Freeman agrees to extension

Andre Roberts first return as a Falcon was fantastic

Andre Roberts first return as a Falcon was fantastic

RB Devonta Freeman became the highest-paid running back in the National Football League, signing a five-year contract extension on Wednesday. The deal is worth $41.25M and includes a $15M signing bonus, agent Kristin Campbell said. In the same drive, which ultimately ended in a punt, Torgersen scrambled for 14- and 3-yard runs. With back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons in 2015 and 2016, Freeman became the first running back drafted by the Falcons to accomplish that feat since Jamal Anderson in 1996 and 1997.

"This is where I've always wanted to be", Freeman said in the statement. "I want to thank (owner) Mr. (Arthur) Blank, Thomas and coach (Dan) Quinn for all of their support".

Simms' high number of reps is not a great sign for Torgersen, who signed with the Falcons after going undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft. Devonta Freeman has a new contract.

Other contracts considered included: Tampa Bay's Doug Martin (five-year, $35.75 million, $15 million guaranteed), Houston's Lamar Miller (four years, $26 million, $14 million guaranteed) and Jacksonville's Chris Ivory (five years, $32 million, $10 million guaranteed). Koufos has only averaged over 20 minutes per game in one of his nine seasons in the league, averaging 6.6 points and 5.7 rebounds per game in his last season in Sacramento. He's also proven to be a receiving threat coming out of the backfield, catching 157 passes for 1,265 and six scores.

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