Sep 7, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Antone Smith (35) runs for a touchdown after a catch in the second half of the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 37-34 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
RB3 — Antone Smith
Antone Smith has had limited opportunities to show what he can do in the Atlanta offense, after playing under nine percent of offensive snaps in 2014. Most of his work came on special teams, where he featured in 38 percent of the snaps.
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In his three seasons combined, Smith has carried the football just 29 times for 286 yards and four touchdowns. He’s caught 15 passes 232 yards and three touchdowns.
Assuming Coleman and Freeman are healthy, Smith won’t see a lot of time, but he will be a useful player when he does play.
Smith has the ability to hit a home run each times he runs, and he has the knack of scoring touchdowns — a fifth of his career receptions went for a touchdown.
Reserves — Jerome Smith & Terron Ward
The Falcons have some young talent here who won’t see the field on offense barring any injuries, but could get work on special teams.
Jerome Smith was an undrafted free agent in 2014; Terron Ward was picked up in undrafted free agency this year.
The two will compete with each other for the final running back roster spot, most likely. They will be limited to special teams this year as they continue their development.