The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed backup running back Jason Snelling.
The team announced the deal Thursday. Terms were not disclosed.
Snelling had 44 carries for 151 yards and 26 catches for 179 yards and one touchdown in 2011, when his versatility proved valuable. After opening the season as the backup to running back Michael Turner, Snelling also was used at fullback following Ovie Mughelli’s season-ending right knee injury in October.
This is a prudent signing by the Falcons, who have to be aware that Michael Turner is closing in on the end of his career. Turner continues to produce, but if he goes down, it's nice to have a big back like Snelling to share the load with the speedy Jacquizz Rodgers.