Most Likely Devonta Freeman Free Agent Destinations Following Release From Falcons

Zach Brunner
Devonta Freeman was cut from Atlanta a day after his birthday.
Devonta Freeman was cut from Atlanta a day after his birthday. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
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It was announced on Monday that the Atlanta Falcons would cut running back Devonta Freeman after six seasons with the team. The dual-threat running back has struggled staying healthy in recent seasons, failing to play a full season or run for 1,000 yards since 2016.

A change of scenery could end up being exactly what the doctor ordered for the 28-year-old running back. These are three possibly destinations for the new free agent.

3. Kansas City Chiefs

Super Bowl LIV - San Francisco 49ers v Kansas City Chiefs
Super Bowl LIV - San Francisco 49ers v Kansas City Chiefs / Focus On Sport/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs backfield took a step back from a talent perspective in 2019 after they released Kareem Hunt prior to the season, though they did put together a running back committee good enough to win a Super Bowl. However, even the NFL's best team can always find ways to improve. And bringing in a solid veteran like Freeman, especially if he comes at a fair price, could be a great addition to their committee. He is versatile enough to be plugged into the Chiefs' offense and would add depth to the Super Bowl champs backfield that dealt with some injuries last year.

2. Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins could use any and all available talent willing to come to Miami.
The Dolphins could use any and all available talent willing to come to Miami. / Mark Brown/Getty Images

Could Freeman be heading back to his hometown? Born in Miami, this pairing makes a lot of sense. The Dolphins have a need essentially everywhere, but they really need a running back, after trading away Kenyan Drake midseason. Freeman's veteran presence could also be useful on what is likely to be a young, inexperienced team.

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bruce Arians is searching for a capable starting running back.
Bruce Arians is searching for a capable starting running back. / Alika Jenner/Getty Images

Tampa Bay is clearly in win-now mode with the addition of Tom Brady, and they're going to want to surround him with as much talent as possible. Bringing in a veteran that can contribute immediately in Bruce Arians' system is a smart move. Adding a solid receiver in the backfield to go along with their crew of wide receivers and tight ends would make this a perfect group of skill position players to go with Brady, who has an affinity for throwing to his running backs.


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