Veteran NFL running back Devonta Freeman remains an unrestricted free agent after previously being released by the Atlanta Falcons earlier this offseason. Because Freeman has yet to find his next NFL home with the month of August now looming large, it appears as though the longtime Falcons rusher has kicking things into high gear en route to hiring well-known agent Drew Rosenhaus, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
With Rosenhaus now on board, Devonta Freeman is looking to strike a deal with any NFL franchise that will have him “in the immediate future” as training camp is right around the corner.
“We want to work out a deal in the immediate future, and we are open to any team,” Rosenhaus recently told Schefter. “He’s healty, he’s in shape, and I’m on a mission to have him give a team a lift in late July.”
The 28-year-old running back was originally selected by the aforementioned Falcons in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Florida State. Devonta Freeman then went on to spend the first six seasons of his professional playing career with the Falcons while serving as the team’s starter in the backfield for the majority of that same span.
Rushing for more than 1,000 yards as a result of two different seasons in Atlanta, Freeman’s single-season career-high rushing mark came in 2016-17 to the tune of 1,079 yards. It is also worth noting that Devonta Freeman scored 11 rushing touchdowns for the Falcons in both 2015-16 and 2016-17, the same two seasons that saw him eclipse the 1,000-yard rushing mark.
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