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Falcons dispute report that RB Freeman out for 2-3 weeks
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons disputed a report that running back Devonta Freeman will be out for as long as three weeks with a knee injury.
Coach Dan Quinn said Monday that Freeman is listed as day to day.
Freeman injured his right knee in a Week 1 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and didn't play in Sunday's 31-24 victory over the Carolina Panthers.
ESPN reported that Freeman will miss two to three weeks with a contusion, which would rule him out of next weekend's NFC South matchup against the New Orleans Saints and possibly a Sept. 30 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
"I'm not sure where that report came from, but it certainly didn't come from us," Quinn said.
The coach remained vague about Freeman's possible return, however, having said previously that hopes it's not a long-term problem.
"When Devonta can (have) the same explosion he plays with, we'll let him do his thing," Quinn said. "Until that part comes, we're not going to put a timetable on it."
McKinley's injury was not announced during the game, but he was not on the field in the closing minutes.
Quinn said he would have an update on all three players Wednesday, as required under NFL rules.
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Updated September 17, 2018