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Signed after practice. Made a great impression, I would reckon.

 

Will McFadden

AtlantaFalcons.com

 

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Throughout two days of rookie minicamp practice players sought to make an impact on the Falcons' coaching staff, and it appears former Oregon running back Tony Brooks-James did just that.

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Following their final practice on Saturday, the Falcons announced that they have signed Brooks-James. One of the standouts during practice, Brooks-James broke off several big runs, slipping through the hole and showcasing his exceptional speed in the open field.

The 5-foot-9, 190-pound running back had a versatile role during his college career at Oregon. Brooks-James carried the ball 283 times for 1,863 yards and 18 touchdowns; he also caught 40 passes for 392 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Outside of his offensive duties, Brooks-James returned 44 kicks during his time at Oregon for 1,047 yards and a score.

In a corresponding move, the team announced that they have waived/injured running back Jeremy Langford. Langford joined the Falcons' practice squad late last season, and he was later added to the active roster, appearing in Atlanta's season finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

 

 

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Having played against oregon while at oregon state I hate pretty much every Duck. However, this kid is explosive. Their entire team is a track team. They don’t look like football players. They play fast. He will never be a real running back. He’s a special teams monster waiting to happen.

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1 hour ago, SkerFalcon8710 said:

Tony brooks replaces colemans speed if he makes it. Do we carry Free, Ito, Olli, Brooks?

Possible

Especially  if they plan on using Ollison in different ways

The last time DK was here we carried Jackson, Freeman, Quizz,Smith , And we carried  Dimarco as a FB

We we carried 5 backs in total

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2 hours ago, Tim Mazetti said:

Signed after practice. Made a great impression, I would reckon.

 

Will McFadden

AtlantaFalcons.com

 

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Throughout two days of rookie minicamp practice players sought to make an impact on the Falcons' coaching staff, and it appears former Oregon running back Tony Brooks-James did just that.

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Following their final practice on Saturday, the Falcons announced that they have signed Brooks-James. One of the standouts during practice, Brooks-James broke off several big runs, slipping through the hole and showcasing his exceptional speed in the open field.

The 5-foot-9, 190-pound running back had a versatile role during his college career at Oregon. Brooks-James carried the ball 283 times for 1,863 yards and 18 touchdowns; he also caught 40 passes for 392 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Outside of his offensive duties, Brooks-James returned 44 kicks during his time at Oregon for 1,047 yards and a score.

In a corresponding move, the team announced that they have waived/injured running back Jeremy Langford. Langford joined the Falcons' practice squad late last season, and he was later added to the active roster, appearing in Atlanta's season finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

 

 

But can he play fullback? Lol but nah forreal, was that Ajayi talk just sports talk or did we actually show interest? 

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4 minutes ago, Falconsin2012 said:

Kamari is 5’10, 215 lbs.  Brooks is much smaller.  A gadget guy

true, but he can get bigger and stronger. He will be a fine COP back and he's been killing it in practice. I think he will do fine. 

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16 minutes ago, Tim Mazetti said:

KR too?

Yeah but I meant listed in the depth charts. No one just plays KR; that’s just a STs role for another position. Otherwise it’ll look funny carrying 5 “RBs”.

WR- Julio Sanu Ridley Gage Hardy Green

RB- Free Ito Olli BrooksJames

FB- None just use Olli and Stocker :tiphat: 

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