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Devonta Freeman Won't Play Sunday vs. Panthers with Knee Injury

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman will miss Sunday's Week 2 game against the Carolina Panthers because of a knee injury suffered in the team's season-opening loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

ESPN's Josina Anderson reported the update Friday.

The fifth-year back has managed to stay in relatively good health throughout the early years of his career. He has played in 14-plus regular-season games in each of his first four seasons in the NFL, appearing in all 16 contests twice.

After putting together back-to-back 1,000-yard campaigns, Freeman ran for 865 and seven touchdowns in 14 games last year.