"We are very pleased that we were able to get this extension done", general manager Thomas Dimitroff said.
The NFL's highest-paid running back proceeded to cap off Atlanta's initial drive with a 10-yard catch-and-run from reigning NFL MVP Matt Ryan. $22M is guaranteed. In terms of average per year, Freeman's $8.25 average would exceed any current running back...
"First, I just think that every running back in the National Football League is good, they're great", Freeman said.
"He thought he was going to score on one of the runs, and I think (Ndamukong) Suh had a pretty good hold of him, but he thought he had a chance for it, so we were going to see what kind of celebration was going to come from it", Quinn said. "You know I just feel like we all do things differently - that's we're in the league, that's why we're starters, and stuff like that".
Stringfellow is a Rancho Verde alum who chose to skip his senior season at Ole Miss to enter the 2017 NFL Draft.
The Falcons can now continue the blend of Freeman and Tevin Coleman at running back. Ward finished with 48 yards on 11 carries.
Freeman will make just under $1.8 million is in the final year of a rookie contract he signed as a fourth-round draft pick out of Florida State. He'll may this season for the franchise tag of $12.12 million.
The running back market was lowered this offseason by the following deals: New Orleans' Adrian Peterson (two years, $7 million), Denver's Jamaal Charles (one-year, $1 million), Oakland's Marshawn Lynch (two-year, $16.5 million) and Seattle's Eddie Lacy (one-year, $5.5 million).
The former staff used him as a third-down pass receiving back in 2014. McAllister's prime spanned from 2002-2006, where he rushed for over 1,000 yards in four out of five seasons.