Falcons Running Back Designated To Return To Practice

The Atlanta Falcons at 4-4 on the season hold sole possession of first place in the NFC South, and have done so through several injuries, but now, one of their key pieces has been designated to return off Injured Reserve in the form of electric running back, Cordarrelle Patterson. The first round pick from the 2013 draft had struggled to find a true position in the league until last year, where he had a career year with Atlanta, rushing for 618 yards while adding 548 receiving yards with 11 Touchdown's, and this year, he picked up where he left off in 2021. 

Unfortunately, he dealt with an injury earlier in the year which forced Atlanta to send him to Injured Reserve, and many believed that this would derail their season. Fortunately for the Falcons, it's done no such thing, as they continue to fight and build on their lead in the NFC South, and while they may not have the talent to run away with the division, they certainly can keep competing, and if Patterson and rookie Tyler Allgeier can keep pushing this rushing attack, they'll be a hard team to track down.

It's unclear yet whether Patterson will be able to return for the teams Week 9 clash with the Los Angeles Chargers, but it's a good sign nonetheless, as this team need his playmaking ability if they are to make a genuine run at the 2022 NFL playoffs.

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