FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- It was sort of odd seeing an Atlanta Falcons player running around the field at training camp wearing a No. 7 jersey.
Folks around here had grown so accustomed to Michael Vick wearing that uniform, considering the on-field excitement the quarterback provided during his six-year stint with the Falcons. But it all came to an abrupt end when the team released Vick in 2009 following his prison sentence on dog fighting charges.
Being that the team is far removed from Vick, the Falcons have issued his No. 7 jersey for the first time since his release. Jeremy Ebert, just signed this week, now wears the number. Ebert is a possession receiver, so it's doubtful he'll stir up any memories of Vick.