FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have signed running back Wayne Gallman, a former Clemson star who was cut this week by the San Francisco 49ers.
The Falcons released running back Qadree Ollison on Thursday to make room for Gallman on the 53-man roster.
A native of the Atlanta suburb of Loganville, the 26-year-old Gallman rushed for a career-best 682 yards and six touchdowns last season for the New York Giants.
He signed a one-year deal with the 49ers in free agency, but was released by the team this week in its final round of cuts. The Falcons picked him up to provide veteran depth behind another newcomer, Mike Davis.