August 6, 2017 Flowery Branch: Falcons head coach Dan Quinn coaches up defensive end J’Terius Jones during practice on Sunday, August 6, 2017, in Flowery Branch. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
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Falcons sign running back Jhurell Pressley, agree to injury settlement with B.J. Daniels

The Atlanta Falcons signed running back Jhurell Pressley on Wednesday.

Pressley, 5-foot-10, 203 pounds, played four years at New Mexico and recorded 2,725 rushing yards, 220 receiving yards and 26 total touchdowns. 

Pressley signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2016 and has also had stints with the Green Bay Packers and the Falcons practice squad.

Pressley’s signing comes after running back Devonta Freeman was placed in concussion protocol on Monday and the waiving of running back B.J. Daniels on Tuesday after Daniels suffered a hamstring injury.

The Falcons also announced on Wednesday they reached an injury settlement with Daniels, another member of the Falcons practice squad in 2016.

With Pressley, the Falcons roster totals 90 players.

The Falcons were reported to host Pressley along with running backs David Cobb and Bralon Addison for a workout on Wednesday morning, according to Draft Diamonds

A fifth round pick out of Minnesota, Cobb was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the 2015 NFL Draft.

In four seasons at Minnesota, Cobb rushed for 2,896 yards and 20 touchdowns. At the 5-foot-11, 220 pounds, Cobb rushed for 1,629 yards and 13 touchdowns in his senior season.

Addison recorded 1,937 rushing yards and 22 total touchdowns in his three years at Oregon. The 5-foot-10, 190 pound running back also served as a returner for the Ducks, averaging 12.2 yards per punt return and 18.3 per kick return. 

Addison briefly played with the Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears after his junior season at Oregon in 2015.

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