Devonta Freeman scores, but Falcons blow another late lead

Curtis Compton

Though the Falcons lost their pre-season opener to the Miami Dolphins 23-20, many players showed up early in the organization's improvements on both sides of the ball. He also said having his number called in those kinds of situations means a lot to him. "Whenever you get this first (exhibition) game, ".

Freeman will make just under $1.8 million is in the final year of a rookie contract he signed as a fourth-round draft pick out of Florida State. The deal made him the highest-paid running back in the National Football League, with an average salary. "He's one of the guys who are really important on this team, and I think the organization showed that commitment back".

There was plenty of action, including a ridiculous 99-yard touchdown pass from Miami Dolphins quarterback David Fales to wide receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow. Of course, they have a new offensive coordinator (Steve Sarkisian), but Freeman and most of the same parts from last year's Super Bowl team (though wide receiver Julio Jones didn't play).

The Atlanta Falcons and running back Devonta Freeman agreed on a five-year, $41.25 million contract on Wednesday.

Freeman and Coleman are one of the league's top 1-2 threats at running back. "The reason I'm saying that is it isn't something that got sideways". We all do things that may look better than the other ones. "I feel extremely blessed, but the work and grind are just beginning".

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