In need of a running back with the loss of Saquon Barkley, the Giants have visited with former Falcons RB Devonta Freeman. Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Free-agent RB Devonta Freeman visits New York Giants

Hours after the New York Giants confirmed that superstar running back Saquon Barkley suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's 17-13 loss at the Chicago Bears, Albert Breer of reported that free agent and former Atlanta Falcons ball-carrier Devonta Freeman visited with Big Blue. 

Freeman, who turned 28 years old last March, visited the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday but left that club without a deal. He was a Pro Bowl selection in 2015 and 2016 when he rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of his best seasons with the Falcons. 

Atlanta released Freeman in March after he averaged a career-low 3.6 yards per carry on 184 attempts during the 2019 campaign. 

Without Barkley, the Giants have journeyman Dion Lewis and unproven 25-year-old Wayne Gallman in the backfield. The Giants averaged a league-worst 52 rushing yards in their first two losses this month. 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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