Devonta Freeman Says A Number Of Teams Are Interested In Him

     

On Thursday, Buccaneers HC Bruce Arians said they would be interested in signing free-agent RB Devonta Freeman if he lowered his asking price. 

Arians mentioned that the Buccaneers don’t have an abundance of cap room to add the former Falcons running back. While previous reports of Tampa Bay having a contract offer on the table for Freeman were erroneous, Arians did confirm that there is interest from the Buccaneers. 

Freeman tweeted Friday that “a number of teams are interested” in him, but he isn’t looking to negotiate through the media. 

The Seahawks were reportedly offering Freeman a one-year contract worth up to $4 million with a base value of less than $3 million. Freeman declined Seattle’s offer and the Seahawks opted to give the deal to Carlos Hyde instead. The Eagles have also shown some interest in adding Freeman.

Freeman has left open the possibility of sitting out the 2020 season if his options don’t improve, but refuted rumors of retirement

Freeman, 28, 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 when he and the Falcons agreed to a five-year, $41.25 million extension that included $22 million guaranteed.

Freeman stood to make base salaries of $6.5 million and $6.3 million over the next two years of the agreement when the Falcons released him this offseason. 

In 2019, Freeman appeared in 14 games and rushed for 656 yards on 184 carries (3.6 YPC) and two touchdowns to go along with 59 receptions for 410 yards receiving and four touchdowns.

We have him included in our Top 100 Available 2020 Free Agents list.

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