Although Freeman will only be the second highest-paid back when Bell signs, he's likely more than happy with his new deal, which will give him a substantial raise.
Since being selected by the Falcons during the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft , Freeman has been a weapon for the team.
The dual threat has also been one of Matt Ryan 's favorite targets out of the backfield catching 157 passes for 1,265 and six touchdowns over the past three years.
Freeman played a pivotal part in the Falcons' run to the Super Bowl in 2016, rushing for 1,079 yards and 11 touchdowns.
John Breech has been at CBS Sports since July 2011 and currently spends most of his time writing about the NFL.
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