Chris Rowland

Chris Rowland

Wide Receiver #14
Team: Atlanta Falcons
Ht / Wt:5'8" / 185 lb.
College:Tennessee State
Born:December 19, 1997
Drafted:2020 / UDFA

Chris Rowland: Puts pen to paper

The Falcons signed Rowland to a reserve/future contract Monday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: An undrafted rookie out of Tennessee State, Rowland played in each of the Falcons' final two games in 2020. The 23-year-old contributed as a kick returner but didn't receive any offensive tread. Rowland will vie for a full-time role in 2021.

January 4, 2021 1:02 PM EST

Chris Rowland: Promoted to active roster

Rowland was promoted to the Falcons' active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Rowland saw his first action of the season with eight special teams snaps in Week 16, and he's been tasked with providing depth on the active roster again for the Falcons' season finale.

January 2, 2021 1:31 PM EST

Chris Rowland: Slides back to practice squad

Rowland reverted to the Falcons' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Rowland got involved with eight snaps on special teams during Sunday's road loss to the Chiefs, securing a fair catch in the first quarter. A Week 16 appearance marked the first of Rowland's career, and there remains a possibility the Falcons call him up once again for the team's season finale in Tampa Bay.

December 28, 2020 4:46 PM EST

Chris Rowland: Rises from practice squad

The Falcons elevated Rowland to the active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Rowland will add depth at wide receiver because Julio Jones (hamstring) has been ruled out and Brandon Powell (foot) is considered questionable. The 23-year-old posted a 104-1,437-8 line in his senior season at Tennessee State. An undrafted rookie, Rowland could make his NFL debut Sunday against the Chiefs.

December 26, 2020 1:15 PM EST

Chris Rowland: Heads to practice squad

Rowland signed a deal to join the Falcons' practice squad Sunday, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Analysis: The Tennessee State standout's training camp efforts fell short of a spot on the 53-man roster, but he will have an opportunity to prove himself to Falcons coaches in practice. Brandon Powell ended up winning the kick returner job during camp, while the Falcons will lean on Olamide Zaccheaus as both the No. 4 receiver and possibly the No. 2 returner option behind Powell. Rowland provides depth should one of those players suffer an injury or struggle in performance, as he continues his development with the practice squad.

September 7, 2020 7:21 AM EST

Chris Rowland: Falls short of roster spot

Rowland did not make the Falcons' 53-man roster, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Analysis: During a typical offseason, an undrafted free agent like Rowland would have the opportunity to prove himself in preseason competition. Devoid of inter-squad contests leading up to Week 1, however, Atlanta decided against signing a single undrafted rookie to the active roster. The Falcons elected to go with the experience of Brandon Powell at kick returner, but Rowland still may be presented an opportunity to develop his skill set as a member of Atlanta's 16-man practice squad.

September 5, 2020 8:24 PM EST

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