With the Atlanta Falcons set to take on the Tennessee Titans on Friday to kick off their 2015 preseason , Harry Douglas being on the other sideline will be one of many headlines. While the former Falcon is now playing for the Titans, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports that both Julio Jones and Roddy White have kept a strong relationship with their former teammate.
"I love him like a brother," White told ESPN. "It’s bigger than football. He was great for the organization. He did a lot of great things for us. And I’m going to especially miss him in pregame . He was our energy."
"We’re still family ," Jones said. "It’s a business. I know he’s going to do great things over there. And I know he’s going to be pulling for us. … No doubt it hurt, because he’s like a brother to us. We did a lot of things together. We still hang out and kick it."
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It is all part of the business, and it seems that all sides understand that. With that said, Douglas has only great things to say about his former teammates, just as they did about him.
"Even though we’re on different teams, we’re still truly brothers from another mother. Our families talk to each other all the time. It’s truly a brotherhood. I asked Roddy for some tickets and he said, ‘I got you.’" Douglas said.
It’s going to be a bit different for Falcons fans to see Douglas wearing another jersey, but after seven seasons with the Falcons, it’s a safe bet that the fans and organization wish him only the best.