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    Report: Falcons RB Tevin Coleman returning to practice this week

    Falcons running back Tevin Coleman, who suffered a fractured rib in Week 2, is on track to return to practice this week, ESPN.com reports.Coach Dan Quinn noted Monday that the Falcons are hopeful that Coleman could end up playing against Washington on Sunday, but such an outcome is not a lock at this stage In Coleman's absence, fellow RB Devonta Freeman has gone on a tear, so even if Coleman is able to return to action in Week 5, he'd figure to be re-introduced to the team's backfield in a complementary role.

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    Falcons running back Devonta Freeman active Sunday

    Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is listed as active Sunday versus the Texans. Freeman will have access to all RB reps for the second consecutive contest due to Tevin Coleman's (rib) continued absence.A repeat performance of Week 3 (30 carries for 141 yards, five catches for 52 yards, and three rushing touchdowns) may be out of the question, though, against a Houston defense that has surrendered only 3.6 YPC and two touchdowns to running backs this season.

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    Falcons' Devonta Freeman explodes for 193 total yards, three TDs

    Falcons running back Devonta Freeman rushed for 141 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries and added 52 receiving yards on five catches in Sunday's win over Dallas. Freeman had a monster game as the lone man in Atlanta's backfield on Sunday. It will be interesting to see how that production is impacted by Tevin Coleman's eventual return. Coleman was named the Falcons' starter to enter the season and had 29 carries in the season's first two games as compared to Freeman's 22. What was a fairly equal distribution may evened out further. Coleman averaged just 3.9 yards per carry in his touches and so it is possible that the Falcons will increase Freeman's carries in response to his strong showing. Don't expect either back to receive a lion's share provided they are both healthy.

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    Falcons RB Devonta Freeman explodes for three scores in win

    An injury to backfield mate Tevin Coleman gave Devonta Freeman a chance to hog the spotlight for the Falcons on Sunday in Dallas. Consider the spotlight hogged. Freeman exploded for 141 yards on 30 carries with three scores in the defeat of the Cowboys. He added five receptions on five targets for 52 yards. In the process, he answered equally impressive Dallas back Joseph Randle, who scored the first two touchdowns of the game. Freeman put his team on the board with a 3-yard run in the first quarter, than added scores of two and seven yards. The last one gave his team the lead to stay. Freeman will try to follow up with another strong effort next Sunday against the Texans.

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    Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (rib) a no-go in Week 3

    A fractured rib has Falcons running back Tevin Coleman ruled out for Sunday against Dallas. With Coleman sidelined, Devonta Freeman is in line to head the Atlanta backfield with Terron Ward on hand in a complementary role.

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    Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (ribs) not practicing Thursday

    Falcons running back Tevin Coleman (ribs) won't take part in practice Thursday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. After sustaining a fractured rib Sunday, Coleman was forecast to miss practice both Wednesday and Thursday, which came to fruition. The Falcons haven't released a timetable to accompany the injury, but Coleman will be hard-pressed to take the field in Week 3 due to the punishment running backs must endure from game to game. If he's eventually ruled out Sunday at Dallas, Devonta Freeman will take on the bulk of the running back reps.

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    Falcons RB Devonta Freeman expected to see more carries

    With Falcons running back Tevin Coleman in line to miss time with a fractured rib, Devonta Freeman is on track to head the Falcons' backfield Sunday against the Cowboys, ESPN.com reports. While coach Dan Quinn didn't put a time-frame on the length of Coleman's absence, ESPN's Adam Schefter relays that the running back is expected to miss 'a couple of weeks.' Assuming that holds true, Freeman will be in line to see a boost in carries in the meantime, with undrafted rookie Terron Ward behind him on the Falcons' posted RB depth chart.

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    Falcons RB Devonta Freeman scores TD in win

    Falcons running back Devonta Freeman rushed a career-high 12 times for 25 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's game against the Giants. He also grabbed four of his eight targets for 34 yards in the 24-20 win. Starting running back Tevin Coleman went down with a rib injury in this one, leaving Freeman as the main man in the Atlanta backfield. The Falcons turned to the passing game a bit more after Coleman went out, but Freeman was still trusted to plow into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown with just over a minute remaining in the game. It remains to be seen how long Coleman might be out, but Freeman will be the biggest beneficiary of any extra touches among Falcons running backs. Next up is a Week 3 trip to Dallas.

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    Falcons RB Devonta Freeman scores rushing TD in win

    Falcons running back Devonta Freeman took over as Atlanta's lead back after Tevin Coleman (ribs) left Sunday's game against the Giants, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Freeman only gained 25 yards on 12 carries and 34 yards on four receptions (eight targets), but he did score a game-winning two-yard touchdown inside of the two-minute warning. Tevin Coleman (ribs) was carted off in the second quarter and never returned, finishing with 32 yards and a touchdown on nine carries. Terron Ward, the No. 3 running back, had just one catch on one target and didn't get any carries. If Coleman misses Week 3 against the Cowboys, Freeman may operate as a three-down workhorse.

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    Falcons RB Tevin Coleman scores TD before leaving game

    Neither Falcons running back tevin Coleman nor head coach Dan Quinn had an update on the running back's rib injury after Sunday's win against the Giants, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. Coleman was removed from the game in the first half, but not before tallying nine carries for a team-high 32 yards and one touchdown. For the remainder of the contest, Devonta Freeman took the reins of the rushing attack, adding 12 carries for 25 yards, four catches (on eight targets) for 34 yards, and one rushing touchdown. As the upcoming week proceeds, the Falcons should clarify Coleman's status, but Freeman would head the backfield in the event of the rookie's absence.