Falcons running back Devonta Freeman, who’s battling back from a hamstring injury suffered on Aug. 6, had his most active day in practice on Monday.
“That was encouraging for us,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “To see him go and move. We’ll take it to the next step (on Tuesday.)”
It’s not clear if the Falcons will try to get him some action in the final exhibition game against the Ravens at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Georgia Dome. They may elected to just sit Freeman and have him ready for the season-opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, Sept. 14 at the Georgia Dome.
“He caught it well out of the backfield,” Quinn said. “He ran it well today. Limited reps, but it was awesome to see him.”
Quinn was clearly excited when discussing Freeman.
“He is a guy who has juice,” Quinn said. “When you feel somebody on the field, he’s got that kind of explosion and ability. It was great to have him out there.”
Freeman, who appeared headed for the starting running back position, has not played during the exhibition season. Quinn clearly believes that Freeman can be a key cog in the offense, the story said, which has struggled to run the ball in the three exhibition games. We think there's a possibility of a three-headed attack here with rookie Tevin Coleman the main threat. Coleman is the hand-picked guy from the new staff and they usually win out in the end, but Freeman is the current RB1. Antone Smith will also be a factor.