As of yesterday afternoon, the Falcons didn’t look like they would have Devonta Freeman on Sunday. While we probably won’t get final confirmation until tomorrow or even Sunday, we don’t expect him to suit up against the Buccaneers.
That’s because Freeman remains in the league’s concussion protocol, and both the league and the team have a vested interest in getting this one right and ensuring Freeman is as good as he possibly can be before putting him back on the field. He’s suffered two concussions in the last few months, and putting him back on the field too quickly could make an already bad situation worse.
Devonta Freeman is wearing a black "non contact" jersey at practice today as he remains in the concusssion protocol but is able to practice in a limited fashion— Kelsey Conway (@FalconsKelsey) November 23, 2017
Monitor Freeman’s status over the next few days, just in case he gets a surprise clearance to play, but expect Tevin Coleman to be the workhorse back once again versus Tampa Bay. He and Terron Ward shouldn’t have a ton of trouble racking up yardage in this one.