Devonta Freeman has hired Drew Rosenhaus as his new agent, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Freeman’s free agency has dragged, but Rosenhaus seems to think that the running back will sign in time for training camp.
“We want to work out a deal in the immediate future, and we are open to any team,” Rosenhaus said. “He’s healthy, he’s in shape, and I’m on a mission to have him give a team a lift in late July.”
Freeman was dropped by his former rep, Kristin Campbell, earlier this month. Reading between the lines, it’s possible that Campbell wanted the veteran to take the one-year, $3MM offer he received from the Seahawks. Freeman said no, believing that he could land something better.
At this point, the longtime Falcons star will probably have to ease his expectations. Freeman’s last deal was set to pay him about $8MM in 2020 before the Falcons released him. It’s hard to imagine him doing much better than $3MM in base comp at this stage of the offseason, especially in this economic climate.
The Buccaneers could be one landing spot for Freeman, if they want to solidify their group behind Ronald Jones. The Eagles – who have young talent in Miles Sanders and Boston Scott – could also give him a look. We haven’t heard much on either front lately, however.
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