The Atlanta Falcons released disgruntled 36-year-old wide receiver Joe Horn this afternoon after the team was unable to trade him. The Falcons are going with a youth movement, led by rookie quarterback Matt Ryan, and that made Horn expendable.
By releasing him now, he might have the chance to catch on with another team. Of course, that raises the questions of which other team that might be.
In an interview on the Dan Patrick Show on Friday, Horn named the Eagles and the Cowboys among his preferred destinations. His agent cited Dallas, Jacksonville, Seattle and Tennessee as possible landing spots in an interview with the Associated Press.
There is not even a hint of activity here on the Eagles' part and it is unclear whether Horn would add anything significant. He had just 27 catches for 243 yards and a touchdown in 12 games for the Falcons last season.
Basically, even if you think this is a good idea for some reason, you can pretty much forget about it.
“The ideal place is a team that is on the next step from winning the Super Bowl,” Horn told Patrick. “I know I can play 2, 3 more years … I have been waiting 13 years to win a Super Bowl … I wish I could have the opportunity to play for a team that would use me and bring me in … ”
Asked to name a team, Horn said: “Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles. There are a lot of teams that are on the verge of the next step of winning the Super Bowl.”