Falcons promote Keith Carter to running backs coach

The Falcons promoted Keith Carter to running backs coach to replace Bobby Turner, the team announced Wednesday.

Carter was the team’s assistant offensive line coach for the past two seasons. Turner was set to join the staff of ex-Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, who was officially hired as 49ers head coach on Monday.

Carter played tight end, “H” back and fullback at UCLA. He has held several assistant coaching positions for NCAA teams and served as an offensive quality control coach with the Seahawks for two seasons before joining the Falcons.