Devonta Freeman Reportedly May Sit out 2020 Season If Contract Demand Isn’t Met

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CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 30: Khalil Mack #52 of the Chicago Bears celebrates after stripping the football in the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Soldier Field on September 30, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is coming off a disappointing 2019 season and may not have a chance to rectify it in 2020 if he elects to sit out.

On Friday, Michael Silver of NFL Network reported “Freeman believes he is worth more than what was being offered and has insisted he is willing to sit out and skip the season if his number isn’t met.”

Silver’s update comes after ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the Seattle Seahawks signed Carlos Hyde.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times previously reported the discussions between the Seahawks and Freeman “have hit a standstill,” and Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio suggested he couldn’t envision the running back getting a better offer elsewhere.

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