” 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.

  16. bleedgreen80 says: Mar 2, 2011 8:01 PM

    exactly @smalltownqb he was a bum all these bs replies abt him bein a good guy this is football not sunday school make a play dagggumitt!

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