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Dunn beats out Norwood as Falcons' starting tailback

Updated: September 6, 2007, 12:58 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Warrick Dunn, who underwent back surgery just days before the start of training camp but vowed to be ready for the start of the regular season, has held off the challenge of the younger Jerious Norwood and retained his status as the Atlanta Falcons' starter.

The decision by first-year coach Bobby Petrino came despite the fact Dunn played in only one preseason game and logged only 14 snaps. There was considerable speculation for much of the offseason that Norwood would supplant Dunn ...

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