Starting the day with 89 players on the roster, the Falcons opted to fill that last spot with more competition at the running back position. The team announced that they signed Cyrus Gray (formerly with the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos).
We have added veteran RB Cyrus Gray to the roster today.— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) August 10, 2016
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At 5’10” and right around 200 pounds, Gray is not a particularly large running back, but runs with some power. His 4.47/40 time means he’s neither slow nor particularly fast. In total, he’s amassed an astounding 99 yards rushing in his four years in the league.
At best, Gray enters the competition to try and secure a spot as the third running back. He’ll have to demonstrate substantial special teams value if he’s going to supplant a player like Terron Ward. Given the late nature of the signing, it’s doubtful he’ll play on Thursday against Washington.
Your thoughts on signing Gray?