Atlanta Falcons: RB Richard Medlin signed

FLOWERY BRANCH — With the Falcons down two running backs, the team signed Richard Medlin on Sunday.

They released running back Robbie Frey on Saturday and Jason Snelling, who has a lower right leg injury, did not practice on Sunday.

Medlin, 5-11, 200, who played at Fayetteville State of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, was undrafted in 2011 after finishing his collegiate career, which began as a walk-on. He was originially signed by the New England Patriots as a free agent.

Medlin was waived by the Patriots late in training camp last summer. He was later signed by the Dolphins in September and assigned to their practice squad. He was on the active roster for Miami’s season finale.

Medlin was wavied by the Dolphins in May.

Look for Medlin to show up in the kickoff and punt return competition.  In 2008, he returned three kicks for touchdowns and amassing 500 yards on 12 kick returns for a staggering average of 41.7 yards per return.

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25 comments Add your comment

hiramsaint

August 5th, 2012
4:21 pm

not even a preseason game yet and the failclowns are barrel scrappin’ already. looks like the injury bug is biting early-GOOD !

hiramsaint

August 5th, 2012
4:21 pm

section 126

August 5th, 2012
4:23 pm

Can’t wait until Thursday. Let’s go FALCONS. RISE UP!!!

[...] as a free agent. Medlin was waived by the Patriots late in training camp last summer. Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution   [...]

hiramsaint

August 5th, 2012
4:27 pm

better go e-z on the rise up foolishness , it netted your O zero points in a playoff game last year.on second thought-keep it up !

Michael M.

August 5th, 2012
4:36 pm

I actually agree with you on the rise -up thing I never did like it either. They really never needed it to begin with. But just because I agree with you on that hiram still it dont matter cause you got antz in your pantz or aints in the paints rather.

AtlantaBound1k

August 5th, 2012
5:01 pm

Aye uhm @hiramsaint if u a saints fan why are you clicking on falcons stuf and worried bout what we got goin over here…Keep up wit ya own lil team and worry about what yall got goin over there please sir.

TrollbloggercalledAints

August 5th, 2012
5:04 pm

You teel him Hiram! You let him know how well our “kill the head and the body will follow” moto got us last year! Again, we are the Aints! We dont need no stinking “Rise Up Slogan” we still are playing off the floods and knowing how we are the Aints! Tell him how we scored 41 points in our playoff game and you let him know where it got us Hiram……( well maybe that did not get us to far…did it?) WHO CARES! We are the Aints and we are better than all of you so called NFL Teams! You all better watch out we start tonight and we wont need to get any players in case of injury because, well because we are the Aints!

section 126

August 5th, 2012
5:12 pm

RISE UP RISE UP RISE UP!!!!!!!!!!!

TrollbloggercalledAints

August 5th, 2012
5:15 pm

RISE UP! That slipped we are the Aints! Go Falcons!

hiramsaint

August 5th, 2012
5:23 pm

FALCONS= Fans Always Left Counting On Next Season

hiramsaint

August 5th, 2012
5:24 pm

rise up turned out to be fell down-and couldn’t get up

TrollbloggercalledAints

August 5th, 2012
5:29 pm

You tell them Hiram! Tell them how we are also waiting on next season because we did not win ( no other team for that matter only the Giants). Tell him SAINTS = Stinking A$$ Ignorant Numbnuts That Stink……we are the Aints! And we only have until tonight until we take over the world!

Grimey

August 5th, 2012
6:03 pm

What happened to antone smith. Why did the article state that they were down to Two. Michael Turner and Jacquizz rodgers healthy. What about antone?

BamaGuy

August 5th, 2012
6:14 pm

Unemployed Saint fans staying in top of a Falcon Blog. Imagine that?

TrollbloggercalledAints

August 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

RISE UP
RISE UP
RISE UP
Reduda

TrollbloggercalledAints

August 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

Redundant?
We stil Rising up!
Heheheheheh!

Loyalfalconfrmthemississippi

August 5th, 2012
6:52 pm

It said snelling had an injurry and the nobody robbie frey got cut

INJURY BUG

August 5th, 2012
6:56 pm

Nibble nibble nibble =Failcan feathers sure taste good !

GregKennesaw

August 5th, 2012
8:22 pm

down to 2 running backs? Turner, Rogers, and Smith – DLed can’t count

Michael M.

August 5th, 2012
8:32 pm

Everybody having fun with ole Aunt Hiram……………ohhhh excuse me , he is a he and not a female but hes still an Aint and Aints just get stepped on cause its the way it should be, guess that ballgame is going on now, I dunno cause I can’t get that channel but oh well, The Simpsons work for me so I will tune it laters !

Mikey

August 5th, 2012
10:59 pm

“down two backs” (Snelling and Frey) does not mean that there are only two backs remaining on the roster. Snelling will be back but they are digging for training camp fodder and who knows, maybe this guy will make the practice squad. A 41.7 yard kick return average sounds a little like exceptional behavior… I wonder what is up with that. Our guys average about half that! But then again, I’m not sure we will ever see another kick return. The NFL seems to have extracted that from the game. Bummer!

D. Orlando Ledbetter

August 6th, 2012
6:57 am

Mikey — Down two backs from 9 to 7 available before Medlin Cartel was signed.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

August 6th, 2012
7:07 am

GregKennesaw – You can’t count. They had 9 backs in camp. 2 were injured. That put them down 2 running backs to 7 until they signed Medlin. Stay with us in math class.

Loyalfalconfrmthemississippi

August 6th, 2012
4:44 pm

Lmao nice work dled