Tony Gonzalez and the Atlanta Falcons will be short at running back this weekend thanks to an injury to Steven Jackson. Helping to try and lead the way for the backups stepping up is former Kansas City Chiefs fullback Patrick DiMarco.
The Falcons promoted DiMarco from their practice squad, a place he’s been since final cuts.
DiMarco spent the first two years of his career in the AFC West, first with the San Diego Chargers in 2011 and then the Chiefs last season. During his time in Kansas City, the fullback played in five games (four starts) without carrying the ball or catching a pass.
Once the Chiefs traded for Anthony Sherman and drafted Braden Wilson, DiMarco was cut by Andy Reid. It wasn’t long before he caught on with the Falcons and now will get his chance to show he deserves to stay on the 53-man roster.