Playing his first preseason game Friday night with the Atlanta Falcons, rookie Devonta Freeman had third-string duties, running behind Jacquizz Rodgers and Antone Smith. While reports have come out of camp that he's had a slow start in training camp, many expected him to be the starter with injury-prone RB Steven Jackson sitting out. Against the second and third-string defense of the Dolphins, Freeman was able to put up 10 carries for 50 yards and one catch for 57 yards.
It's frustrating to see his current position on the depth chart. He's been touted as one of the best handcuffs to own this year because of Jackson's constant injuries and age, yet Freeman won't get much of a look if he stays in his current position on the depth-chart. It's encouraging that he did well when he got his chance, but it means very little against non-starters. Freeman has 3 more preseason games to improve.