Devonta Freeman will open training camp as the Falcons' first-team back, ahead of third-round pick Tevin Coleman.
ESPN’s Vaughn McClure reports Devonta Freeman "has the edge" to start over rookie Tevin Coleman.
Coach Dan Quinn said Devonta Freeman will be "featured in a lot of different ways," including as a receiving option.
Devonta Freeman opened minicamp as the Falcons' first-string tailback.
Devonta Freeman opened Falcons OTAs as the first-string tailback.
ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure believes Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman will see "equal reps" in a two-back system.
Devonta Freeman is expecting the Falcons to use a multi-back system this season.
When asked if Devonta Freeman was ready to become the Falcons' feature back, GM Thomas Dimitroff said, "no question."
New coach Dan Quinn said Devonta Freeman is "tailor-made" for Falcons' scheme.
Falcons GM Thomas believes Devonta Freeman can be the team's feature back.
New OC Kyle Shanahan said he "loved" RB Devonta Freeman when evaluating him as an NFL prospect last year.
Devonta Freeman rushed six times for 13 yards in the Falcons' Week 17 loss to the Panthers, adding two catches for three yards.
The Atlanta Journal-Sentinel expects Jacquizz Rodgers -- not Devonta Freeman -- to handle the "bulk of the carries" in Week 17 against the Panthers.
Devonta Freeman rushed five times for 36 yards and a touchdown Week 16 against the Saints, adding 3 catches for 48 yards.