Falcons Give Workout to Leftwich

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons are taking a look at quarterback Byron Leftwich, who could join the team as a backup and eventually compete for the starting job.

Leftwich was cut by Jacksonville in a surprise preseason move and is at the Falcons' headquarters for a workout and a physical.

Leftwich's agent, Tom Condon, said he plans to meet with Falcons general manager Rich McKay.

The Falcons are 0-2 under new starting quarterback Joey Harrington, who has been sacked 13 times. Coach Bobby Petrino said Harrington is holding the ball too long and showing a lack of confidence in his play.

Ankle and knee problems have prevented the 27-year-old Leftwich from completing a full season. He missed 15 games the past two years before he was beaten out in the preseason by David Garrard for the Jaguars' starting job.

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