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5 things we learned from running back Devonta Freeman today


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FLOWERY BRANCH -- Falcons running back Devonta Freeman, a two-time Pro Bowler, plans to run with more authority next season.

Here are five things we learned from Freeman on Tuesday:

  1. MUSCLE: Devonta Freeman said he’s added about five pounds of muscle. He hope that allows him to break more tackles.
  2. ON SARK: He believes the new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is a “player’s coach” and noted that he’s not expecting any changes to the offense.
  3. SUPER BOWL HANGOVER: Freeman admitted that he’s still trying to get over the Super Bowl loss and his key missed block on New England linebacker Donte Hightower in the game.
  4. CONTRACT UPDATE: He’s said he’s on the same page with team and that Uncle Luther Campbell doesn’t work for him. More on this later form Jeff Schultz.
  5. DYNAMIC DUO: Freeman said he felt that himself and Tevin Coleman were the best running back duo in the NFL.

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D. Orlando Ledbetter is the Atlanta Falcons beat writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.