Falcons RB Devonta Freeman out with a concussion

Aubrey Yates
November 13, 2017

Coleman received the bulk of the backfield touches on Sunday with Devonta Freeman ruled out in the first quarter with a concussion.

Falcons running back Devonta Freeman will not return to the Falcons' game against the Cowboys as he participates in the league's concussion protocol.

Freeman rushed for three yards on two carries before taking a shot from Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens and exiting the game.

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Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was intercepted on the very next play as the Cowboys held a 7-3 lead.

The Atlanta Falcons are without their No. 1 running back. Tevin Coleman has proven to be a great back in his own right, and should be a sigh of relief as a backup option for however long Freeman is out.

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. Coleman added 1 catch for 5 yards and could be in line for a big Week 11 if Freeman cannot play next week.

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