Should Atlanta Falcons sign Montee Ball after Broncos release?


A talented running back has hit the market, but should the Atlanta Falcons go after him? Montee Ball was cut by the Denver Broncos and somehow cleared waivers, and the Falcons are reportedly one of the teams interested in signing the third-year pro.

Ball started the 2014 season as the Broncos’ starting running back, but fell out of favor after C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman impressed. After two years in Denver, Ball made 175 carries for 731 yards and five touchdowns. He averaged 4.2 yards per carry. He can contribute in the passing game too, catching 29 passes for 207 yards.

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The Falcons have committed to improving the ground game by drafting Tevin Coleman in the third round to complement second-year Devonta Freeman, but could they look to add a third body into the mix to compete?

Would Ball be a good fit for Kyle Shanahan’s zone-blocking scheme?

Adding Ball is certainly an option for Atlanta. Neither Coleman or Freeman has been able to lock down the starting job, largely due to hamstring injuries that wiped out the majority of their preseason. Coleman flashed his potential in the final game against the Ravens, but Freeman didn’t play a single snap.

The Falcons may feel adding another young back into the fold could promote competition and give another weapon who will likely command a relatively small contract.

What are your thoughts, Falcons fans?

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