Redman gets nod to start Falcons' preseason opener vs. Jacksonville

Updated: August 7, 2008, 8:56 PM ET
Associated Press

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Chris Redman has edged rookie Matt Ryan and will start at quarterback in the Atlanta Falcons' preseason opener Saturday night at Jacksonville.

Based on how often he has worked with the first-team offense in training camp, Ryan, the NFL's No. 3 overall draft pick, would likely be the first quarterback to replace Redman in the exhibition game.

D.J. Shockley and Joey Harrington are essentially battling for the third-string job, but coach Mike Smith wants all four ...

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