Ex-QB Harrington injured in bike accident

Ex-QB Harrington injured in bike accident

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A car struck a bicycle ridden by Joey Harrington, injuring the former NFL quarterback, Portland, Ore., police said.

NFL: New Orleans 38, Houston 14

HOUSTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Mike Bell rushed for one touchdown, and Drew Brees threw for another Saturday in the New Orleans Saints' 38-14 exhibition win over the Houston Texans.

Saints cut Joey Harrington

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The New Orleans Saints released quarterback Joey Harrington Wednesday, ending what was a short stay with his fourth NFL team.

Saints sign QB Joey Harrington

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The New Orleans Saints have signed journeyman quarterback Joey Harrington to an undisclosed contract.

Falcons release QB Joey Harrington

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga., March 5 (UPI) -- Veteran quarterback Joey Harrington Wednesday was released by the Atlanta Falcons.

NFL: St. Louis 28, Atlanta 16

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Gus Frerotte's three touchdown passes led the St. Louis Rams past the Atlanta Falcons 28-16 Sunday.

NFL: Indianapolis 31, Atlanta 13

ATLANTA, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning tossed three touchdown passes and the Indianapolis Colts whipped the Atlanta Falcons, 31-13, Thursday.

NFL: Tampa Bay 31, Atlanta 7

ATLANTA, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Jeff Garcia threw for two touchdowns and 159 yards on 10-of-20 passing for Tampa Bay as the Buccaneers buried the Atlanta Falcons 31-7 Sunday.

NFL: Atlanta 20, Carolina 13

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Alge Crumpler caught a 30-yard touchdown pass from Joey Harrington with 20 seconds left Sunday, lifting the Atlanta Falcons over the Carolina Panthers 20-13.

NFL: Atlanta 20, San Francisco 16

ATLANTA, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Morten Anderson kicked two fourth-quarter field goals Sunday afternoon, as the Atlanta Falcons beat San Francisco, 20-16.

Byron Leftwich out with ankle surgery

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Falcons announced Wednesday that quarterback Byron Leftwich had undergone ankle surgery and would miss three to four weeks.

NFL: New Orleans 22, Atlanta 16

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees tossed a pair of touchdowns Sunday as the Saints overtook the Atlanta Falcons 22-16.

Leftwich named Atlanta Falcons starting QB

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Byron Leftwich has replaced Joey Harrington as the starting quarterback of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons.

NFL: N.Y. Giants 31, Atlanta 10

ATLANTA, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Eli Manning shook off two interceptions Monday night, throwing for two scores and 303 yards in the N.Y. Giants' 31-10 win over the feckless Atlanta Falcons.

NFL: Tennessee 20, Atlanta 13

NASHVILLE, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Vincent Fuller's 76-yard interception return helped the Tennessee Titans' defense dominate the Atlanta Falcons in a 20-13 win Sunday.
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Joey Harrington
Joey Harrington (L), named starting quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons after Michael Vick was banned from training camp by the NFL, talks with offensive coordinator Hue Jackson after practice in Flowery Branch, Georgia August 1, 2007. (UPI Photo/John Dickerson)

John Joseph Harrington, Jr. (born October 21, 1978 in Portland, Oregon) is a former American football quarterback. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions third overall in the 2002 NFL Draft, where he played for most of his professional career. He ranks third all-time in Detroit history in pass completions, with 986. He played college football at the University of Oregon.

Harrington has also played American football professionally briefly for the Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons, and New Orleans Saints.

Joey Harrington was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, where he has resided his entire life. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in Portland, and finished his high school career with more than 4,200 yards and 50 TDs rushing and passing.

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