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    Falcons’ Qadree Ollison: Garners first rush attempt of 2020

    Qadree Ollison rushed for three yards on his only carry during Thursday’s 25-17 win against the Panthers.The second-year back had been active for just one game this season prior to Thursday night, but with Ito Smith a healthy scratch, Ollison garnered his first carry of 2020. The former Pittsburgh Panther came through with his opportunity, moving the chains on third down with his carry at the 10:30 mark of the second quarter. Ollison was utilized as a short-yardage back last season for the Atlanta Falcons, gaining six first downs on 22 carries and punching in four TDs. Todd Gurley’s arrival in Atlanta has curtailed Ollison’s usage near the end zone, as the two-time All-Pro leads the entire NFL with 38 red-zone carries through his first eight games as a Falcon.

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    Falcons’ Qadree Ollison: Scratched again Sunday

    Qadree Ollison (coach’s decision) is inactive for Sunday’s game versus the Lions, Will McFadden of the Atlanta Falcons’ official site reports.Ollison has suited up in just one game this season and didn’t log any offensive snaps. Brian Hill and Ito Smith will continue to operate in a change-of-pace setting behind bell cow Todd Gurley.

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    Falcons’ Qadree Ollison: Only one appearance on season

    Qadree Ollison (coach’s decision) did not dress with the team during Sunday’s 23-16 loss to the Panthers.Ollison totaled four rushing TDs in his rookie campaign out of Pittsburgh last year, but he has yet to see his first offense touch of 2020. The 24-year-old garnered 22 carries over eight appearances as a rookie, but it’s been Brian Hill (25 rush attempts) and Ito Smith (11) who have so far benefited from the backup RB workload behind Todd Gurley. Ollison’s only appearance of the season came Week 3 against the Bears, but he’s otherwise been a healthy scratch in every game.

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    Falcons’ Qadree Ollison: Inactive against Packers

    Qadree Ollison (coach’s decision) is inactive for the Atlanta Falcons’ Week 4 matchup against the Packers.Ollison was active for the team’s Week 3 contest against the Bears, appearing only on special teams. However, he’s again the odd man out in the Falcons’ backfield. Active in his place will be Todd Gurley, Brian Hill and Ito Smith.

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    Falcons’ Qadree Ollison: Healthy scratch Sunday

    Qadree Ollison (coach’s decision) is inactive for Sunday’s game versus the Seahawks.Ollison is the odd man out in the Atlanta Falcons’ backfield, as Brian Hill and Ito Smith will back up Todd Gurley in the season opener. He’ll hope to get in the lineup Week 2, but if Gurley, Hill and Smith stay healthy, Ollison could remain a healthy scratch.

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    Falcons’ Qadree Ollison: Returns to practice

    Qadree Ollison was back at practice Monday after missing multiple sessions last week with an undisclosed injury, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.The second-year back finds himself with some work to do in the backup running back competition, as Brian Hill continues to prove himself as a star of training camp. Ollison certainly had some noteworthy practice performances of his own prior to the injury, but his niche role within the Atlanta Falcons’ rushing attack becomes somewhat repetitive if Todd Gurley is able to consistently handle carries near the goal line.

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    Falcons’ Qadree Ollison: Sits out Monday’s session

    Qadree Ollison (undisclosed) has missed back-to-back practices, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.A specific reason for Ollison’s absence has yet to be identified, but the second-year back’s status is one to keep an eye on as training camp progresses. The 23-year-old enjoyed a streak of productive practices last week, but his bid to secure a backup role at running back has been sidelined for the time being.

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    Falcons’ Qadree Ollison: Stands out during practice

    Qadree Ollison was “the most impressive (Atlanta Falcons) running back” during Wednesday’s practice session, Will McFadden of the team’s official site reports.The second-year back not only had a presence in the ground game, but he also made multiple noteworthy plays as a pass catcher. Ollison was virtually obsolete in the passing game with just one catch in eight appearances last year, but he did serve as the team’s primary goal-line rusher. His five goal-line carries outpaced Ito Smith by two for the team lead, however, Todd Gurley surely figures to step into a prime red-zone role himself in 2020, as his 12 carries inside the five-yard-line tied Ezekiel Elliott and Sony Michel for ninth most in the NFL last year.

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    Falcons’ Qadree Ollison: Team-high four rush TDs in 2019

    Qadree Ollison ran four times for nine yards across 10 offensive snaps in the Atlanta Falcons’ Week 17 win over the Buccaneers.The 2019 fifth-round draft pick played more than 20 percent of Atlanta’s offensive snaps in one game all season, while collecting just 22 carries across eight appearances. Ollison’s 2.3 yards-per-carry average wasn’t encouraging, but he was able to come through with four goal-line touchdown runs to lead the Atlanta backfield. Looking ahead to 2020, Ollison is expected to remain a low-usage backup option behind Devonta Freeman and Ito Smith (concussion).

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    Falcons’ Qadree Ollison: Yet another rushing TD

    Qadree Ollison registered a three-yard rushing touchdown on his lone carry during Sunday’s 24-12 win against the Jaguars.The rookie Ollison continues to be a goal-line vulture, now having accumulated four rushing TDs on just 18 career carries. His 2.3 yards-per-carry clip has been less than optimal, but that low average is largely attributable to Ollison being deployed against stacked boxes as a primary short-yardage option for Atlanta. Ollison may find difficulty breaking into the end zone again in the season finale, with Atlanta taking on a Buccaneers defense that has allowed just eight rushing scores all year to opposing RBs.

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