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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, file photo Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) is shown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Atlanta. After being slowed late last season by a sprained right knee and missing two games with his second of two 2017 concussions, Freeman said Wednesday, May 2, 2018, he's feeling strong and expects to be ready for training camp this summer. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — After struggling with a knee injury late last season, Devonta Freeman says he is on track to returning to the form that made him the NFL's highest-paid running back.

Freeman missed two games for the Atlanta Falcons last season after his second concussion in four months. Then a sprained right knee cut into his production in the last few games of 2017. The injury helped to keep him from his third straight season with 1,000 yards rushing. It also helped to stop the Falcons' bid for a return trip to the Super Bowl.

No offseason surgery was necessary, and Freeman said Wednesday his knee is feeling better.

"I'm able to do a lot of things I couldn't do back in January and February — running, cutting, sprinting, getting a little stronger," Freeman said.

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