|Ryan to start, play first half against Titans|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 18 August 2008 12:19|
Falcons coach Mike Smith said Monday that Ryan will start Friday night's game against Tennessee at the Georgia Dome.
Ryan and the other starters are expected to play the first half and at least one series in the third quarter.
Ryan, the No. 3 overall pick in this year's draft, entered the Falcons' Aug. 9 preseason opener at Jacksonville after only two series and led an 11-play, 74-yard touchdown drive. He had an interception returned for a touchdown in a less impressive backup performance in Saturday night's loss to Indianapolis.
Smith started Chris Redman against Jacksonville and Joey Harrington against Indianapolis. D.J. Shockley has been the fourth quarterback in each of the first two preseason games.