Report | Devonta Freeman unlikely to play against Seahawks

Nov 12, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) prepares for a game against the Dallas Cowboys at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is not likely to play next Monday night during his team’s game against the Seattle Seahawks due to a concussion, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Freeman is dealing with his second concussion of the season and Schefter adds that he may end up missing more than just one week.

The 25-year-old rushed for three yards on two carries before exiting the Falcons’ win over the Dallas Cowboys with the head injury on Sunday afternoon. Overall this season, Freeman has rushed for 515 yards and five touchdowns while also catching 19 passes for 137 yards. Freeman, who played his collegiate football at Florida State University, was originally selected by Atlanta in the fourth round (103rd pick overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

He played only scarcely during his rookie campaign, carrying the ball 65 times for 248 yards and one score while hauling in 30 receptions for 225 yards and another touchdown. However, the following season, Freeman broke out, racking up 1,056 yards and a league-leading 11 touchdowns on the ground. In addition, he snared 73 balls for 578 yards while reaching the end zone three times as a receiver en route to his first Pro Bowl appearance. Last year, the Miami native once again made a trip to the Pro Bowl after finishing with 1,079 rushing yards and 11 more scores. He also brought down 54 catches for 462 yards and two touchdowns.

The Falcons are coming off of a huge 27-7 victory over the Cowboys. Prior to the win, Atlanta had lost four of its previous five games. nMatt Ryan and company will take on the Seahawks next Monday at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

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