5 years ago

Coach Mike Smith says Jacquizz Rodgers "can handle all three downs" at running back.

"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 did a fine job with his opportunities in 2012, but we feel he's best suited for passing down work. Atlanta is expected to eye a big back in free agency or the draft to replace Michael Turner.