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).
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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