Freeman "unlikely" to play Week 11

Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Freeman (concussion) is unlikely to play Week 11 in Seattle, and he may require a multi-game absence, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Freeman and the Falcons agreed to an extension during the offseason to make him the NFL's highest-paid running back with a $41 million deal, featuring $22 million in guarantees.

Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis tweeted that Freeman suffered a concussion during the Panthers-Falcons game in Week 9.

Sunday's concussion was his third with the Falcons.

Freeman exited in the first quarter of the Falcons' 27-7 victory over the Dallas Cowboys after taking a hit from linebacker Anthony Hitchens.

Update: Freeman has been diagnosed with a concussion and is done for the day.

Freeman missed two preseason games after suffering a concussion in a practice in August. But Atlanta's running game is in good hands, as Tevin Coleman stepped in on Sunday against the Cowboys and produced well (20 carries for 83 yards and a touchdown, one catch for five yards).

Freeman made his second straight Pro Bowl last season, rushing for 1,079 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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