Dan Quinn: Devonta Freeman off to a good start in concussion protocol

BY foxsports • November 24, 2015

As you can imagine, two of the biggest talking points surrounding the Atlanta Falcons currently include their tough losing streak, and the health of second-year running back Devonta Freeman.

Freeman, who has quickly proven to be one of the best running backs in the NFL, suffered a concussion in Week 11 and is in the process of going through the concussion protocol.

Fortunately, as Vaughn McClure of ESPN reported, head coach Dan Quinn said things are going well in the early stages.

"He was diagnosed with a concussion and he'll go back through the concussion protocol this week,'' Quinn told ESPN of Freeman. "I really don't have a lot to go on other than the fact that he's off to a good start with that. He's a competitor that we rely on for all sorts of things; run game, pass game. We've seen the player that he is. Let's not talk less or more. He's a real factor.''

It definitely seems as though Quinn isn't going to lock in Freeman as a full-go for Week 12, but the news that he's doing well is big. The Falcons need their offensive playmaker back on the field as soon as possible, and fans will hold out hope that it happens in a big game against the Minnesota Vikings and Adrian Peterson.

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