Morten Andersen, who may still have that Hupmobile that he bought at the Canton car dealership when the NFL was founded, is back in the league.
The Falcons, in a fit of desperation, have re-signed Andersen (right) and are considering former Jaguars quarterback Byron Leftwich.
Leftwich makes sense. The Falcons were deluding themselves with Joey Harrington and they have to be sick as they watch who would have been the future of their franchise, quarterback Matt Schaub, lead Houston to a 2-0 start. Atlanta dealt Schuab to the Texans just before Michael Vick's world fell apart, taking the Falcons with him.
But back to Andersen. He's 47 -- closing in on George Blanda's record (played at age 48) and those AARP discounts -- and is still one of the most reliable legs from less than 50 yards. Last season, he was 20-for-23 in field goals, including 7-for-8 from 40-to-49 yards. The Falcons cut their most recent kicker, Matt Prater, after he missed two field goals in a 13-7 loss to Jacksonville Sunday.
Oh, and as was pointed out last night on Monday Night Football, Blanda celebrated his 80th birthday yesterday. Now that feels weird, doesn't it?
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