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Falcons | Devonta Freeman's role to vary?

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - D. Orlando Ledbetter

Falcons | Devonta Freeman could push Steven Jackson for PT

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Vaughn McClure

Falcons | Steven Jackson may have short leash

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Vaughn McClure

Falcons | Devonta Freeman agrees to terms

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.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman expected to push for time

Sun, 11 May 2014 17:35:10 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is expected to push for playing time behind RB Steven Jackson.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - D. Orlando Ledbetter

Vikings | Will host Devonta Freeman

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NationalFootballPost.com - Aaron Wilson

Dolphins | Devonta Freeman to visit

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:37:54 -0700

The Miami Dolphins are scheduled to visit with Florida State RB Devonta Freeman Friday, April 11.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Omar Kelly

Patriots | Devonta Freeman visited

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:34:40 -0700

The New England Patriots have visited with Florida State RB Devonta Freeman.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman visited

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:34:15 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons have visited with Florida State RB Devonta Freeman.

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NFL | Devonta Freeman runs the 40

Sun, 23 Feb 2014 13:54:57 -0800

Florida State RB Devonta Freeman ran an official time of 4.58 seconds in the 40-yard dash Sunday, Feb. 23.

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NFL | 33 tailbacks invited to Combine

Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:46:35 -0800

Western Kentucky RB Antonio Andrews, Kent State RB Dri Archer, Notre Dame RB George Atkinson III, Colorado State RB Kapri Bibbs, LSU RB Alfred Blue, Arizona RB Ka'Deem Carey, UNLV RB Tom Cornett, Alabama State RB Isaiah Crowell, Sam Houston State RB Timothy Flanders, Toledo RB David Fluellen, Florida State RB Devonta Freeman, Stanford RB Tyler Gaffney, Arizona State RB Marion Grice, LSU RB Jeremy Hill, Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde, UCF RB Storm Johnson, Missouri RB Henry Josey, Auburn RB Tre Mason, Georgia Southern RB Jerick McKinnon, San Diego State RB Adam Muema, Mississippi State RB LaDarius Perkins, USC RB Silas Redd, Washington RB Bishop Sankey, Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk, West Virginia RB Charles Sims, Syracuse RB Jerome Smith, Coastal Carolina RB Lorenzo Taliaferro, Oregon RB De'Anthony Thomas, Towson RB Terrance West, Wisconsin RB James White, Florida State RB James Wilder Jr., Boston College RB Andre Williams and Oklahoma RB Damien Williams have been invited to the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine.

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