Freeman: Falcons can 'do whatever we want' vs. Patriots defense

Freeman: Falcons can 'do whatever we want' vs. Patriots defense

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman doesn’t sound all that concerned about facing the New England Patriots defense in Super Bowl LI.

In an interview with Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, a confident Freeman says the Patriots defense will have to "pick your poison."

“We can do whatever we want,” Freeman said, in what PFT describes as a ‘blunt and matter-of-fact’ way.

When asked about their game plan against the Patriots, Freeman said, “We’ve had the game plan. The game plan doesn’t change.”

Is this more bulletin board material for Belichick and company? They’ve certainly had a lot of talking points heading into big games over the years.

Eric Ebron signs two-year deal with Colts

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Eric Ebron signs two-year deal with Colts

Former Lions tight end Eric Ebron is signing a two-year deal worth $15 million with the Colts, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Ebron was rumored to be a potential target for the Patriots, especially after new Pats running back Jeremy Hill tried recruiting him to the team.

The 24-year-old had 53 receptions for 574 yards and four touchdowns a season ago with Detroit. 


Patriots release Shea McClellin

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Patriots release Shea McClellin

Shea McClellin will be blocking kicks for somebody else next season. 

The Patriots announced Monday they've released the veteran linebacker, ending his tenure with the team after two seasons.  ESPN's Field Yates broke the news.

The Pats signed McClellin to a three-year deal prior to the 2016 season, but that was the only season in which he played for the team. McClellin missed all of last season due to injury. Prior to coming to New England, McClellin played four seasons with the Bears, who chose him 19th overall in 2012. 

McClellin's biggest contribution with the Pats came when he blocked a Justin Tucker kick in Week 14 of the 2016 season against the Ravens.