Former Titans RB Jeremy McNichols signs with Atlanta Falcons

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Former Tennessee Titans running back Jeremy McNichols has found a new home, signing with the Atlanta Falcons, the team announced on Thursday.

McNichols, 26, carved out a role for himself as a third-down back with the Titans over the past two seasons, especially in passing situations.

This past year, McNichols was given the opportunity for an increased workload after Derrick Henry was lost for the regular season.

He rushed for 156 yards on 41 carries and saw a season-high eight carries in Week 14. McNichols also posted a career-high 240 receiving yards and one touchdown during the course of the campaign.

With the emergences of D’Onta Foreman and Dontrell Hilliard, McNichols took a backseat. He was released a day before the Titans’ final regular-season game and re-signed to the practice squad after clearing waivers.

The Boise State product is reunited with Falcons head coach Arthur Smith, who served as the Titans’ offensive coordinator from 2019-2020, with the latter year being McNichols’ first in Nashville.

He will also join a bevy of other former Titans in Atlanta, including linebacker Rashaan Evans, quarterback Marcus Mariota, tight end Anthony Firkser and defensive coordinator Dean Pees.

McNichols will look to earn a roster spot in training camp as the backup to Cordarrelle Patterson. Also vying for the role are Damien Williams and rookie Tyler Allgeier.

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