Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Devonta Freeman (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay. Tevin Coleman will start at running back for the second straight week with Terron Ward as the backup. https://t.co/l73r9Dgse1— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) November 24, 2017
Freeman has missed most of the last two games due to a concussion suffered early in the game against the Dallas Cowboys. Tevin Coleman and Terron Ward have played well in his absence, but this offense is clearly better when Devonta is a part of the mix. He did begin practicing this week, so there’s a shot he’ll be back very soon.
Additionally, rookie linebacker Duke Riley will return after missing several weeks. Players like Sean Weatherspoon and Kemal Ishmael have filled his role in recent weeks and have played relatively well in his absence. It will be interesting to see how many snaps the rookie will get, given his struggles earlier in the season.
Dan Quinn also ruled out Ty Sambrailo (hamstring). Would mean Austin Pasztor likely the backup tackle.— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) November 24, 2017
Finally, backup tackle Ty Sambrailo has also been ruled it with a hamstring injury. Austin Pasztor will be the likely backup tackle in his place.
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