Falcons RB Freeman 'unlikely to play' Monday after another concussion

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman out with a concussion

Freeman also suffered a concussion during the preseason, but he did not miss any games.

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is unlikely to play next Monday night at Seattle against the Seahawks after suffering his second concussion this season, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen.

Devonta Freeman was hit hard by Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens on a 2-yard run with 1:20 remaining in the first quarter.

The Falcons played the Carolina Panthers in Week 9, and Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis immediately suggested Freeman's concussion on Sunday was not a new injury via a since-deleted tweet.

Unfortunately, Freeman is all too familiar with concussion protocol.

In his absence, the Falcons will likely heavily lean on backup Tevin Coleman to carry the starting duties in the running game.

Coleman rushed for 83 yards and a touchdown in Freeman's stead against the Cowboys. He was concussed in our game last week and should've been taken out.

Freeman leads the Falcons in rushing with 515 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns on 116 carries.

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