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Falcons' coach Dan Quinn 'hopeful' to get Devonta Freeman back for Steelers game 

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Atlanta Falcons (1-3) are hopeful to get a bit of positive news on the injury front this week.

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said he is "hopeful" to get running back Devonta Freeman back this week as the team prepares to play the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2-1) on Sunday. Freeman suffered a knee injury in the Falcons' season-opening road loss against the Philadelphia Eagles.

"The guys we're hopeful to get back are Devonta – and I think we've got a real shot with [Derrick] Shelby and we'll take a look at those two," Quinn said Monday. "Because of the work Devonta did in practice last week, we're very hopeful."

Freeman began practicing last week in a limited fashion and if he is able to go, he'll be able to give a boost to a unit that's averaging 34.6 points per game in the last three games.

The first injury report of the week will be released on Wednesday.

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