Atlanta’s Freeman Encouraged By Progress With Injured Knee

Atlanta’s Freeman Encouraged By Progress With Injured Knee
Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman warms up before an NFL football wild-card playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — After struggling with a knee injury late last season, Devonta Freeman says he is on track to returning to the form that made him the NFL’s highest-paid running back.

Freeman missed two games for the Atlanta Falcons last season following his second concussion in four months. Then a sprained right knee cut into his production in the last few games of 2017. The injury helped to keep him from his third straight season with 1,000 yards rushing. It also helped to stop the Falcons’ bid for a return trip to the Super Bowl.

No offseason surgery was necessary, and Freeman said Wednesday his knee is feeling better. READ MORE>