Falcons release Douglas, Blalock

Flowery Branch, GA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Atlanta Falcons have released
wide receiver Harry Douglas and guard Justin Blalock.

Douglas spent seven years with the Falcons and his departure will save the
club a reported $3.5 million on the salary cap. He had 51 catches for 556
yards and two touchdowns in 12 games last season, a year after his only 1,000-
yard campaign.

“Thanking @AtlantaFalcons for my 7 years in ATL & the opportunity to play in
the city I grew up,” Douglas wrote Friday on Twitter. “First class
organization. Much luv 2 fans.”

The 30-year-old Louisville product compiled 258 receptions for 3,130 yards
with eight touchdowns in 91 games with the Falcons, who selected him in the
third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He missed the entire 2009 season because of
a torn left ACL.

Blalock, a second-round pick in the 2007 draft, started all 125 games in which
he played for the Falcons. He started 15 games last season and had a streak of
102 consecutive starts snapped when a back injury forced him out of a Week 5
game this past season.

The Falcons also waived defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi. He played in 39
games (seven starts) over three seasons with Atlanta.