The Falcons were able to keep yet another key piece to their team, after he tested the free agent market.
Jason Snelling has agreed to terms with the Falcons, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. PFT has confirmed the news.
Snelling was tied to the Rams and Giants in free agency, but clearly never got the offer he was looking for. His return to Atlanta means that rookie Jacquizz Rodgers won’t be asked to have a huge role right away. Given that Snelling agreed to a one-year deal, it means that he’ll try to cash in again in 2012.
If Michael Turner gets hurt, Snelling figures to take most of the workload, which could also make him more attractive as a free agent after the season. Rodgers will presumably help on third downs.