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Falcons RB Devonta Freeman ruled out vs. Cowboys with concussion

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman ruled out vs. Cowboys with concussion

Atlanta Falcons star running back Devonta Freeman was ruled out of Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys due to a concussion, per Kelsey Conway of the team's official site. The team initially ruled him questionable to return, but he would eventually be ruled out with a concussion.

Freeman exited in the first quarter after taking a hit from Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens.

What does this mean for the Falcons? Running back Tevin Coleman replaced Freeman in the backfield.

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Freeman has five touchdowns on the ground this season, though he hasn't hit paydirt as a runner since back in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills. He finished with three yards on two carries.

The Falcons had meant to get both Freeman and Tevin Coleman more involved in the running game.

Coming into the game, Freeman, 25, had rushed for 512 yards and five touchdowns and caught 19 passes for 132 yards.


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