ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have placed backup running back Jerious Norwood on season-ending injured reserve because of a knee injury, forcing the team to make two moves to add depth.
Norwood was Michael Turner's top backup before hurting his right knee on a kickoff return at the start of a 41-7 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
The Falcons signed two running backs on Tuesday. Gartrell Johnson III was added to the active roster, and Shawnbrey McNeal joined the practice squad.
Linebacker Bear Woods was released from the practice squad. Johnson had 13 carries for 43 yards in 10 games with the New York Giants in 2009.
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