Falcons running back Devonta Freeman, who missed most of last season, is a full-go for training camp, coach Dan Quinn said Saturday.
“Yep,” Quinn said when asked if Freeman would be ready for training camp, which is set to start in mid-July.
Freeman, who battled knee and groin injuries, played sparingly last season.
“We can’t wait to get Free back,” Quinn said. “He’s having such an awesome offseason. His energy, his juice, like him being around the team, you feel what he brings.
“So, it’s been awesome having him as part of the offseason program again. When you get to see the team out here this spring, I think you’ll feel the energy at running back certainly with Free leading the way.”
Freeman played in the opener and suffered what was reported as a knee bruise against the Eagles last season. He missed the next three games before playing against the Steelers. He rushed eight times for 32 yards, but didn’t look explosive on a 20-yard run after he got in the open field.