Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (Concussion) Could Be Facing Multi-Game Absence

Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen are reporting that Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is unlikely to play next Monday against the Seahawks after suffering his second concussion of the season.

According to Schefter, it would not be surprising to see this end up being a multi-game absence for Freeman.

Freeman left Sunday’s game against the Cowboys after taking a big hit from LB Anthony Hitchens during the first quarter and was ruled out soon after.

Atlanta will move forward with Tevin Coleman and Terron Ward, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see them add another running back in the coming days.

Freeman, 25, is a former fourth-round pick of the Falcons back in 2014. He was in the final year of his four-year, $2.7 million contract and set to make a base salary of $1.838 million for the 2017 season when he and the Falcons agreed to a five-year, $41.25 million extension that included $22 million guaranteed this past August.

In 2017, Freeman has appeared in nine games and rushed for 515 yards on 116 carries (4.4 YPC) to go along with 19 receptions for 137 yards receiving and five touchdowns.

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