Devonta Freeman gave the Giants’ run game a boost
When New York Giants’ star running back Saquon Barkley went down back in week two with a torn ACL, Big Blue decided to signed veteran running back Devonta Freeman. With the season now over they no longer have a need for him, he’s been released.
The Giants waived Freeman on Thursday, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.
Freeman looked very good for the Giants when he was healthy this season but he ended up on injured reserve late in the season and then on the COVID-19 list, but never got off of IR with Alfred Morris and Wayne Gallman playing so well.
Freeman finished the regular season with 54 carries for 172 yards and one touchdown. He could provide some depth for any teams that might need it during the playoffs.
Freeman turns 29 in May and with the fact the couldn’t stay healthy this season, I don’t think he’ll get signed by another team next season unless someone gets desperate. He’s still very talented but injuries are an issue with him.