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Atlanta Falcons working out three running backs to replace B.J. Daniels

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No one hits highs and lows quite like Daniels. A few weeks ago he was mentioned as a surprise third running back. Now the team is replacing him.

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We passed along the news that the Falcons have gotten rid of the injured B.J. Daniels. The team was looking at David Cobb, former fantasy football sleeper and current journeyman, as a potential replacement. Well that’s not all. The team is kicking the tires on a few more players looking to replace Daniels.

We are learning that former Minnesota Gophers running back David Cobb will not be alone in his workout with the Falcons.

According to a source, Cobb will be joined by Jhurell Pressley and Bralon Addison.

I spent about 10,000 hours every year reading about football, and I am pretty certain I have never heard of either player. What should you know? None of these players should be making the roster, but I am growing concerned the team keeps adding competition for Brian Hill.

Obviously, Devonta Freeman is out the rest of the preseason with a concussion. With B.J. Daniels injured, the Falcons still have Tevin Coleman, Terron Ward, and Kelvin Taylor at running back. Hill, a 5th round pick, had a pretty weak preseason debut, has been rarely mentioned during training camp, and was listed as a potential cut by Vaughn McClure.

It is a little odd that Hill won’t see more snaps through the rest of preseason.

Short of anything changing, I fully expect Ward to keep that third running back spot. Hill’s best hope may be grabbing onto a practice squad spot, assuming he can beat out the likes of David Cobb, Jhurell Pressley, and Bralon Addison.