No surprise here, but Falcons coach Dan Quinn says the team will not activate Devonta Freeman from IR this season (Twitter link via 92.9 The Game). Two weeks ago, the Falcons indicated that Freeman could potentially play again, but it makes little sense to play him now that they are completely cooked.
Freeman hardly saw the field in 2018 thanks to knee trouble early in the year and groin surgery later on. In his two games, Freeman had 14 carries for 68 yards and caught five passes for 23 yards.
The 26-year-old (27 in March) rarely battled injury issues through the early part of his career, as he played in 47-of-48 games between 2014 and 2016. Hopefully, he’ll be able to stay out of the trainer’s room when he returns in 2019.
Freeman is under contract through 2022 thanks to the five-year, $41.25MM extension he inked in August of 2017.
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