Falcons RB Jason Snelling retires - CBS46 News

Falcons RB Jason Snelling retires

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The Atlanta Falcons announced that running back Jason Snelling is retiring after playing seven seasons in the NFL.

"I have decided to retire after seven years in the NFL to spend time with my family," said Snelling.

"I want to thank Mr. Blank, Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith for providing me the opportunity to play for the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons are a first class organization run by a first class owner and I am grateful that I got to spend my entire career in Atlanta."

Snelling has 363 carries for 1,420 yards and eight touchdowns.  He also had 168 receptions for 1,249 yards and nine touchdowns as a receiver out of the backfield.

Snelling was taken 244th overall in the 2007 NFL draft by the Falcons out of Virginia.

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