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Devonta Freeman | Running Back | #24

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/15/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 206
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 4 (103) / ATL
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Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Devonta Freeman is in the concussion protocol.
Quinn already ruled him out for the second preseason game. Freeman left Sunday's practice with what was reported as a heat issue, but it looks like he suffered a head injury. The Falcons will certainly take it slow, but he should be ready for Week 1. Aug 14 - 11:51 AM

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Falcons signed RB Devonta Freeman to a five-year, $41.25 million extension through 2022.

The deal contains $22 million guaranteed, including a $15 million signing bonus. He's now the highest-paid running back on a multi-year deal. (Le'Veon Bell will make over $12 million this year on the franchise tag.) Freeman and the Falcons reportedly hit a bit of a snag in talks recently, but they quickly hashed them out to keep Freeman in Atlanta through his age-30 season. Freeman was fantasy's overall RB6 last season after being RB1 the previous year. He remains the clear-cut lead dog in Atlanta, with Tevin Coleman as an electric No. 2.
Aug 9 - 9:30 AM

Matt Ryan said Devonta Freeman's and Tevin Coleman's receiving ability is "critical" for the offense.

The duo combined for 85 catches for 883 yards last season, and it does not sound like new OC Steve Sarkisian plans to scale back their role in the passing game. "I think first and foremost we have two really electric tailbacks," Sarkisian said, "and they are bad matchups on defenses." Even with the receiving work, Freeman may be slightly overvalued at the end of the first round, but Coleman is a fine upside pick in the middle rounds.
Source: ESPN
Jul 31 - 11:29 AM

NFL Network's Mike Silver reports the Falcons are negotiating a five-year extension with Devonta Freeman that would make Freeman "one of the NFL's highest-paid backs."

Freeman took out a $50,000 insurance policy on himself which would pay him $10 million should the Falcons and Freeman not strike a long-term deal and Freeman suffer a severe 2017 injury. Freeman is owed just $1.8 million this year and turned 25 in the offseason. LeSean McCoy currently has the NFL's richest multi-year running back deal at $40 million over five years.
Jul 28 - 3:20 PM

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports contract talks with Devonta Freeman may have "hit a snag."

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff was hoping to have a something done with Freeman before the start of training camp. Talks "aren't going as smoothly as anticipated" after his agent reportedly left Atlanta without a deal. Freeman is still fully expected to be extended, but it may not come until closer to the regular season.
Jul 26 - 7:17 PM

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said he would like to have a deal done with walk-year RB Devonta Freeman by Thursday.

The Falcons' first practice of training camp is on Thursday. Dimitroff is not certain he will be able to reach that goal, but it is at least clear the two sides are working toward an extension. Earlier this summer, owner Arthur Blank said he is "confident" the two sides will be able to work something out. It seems like just a matter of time.
Jul 24 - 11:12 AM

Speaking in a Monday radio interview, Falcons owner Arthur Blank confirmed the team is "confident" it will reach a long-term extension with contract-year RB Devonta Freeman.

ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini reported so last week. Now the Falcons are putting their name to it. There's strong mutual desire for a new deal. It should be finalized around the start of camp.
Jun 26 - 3:27 PM

ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini reports the Falcons are "confident" of striking an extension with contract-year RB Devonta Freeman by the first week of training camp.

Freeman expressed a similar sentiment last week. It's clearly a priority for both sides. One of the league's most versatile backs, Freeman has earned a big payday after back-to-back huge years.
Jun 20 - 1:17 PM

Contract-year RB Devonta Freeman is optimistic about getting an extension done.

Freeman said "things look good" after speaking with GM Thomas Dimitroff. The Falcons haven’t been in a rush to extend Freeman, but talks should start to heat up before camp. Freeman is pushing for Doug Martin money ($7M annually).
Source: NFL.com
Jun 16 - 7:32 PM

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said he is "confident" the organization will work out a long-term extension with walk-year RB Devonta Freeman.

"Like I've said before, we want him here and he's a very important part of our organization," Dimitroff said on SiriusXM's Schein on Sports. "We're ready in the relatively near future to have some discussions with their representation." Freeman recently told ESPN's Josina Anderson he wants "elite" running back money, but that apparently has not discouraged the general manager. Dimitroff previously identified training camp as the likely timeframe for a deal to be struck.
May 20 - 10:10 AM

Devonta Freeman told ESPN's Josina Anderson that he wants "elite" running back money on a contract extension.

"I want to be the best," Freeman said. "I want to be elite paid. Whatever that is, that's where I want to be -- straight up." It's unclear what elite running back money is these days, but Le'Veon Bell is currently the highest paid at over $12 million on the franchise tag. LeSean McCoy and Doug Martin are Nos. 2 and 3 at $8.01 million and $7.15 million, respectively. That's likely the area Freeman wants to get to, though Lamar Miller's $6.5 million might make more sense. Freeman is hoping to land an extension this summer.
May 17 - 12:45 PM

Walk-year RB Devonta Freeman said he cannot ever see himself holding out.

"I'm a player," Freeman said. Entering the final year of his rookie deal, Freeman has been clear about his desire for an extension, but he said he and the front office are on the same page. GM Thomas Dimitroff has said he expects an extension to be worked out around training camp. Freeman is scheduled to make $1.797 million this season.
May 16 - 12:38 PM

Walk-year RB Devonta Freeman told Sporting News' Alex Marvez he will not skip any of the Falcons' offseason program.

"I’m doing everything," Freeman said. "I love these guys. I love football." Freeman made noise about his contract before the Super Bowl, but it does not seem like the two sides are worried about working out a deal. GM Thomas Dimitroff recently said he expects an extension to be worked out around training camp. Freeman is set to earn $1.84 million in the final year of his deal.
Apr 13 - 9:47 AM

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff expects to sign walk-year RB Devonta Freeman to an extension around training camp.

Set to earn $1.84 million in the final year of his rookie deal, Freeman made it very clear at the Super Bowl he is looking for a new contract, and Dimitroff is "confident" the two sides will get something done. "When you look at our history, we address these situations going into training camp," Dimitroff said. "I’m throwing that out there as a general timeline." With Desmond Trufant's deal now done, Freeman should be the next order of business.
Apr 8 - 10:26 AM

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said the team will not extend walk-year RB Devonta Freeman during free agency.

He added reports the Falcons were looking to move Freeman were "ridiculous." It makes sense for Atlanta to wait until free agency dies down to talk numbers, but Freeman made it very clear before the Super Bowl he is looking for a new deal. It is possible he decides to skip some offseason activities if the Falcons do not show a real intent to work on an extension. Freeman is scheduled to make $1.838 million in the final year of his rookie deal.
Mar 13 - 9:41 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matt Ryan
2Matt Schaub
3Matt Simms
4Alek Torgersen
RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3Terron Ward
4Jhurell Pressley
5Brian Hill
6B.J. Daniels
GLB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
FB1Derrick Coleman
2Tyler Renew
WR11Julio Jones
2Taylor Gabriel
3Andre Roberts
4Marvin Hall
5Deante Burton
WR21Mohamed Sanu
2Justin Hardy
3Nick Williams
4Anthony Dable
5Josh Magee
WR31Taylor Gabriel
TE1Austin Hooper
2Levine Toilolo
3Josh Perkins
4Eric Saubert
5Alex Gray
LT1Jake Matthews
2Kevin Graf
3Wil Freeman
4Larson Graham
LG1Andy Levitre
2Travis Averill
3Marquis Lucas
C1Alex Mack
2Ben Garland
3Cornelius Edison
RG1Wes Schweitzer
2Sean Harlow
RT1Ryan Schraeder
2Andreas Knappe
3Daniel Brunskill
K1Matt Bryant
2Mike Meyer