Devonta Freeman left town after a few days of negotiations with the Atlanta Falcons without a new deal and is not expected to reach one before training camp Thursday, reports NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said Monday he wanted a new contract before camp, but clearly, negotiations met an impasse. The team is not putting a deadline on a contract, adds Pelissero.
Freeman’s contract is set to expire after the 2017 season, and he wants to be paid as an elite running back after back-to-back season with at least 1,500 scrimmage yards.
The Falcons also haven’t had any substantial contract talks with quarterback Matt Ryan, whose deal has two years remaining, and are likely to wait until after the season to negotiate, according to Pelissero.
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