Magee was waived by the Falcons on Saturday, Will McFadden of the team's' official site reports. The former LSU standout only handled three carries through Week 3 of the preseason, but broke out with 27 yards on six attempts in the finale against Miami. Entering his fourth pro season, Magee will pursue a backup role with another team should he fail to clinch a spot on Atlanta's practice squad for 2018.
Magee signed a contract with the Falcons on Wednesday. Magee has a history with the Falcons, having signed and been released by the club once already this offseason and another time during the 2017 campaign. He will attempt to win a roster spot in training camp, but will likely be relegated to special-teams work if he cracks the 53-man unit.
Magee was waived by Atlanta on Tuesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Magee has bounced around the league during his first three seasons as a pro, spending time with the Ravens, Rams, Seahawks, Browns and Falcons after going undrafted out of LSU. Magee served as a change-of-pace back in his collegiate career, handling 226 carries over four seasons with the Tigers, but he has recorded only five carries in seven regular-season appearances since entering the NFL. The 5-foot-9 running back will seek to find a new home for the 2018 season at a decisive juncture of his career.
Magee signed with the Falcons on Tuesday, he reports. Magee played a depth role in two games earlier this season as Devonta Freeman battled a concussion, but he was released when Freeman completed the league's protocol. Freeman is currently nursing a knee injury ahead of Saturday's playoff game, but Magee will likely still only play on special teams either way.
Magee was waived by the Falcons on Monday, Kelsey Conway of the team's official site reports. The Falcons brought Magee in to add running back depth while Devonta Freeman worked his way back from a concussion. Now that Freeman is healthy, Magee's services are no longer required. The Falcons signed defensive back Leon McFadden in a corresponding move.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|6||10/14||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||26||21.33|
|7||10/23||New York Giants||8||13.33|
|12||11/23||@New Orleans Saints||4||11.00|
|14||12/09||@Green Bay Packers||18||17.00|
|17||12/30||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||26||21.33|
|3 Year Avg||2||6||0||0||1||0||0|