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Devonta Freeman's extension is a win for him and the Falcons

Freeman’s agent, Kristin Thompson, began publicly talking about an extension in the week leading up to the Super Bowl .

He had a lackluster rookie season under Mike Smith and was buried on the depth chart behind Steven Jackson and Jacquizz Rodgers.

The Pittsburgh Steelers failed to reach a long-term deal with Le’Veon Bell, who will make over $12 million under the franchise tag next season.

Bell will likely set the running back market in free agency next year, and he won’t be cheap.

Part of the reason Atlanta’s offense was able to dismantle opposing defenses last year is the threat of Freeman out of the backfield.


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