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ByJORDAN DAJANI

 21 hours ago

 

On Wednesday, the Atlanta Falcons made a roster move at the running back position.

According to Dov Kleiman, the Falcons have waived running back Jeremy Langford, who was previously on injured reserve. Just last month, he was placed on the injured reserve list after clearing waivers, according to the NFL's transaction wire.

The Michigan State product has spent time with five different NFL franchises, and joined the Falcons as a practice squad acquisition in November during the 2018 season. Langford was promoted to the Falcons’ active roster on Dec. 18 and appeared in one game for Atlanta, their regular season finale against Tampa Bay in which he had nine rushing attempts for 25 yards.

 

Originally a three-star recruit from the state of Michigan, according to the 247Sports Composite, Langford played at Michigan State for three seasons, rushing 577 times for 2,967 yards and 40 touchdowns while averaging more than five yards per carry on the ground.

As a receiver in college, Langford had 40 catches for 219 yards and a touchdown. In his final collegiate game, the Cotton Bowl against Baylor, he had 162 yards rushing on 27 carries and three touchdowns in a 42-41 victory for the Spartans.

Entering the NFL Draft, he was viewed as a versatile back who could play a role on an NFL team. His senior season solidified the optimism surrounding him, as he accounted for over 1,500 yards of total offense as well as 22 touchdowns.

The Chicago Bears drafted Langford in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, and he was named the third running back on the depth chart. As the season progressed however, he was able to make his first NFL start in place of the injured Matt Forte late in the 2015 season. The following year, he was promoted to No. 1 on the depth chart, but injuries hindered his performance and he was eventually released in 2017. Those two seasons in Chicago were his best, as he rushed 210 times for 737 yards and 10 touchdowns.

 

Langford had brief stints with the Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets and Miami Dolphins before arriving in Atlanta. The 27-year-old running back has played in just one game over the past two seasons, so it remains to be seen what the market will look like for him.

 

https://247sports.com/Article/Jeremy-Langford-waived-Falcons--133215256/

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8 hours ago, birdz4i said:

ByJORDAN DAJANI

 21 hours ago

 

On Wednesday, the Atlanta Falcons made a roster move at the running back position.

According to Dov Kleiman, the Falcons have waived running back Jeremy Langford, who was previously on injured reserve. Just last month, he was placed on the injured reserve list after clearing waivers, according to the NFL's transaction wire.

The Michigan State product has spent time with five different NFL franchises, and joined the Falcons as a practice squad acquisition in November during the 2018 season. Langford was promoted to the Falcons’ active roster on Dec. 18 and appeared in one game for Atlanta, their regular season finale against Tampa Bay in which he had nine rushing attempts for 25 yards.

 

Originally a three-star recruit from the state of Michigan, according to the 247Sports Composite, Langford played at Michigan State for three seasons, rushing 577 times for 2,967 yards and 40 touchdowns while averaging more than five yards per carry on the ground.

As a receiver in college, Langford had 40 catches for 219 yards and a touchdown. In his final collegiate game, the Cotton Bowl against Baylor, he had 162 yards rushing on 27 carries and three touchdowns in a 42-41 victory for the Spartans.

Entering the NFL Draft, he was viewed as a versatile back who could play a role on an NFL team. His senior season solidified the optimism surrounding him, as he accounted for over 1,500 yards of total offense as well as 22 touchdowns.

The Chicago Bears drafted Langford in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, and he was named the third running back on the depth chart. As the season progressed however, he was able to make his first NFL start in place of the injured Matt Forte late in the 2015 season. The following year, he was promoted to No. 1 on the depth chart, but injuries hindered his performance and he was eventually released in 2017. Those two seasons in Chicago were his best, as he rushed 210 times for 737 yards and 10 touchdowns.

 

Langford had brief stints with the Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets and Miami Dolphins before arriving in Atlanta. The 27-year-old running back has played in just one game over the past two seasons, so it remains to be seen what the market will look like for him.

 

https://247sports.com/Article/Jeremy-Langford-waived-Falcons--133215256/

wasn’t gonna see time anyway

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1 hour ago, octoslash said:

Hill won't be on the roster come September.  Maybe not even August.  Maybe not even July 21.  

That's what people said for the last 3 years,,,  All he's done is show what he could do when he got the chance , and he impressed more than any Back we have ever had for the few chances he got. I think we keep him in some form attached to have for at least a back up in case of injuries to our starters. I've been right the last 2 years.. hope I'm right again.. Yes,, I love the underdogs. The no names,, the ones who fight there way to the top,, and then you can't help to love that player..  William Andrews for example, my favorite player of all time for the Falcons.. And BTW,, made me a Falcon Fan ....

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4 hours ago, Draftnut57 said:

That's what people said for the last 3 years,,,  All he's done is show what he could do when he got the chance , and he impressed more than any Back we have ever had for the few chances he got. I think we keep him in some form attached to have for at least a back up in case of injuries to our starters. I've been right the last 2 years.. hope I'm right again.. Yes,, I love the underdogs. The no names,, the ones who fight there way to the top,, and then you can't help to love that player..  William Andrews for example, my favorite player of all time for the Falcons.. And BTW,, made me a Falcon Fan ....

He hasn't been on the roster the last 3 years. He just came back last year because we were desperate for a RB and he was already familiar with us.

You haven't been right at all lol. He was cut just like everyone said.

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25 minutes ago, Yo_Lover said:

He hasn't been on the roster the last 3 years. He just came back last year because we were desperate for a RB and he was already familiar with us.

You haven't been right at all lol. He was cut just like everyone said.

You may want to look at our Roster.  Hill is still here... If he gets cut, he'll get picked up quickly.. Hope we keep him.. That's my opinion  and you have yours,, it's a free Country.. :golfclap:

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13 minutes ago, Draftnut57 said:

You may want to look at our Roster.  Hill is still here... If he gets cut, he'll get picked up quickly.. Hope we keep him.. That's my opinion  and you have yours,, it's a free Country.. :golfclap:

Yeah this year he is. But not for the last 3.

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8 hours ago, octoslash said:

Hill won't be on the roster come September.  Maybe not even August.  Maybe not even July 21.  

If we find one better that’s fine and dandy....I wouldn’t be so quick to count him out. The dude did look pretty good at the end of the yr...plus he’ll be a little more familiar with the offense than Olison....just saying the guy has a legitimate shot imo 

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1 minute ago, Atl Falcon said:

If we find one better that’s fine and dandy....I wouldn’t be so quick to count him out. The dude did look pretty good at the end of the yr...plus he’ll be a little more familiar with the offense than Olison....just saying the guy has a legitimate shot imo 

I'll be happy to eat my words because it means we have a stable of horses ready to roll.  

I will say one caveat though...if Freeman goes down we'll probably keep Hill around...and I'd give Freeman only about a 50% chance of going the whole season without missing at least 3 or 4 games.  

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7 hours ago, Draftnut57 said:

That's what people said for the last 3 years,,,  All he's done is show what he could do when he got the chance , and he impressed more than any Back we have ever had for the few chances he got. I think we keep him in some form attached to have for at least a back up in case of injuries to our starters. I've been right the last 2 years.. hope I'm right again.. Yes,, I love the underdogs. The no names,, the ones who fight there way to the top,, and then you can't help to love that player..  William Andrews for example, my favorite player of all time for the Falcons.. And BTW,, made me a Falcon Fan ....

Come on.  Antone Smith was more impressive in his few games! 

Look, I'm not anti-Hill.  I just have a feeling with the drafting of Olison, a (supposedly) healthy Freeman, and Ito Smith...Hill, while not a bad running back....I mean, where do you put him?  You can't cut Free.  Smith is right behind him, so he's safe.  Olison would have to have a bad camp to be sent down, which is possible but I don't know. 

Hill's the one with, except for a few runs last year, the most underwhelming resume. (And I say this as a fan who really liked the pick when they got him)

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6 hours ago, octoslash said:

I'll be happy to eat my words because it means we have a stable of horses ready to roll.  

I will say one caveat though...if Freeman goes down we'll probably keep Hill around...and I'd give Freeman only about a 50% chance of going the whole season without missing at least 3 or 4 games.  

Yep feeling the same way about Free...but you know if he does stay healthy and has ‘16 redo....look out dog

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13 hours ago, 1989Fan said:

With such a large sample size...

he also fumbles every 20 carries...

see how you can skew stats???

Where do you get he fumbles ever 20 carries at? And what is the league average. Hey ,, there is a sch thing as being Normal..  and if you think 8 yard a carry is normal ,, your wrong. Anyway,, haters are going to hate... I'm not a hater. Never will be... Have a nice day ..

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