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Mon, 14 Jan 2013 04:52:19 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons recorded a season-high 167 rushing yards in the team's NFC Divisional Round win. RB Michael Turner rushed for 98 yards, while RB Jacquizz Rodgers added 64 yards.
Mon, 10 Dec 2012 07:47:15 -0800
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers was on the field for 30 offensive snaps, which was 46 percent of the offensive snaps. RB Michael Turner took 20 snaps, and RB Jason Snelling had 15 snaps.
Sat, 08 Dec 2012 04:40:57 -0800
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers, who has 23 carries over his last three games, will be ready to assume a lead role at running back if RB Michael Turner (elbow) can't play in Week 14. "Absolutely," head coach Mike Smith said. "Jacquizz is one of many guys we feel like deserves to get touches on our offense. If need be, we think he can take carries that other guys may get in other games."
Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:35:23 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons prefer a committee approach at running back these days between RBs Michael Turner and Jacquizz Rodgers. "We feel like Jacquizz is a very viable option to carry the football and has done a nice job for us," head coach Mike Smith said. "It has become more of the vogue thing to do, to have a 'running back by committee.'" RB Jason Snelling also had three catches for 33 yards in the team's Week 12 victory. Turner is receiving fewer chances to run the ball as the team spreads out the touches. He has had only 62.7 percent of the team's carries this year, by far his lowest total in each of his previous three years. Turner is only averaging 3.5 yards per carry, too, which is on pace for the worst mark of his career.
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 06:52:30 -0800
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers played in 31 offensive snaps in Week 12, while RB Michael Turner played in 23 snaps.
Tue, 13 Nov 2012 18:59:27 -0800
Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said Tuesday, Nov. 13, that RB Jacquizz Rodgers has not necessarily earned more carries, but the situation will continue to be reviewed. "Jacquizz did a good job when he was in there," Koetter said. "He touched the ball, but some of that could be luck of the draw. We'll see how it plays out. Touches on this team are always going to be an issue because we have so many good skill guys. One guy's increase in touches is going to come at the expense of another guy. Who is that? That's the million dollar question."
Sun, 30 Sep 2012 16:47:46 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers carried six times for 18 yards in Week 4 against the Carolina Panthers, and added four receptions for 40 yards. After seeing just 12 total touches through his first two games, Rodgers has managed a total of 25 touches over the past two weeks.
Sun, 23 Sep 2012 21:59:15 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers carried 10 times for 32 yards in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons, and he added five catches for 35 yards and his first career score.
Fantasy Tip: Rodgers has the potential to be a big-time fantasy option in future weeks, especially in PPR formats. He hasn't shown a lot of consistency to date, but he is worth stashing away if you can afford the roster spot.
Mon, 17 Sep 2012 21:28:45 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers carried three times for just three yards in Week 2 against the Denver Broncos, and he did not haul in any receptions.
Fantasy Tip: Rodgers is listed as the No. 2 back for the Falcons, but he is certainly not doing what fantasy owners in PPR leagues had hoped. At this point, he only looks worth keeping as a handcuff for owners of Michael Turner.
Sun, 09 Sep 2012 18:41:36 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers carries seven times for 22 yards in Week 1 against the Kansas City Chiefs, and he added two receptions for 13 yards. He had nine touches to 11 for starting RB Michael Turner.
Fantasy Tip: Rodgers has plenty of upside, and he is especially intriguing in points-per-reception (PPR) fantasy formats. However, he should only be used in the deepest of leagues heading into Week 2 against the Denver Broncos.
Tue, 04 Sep 2012 21:05:54 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons released their initial regular season depth chart Tuesday, Sept. 4, and RBs Jason Snelling and Jacquizz Rodgers are listed second and third behind starting RB Michael Turner. RB Antone Smith is listed fourth on the depth chart.
Wed, 01 Aug 2012 17:43:22 -0700
Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter will work in RB Jacquizz Rodgers as a shifty complement to starting RB Michael Turner more this year than the team did a year ago. Rodgers was only thrown one screen pass all of last season. He had 57 attempts for 205 yards and a touchdown.
Mon, 02 Jul 2012 19:17:48 -0700
Atlanta Falcons running backs coach Gerald Brown indicated Monday, July 2, that the team is trying to work RBs Jason Snelling, Jacquizz Rodgers, Antone Smith, Dimitri Nance and Robbie Frey into the mix during training camp and the preseason. The team feels particularly good about Snelling and Rodgers, who are expected to spell RB Michael Turner more this season.
Sat, 23 Jun 2012 11:24:57 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers may have a role in the offense similar to the one that New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles has with the Saints. Rodgers is expected to have a role in the running game as well as the passing game.
Wed, 20 Jun 2012 22:45:17 -0700
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith has said running the ball will remain a priority in offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter's system, but it will be on a more by-committee basis. That means RBs Michael Turner, Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling are all likely to figure in for carries.
Mon, 18 Jun 2012 20:10:29 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling are expected to have a heated battle during training camp and the preseason for the primary backup job to starter RB Michael Turner.
Sat, 28 Jan 2012 21:34:37 -0800
Free-agent RB Jason Snelling (Falcons) is unlikely to be back with the Atlanta Falcons, and he will look for a deal elsewhere after seeing reduced opportunities due to the emergence of RB Jacquizz Rodgers.
Fri, 20 Jan 2012 14:44:34 -0800
Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner is expected to see a decrease in touches next season because the team would like to get RB Jacquizz Rodgers more touches especially with screen passes.
Mon, 14 Nov 2011 13:28:35 -0800
Atlanta Falcons RB Jason Snelling (hamstring), who caught a 21-yard touchdown pass in the team's Week 10 loss to the New Orleans Saints, suffered a hamstring injury in the contest. "It was bothering me a little bit, but I was able to come back and play," Snelling said. "I just need to be careful with moving forward, but I will be OK." Snelling has nine totes in the last two games, including one in Week 10. RB Jacquizz Rodgers has 17 carries over the same time.
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 16:44:33 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers could see an expanded role behind RB Michael Turner with RB Jason Snelling moving to full back duties with FB Ovie Mughelli (knee) out for the season.
Tue, 06 Sep 2011 22:36:49 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers is listed fourth on the team's first unofficial depth chart of the regular season behind RBs Michael Turner, Jason Snelling and Antone Smith.
Sat, 27 Aug 2011 21:17:24 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers carried seven times for a game-high 38 yards in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also added two receptions for 12 yards.
Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:32:29 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons have signed rookie RB Jacquizz Rodgers and LB Akeem Dent. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Thu, 14 Jul 2011 10:36:20 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers said he believes he can contribute on offense as well as on special teams even though he has not been able to work with the coaches or receive a playbook because of the lockout.
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 17:50:00 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons moved up 13 spots in the fifth round to snare RB Jacquizz Rodgers out of Oregon State with the No. 145 pick in the fifth round. The ended up dealing away the 158th pick in the fifth, as well as the 229th selection in the seventh round. He is rather smallish at 5-foot-6 and 198 pounds, but he was durable in college and was credited with just one fumble on a lateral pass.
Sat, 26 Feb 2011 12:50:23 -0800
Oregon State RB Jacquizz Rodgers said he considers his pass catching ability a strength because his college coaches found ways to get him the ball in different ways during games.
Sat, 26 Feb 2011 12:40:50 -0800
Oregon State RB Jacquizz Rodgers said he believes his agility and ability to make people miss are some of his biggest assets.
Mon, 10 Jan 2011 21:25:59 -0800
Oregon State University RB Jacquizz Rodgers has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the 2011 NFL Draft, according to Paul Buker, of The Oregonian.