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George Atkinson III | Running Back | #43

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/29/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 218
College: Notre Dame
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Raiders claimed RB George Atkinson off waivers from the Browns.
He replaces Taiwan Jones, who was cut this week. Atkinson played the first two years of his career in Oakland. He'll compete for a role on special teams. Sat, Jul 29, 2017 04:46:00 PM

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Browns waived RB George Atkinson III.

The Browns gave his roster spot to former Jet Brandon Wilds. Atkinson III recorded 34 yards and a touchdown on seven carries over 22 offensive snaps last season. He should resurface as a special teamer.
Fri, Jul 28, 2017 02:59:00 PM

Browns re-signed RB George Atkinson III to a one-year, $615,000 contract.

An exclusive rights free agent, Atkinson appeared in all 16 games as a special teamer last season. He's not a candidate for an expanded role in the Browns' backfield.
Mon, Apr 17, 2017 03:13:00 PM

Browns claimed RB George Atkinson III, DB Briean Boddy-Calhoun, DB Marcus Burley, DE Tyrone Holmes and LB Corey Lemonier off waivers.

The rebuilding Browns were the league's most aggressive team on waivers. Atkinson rushed 19 times for an eye-popping 191 yards this preseason. His addition likely means sayonara for Terrell Watson.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 12:59:00 PM

Raiders waived RB George Atkinson III, OG Mitch Bell, WR K.J. Brent, CB Kenneth Durden, WR Marvin Hall, DL Drew Iddings, DL Branden Jackson, OG Denver Kirkland, DT Derrick Lott, LB John Lotulelei, TE Jake McGee, WR Jaydon Mickens, TE Ryan O'Malley, OG Oni Omoile, LB Korey Toomer, DL Greg Townsend Jr. and LB Kyrie Wilson.

The Raiders were supposedly deep heading into training camp but have cut a wave of undrafted free agents. There won't be a waiver-wire bonanza on their departing players.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 07:44:00 PM

Raiders signed Notre Dame RB George Atkinson III.

Atkinson (6-foot-1, 218) is a tight-hipped speedster who clocked 4.48 at the Combine after rushing 93 times for 555 yards (5.97 YPC) as a junior. He surprisingly went pro a year early despite failing to ever earn Irish feature back duties. Atkinson had only 10 catches in his college career, and is so painfully straight-linish that we expect him to max out on special teams. He did score twice on kickoff returns as a freshman in 2011. Atkinson is a low-ceiling, one-dimensional talent.
Sat, May 10, 2014 08:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Pat Mahomes
RB1Kareem Hunt
2Spencer Ware
3Charcandrick West
4Akeem Hunt
5George Atkinson III
GLB1Kareem Hunt
2Spencer Ware
3RB1Charcandrick West
2Kareem Hunt
FB1Anthony Firkser
WR11Tyreek Hill
2Jehu Chesson
3Gehrig Dieter
4Brandon Shippen
WR21Chris Conley
2Demarcus Robinson
3Marcus Kemp
4Daniel Braverman
WR31Demarcus Robinson
TE1Travis Kelce
2Demetrius Harris
3Orson Charles
4Jace Amaro
LT1Eric Fisher
LG1Bryan Witzmann
2Parker Ehinger
3Kaleb Johnson
C1Mitch Morse
RG1Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
2Cameron Erving
3Dillon Gordon
RT1Mitchell Schwartz
2Andrew Wylie
K1Harrison Butker