but will be held out of the Falcons' final preseason game this Thursday against Jacksonville to ensure he's healthy by the start of the regular season.,Freeman returned to practice Monday
"I felt good. I felt a little looser" he said.
but sat out during team drills.,Freeman is in the last stage of concussion protocol and was able to participate in individual non-contact drills and walk-throughs on Monday
he won't play against the Jaguars.,Even if he's cleared to return
The Falcons haven't been in any rush to get Freeman back on the field during the preseason since he left practice Aug. 13 with concussion symptoms . He feels he'll be ready for the regular season opener in Chicago on Sept. 10.
twist a little bit. I'm a professional; I know how to handle that.", you know your body, you know what it takes,"I'm going into my fourth year in the NFL," Freeman said. "I need to get back out there and start running, maybe get some contact
Freeman missed the Falcons' last two games while following concussion protocol. The injury came after he signed a five-year, $41.25 million extension with the Falcons,<strong>Womens Tyus Bowser Jersey</strong>,making him the league's highest paid running back.
Freeman would likely not have played much Thursday even without the concussion. The game usually features mostly rookies and other bubble players fighting for final roster spots.,<strong>Authentic Chris Wormley Jersey</strong>,Though he'll miss his third consecutive preseason game
Sitting out has given Freeman the chance to help those players.
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Freeman was on the sidelines on Saturday during the Falcons' 24-14 loss to the Cardinals.
he said. "It made me realize how blessed I am. ... It was definitely a reality check for me. I just took it all in.",<strong>Authentic Tim Williams Jersey</strong>,"Mentally is helped me out lot" to be on the sidelines not playing