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ESPN’s Dianna Russini reported the Falcons are “confident” Freeman’s new deal will be done by the first week of training camp, which is set to begin on July 27 for veterans.
A fourth-round draft pick in 2013, Freeman is entering the final season of his rookie contract that will pay him $1.79 million, per Spotrac.
Freeman and the Falcons have reportedly been in negotiations for a new deal throughout the offseason. Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff told reporters on Feb. 7 the two sides were in a “good space” after a meeting with Freeman’s agents.
After the Falcons’ minicamp concluded on June 15, Freeman told D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he had the “feeling when you know something special is coming and you’re about to be blessed.”
The two-time Pro Bowler is an integral part of Atlanta’s explosive offense. Freeman has broken the 1,000-yard rushing barrier each of the last two seasons and has 127 receptions during that span.
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