birdz4i Posted June 27, 2019 Share Posted June 27, 2019 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/ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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