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Coleman, Freeman out a minimum of two weeks

Prepare yourself for plenty of Terron Ward, because the Falcons top running back duo are not expected back soon.

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Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman are in such a heated battle for the starting running back position, that when one suffered a grade one hamstring, the other one suffered a grade one hamstring. It is a tight race.

ESPN's Vaughn McClure has more on the injuries.

This makes it unlikely that either play during Atlanta's first two preseason games, missing out on a chance to earn the starting spot against the Tennessee Titans and the New York Jets.

While this is disappointing news, it gives Terron Ward a shot to continue his impressive preseason and lock up a roster spot.

Best case scenario for both of the players, assuming no setbacks, would be the third (and most important) preseason game on August 29th.