Falcons sign former LSU running back

BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 08: Terrence Magee
BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 08: Terrence Magee /

Atlanta Falcons appear to be adding a running back to their 53-man roster, as running back Devonta Freeman recovers from a concussion

Vaughn McClure of ESPN is reporting that the Atlanta Falcons have added running back Terrence Magee to their 53-man roster. Magee was a member of the Cleveland Browns practice squad before Atlanta acquired him.

This move comes days after Falcons running back Devonta Freeman suffered a concussion in Sunday’s game. Though yet to be confirmed, it appears Freeman will not play on Monday against the Seattle Seahawks. There is also the possibility that Freeman will miss multiple games after suffering the third reported concussion of his career. Magee’s signing appears to be an unspoken confirmation that the Falcons may have to play sans Freeman for at least a game, if not more.

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Magee was an undrafted free agent and played at Louisiana State University. Initially signed by the Baltimore Ravens in 2015, he has spent time with the Seattle Seahawks, Los Angeles Rams, and (as previously noted) the Cleveland Browns. For his career, Magee has a total of 5 rushes for 17-yards. In college, Magee rushed for a total of 1,330-yards and 12 touchdowns. He also had 227-yards receiving.

He is listed as being 5’8″ and 214 pounds and will most likely will be on the active roster when the Falcons take on the Seahawks Monday. But use of him may be minimal, if he is utilized at all.

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Blogging Dirty will continue to keep you updated on the status of Freeman. But thus far, Magee’s signing appears to point to the fact that Atlanta will have to play without their Pro Bowl running back Freeman for at least a game, if not more.