Devonta Freeman, Agent Part Ways

Devonta Freeman is without a team and without an agent. Agent Kristin Campbell has informed the running back that she’s terminating their business relationship, according to NFL.com’s Michael Silver (on Twitter).

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Campbell’s decision comes in the midst of Freeman’s protracted free agency stint. Earlier this year, Freeman turned down a one-year, $3MM offer from the Seahawks. We can’t say for sure, but it’s possible that Campbell wanted Freeman to take that deal.

It’s not clear what the longtime Falcons star is looking for. The Seahawks would have presented Freeman an opportunity to reclaim his status as one of the league’s better backs while playing in a talent-laden offense. Freeman’s last deal was set to pay him about $8MM this year; there’s no chance that he’ll hit that number in base pay.

The Buccaneers and Eagles profile as logical landing spots for Freeman, but we haven’t heard much on either front lately. The Bucs are currently set to enter the year with Ronald Jones as their top back with a pair of rookies – Ke’Shawn Vaughn and Raymond Calais – as his primary backups. The Eagles have a young group led by Miles Sanders and Boston Scott, and a veteran like Freeman could help them round out the backfield.

There’s no way he’ll come close to that salary in base pay, but it stands to reason that he could find middle ground with the Bucs. The Bucs have upgraded much of their roster around Tom Brady, but RB remains a problem area. As of this writing, they’re set to roll out the promising yet inconsistent Ronald Jones as their top rusher with support from rookies.

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  1. Ironman_4life

    OFFICIAL REDSKINS TO CHANGE NAME COMMENT SECTION
    1) Why not let fans vote to show whoebers offended that millions are fine with redskins
    2) What will be said when they’re 70,000 people in the stadium wearing Washington Redskins gear
    3) Will “Redskins “ former players still be considered former Redskins.
    Im curious because ive asked some Yokuts what they think and they dont give a crap about football and the few that do are Redskins fans.

    • All American Johnsonville Dogs

      1. They don’t care what you think. Only what they think, feel, and deem inappropriate. They don’t care about the native americans who support it only those who oppose it.

      2. They’ll be called racist and other names and they’ll demand that gear be banned like nascar banned the confederate flag. I’m surprised they haven’t tried to stop indian fans from wearing chief wahoo gear.

      3. Yes they’ll still be considered former redskins. Much like Eddie George on pro football reference is considered a former oiler.

      • Ironman_4life

        What if a Native American wears a Redskins hat and jersey to the game?

    • wagner13

      I’m not really offended by the name personally, but I can see how it might be deemed racist. The term “redskin” harks back to segregation by ethnicity and honestly isn’t really honoring Native Americans.

      It makes sense to change the name, as Washington was set to lose tons of revenue stemming from financial sponsors if they remained stubborn. Besides, is Redskin really all that great of a team name anyway? I feel as though they could come up with something much more creative and innovative if they out their minds to it.

      I don’t mean to upset anyone with this post. I’m just trying to look at the situation from a different perspective. Please don’t begin a vicious and hate-filled political debate. I’m looking for a discussion, not an argument

      • Ironman_4life

        How come when i go to casino on the reservation, theres many Redskins, Braves, Indians attire?

        • wagner13

          I don’t believe the logo or mascot itself is the issue. I think by associating the term “redskin” with a Native American is implying that all natives have red-colored skin, which is an ignorant generalization.

          If the Redskins were to be renamed the “Natives” and retain the same logo, I think that would make more sense. For the record, I have no problem with the Braves or Indians team names.

          Furthermore, just because some fans of indian heritage don’t have a problem with the name doesn’t mean everyone is content with the status quo. Once again, that would be a broad generalization

    • washington_bonercats

      I love that you’re so upset about not being able to whine about the name changing you came here to spread your dumbass thoughts. It has been a rough year to be an old white racist ass lol.

      • Ironman_4life

        I’m really sorry you’re offended I thought this was a comment section.

        • ChiTownFanTilDeath

          It’s a article about Freeman and his agent. You choose to start “comments” about a different topic. Washington Bonercats has a point.

  2. wagner13

    I don’t blame his agent one bit for terminating their relationship. I’d grow frustrated too if my client couldn’t recognize his market value and stubbornly refused to objectively evaluate his worth. He’ll be out of the league before he’s making excess of $5 million/year

    • Ak185

      Certainly, that’s true, but it’s not like Freeman is Antonio Brown here either. Plenty of players think that they’re worth more than teams want to pay. It seems a bit strange to me that she would cut the cord after one proposed deal and a few months. Maybe Freeman is difficult to work with, or maybe the agent is. Who knows.

  3. bradthebluefish
    bradthebluefish

    Bucs would love him. Patriots might too considering the Newton/McCathery pair.

    • wagner13

      I’m not sure New England needs him with their surplus of runningbacks. Michel is your traditional powerback, while White can catch passes out of the backfield and Burkhead is a bit of a jack of all trades. Don’t forget about Harris either. I’m not sure where Freeman would fit in, especially if he’s looking for a starting role

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