Devonta Freeman News and Updates
After two games, Falcons averaging 65 rushing yards per game and 3
Devonta Freeman talks about protecting the ball and getting back into a game rhythm after last year's season/ending injury
Beat his guy on one of those many scoring opps Falcons had vs
Fantasy Football: Devonta Freeman named a breakthrough candidate for 2019
Now that he's fully healthy and the clear lead back on a talented Falcons offense, it may be time to get back on the Freeman bandwagon. The fantasy experts over at The Huddle certainly think so, naming Freeman as a breakthrough candidate for 2019
Devonta Freeman touches ball three times
Devonta Freeman rushed two times for three yards in Thursday's preseason game, adding a six-yard reception.
Freeman touched the ball four times this summer. The takeaway was his practices, which coach Dan Quinn deemed "excellent." Lacking a Tevin Coleman-level challenger behind him on the depth chart, Freeman could prove to be a bargain RB2, though his recent bugaboo has been staying on the field. There's a chance 27-year-old Freeman is breaking down.
Falcons have their "Swiss Army Knife" back with Devonta Freeman running with violence and doing routes like a receiver
Matt Ryan talks about having Devonta Freeman back from last year's season-ending injury
Falcons vs. Jets: 7 takeaways from another preseason loss
Losing these games does not matter. Learning from them does, though. In that spirit, here are seven takeaways from the latest exhibition loss.
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The Falcons finally got some key players back in action after a long layoff. Starting running back Devonta Freeman missed 14 games last season but tonight he was dressed and active. So were starting safeties Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen, who were both on the field for the first time in 11 months
Dan Quinn said Devonta Freeman having a great offseason; stronger; more violent with cuts
3 under-the-radar Falcons players that could make a big impact in 2019
Here's three under-the-radar guys who could wind up making a big impact for Atlanta this year.
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Everyone seems to be assuming that Devonta Freeman is going to slide right in and revert to this 2015-2016 form when he returns to the lineup. While that would be the best possible outcome for Atlanta's run game, there's a definitive chance that Freeman can't get back to that level. If that's the case, the Falcons will need someone in their backfield to step up
Full go for training camp
Freeman will be "full go" for training camp in mid-July, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, especially since Freeman did not require offseason knee surgery, as the Falcons seemed to let valuable backup Tevin Coleman go the 49ers during the offseason without so much of a whimper. Still it's encouraging to hear that Freeman, who was limited to two games in 2018 thanks to knee, foot and groin injuries, will be able to carry the load behind an offensive line that should be improved thanks to two 2019 first-round picks.