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Devonta Freeman hires new agent, wants to sign in “immediate future”

Mike Florio and Chris Simms select offensive players in the NFL who they would want to start their franchise with.

Running back Devonta Freeman remains a free agent, 126 days after the Falcons released him. It’s not like he hasn’t had an offer.

He turned down the same deal Carlos Hyde took from the Seahawks, a one-year contract worth up to $4 million.

Freeman since has threatened to sit out the 2020 season, and his agent terminated their relationship.

But Freeman now wants to play and has hired a new agent to help him find a job.

“We want to work out a deal in the immediate future, and we are open to any team,” Drew Rosenhaus told Adam Schefter of ESPN. “He’s healthy. He’s in shape, and I’m on a mission to have him give a team a lift in late July.”

Freeman, 28, has not played a full, 16-game season since 2016 when he had his last 1,000-yard rushing season and made his last Pro Bowl. In 14 games last season, Freeman averaged a career-low 3.6 yards on 184 rushing attempts and a career-low 4.4 yards on 243 touches.