Confident Harrington ready if needed

Michael Vick's troubles have a direct impact on Joey Harrington, who might be asked to salvage a potentially dire situation in Atlanta, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Originally Published: July 20, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

ATLANTA -- For a second straight season, Joey Harrington, suddenly a human insurance policy for NFL franchises in need of security at the game's most critical position, could be expected to pay big dividends.

Signed by Atlanta in the spring to serve as backup to Michael Vick after the Falcons traded promising and popular three-year veteran Matt Schaub to Houston for draft picks, Harrington soon might be a starter again. Last year, after signing with Miami as backup to Daunte Culpepper, ...

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