Coleman (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Coleman missed the entire week of practice, essentially making this a foregone conclusion. His absence will likely leave more snaps and touches for Devonta Freeman, with Terron Ward and possibly Stevan Ridley providing depth. According to Ledbetter, head coach Dan Quinn said Ward -- who has been on the Atlanta practice squad for the past month -- will serve as Freeman's primary backup. Ridley may not be involved at all, as he just signed with the team Tuesday, leaving only five days to familiarize himself with the playbook. Meanwhile, Coleman's inability to practice isn't a good sign in regard to his availability for Week 9 in Denver.
Freeney recorded a sack and four tackles Sunday against the Broncos.
Even at 36-years-old, Freeney still has an amazing ability to get to the quarterback. The pass-rushing specialist has recorded a sack in each of his last three games, and fantasy owners in need of help in that category would be wise to take a look and consider adding him to their roster.