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Devonta Freeman played end of season with MCL and PCL sprains

Devonta Freeman was playing through some injuries towards the end of the Atlanta Falcons’ season, the running back revealed after the team’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday night.ESPN’s Vaughn McClure reported Saturday evening that Freeman played through MCL and PCL sprains in his right knee towards the end of the season.Freeman rushed for just seven yards on 10 carries...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 13, 2018  |  Discuss

Devonta Freeman leads Falcons to victory

Monday night, the Atlanta Falcons needed to keep winning. And thanks in large part to Devonta Freeman, they would do just that. First-half fumble aside—which a teammate would recover anyway—it was all Freeman on Monday night.Averaging 5.7 yards per carry, the back would rush for 122 yards. But he also had 68 yards on five receptions. And in the end, the Falcons came out on top—24...
Via The Sports Post
December 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Freeman in concussion protocol, will not play Sunday

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman recently inked a deal to make him the NFL’s highest-paid running back. One game into the league’s preseason schedule, he’s dealing with a concussion that will keep him out of action for at least one contest. “After taking him inside yesterday where we thought he had heat related (issues), he reported that he had some concussion symptoms...
Via Sportsnaut
August 14, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Devonta Freeman scores first TD since massive extension

The Atlanta Falcons are definitely going to want to see more of this from running back Devonta Freeman over the next five seasons. Shortly after inking a five-year, $41.3 million extension, Freeman took the field for his Falcons team against the Miami Dolphins in their preseason opener.The NFL’s highest-paid running back proceeded to cap off Atlanta’s initial drive with a 10-yard...
Via Sportsnaut
August 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Did the Falcons drop the ball by making Devonta Freeman highest-paid RB?

After months of negotiations and even some public wrangling from both sides, the Atlanta Falcons and Pro Bowl running back Devonta Freeman came to terms on an extension Wednesday.The deal makes Freeman the highest-paid running back in the NFL. It calls for $41.3 million over five seasons, including $22 million in guaranteed cash. Freeman, 25, definitely deserved a raise after putting...
Via Sportsnaut
August 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Falcons, Devonta Freeman agree on extension

The Atlanta Falcons are making Devonta Freeman a wealthy man.According to Michael Silver of NFL.com, the Falcons and Freeman have reached an agreement on a five-year contract extension that will pay the running back $41.25 million over the life of the deal — making him the highest paid player at his position. The Falcons confirmed the deal shortly thereafter.Thus ends a process that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons ‘confident’ they will sign Devonta Freeman to extension

Devonta Freeman is entering the final season of his rookie deal with the Atlanta Falcons, but the running back may not have to worry about his contract situation for much longer.ESPN’s Diana Russini reports that the Falcons are “confident” they will be able to sign Freeman to a long-term extension by the start of training camp Freeman has rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Devonta Freeman wants to be ‘real disrespectful’ to defenders this season

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is not planning to show much respect during the 2017 NFL season, and he means that in the best way possible.Freeman, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract, told reporters on Tuesday that his goal is to be more physical.“Little things like breaking arm tackles, running through — I feel like I could get better helping our...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Devonta Freeman on Super Bowl loss: ‘Like a scar you’ll see forever’

The Atlanta Falcons are now far removed from their Super Bowl LI meltdown against the New England Patriots. The players have moved on to off-season workouts, vacations and spending time with their families.In no way does this mean that members of the Falcons will soon forget about the team blowing a 25-point lead on the game’s grandest stage. It will stick with them forever, as evidenced...
Via Sportsnaut
March 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Is Atlanta RB Devonta Freeman an NFL MVP candidate?

Five weeks into the 2015 season and there’s perhaps no bigger surprise than the Atlanta Falcons. Atlanta is off to a 5-0 start after winning just six games a season ago. One of the biggest reasons for the Falcons’ surprising start is second-year running back Devonta Freeman. The Falcons finished just 24th in the NFL in rushing last season and had big concerns at the running back...
Via This Given Sunday
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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