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Falcons RB Devonta Freeman alludes to playing in Week 5

The Atlanta Falcons have struggled out of the gate through the first month of the season. They have lost three out of their first four games played.

However, the Falcons are set to get a major boost in the backfield with running back Devonta Freeman voicing on Wednesday that he feels ready to make his return to the field for Week 5 action against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.

 

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“I’m in-tune with my body and myself, so I know when I can be me,” Freeman told reporters Wednesday. “Just getting back out there when I’m comfortable enough. I think right now, I’m comfortable enough to get out there. I feel good, I feel explosive. I’m ready to run.”

Freeman has missed the last three straight games due to a right knee contusion that he suffered in the fourth quarter of the season opener. He posted just 36 rushing yards on six attempts along with three receptions for 14 receiving yards.

 

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In his absence, backup Tevin Coleman has stepped up in his spot providing consistent production out of the backfield. Through the first four games of the season, he has notched 210 rushing yards with a touchdown along with 10 receptions for 84 receiving yards and a touchdown. This includes a 100-yard rushing performance against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2.

Freeman looks to have a favorable matchup in front of him to get off on the right path against the Steelers defense that ranks 21st in the league against the run.

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