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Falcons sign Stevan Ridley as Tevin Coleman insurance

Tevin Coleman's injury has the Falcons scrambling for replacements at running back.

Two days after Coleman suffered a hamstring injury of unknown severity, the Falcons announced they have signed running backs Stevan Ridley and Terron Ward to the active roster and another tailback, Jhurell Pressley, to the practice squad.

Since breaking out as a member of the Patriots from 2011 to 2014, Ridley has yet to find his footing with teams through free agency and has struggled to regain his form since suffering an ACL injury in 2014; the back has made stops with the Jets, Lions and Colts since leaving New England. Whether he, or either of the other two backs, can complement Devonta Freeman in the event that Coleman misses time will be something to monitor.

In a corresponding move, the Falcons released veteran linebacker A.J. Hawk and offensive lineman Mike Person.

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