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Jason Snelling | Running Back

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 234
College: Virginia
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Falcons RB Jason Snelling is retiring from football.
The 244th pick in the 2007 draft, Snelling spent his entire career as a backup with the Falcons. He hangs up his cleats the owner of a 3.9 YPC over 363 lifetime carries. A solid pass catcher and blitz protector, Snelling totaled nearly as many receptions (60) as rushes (62) over the past two seasons. Now on the wrong side of 30, Snelling is going out on his own terms. His $1.375 million salary made him a candidate for release. Look for Atlanta to supplement its backfield with young talent via the draft. Steven Jackson is in steep decline, and Jacquizz Rodgers is a change-of-pace back. Mar 4 - 5:29 PM

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Jason Snelling rushed five times for 36 yards and caught two passes for 15 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Panthers.

With Jacquizz Rodgers (concussion) inactive, Snelling got a little more work than usual. His seventh season in Atlanta ends with 44 carries for 164 yards and one touchdown, as well as 29 catches for 216 yards and three more scores. Snelling is under contract for 2014, but he was outplayed by Rodgers this year and Jackson figures to be back as well.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 05:27:00 PM

Jason Snelling was held without a carry in Atlanta's Week 12 loss to the Saints, but caught two passes for 19 yards.

Snelling's grabs were his only two targets. No. 3 on the depth chart in a backfield that's now trying to work in Antone Smith, Snelling has vanishingly little fantasy appeal.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 12:34:00 AM

Jason Snelling has returned to the Falcons after missing Week 11 for personal reasons.

Snelling was recently arrested for marijuana possession, and before had been battling a knee injury. He is No. 3 on the Falcons' running back depth chart.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 02:40:00 PM

Falcons declared RB Jason Snelling, LB Omar Gaither, DE Malliciah Goodman, G Harland Gunn, S Kemal Ishmael, T Sean Locklear, and WR Brian Robiskie inactive for Week 11 against the Bucs.

As passed along previously, Tony Gonzalez and Harry Douglas are active.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 11:48:00 AM

Jason Snelling will not play in Sunday's Week 11 game against the Bucs.

Snelling is taking some personal time away from the team after his marijuana possession arrest on Friday. He's expected to rejoin the team next week.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 06:14:00 PM

The Barrow County News reports Jason Snelling was arrested by the Winder Police Department early Friday morning and charged with possession of marijuana and various traffic charges.

It explains why Snelling was absent from practice on Friday. It's not clear whether any disciplinary action will be imposed. Snelling is officially listed as questionable for Week 11 against the Bucs.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 06:52:00 PM

Jason Snelling (knee) did not practice Friday.

Snelling missed practice Wednesday due to a knee issue, but his absence on Friday is being called a non-injury related matter. He's listed as questionable for Week 11 and will see limited playing time behind Steven Jackson and Jacquizz Rodgers if active against the Bucs.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 06:01:00 PM

Jason Snelling (knee) returned to practice Thursday.

He was officially limited. Snelling is on track to play a bit role behind Steven Jackson and Jacquizz Rodgers against the Bucs Sunday.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 12:01:00 PM

Jason Snelling (knee) is not practicing Wednesday.

Snelling has been dealing with an ankle injury the last three weeks, but it's not clear when he suffered the knee issue. He played just 12 snaps in Sunday's loss and won't be more than the No. 3 option in the running game if active for Week 11 against the Bucs.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 01:55:00 PM

Jason Snelling rushed one time for seven yards and caught three passes for nine yards in Sunday's Week 10 loss to the Seahawks.

Snelling is barely getting on the field behind Steven Jackson and Jacquizz Rodgers. Over the last three weeks, he's averaging 3.6 touches per game.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 05:21:00 PM

Jason Snelling (ankle) resumed practicing Thursday.

Snelling returns to find a healthy Steven Jackson and a vastly improved Jacquizz Rodgers in front of him. Anything more than a handful of touches per game going forward would be a surprise.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 11:50:00 AM

Jason Snelling (ankle) remained sidelined at practice Wednesday.

Snelling missed practice all last week and sat out Week 8 against the Cardinals. Steven Jackson and Jacquizz Rodgers will continue to handle backfield duties.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 06:12:00 PM

Jason Snelling (ankle) missed Falcons practice again Friday and has been ruled out for Week 8.

Jacquizz Rodgers will back up Steven Jackson against Arizona. Snelling is likely dealing with a high ankle sprain. Drop him in 12-14 team leagues.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 11:54:00 AM

Jason Snelling (ankle) remained out of Falcons practice Thursday.

With Steven Jackson (hamstring) ready to return, it appears Snelling is going to sit for Week 8. He can be safely dropped in 10-12 team re-draft leagues.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 01:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matt Ryan
2T.J. Yates
3Sean Renfree
RB1Steven Jackson
2Jacquizz Rodgers
3Antone Smith
4Devonta Freeman
GLB1Steven Jackson
2Jacquizz Rodgers
3RB1Steven Jackson
2Jacquizz Rodgers
FB1Patrick DiMarco
WR11Julio Jones
2Devin Hester
3Courtney Roby
4Drew Davis
WR21Roddy White
2Harry Douglas
3Eric Weems
4Bernard Reedy
WR31Harry Douglas
TE1Levine Toilolo
2Bear Pascoe
K1Matt Bryant