Falcons re-sign Jason Snelling

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Jason Snelling will be staying in Atlanta.

The Falcons announced today that Snelling, a running back who was about to become an unrestricted free agent, has instead re-sighed with the team.

Last season Snelling played in 15 games and had 44 carries for 151 yards, and another 26 catches for 179 yards. With Falcons coach Mike Smith saying that starting running back Michael Turner will be on a “pitch count” in 2012, Snelling may get more involved in the running game next season.

Snelling has played his entire NFL career with the Falcons, who took him in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL draft.