Apr 12, 2014; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles former running back Devonta Freeman (8) smiles as he models the new uniforms during the spring game at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Falcons agree to terms with fourth round pick Devonta Freeman

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The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to contract terms with running back and 2014 fourth round draft pick Devonta Freeman, according to a team release on Thursday.

Freeman was selected out of Florida State University as the 103rd overall pick in this year’s draft.

Terms of the agreement have not yet been disclosed.

The 5-foot-8, 205 pound Freeman was the first Florida State running back to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark since Warrick Dunn, and is only the sixth running back in school history to hit that mark.

Freeman’s 30 rushing touchdowns are tied for third in school history while his 2,255 career rushing yards are tied with Antone Smith, who also now plays for the Falcons, for the eighth most in FSU history.

This was an important signing, and (to be frank) a bargain pick for Atlanta, who are attempting to get their once-potent running game back on track. The Falcons feel that Freeman can not only become an excellent back coming off the bench, but also has the potential to eventually become a featured back in offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter’s system.

Freeman is the third of Atlanta’s draft picks to agree to a contract, following first round pick Jake Matthews and second round pick, Ra’Shede Hageman.


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