Garland vs. Suh. Ben Garland is slated to get the start over Wes Schweitzer at right guard and will face Miami’s Ndamukong Suh.
Damore’ea Stringfellow certainly knows how to make a memorable first impression.
With the Dolphins back up as far as you can go in your own territory, Fales dropped back into his own end zone and tossed the ball down the left sideline off the play-action in the direction of Stringfellow. He’ll likely play one series.
But the latter came on fourth-and-1 play that was good for 15 yards – and a touchdown. “Like I said it was a blessing man”. With back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons in 2015 and 2016, Freeman became the first running back drafted by the Falcons to accomplish that feat since Jamal Anderson in 1996 and 1997.
Former SIU linebacker Chase Allen had a big debut for the Miami Dolphins in their exhibition opener Thursday night against Atlanta. Atlanta led the NFL in scoring previous year at almost 34 points a game behind Freeman, receiver Julio Jones and quarterback Matt Ryan, the league MVP. Jones and Gabriel will warm-up.
The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension with running back Devonta Freeman, addressing one of the biggest issues for the defending NFC champions. Atlanta led the NFL in scoring a year ago at almost 34 points a game with an offense that featured Freeman, one of the top receivers in Jones and quarterback Matt Ryan, the league MVP. The four-year League veteran out of FSU was set to make $1.838 million on the last.