Monday Feb. 23, 2009
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Safety Lawyer Milloy will not be returning to the Atlanta Falcons.
The team announced it will not attempt to re-sign the 35-year-old Milloy, who can pursue other options when free agency begins on Friday.
Milloy was the Falcons' starting safety the last three years. This past season, he was third on the team in both solo tackles and overall stops.
Milloy, who was raised in Tacoma, Wash., has expressed a desire to return home to finish his career with the Seattle Seahawks, who are now led by former Falcons coach Jim Mora.
Milloy broke in with the New England Patriots after being selected in the second round of the 1996 draft. He played seven seasons with the Patriots and three with the Buffalo Bills before signing with the Falcons in 2006.
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