Arthur Blank: Devonta Freeman Could Leave The Falcons


After a rookie campaign for oblivion, Devonta Freeman looked like a real wrecker in the Falcons' backfield. However, after 2016 (when they fell to the Patriots in the Super Bowl), the ball carrier’s level has started to drop and such performance could cause him to exit Atlanta.This Friday Arthur Blank, owner of the team, confirmed the reports that emerged throughout the week and He said the Florida state graduate is unlikely to return to the Mercedes-Benz stadium by 2020.

" I love it. But it has nothing to do with love. This concerns the constitution of a list. The salary cap is not unlimited. It seems, but it is not. The investments we made (which were very, very important with a wide variety of players on both sides of the ball), were significant. So the staff, the coach and [el presidente del club] Rich McKay will take care of everything and make sure they make the investments in the right areas, "said Blank.

For the next campaign, Freeman's contract is expected to have a $ 9.5 million impact on the Falcons' salary cap. In the event of a power outage, the equipment would save 3.5 billion dollars, but that would further affect $ 6 million in Atlanta.

Negotiate contracts

Freeman’s departure from the team is consistent considering that for the approaching free agency, The Falcons will have 23 teams in the player market and must keep their key pieces.

Among the important agents of Atlanta is the TE Austin Hooper, DE Vic Beasley and Adrian Clayborn, S J.J. Wilcox and LB De’Vondre Campbell.


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