Will Snelling re-join the Falcons?

It seems like the Falcons and free agent running back Jason Snelling are playing a game of cat and mouse. Early reports over the weekend were that the Falcons were hard at work trying to retain Snelling, but the free agent was intent on testing the market. It seemed like a few days ago he was very close to signing with the St. Louis Rams, but that proved to be untrue. They opted to sign ex-Falcons Jerious Norwood. Then the New York...

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Falcons sign Julio and Quizz

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC reports that the Falcons have signed both of their remaining draft picks, inking deals with first round wide receiver Julio Jones and fifth round running back Jacquizz Rodgers. The Falcons came to terms with their other four draft picks earlier today. Although terms of their deals have yet to be disclosed, both players signed four-year deals. Because Jones is a first round pick, the team has an option...

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Camp Battles 2011: Running Back

What shakes out at the running back position will heavily depend on what happens in free agency for the Falcons. Jason Snelling and Jerious Norwood are both free agents. All signs indicate that the Falcons want to bring Snelling back, but there’s no guarantee that will happen and he could walk. The selection of Jacquizz Rodgers in the draft will likely push Norwood out the door, but the possibility of his return increases if...

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Stacking the Draft Board: Running Back

The Falcons offense was one of the least explosive offenses in the league in 2010. And it’s been a major point for the Falcons front office to try and change that headed into 2011. At the running back position the Falcons currently have Michael Turner. Turner receives the bulk of the Falcons carries on the ground, at about 75% each of the last three seasons when healthy. That probably isn’t going to change in 2011. But...

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Norwood out for the season
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Norwood out for the season

Jay Adams of Atlanta Falcons.com reports that the Atlanta Falcons have placed running back Jerious Norwood on the injured reserve after he suffered a knee injury on the opening kickoff of the team’s matchup last weekend vs. the Arizona Cardinals. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported earlier today that it was a torn ACL in his right knee. Norwood had thus far had limited usage offensively this year, with his only two carries coming...

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