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Falcons still in good shape at RB — 5:01 p.m.

As first reported by FOXSports.com, Atlanta Falcons RB Jerious Norwood suffered a torn ACL during Sunday’s win over the Arizona Cardinals and will be placed on injured reserve.

While the loss of the speedy Norwood shouldn’t be taken lightly, the Falcons have perhaps the best backup running back in the NFL in Jason Snelling.

A pro personnel source said Snelling could easily start for at least a dozen teams because of his ability and versatility. He’s done a very solid job when being asked to fill in for starting RB Michael Turner over the past two seasons.

The Falcons also have first-year RB Antone Smith on their 53-man roster, so depth at the position isn’t really a concern.

— Adam Caplan

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Snelling is actually the best overall back on the team and should definitely get more snaps on offense. I have been calling for a back like Snelling or Norwood to be more involved in the Falcon's offense for a very long time. Hopefully Mike Mularkey will finally wake up and realize how much more explosive our offense can be by incorporating Snelling more in the passing game.

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so we have 4 running backs signed to the active roster????didnt that gartrell johnson dude sign to the active roster????

He'll be inactive for games, more than likely. We had it that way before. Everyone after Turner just moves up a spot. Turner, Norwood, Snelling, Smith(inactive) will now look like Turner, Snelling, Smith, Johnson (inactive). It'll work out.

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