The Atlanta Falcons swapped out fullbacks on Wednesday releasing veteran Lousaka Polite and re-signing Mike Cox.
Cox played in the final nine games of the 2011 season serving as the lead blocker for running back Michael Turner. Cox was released by the Falcons at the end of training camp in August.
Polite played in six games for the Falcons but has battled a hamstring injury that forced him to miss two games earlier this season. The injury forced backup center Joe Hawley to see time in the Falcons’ backfield blocking for Turner.
Turner has just two 100-yard games this year and is averaging 20 yards a game less than he did in 2011. While still on pace for a 1,000 yard season, Turner is on pace to finish with over 300 fewer rushing yards than last season.