Coach Mike Smith says Jacquizz Rodgers "can handle all three downs" at running back.
This reeks of coachspeak. "We thought he was only going to be a change-of-pace back," Smith said. "We found out very quickly that even though he is short, he is not little. He can handle all three downs and he does a very good job for us returning kicks." Rodgers remains best suited for passing-down work. Atlanta is expected to eye a big back in free agency or the draft to replace Michael Turner.