Ollison, a fifth-round pick in 2019, showed promise as a short-yardage back in his rookie season, but played sparingly in 2020 because the former staff thought he was a liability in pass protection.
Falcons coach Arthur Smith and general manager Terry Fontenot had a long talk with Ollison on the field after practice Thursday before he ran into the locker room.
Caleb Huntley was the top back in the exhibition season, as he rushed 20 times for 91 yards (4.6). Ollison rushed 12 times for 42 yards (3.5). D’Onta Foreman rushed 16 times for 59 yards.
Huntley and Foreman were signed to the practice squad.
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