Devonta Freeman out 2-4 weeks

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Falcons running back Devonta Freeman had already been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Panthers, but he’s going to miss more than just that.

Freeman will miss 2-4 weeks, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The knee injury Freeman suffered in the Thursday night opener in Week One was initially described as minor, but it appears to be more significant than it first seemed.

Freeman struggled through a knee injury last season and missed some work during the offseason while rehabbing his knee. It has to be alarming to the Falcons that the running back they signed to a five-year, $42.5 million contract is having trouble staying healthy.

While Freeman is out, Tevin Coleman will get more work at running back for the Falcons. Coleman has shown himself to be more than qualified to fill Freeman’s shoes. Last year the Falcons won both games that Freeman missed, and the Falcons scored 34 points in both games.

7 responses to “Devonta Freeman out 2-4 weeks

  1. Isn’t Tevin Coleman an FA after this season? If so this will be a huge opportunity to improve his value and show that he can be a starter for someone next year.

  2. Devante got paid…that was their first mistake. He clearly never has any intention on being a complete back as his pass blocking keeps costing them games. The Falcons are giving away money! If I were a free agent I would go get some of Arthur’s cash!!

  3. The Freeman extension wasn’t smart. Many questioned this in Atlanta, at least those that paid attention to his injury history. And based on Brian Hill and Ito Smith they are not going to be able to draft a replacement for Coleman when he leaves.
    Smart would have been, let Freemsn and his concussion issues get a big contract elsewhere, sign Coleman long term and sign a solid ‘older’ back as his back up.
    But with Freeman as the #1, that ‘older’ back is going to need to be a bit younger, as he may carry the load 3-4 weeks.
    Hoping Coleman proves what many claim, that he is the better back.

  4. Still think he’s a top 10 RB in the League this year. But, I still think I made the fantasy trade of the year when I got JuJu Smith AND James Conner for Freeman last week…

  5. I love Freeman, guy is a beast. Hopefully he gets back healthy very soon. I was extremely excited the Arizona Cardinals drafted a dual-threat back who as a runner scouts have compared to Devonta Freeman though he is a much better receiver with his ability to double as a true WR & Route-Runner in early 4th round pick RB/WR Chase Edmonds. Edmonds has 4.47 40spd with elite quickness especially short-area quickness (6.79 3 cone/4.07 sec 20yd shuttle were fastest among back) w/ a lethal jump cut and is a very patient back as well. Edmonds also is a very good route runner, that short area quickness makes him hard to cover. Edmonds AVG’d 6 YPC in his first NFL Action. Paired up with arguably tbe best RB/WR in the NFL (David Johnson) Arizona will have one of the top run games in the NFL.

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