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Devonta Freeman anticipates contract extension

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Devonta Freeman expects to have a contract extension soon.

The Falcons running back enters the final year of his rookie deal, scheduled to make $1.8 million.

It’s that feeling when you know something special is coming, and you’re about to be blessed,” Freeman told D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It’s just an exciting moment in time for me right now.”

Freeman’s representatives seek a contract that pays him like an elite back after back-to-back Pro Bowl seasons. He had 1,634 yards from scrimmage in 2015 and 1,541 in 2016.

Seventeen running backs will make more than Freeman this season.

The Falcons have a history, under Thomas Dimitroff, of extending core players in the final year of their deals. Last year, right tackle Ryan Schraeder signed a five-year, $33 million extension in November and cornerback Robert Alford signed a four-year, $38 million extension in December.

Freeman would rather get it done sooner, but he insists he’s “not rushing it and I’m not impatient.”

“I’m just a firm believer that everything is going to get handled at the right time,” Freeman said. “Right now, it’s not like I’m in a bad situation. I’m not hurting for money. This is the most I’ve had in my life. I have a great management team to help me manage my money. Help me save and do the right things and stuff. We’re good.”

NFLPA salary-cap documents show the Falcons $6,009,096 million under the cap.

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4 Responses to “Devonta Freeman anticipates contract extension”
  1. nhpats says: Jun 15, 2017 2:57 PM

    Matt Ryan expects himto pick up the blitz..

  2. yankeemofo says: Jun 15, 2017 3:12 PM

    nhpats says:
    Jun 15, 2017 2:57 PM
    Matt Ryan expects himto pick up the blitz..

    ———

    Matt Ryan better learn to hang on to that ball when he doesn’t.

  3. tylawspick6 says: Jun 15, 2017 3:21 PM

    Cap hell coming.

    Paying big bucks for RBs is the kiss of death. Trade em out while you can and draft one.

  4. toybkshr says: Jun 15, 2017 4:07 PM

    I wonder if they’ll do incentices (like weight) and have a “blocking” clause

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