Devonta Freeman made it clear on Monday that he does not intend to retire from the NFL.
The 28-year-old free agent, who spent six seasons with the Falcons, sent out a since-deleted tweet on the matter in response to a report from NFL Network indicating he might step away from football.
“I got 10 more years in me,” Freeman wrote. “Kill that fake retirement s—! & Btw F all y’all!!”
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Freeman was a monster producer for the Falcons in 2015 and 2016 before injuries and a decline in play cut into his market value. He ran for 1,079 yards and added 462 yards through the air in 2016. Since then, he’s averaged just 4 yards per carry.
While it might be unlikely for Freeman to withstand another decade in the league, he’s likely an appealing option to add to a backfield rotation given his pass-catching skills.
That said, money might be sparse relative to what he’s looking for. A one-year deal for less than $ 5 million could be what he’s looking at.
The Falcons released Freeman in March and acquired Todd Gurley to be his replacement.