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Atlanta Falcons Sign Fred Taylor’s Son To A Deal

USA Today
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The Atlanta Falcons are signing Kelvin Taylor, the son of a retired NFL running back Fred Taylor, to a contract. The news was first reported online by Pro Football Talk

Like his father, Kelvin Taylor played college ball at the University of Florida. Taylor’s best year came in 2015 during his junior campaign. Taylor rushed for 1,035 yards along with 13 touchdowns and subsequently declared for the 2016 NFL Draft. 

After being drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 6th round, Taylor found himself unable to earn playing time and was released in November. He has since played for the Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs before recently joining the Falcons.

Kelvin Taylor has struggled to reach the career his father Fred had in the NFL. Fred Taylor spent 13 seasons in the NFL, rushing for 11,695 yards and 66 touchdowns during his time with the Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots. Following his career, the Jaguars placed Taylor in the franchise’s Ring of Honor. 

Kelvin Taylor will have to work hard to even earn a roster spot with the Falcons. Atlanta has a deep backfield that includes Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman, Brian Hill, Terron Ward, and Tyler Renew. 

The Falcons open their preseason schedule on Thursday when they head to Miami to take on the Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium.

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