Devonta Freeman harm replace: Falcons RB misses second observe | NFL


Devonta Freeman is in jeopardy of lacking his staff’s house opener.

The Falcons operating again was held out of form Thursday for the second straight day as he continues to nurse a knee harm.

Throughout his media handle, coach Dan Quinn mentioned the staff will have a greater thought of Freeman’s standing Friday.

“We’re going to let Free go the entire week and have a greater sense tomorrow of the place he’s at,” Quinn mentioned, by way of the Atlanta Journal-Structure. “We’ll see what it seems like tomorrow.”

Within the meantime, the Falcons are anticipating fellow rusher Tevin Coleman to hold the vast majority of the workload Sunday whereas Ito Smith additionally prepares to tackle a extra concerned position.

“We extremely regard (Coleman),” Quinn mentioned. “We’ve been down this highway earlier than, if it will get to that the place (Freeman can’t play), Tevin can actually deal with (the load). We’ve completed that the opposite manner the place Free’s needed to (play) when Tevin (couldn’t play). Clearly, we like them each collectively.”

Freeman suffered the harm when he was hit late in Atlanta’s loss to the Eagles final Thursday. He logged six carries for 36 dashing yards whereas including 14 receiving yards on three catches within the season-opening defeat.

The Falcons are slated to host the Panthers at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.

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