Jason Snelling returns to the Falcons

It took a little while, but the Atlanta Falcons finally have their backup running back in place.

Jason Snelling has returned to the team on a one-year contract, according to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com.

Snelling got considerable interest in free agency but made the decision to return to the scheme he is familiar with, not necessarily a bad idea with no offseason to learn a new playbook. The Falcons also have fifth-round pick Jacquizz Rodgers in place, but they’re different types of backs.

Snelling rushed for 613 yards with four touchdowns in 2009 for the Falcons. His production was cut in half last season.

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