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Devonta Freeman anticipates contract extension

Devonta Freeman anticipates contract extension
Published On: Thu, Jun 15
Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) carries the ball past New England Patriots outside linebacker Elandon Roberts (52) in the fourth quarter during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eric Seals-USA TODAY Sports

Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is looking forward to signing a contract extension, preferable before training camp.

Its that feeling when you know something special is coming and youre about to be blessed, Freeman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution after minicamp concluded on Thursday. Its just an exciting moment in time for me right now.

Freeman is set to enter the final year of his rookie contract and make $1.8 million in 2017. His camp wants him to be paid like an elite running back. They made it known during the Super Bowl week and again during free agency.

The Falcons have made it a point, during general manager Thomas Dimitroffs regime, to extend players in the final year of their contracts in October or November like that did cornerback Robert Alford and right tackle Ryan Schraeder last season. So, Freeman would normally be up this October or November.

Freeman and Dimitroff dont see any murky contract negotiation clouds coming.

Im not rushing it and Im not impatient, Freeman said. Im just trying to make sure that my business is right as far as being in the best shape of my life. Being healthy, stronger, faster and being better at the same time.

Freeman, who was a fourth-round pick in 2014 out of Florida State, has put together back-to-back Pro Bowl seasons. He had 227 carries for 1,079 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns last season. He also caught 54 passes for 462 yards and two touchdowns.

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