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2012 Falcons Offseason: Harry Douglas To Challenge For Punt Return Job

The departure of Eric Weems left a hole for the Falcons at kick and punt returner and it still isn't clear what direction the team might take to replace him. One player looking for the opportunity is third-year wide receiver Harry Douglas who is open to taking on the responsibility for the first time since his rookie season. I love it," he said. "I did it my rookie year here. I actually fell in love with it. I'm pretty sure whoever they pick to get the job it's going to be in great hands."

The Falcons have several options and special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong hasn't revealed who might be in the lead heading into training camp.

"(Douglas is) obviously a threat to score," Armstrong said. "He has a pretty good chance to be our punt returner. Dominique Franks has the ability to become a punt returner. He did a nice job in college at Oklahoma. James Rodgers, Jacquizz (Rodgers)' brother, has also been pretty solid out here catching the ball clean. He has some experience as a punt returner. It'll be interesting to see what goes on between those three guys."

The return job will be one of the big storylines going into training camp and as the preseason schedule gets underway.

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