SNELLING VILLE — Running back Jason Snelling was instrumental in helping the Falcons down the stretch last season.
His 147-yard effort in the season finale against Tampa Bay was key to the franchise posting consecutive winning seasons for the first time in team history.
Snelling, who has epilepsy, is set to lead the National Walk for Epilepsy for the second year in a row National Mall in Washington, D.C.on Saturday, March 27th on the
Snelling wants to inspire youth with his condition.
In college, Snelling often suffered from migraine headaches and dizzy spells. He was diagnosed with epilepsy.
The National Walk for Epilepsy, hosted by the Epilepsy Foundation is a family-oriented, noncompetitive, two-mile walk in Washington, D.C. to raise money for research, education, advocacy and services for people with epilepsy and their caregivers.
“I am looking forward to leading my team in the National Walk for Epilepsy again,” said Snelling. “The Walk is an opportunity to connect with other people who are impacted by the condition and let them know that with courage and confidence they too can overcome any obstacles.”
Snelling has worked closely with the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia to raise funds for research. He regularly hosts kids with epilepsy at Falcons games and he recently filmed a public service announcement about his condition.
Some notes from the National Epilepsy Foundation:
THE BOOK ON GIORDANO: Got some additional intel from my man Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Matt Giordano, the safety the Falcons signed on Tuesday.
Last season at Green bay, he played just 18 snaps from scrimmage and 57 on specials teams. The Packers were not real happy with his play on special teams.
Giordano did learn the system quickly and can play both safety spots. The Packers were desperate at safety when they signed him on Sept. 23 because that didn’t like how Aaron Rouse was working out for
DEON GRANT IS AVAILABLE: Seattle released safety Deon Grant, 31, earlier this week.
Grant, an Augusta native who played at Tennessee, would like to play for the Falcons. He played for Falcons head coach Mike Smith in Jacksonville before signing a lucrative contract with the Seahawks in 2007.
Grant’s play dipped last season. He was set to make $4 million in 2010 and $13 million total for 2011 and 2012.
Grant did not miss a game in three seasons with Seattle and had eight interceptions.