Warrick Dunn has held off the challenge of the younger Jerious Norwood and retained his status as the Falcons' starter at tailback.
Alge Crumpler has been advised by an orthopedic specialist to sit out practices, likely for at least a week, to rest his surgically-repaired left knee.
Smaller backs, once viewed as part-time assets, are excelling thanks to a change in mentality among teams, writes Len Pasquarelli.
Once a vital part of offensive game planning, running backs are being utilized less as receivers.
Running back Warrick Dunn has come to the aid of the Atlanta Falcons, reworking his contract to provide the team some much-needed salary cap relief.
T.J. Duckett has been a disappointment in two seasons, but he has his eyes set on bigger things in 2004.
Can Dan Reeves make the Falcons' offense work with both Jamal Anderson and Warrick Dunn? Anderson is looking for some answers himself, writes ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli.
Seeking to add a new dimension to an offense regarded at times as stodgy and predictable, the Atlanta Falcons on Friday signed unrestricted free agent tailback Warrick Dunn to a six-year contract.