Oregon Ducks

Atlanta signs Tony Brooks-James after an impressive two days at rookie minicamp

Oregon Ducks

After going undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft, former Oregon running back Tony Brooks-James has officially found a home in the NFL.

Brooks-James made a quick impression on the Atlanta Falcons through two days of rookie minicamp; the Falcons signed Brooks-James following practice on Saturday.

Reportedly a standout at practice, Brooks-James broke several big runs, slipping through the hole and showing off his exceptional speed in the open field.

Brooks-James’ confidence never waivered. He was invited to both Atlanta’s and Seattle’s rookie minicamps. After the Seahawks’ practice, NBCSNW Seahawks insider Aaron Fentress spoke with the 5-foot-9, 190-pound versatile running back.

"I think I have a chance to stick here (in Seattle) or in Atlanta," Brooks-James said. "It's all about getting a chance to stick and stand out."

He then paused and smiled before letting it be known, "I'm making a team."

At Oregon, Brooks-James totaled 3,302 all-purpose yards over his career. He averaged 26.1 yards per kick return last season and 25.7 per return as a redshirt junior.

 

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