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Arthur Blank expects Devonta Freeman extension soon

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Falcons running back Devonta Freeman’s contract has been a storyline since Super Bowl week with Freeman making it clear he wants an extension as he moves into the final year of his rookie contract.

Freeman said recently that he believes “something special is coming” and the guy who would ultimately be paying the salary associated with any deal supports that viewpoint.

During an appearance with Jamie Dukes and Mike Bell on 92.9 The Game on Monday, Falcons owner Arthur Blank was asked about contract talks with Freeman. Blank said that he expects a deal with Freeman will be completed soon.

Blank added that General Manager Thomas Dimitroff and coach Dan Quinn will be doing the legwork on negotiating a deal. Dimitroff said in May that he expected conversations about the extension to heat up heading into camp, so it looks like that timeline is shaping up as an accurate one.

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18 Responses to “Arthur Blank expects Devonta Freeman extension soon”
  1. elyasm says: Jun 26, 2017 3:58 PM

    He only said that he expects something to happen soon, so there’s no reason for anyone to start dancing on the sideline or anything like that.

  2. tylawspick6 says: Jun 26, 2017 4:09 PM

    Cap hell coming…

    Atlanta is not handling their second SB appearance very well.

    Freeman was talking about a new deal heading into the SB itself, they choked in the 2nd half, got bamboozled by BB/Brady and the Pats, and their owner was being disrespectful on the sideline, showing up the Pats in the 4th, paying for it dearly on the back end.

    I would trade this guy RIGHT NOW. Overpaying for RBs is suicide.

  3. bobthebillsfan says: Jun 26, 2017 4:13 PM

    Up until the 4th quarter he also expected a Super Bowl win. I wait and see what happens.

  4. nathanp2013 says: Jun 26, 2017 4:22 PM

    I can see it already…
    – Freeman signs an extension for a large multi year deal with little guaranteed money.
    – Freeman complains about not getting enough touches
    – Freeman holds out 2018 looking to rework the deal

  5. shotpeen says: Jun 26, 2017 4:23 PM

    Right or wrong Blank has been showing up on the sidelines in the 4th QTR for just about every game. I don’t really like it either, but at the same time I really don’t think he does it to show anyone up.

  6. wib22 says: Jun 26, 2017 5:00 PM

    Cap hell coming…

    Atlanta is not handling their second SB appearance very well.

    Freeman was talking about a new deal heading into the SB itself, they choked in the 2nd half, got bamboozled by BB/Brady and the Pats, and their owner was being disrespectful on the sideline, showing up the Pats in the 4th, paying for it dearly on the back end.

    I would trade this guy RIGHT NOW. Overpaying for RBs is suicide.

    ***

    Show some humility. Pats are two plays away from being 3-4 in brady’s super bowls.

  7. coronalt says: Jun 26, 2017 5:08 PM

    >>Show some humility. Pats are two plays away from being 3-4 in brady’s super bowls.<<

    Ok, if we are going to play this game, the Pats are two plays away from being 7-0 in Brady's Super Bowls.

  8. ampats says: Jun 26, 2017 5:31 PM

    Who can forget the look on Arthur Blank’s wife face and his in the 4th quarter?

    Sorry but it was classic shock ! Especially when he was dancing earlier in the game.

  9. shotpeen says: Jun 26, 2017 5:59 PM

    Maybe a long term deal is being worked out with the 49er’s then he’d be traded to them?

  10. bws1066 says: Jun 26, 2017 6:39 PM

    He will be over paid as a part time back who missed the most important block in the SB. The jackass acts like he is the best running back ever.

  11. finnymcphin says: Jun 26, 2017 6:50 PM

    tylawspick6 says:
    Jun 26, 2017 4:09 PM
    Cap hell coming…
    _______________________

    Look at that, you got one right! Good for you! Unlike Miami, Oakland and Tennessee who you’ve said the same thing about but who have space and more of it than your Patriots Atlanta really is pretty cap tight. The blind squirrel finally found an acorn. Don’t let the knowledge even a broken clock is right twice a day take away from your feeling of accomplishment.

  12. nhpats says: Jun 26, 2017 6:57 PM

    wib22 says:
    Jun 26, 2017 5:00 PM
    Cap hell coming…

    Atlanta is not handling their second SB appearance very well.

    Freeman was talking about a new deal heading into the SB itself, they choked in the 2nd half, got bamboozled by BB/Brady and the Pats, and their owner was being disrespectful on the sideline, showing up the Pats in the 4th, paying for it dearly on the back end.

    I would trade this guy RIGHT NOW. Overpaying for RBs is suicide.

    ***

    Show some humility. Pats are two plays away from being 3-4 in brady’s super bowls.

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    They are also 2 plays away from being 7-0

  13. tylawspick6 says: Jun 26, 2017 7:43 PM

    coronalt says:
    Jun 26, 2017 5:08 PM
    >>Show some humility. Pats are two plays away from being 3-4 in brady’s super bowls.<<

    Ok, if we are going to play this game, the Pats are two plays away from being 7-0 in Brady's Super Bowls.

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    beat me to it..thank you

    in both sb losses, goodell
    cheated the pats as well…spygate lie led to walkthrough
    lie and a wicked distraction on the eve of sb 42 and our 2008 1st rd pick would have been
    nice for sb 46

  14. haywoodjablomey says: Jun 26, 2017 8:33 PM

    Davonta is looking for a Blank check.

  15. thun2der says: Jun 26, 2017 9:06 PM

    Elyasm , that was damn funny!

  16. thetruthinyourface says: Jun 26, 2017 10:37 PM

    No one has ever blown a SuperBowl like the 2016 Falcons

    On the other hand…..in all of the Patriots previous SB’s with Brady and Belichik no one prior to that game had ever beaten the ever loving sh’t out of the Brady/Belichik Patriots in all phases in a SuperBowl for 3 quarters like the Falcons had in building a 28-3 lead with just minutes left in the 3rd.

    I’d like to see a rematch in the next SB between these 2 teams — with both at full strength including Gronk

  17. ariani1985 says: Jun 26, 2017 11:45 PM

    Eli owns shady! wanna debate?

  18. inyourmind says: Jun 27, 2017 8:15 AM

    chippy back

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