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Bears send RB Rodgers to IR, sign Antone Smith as replacement

The Chicago Bears had to replace a running back on the roster this week. Third-down specialist Jacquizz Rodgers broke his arm against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 5, so the team placed him on season-ending injured reserve. The Bears signed another former Falcon, Antone Smith, to replace Rodgers. #Coach John Fox says RB Jacquizz Rodgers placed on IR with arm fracture.— Chicago...
Via Fox Sports
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears Place RB Jacquizz Rodgers On I.R. & Sign RB Antone Smith

The Chicago Bears announced Monday that they’re placing RB Jacquizz Rodgers placed on season-ending injured reserve with arm fracture. The Bears also signed RB Antone Smith to a contract to replace Rodgers. Chicago will move forward with Matt Forte and fourth-round pick Jeremy Langford as their top-two running backs for the remainder of the season. Rodgers, 25, signed a one...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith still have a job come Monday?

Anyone can pick games. Whether selecting winners or making guesses against the spread, it’s essentially an exercise in flipping a coin. But providing some specifics about what’s going to happen in a game, detailing how things are going to play out, takes some thought, imagination and guts. And it actually provides some insight into what’s going to transpire on Sunday and Monday...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Why aren’t the Atlanta Falcons giving Antone Smith more touches?

Does the name Antone Smith mean anything to anyone? It should, because this dude is making the most out of anytime he gets on the field for the Atlanta Falcons. Smith has five touchdowns this season already and he’s gotten his money’s worth on all of them. Two were rushing touch downs for 38 and 48 yards respectively. He also had three catch and run touchdowns of 41, 54, and...
Via cover32
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Need to Either Play 'Big Play' Antone Smith More or Trade Him

For the majority of his career Atlanta Falcons running back Antone Smith has been a fringe player. He was one of those guys that was not considered good enough to carve out a starting role, but good enough to warrant a spot on the roster as a special teams ace where he has played well.This season, his fifth in the league, he has suddenly become much more than just a special teams...
Via FatManWriting
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: Antone Smith

For a third straight week, the Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week comes on the National Football League gridiron. This week’s top professional athlete from Florida State didn’t get many touches, but made the most of his opportunities. The honor for the week of September 22nd through the 28th goes to Atlanta Falcons’ running back Antone Smith. Smith finished with 62 yards...
Via Noled Out
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith Shows Potential on the Field But Not in his Stat Line

After a solid career at Florida State where he gained 2,253 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns Antone Smith has had a rough go of it in the NFL. He was undrafted in 2009 and bounced from one team to the next until the Atlanta Falcons gave him a home. While they have kept him on the roster since than he as yet to see much time on the field.So why keep him? Well--he showed the fans and...
Via FatManWriting
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Green Bay Packers preview

The Atlanta Falcons are still on the road as they travel to Lambeau Field to face off against the 5-6-1 Green Bay Packers who have been losing since they’re beloved QB Aaron Rodgers left five weeks ago with a collarbone injury.  With Rodgers possibly out another week, the Falcons have a better chance at winning.  Aaron Rodgers hasn’t been ruled out or in at this point. It...
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons looking to finish strong in dismal season

Mike Smith knows the value of a strong finish, even in a dismal season such as this one. The Atlanta Falcons coach has been urging his players to forget their record over the final month of season. They are off to a good start in that regard, beating the Buffalo Bills 34-31 in overtime this past weekend to snap a five-game losing streak. Smith remembered Monday how the Falcons...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Antone Smith’s impact

In the last quarter of the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, RB Antone Smith had his breakout regular season debut with a 50-yard rushing touchdown. He pushed the Atlanta Falcons’ rushing total to 731 yards this season, scraping the Falcons out of the gutter and into to 31st in the league. This may not seem like much to praising, but this year’s squad has had very little...
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

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