Horn granted release from Falcons

Updated: August 19, 2008, 5:41 PM ET
Associated Press

Joe Horn, released by the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday after the team couldn't trade the veteran receiver, said he is relieved he can pursue a job with another team.

The Falcons will receive no return on the guaranteed $2.5 million salary in 2008 for the 36-year-old Horn, who said he wished he could have produced better numbers for team owner Arthur Blank.

"It's a sense of sadness because after every game last year and after the first two preseason games I had to look at Mr. Blank and ...

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