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Falcons' Robinson expects CMC-like role in 2024

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Atlanta Falcons rusher Bijan Robinson said he expects to be utilized more like San Francisco 49ers star Christian McCaffrey in 2024.

"I'm going to be more of a runner that does everything else. ... More so like how they use Christian down there in San Francisco. Something like that. So, that's kind of like what the plan is here," Robinson told reporters Monday, via The 33rd Team's Ari Meirov.

Robinson put forth an electric rookie campaign last season, totaling 1,463 yards from scrimmage with 976 coming on the ground. His 58 receptions ranked second on the Falcons, while his 487 receiving yards were the fourth-most.

McCaffrey, one of the NFL's most dynamic backs, was named Offensive Player of the Year in 2023 after leading the league in yards from scrimmage (2,023) and rushing yards (1,459).

The 22-year-old Robinson returned to the field Monday after dealing with an ankle injury.

He said he feels "close" to 100%, according to ESPN's Marc Raimondi.

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