NFL & Atlanta Falcons

Falcons release running back Dunn

The Atlanta Falcons released running back Warrick Dunn today.

The 11-year veteran spent six season with the Falcons and finished his time in Atlanta third on the franchise's all-time rushing yards list.

"Warrick Dunn holds himself to the highest standards of the National Football League," Falcons owner & CEO Arthur Blank said.

"His contributions, not only to the Falcons but to the entire NFL both on and off the field, have been well-documented. The legacy he leaves in Atlanta will be long-remembered and appreciated by his fellow players, fans and the community. In my mind, Warrick will always be part of the Falcons family. At times like this our hearts are heavy, but the nature of the game sometimes requires making these kinds of decisions, however difficult they are for all of us. I wish Warrick continued great success in his future endeavors."