FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Hes a quiet, low-profile personality with a playing style to match, so its easy to overlook the fact that runningback Jason Snelling ranks among the longest-tenured members of the Atlanta Falcons.
Snelling is in his seventh year in Atlanta, one of only five players who were drafted by the team before the arrival of general managerThomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith in 2008 the others being Roddy White, Jonathan Babineaux, Justin Blalock and Stephen Nicholas.
Looking around, it seems like the faces are getting younger and younger, which means Im getting older, Snelling said. Its one ofthose bittersweet things: You hate to get old but its an accomplishment. Its good to be around here and on the same team. Its one of those great things I can hang my hat on.
Another thing that Snelling can hang his hat on is that over the years when the Falcons top running back goes down, he has been readyand able to pick up the slack. That will be the case again on Sunda...