Devonta Freeman has expected to sign with Giants, and he still needs to undergo testing for COVID-19, says the report

Devonta Freeman has expected to sign with Giants, and he still needs to undergo testing for COVID-19, says the report
USA Today

The New York Giants are expected to sign a free agent returning Devonta Freeman, according to her Mike Jaravolo from NFL Network. Freeman – who recently visited Giants’ NFC East competitor in the Philadelphia Eagles – still needs to get his COVID-19 test done, but if all goes well and no other issues arise, the 28-year-old will head to New York. He joins a background in need of his services.

Freeman’s arrival at the Giants comes on the heels of the comeback of superstar Sagun Barclay who suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in the second week that severed the 2020 season. The Pro Bowl was officially placed back on the injured reserve on Tuesday and is now paving the way for Freeman to play an important role In the back court in New York.

Freeman spent the first six seasons of his NFL career with the Atlanta Falcons before being released that season. Now, he is looking to rebuild his career after the downward trend in production over the past few years. In 2019, he pushed 656 yards and landed twice at 3.6 yards low per load. The last time Freeman managed to skip a thousand yards speeding for one season was back in 2016 in the midst of successive Pro Bowl nods. While Freeman was not particularly effective in his campaigns, he did well in the reception game a year earlier, totaling 59 receptions for 410 yards and four touchdowns. He also scored 84.3% of his career goals, so he clearly still has talent remaining in the tank.

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After his release, Freeman was very meticulous in finding his next landing spot, especially as training camp came and went and the regular season started. As recently as last week, Freeman reportedly wanted to wait and see if there were other opportunities that revealed themselves after contacting four other clubs. New York proved to be this position as Freeman was looking out onto a back yard where large transfers would be ready to be taken over between him and Wayne Gallman and Dion Lewis.

Chris Towers, Senior Editor at CBS Sports Fantasy, made Freeman not only the giants he’s been targeting on wire for this week, but also his first RB goal of the season. While Mike Davis may be the playmaker in the short term, Freeman has a bigger positive side to his long-term outlook.

“Freeman has become the giants who rush back to add concessions before the third week, and you can prove he has to be the highest goal in all the tournaments,” said Towers. “I prefer Mike Davis because I think his bullish trend for next month while Christian McCaffrey is higher – and who knows who will be healthy a month from now anyway. But Freeman will likely have a low-key bullish trend in RB2 for the rest of the season and he should be a leaner for the giants.” Once it reaches full speed. Lewis and Wayne Gallman’s debt has fallen down the assignment priority list – though they would still be worth a low dollar bid in case Freeman’s signature falls through. “

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