According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Falcons still consider Devonta Freeman their starter but believe Tevin Coleman is "just as talented."
Devonta Freeman (quad) was a full participant at Thursday's practice.
Devonta Freeman (quad) was limited at Wednesday's practice.
Falcons coach Dan Quinn said the team will continue to use both Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman.
Devonta Freeman managed 20 yards on 11 carries and caught 4-of-4 targets for 20 yards in the Falcons' Week 1 loss to Tampa Bay.
Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan said the team will "go with the guy who's hot" at running back this season.
Devonta Freeman rushed five times for eight yards in Thursday's preseason game, catching 2-of-3 targets for 10 yards.
The Falcons want to reduce Devonta Freeman's workload, and want Freeman and Tevin Coleman "competing."
Devonta Freeman rushed 24 times for 81 yards in the Falcons' Week 17 loss to the Saints, adding two catches for 18 yards and a touchdown.
Devonta Freeman (knee) remained limited in Thursday's practice.
Devonta Freeman (knee) was limited in Wednesday’s practice.
Devonta Freeman rushed 22 times for 73 yards and a touchdown and caught three of five targets for 17 yards in the Falcons' Week 16 win over the Panthers.
Devonta Freeman carried the ball 25 times for 56 yards and a touchdown and caught 7-of-10 targets for 45 yards Week 15 against the Jaguars.
Devonta Freeman rushed 12 times for 40 yards in the Falcons' Week 14 loss to the Panthers, adding three receptions for 22 additional yards.