Falcons’ Devonta Freeman Won’t Request Trade

Despite talk of him being unhappy with his current contract, Falcons running back Devonta Freeman says he has no plans to seek a trade out of Atlanta, ESPN.com’s Vaughn McClure writes. Devonta Freeman

This is coming out of my mouth: I definitely know I’m going to be playing for the Atlanta Falcons,” Freeman said. “This is the team I want to play for. I’m almost 100 percent for sure business will be taken care of because we’re all in this thing to win and have success.”

During Super Bowl week, Freeman’s agent Kristin Campbell made waves by saying she wanted Freeman to be paid like an “elite” running back. The timing was not ideal, but GM Thomas Dimitroff said it wasn’t really a distraction for the team. Then, days ago, Kristin’s husband Luther Campbell (better known as Uncle Luke of 2 Live Crew fame) fired off a tweet that seemed to indicate a trade request could be coming down the pike. Now, Freeman has put such talk to rest.

Freeman is coming off his second consecutive regular season with 1,000+ rushing yards, 13+ all-purpose touchdowns, and upwards of 50 receptions. He racked up those numbers despite splitting carries with 2015 third-round pick Tevin Coleman.

Freeman’s contract is set to expire after the 2017 season. Barring an extension, he’ll carry a modest ~$1.92MM cap number before being eligible for free agency.

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5 comments on “Falcons’ Devonta Freeman Won’t Request Trade

  1. MVP20

    Maybe he shouldn’t have fumbled and they would have won lol

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    • BeanTownSports

      Or maybe picked up Hightower for that strip sack

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  2. Beantown

    Freeman didn’t fumble matt Ryan did freeman just blew his block on hightower which was a huge mistake for freeman

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    • SimplyAmazin91

      Didn’t he fumble earlier in the game?

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  3. If they let him go they wont make the playoffs without a replacement tevin Coleman has fumbleits

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