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Harry Douglas to play against his old team

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After seven years with the Falcons, Douglas gets a chance to play against his first NFL team.

Brent Grimes and Harry Douglas? This photo is a throwback to the 2011 Atlanta Falcons.
Brent Grimes and Harry Douglas? This photo is a throwback to the 2011 Atlanta Falcons.
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Harry Douglas was one of the first draft selections by Thomas Dimitroff. Through six seasons spanning seven years, Douglas was one of the few players who was consistently in the game plan during Matt Ryan's career. Douglas was the team's slot receiver, and was always the first in line to replace a starting wide receiver.

3,195 offensive yards later, the Falcons got rid of the pass catcher, now 31. Douglas was not unemployed for long. He signed a three-year, $11.25 million deal with Atlanta's upcoming opponent, the Tennessee Titans. Expect Douglas to try to show his old team he can still make an impact on the field.

Working against Douglas is that he is currently experiencing "sore ribs." Marcus Mariota is dealing with a grade 2 MCL sprain, and backup Zach Mettenberger is more or less expected to get the start. Additionally, Douglas is averaging less than 2 receptions per game, and has only 81 yards on 23 targets.

While he is not returning to the Georgia Dome, Douglas will be playing against his only other NFL team on Sunday. This game should be personal for Douglas, but he faces a tough matchup against Atlanta's impressive cornerbacks.