Hawks to honor Super Bowl-bound Falcons (updated)

Falcons players will be honored before tonight’s Hawks-Wizards game. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com
Falcons players will be honored before tonight’s Hawks-Wizards game. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

The Hawks will honor the Super Bowl-bound Falcons before tonight’s game against the Wizards, the team announced Friday.

In a pregame ceremony, Falcons players will take part in the Hawks’ lineup. Fourteen Falcons players were scheduled to appear with Vic Beasley, Devonta Freeman, Jhurell Pressley, Eric Weems, C.J. Goodman, Joshua Perkins, Brian Poole, Ra’Shede Hageman, Mohamed Sanu, Justin Hardy, Nick Williams, Philip Wheeler, Jalen Collins and Grady Jarett.

The Falcons depart for Houston, site of the Super Bowl, on Sunday. The game will be played Feb. 5.

“Coach (Dan) Quinn and the Falcons’ theme of brotherhood has infected our city, and we are proud to honor and extend our genuine well wishes to the team before they leave for Houston,” Hawks CEO Steve Koonin said in a statement.

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