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Falcons sign running back Jhurell Pressley, reach injury settlement with B.J. Daniels

Posted Aug 16, 2017

The Falcons have signed RB Jurell Pressley and reached an injury settlement with B.J. Daniels

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Falcons have reached an injury settlement with running back B.J. Daniels and signed running back Jhurell Pressley.

Daniels was unable to play in Atlanta’s first preseason game against the Miami Dolphins. The former University of South Florida quarterback was signed to the Falcons’ practice in December of the 2016 season.

Originally selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Daniels then went on to spend time with the Seattle Seahawks (October-November 2015), Houston Texans (December 2015), New York Giants (May 2016) and the Chicago Bears (July 2016).

Pressley, another member of Atlanta’s practice squad in 2016, spent time with Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers ahead of his time with the Falcons.

Atlanta currently has six running backs on its roster: Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman, Terron Ward, Brian Hill, Kelvin Taylor and Pressley.

One of the team’s most anticipated battles of the preseason is at the No. 3 running back spot behind Freeman and Coleman. The Falcons carried three running backs on their active roster last year.

The Falcons roster now sits at 90 players.