NFL Network’s Adam Schefter reports that free agent quarterback Joey Harrington will visit the Falcons this week. Harrington was released by the Dolphins earlier this off-season. He started 11 games for that team last season, posting a 5-6 record as a starter. He completed 57.5% of his 388 attempts for 2236 yards, 12 touchdowns, 15 interceptions, and a passer rating of 68.2.
Harrington is most known for his struggles over as a starter in Detroit. He was the third overall pick in 2002 by the Lions, and struggled through four seasons with that team. Harrington recently visited the Carolina Panthers, but they signed David Carr today, the player that was the first overall pick in 2002.
The Falcons have been looking to upgrade their depth at quarterback since they traded Matt Schaub away to the Houston Texans. The team has worked out Jay Fiedler, and showed interest in free agents Tim Rattay and Anthony Wright. Currently D.J. Shockley and incoming free agent Chris Redman are slated to compete for the backup position. Shockley is entering his second season in the league, and Redman hasn’t played in a game since 2003.