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Steven Jackson returns to practice for Falcons

...hamstring injury last season.Jacquizz Rodgers has started at running back in Atlanta's first three preseason games. Antone Smith and rookie Devonta Freeman have been the top backups.The Falcons play their final preseason game at Jacksonville on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-25/steven-jackson-returns-practi
Falcons' Antone Smith likely to see more touches this season

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Antone Smith, best known for his special teams...practice with an undisclosed injury.Antone Smith and Jacquizz Rodgers could be the...advantage of those opportunities."Antone Smith was not drafted out of Florida...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-11/falcons-antone-smith-likely-s
Falcons' backup quarterbacks in spotlight against Dolphins

...opening for rookie Devonta Freeman, but Jacquizz Rodgers has been working with the first-team offense. Smith said Antone Smith has earned a bigger role this season.The Dolphins are expected to hold out receiver Mike Wallace, who has a hamstring...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-07/falcons-backup-quarterbacks-s
Running back Devonta Freeman 'relieved' to land with Falcons

...so that's one of the things I'm going to work on the most."The Falcons' options at running back also include Antone Smith and former Syracuse star Jerome Smith, who signed as an undrafted rookie.Freeman ran for 1,016 yards in 2013 despite...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-05-18/running-back-devonta-freeman-
Falcons, Saints meet in matchup of opposites

...against the aggressive Saints. Coach Mike Smith plans to continue giving the backups more snaps, with running back Antone Smith the most likely candidate for an increased role. He rushed for 88 yards on just two carries against the Bucs, including...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2013-11-20/falcons-saints-meet-matchup-o
Falcons' Mike Smith shoulders blame for losing streak

...midway through the second quarter.Smith hinted at personnel changes, but it's unclear how much they might help.Antone Smith, a fourth-year veteran who's played most of his career on special teams, will get some snaps at running back...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2013-11-18/falcons-mike-smith-shoulders-
More changes ahead as Falcons' freefall continues

...We will let those guys ... have an opportunity."The most obvious choice to get more playing time is running back Antone Smith, who's in his fifth season with the Falcons but has gotten most of his playing time on special teams. Finally...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2013-11-19/more-changes-ahead-falcons-fr
Falcons' dreadful year hits new low in loss to Bucs

...but re-entered the game after the backup limped off the field with an injury.The Falcons trailed 41-13 before Antone Smith scored on a 50-yard run and Ryan threw his TD pass to White.NOTES: Foster, who left the game in the second half...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2013-11-17/falcons-dreadful-year-hits-ne
Battered Atlanta Falcons ready to move on against Miami

...22-yard pass that sealed the victory.Things may get a bit trickier if the Falcons have to go deeper on the depth chart. Antone Smith is known more his special-team abilities. Josh Vaughan was undrafted out of college and has rushed for just 31 yards...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2013-09-18/battered-atlanta-falcons-read
Atlanta Falcons' running game is coming to life behind Steven Jackson

...not getting something out of it that you want, you tend to try to find it in other areas. We were very patient."Antone Smith added a 38-yard touchdown run as the Falcons had 30 carries for 151 yards and three touchdowns.Coach Mike Smith...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2013-12-04/atlanta-falcons-running-game-