Falcons rule out RB Freeman, DT Jarrett
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Freeman, who returned to action in Week 5 after missing three games with a right knee injury, suffered a foot injury last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Quinn added that Freeman is also dealing with a sore groin.
Quinn expressed no concerns about Freeman’s long-term health despite the two-time Pro Bowler dealing with various injuries throughout his five-year career, including multiple concussions.
“I think I’d be more inclined to say sometimes you have a shot of bad luck,” Quinn said. “His knee feels really good. He’s explosive and strong. [The foot injury] has nothing to do with that. … More bummed for him than concerned. Bummed meaning injuries are a part of it whether you’re running back or guard or linebacker. But I’m hopeful that it turns fast.”
Quinn hopes the running game gets going even without Freeman. The Falcons rank 26th in the NFL with an average