Falcons’ Devonta Freeman likely out for Week 11 vs. Seahawks
However, it came at a cost with Pro Bowl running back Devonta Freeman suffering his second concussion of the season that will likely force him to miss the Week 11 action against the Seattle Seahawks, according to ESPN.
Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is unlikely to play next Monday night at Seattle against the Seahawks after suffering his second concussion this season, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen.
The fact that it’s his second concussion of the season that could make it foreseeably more difficult for him to get back in practice in time for Sunday’s tilt against Seattle. On top of that, the increased attention toward player safety only further complicates the situation for Freeman.
In his absence, the Falcons will likely heavily lean on backup Tevin Coleman to carry the starting duties in the running game. The 24-year-old put up a strong performance with Freeman out of the mix rushing for 83 yards on 20 carries with a touchdown in a win over the Cowboys.
Coleman will have a tough challenge against the Seahawks, who hold the 10th best defense against the run and have forced five fumbles this season.