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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:16:11 -0700
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) injured his hamstring Monday, July 28, which is why he wasn't practicing Tuesday, July 29. Head coach Mike Smith said Jackson will be ready for the team's first game.
Fantasy Tip: This is not what you want to see from an aging running back entering his age-31 season. Jacquizz Rodgers and Devonta Freeman could have heavy workloads if S-Jax continues to be bugged by nagging injuries all year long.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:46:12 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman will begin his NFL career by trying to replace RB Jason Snelling (retired) as a do-all backup. Snelling played tailback, fullback and even returned kickoffs last year. Freeman's first task is to learn the system and then find a spot to carve out a role behind trusted veteran RBs Steven Jackson, Jacquizz Rodgers and Antone Smith.
Fantasy Tip: Freeman is a trendy fantasy pick because of Jackson's durability issues, but he probably won't be anything more than one piece of a tandem approach if the Falcons need to replace S-Jax for any lengthy period of time. Temper your expectations.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:35:52 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman will be groomed into the team's three-down back of the future, and he might battle RB Steven Jackson for playing time this year if he continues to look good. The battle for the third running back will be between RBs Antone Smith and Jacquizz Rodgers.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:28:36 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson, who is entering his age-31 season and likely only has one good season left in him, could find himself with less playing time if he is slowed by nagging injuries in 2014. Until then, though, Jackson is considered the team's starter.
Fantasy Tip: Jackson dealt with some nagging injuries last year, and by the end of the season, he looked just plain old and lacked explosiveness at the line. Don't be surprised to see Devonta Freeman handle more of the work as the season progresses, with S-Jax handling goal-line duties. If you own Jackson, Freeman is a necessary handcuff.
Thu, 22 May 2014 16:56:50 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with fourth-round draft choice RB Devonta Freeman. Terms of the contract were not disclosed but all contracts signed by draft picks are four-year deals, according to NFL rules.
Sun, 11 May 2014 17:35:10 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is expected to push for playing time behind RB Steven Jackson.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:47:02 -0700
Florida State RB Devonta Freeman will with the Minnesota Vikings Thursday, April 17, according to a league source.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:37:54 -0700
The Miami Dolphins are scheduled to visit with Florida State RB Devonta Freeman Friday, April 11.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:34:40 -0700
The New England Patriots have visited with Florida State RB Devonta Freeman.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:34:15 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons have visited with Florida State RB Devonta Freeman.
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