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Falcons add DT Anthony Rush to the practice squad, place RB Caleb Huntley on IR

Bummer for Huntley.

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While he didn’t make the roster during final cuts, Caleb Huntley found his way back to the practice squad, and he figures to get some action on gameday at some point this season. Depending on how significant the injury he’s dealing with is, though, that might not happen.

The Falcons just placed Huntley on injured reserve, and they’ve added defensive tackle Anthony Rush to replace him. We’ll hope Huntley recovers soon, and that at the very least the rookie will be healthy and ready to compete for a spot heading into 2022. The team will continue to roll with Mike Davis and Cordarrelle Patterson as their top two backs, with Wayne Gallman serving as the #3 and Qadree Ollison holding down the fort on the practice squad.

Tony Rush, as he’s known to us regardless of whether he’s been called that to this point, is a former undrafted free agent who joined the Eagles back in 2019 and has spent time with the Packers, Seahawks and Titans as well. In 15 career games, he has 14 combined tackles, 3 tackles for a loss, a half sack and two pass deflections. At 6’5” and over 350 pounds, Rush would figure to get some at nose tackle if he’s ever active for the Falcons, and hopefully he can live up to his last name with his size and power.