After finding little interest in a trade, the Atlanta Falcons released former Saint Joe Horn on Tuesday, giving him an opportunity to sign with another team. Horn had made news recently with his offer to give up his guaranteed money this season in order to promote a trade.
Earlier this preseason, Horn had been bothered by a hamstring that had kept him out of practice but he also claimed that the Falcons did not let him join the regular team practice when he was ready to return. Horn said that the Falcons were moving in favor of using younger receivers.
The 36 year-old wide receiver will be in his 13th NFL season and has 603 career catches, 8,744 yards, and 76 touchdowns. Last season, he played in 12 games and caught 27 passes with 1 touchdown.
Horn played for the New Orleans Saints from 2000 to 2006. His records with the Saints include most receiving yards in a season (1,399 in 2004) and is tied for most touchdowns in a game (4, with current Saint Reggie Bush) and most points in a game (24, also with Reggie Bush).