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Cyrus Gray signs with Atlanta Falcons

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The former Chiefs RB finally found a home for 2016.

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Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Cyrus Gray signed with the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday.

The Chiefs originally drafted Gray out of Texas A&M in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Gray hung on for three full seasons with the Chiefs before receiving his release in 2015. He was out of football all last season.

Gray gives the Falcons a veteran addition to the backfield but making the final 53 after a year out of football will be an uphill climb for any player. The Falcons have also made some investments in recent drafts at the position with Devonta Freeman in 2014 and Tevin Coleman last year. Gray's ability to play special teams will come in handy, and his experience could help hold off other fringe players.

Gray played in 35 games for the Chiefs in his career. He had 24 career carries for 99 rushing yards and a single rushing touchdown.