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Devonta Freeman ruled out vs. Bucs, Duke Riley to make his return

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Running back Devonta Freeman has been ruled out for Sunday's NFC South matchup between the Falcons (6-4) and Buccaneers (4-6) on Sunday.


Freeman suffered a concussion against the Cowboys in Week 10 and missed Atlanta's Week 11 win over the Seahawks. The Pro Bowl running back did get back on the practice fields this week, but in a limited role.

Rookie linebacker Duke Riley will make his return after undergoing knee surgery. According to Falcons coach Dan Quinn, Riley is "really fresh" and is "chomping at the bit" to get out on the field again.

Tackle Ty Sambrailo will also miss Sunday's game with a hamstring injury.

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