Devonta Freeman Tweets and Deletes Defiant and NSFW Message Responding to Recent Retirement Rumors

Free agent running back Devonta Freeman fires off a profane response to rumors about possible NFL retirement
Free agent running back Devonta Freeman fires off a profane response to rumors about possible NFL retirement

After six years with the Atlanta Falcons, veteran NFL running Devonta Freeman has popped up in free agent rumors connecting him to a handful of teams this offseason. He's unsigned as of this moment, but he's sure to catch on somewhere and not consider a crazy thing like retirement, right?

Well, a recent flurry of reports suggested that calling it a career might just be on the table for the 28-year-old if the right opportunity (and the right paycheck) doesn't materialize. That would feel awfully strange, and Freeman himself sounded of on Twitter Sunday shooting down any and all suggestion of this truly being the end of the line under any circumstance.

His decidedly profane tweet, which was deleted not long after it was posted, surely says it all.

Freeman gained just 3.6 yards per carry last season in Atlanta, and has since been unceremoniously replaced by Todd Gurley. He did gain over 1,000 yards from scrimmage in 2019, however, and found the end zone six times between ground and air. The guy clearly has some gas in the tank.

It really makes you think where these retirement rumors really came from. The dude's reaction was as spirited as it was defiant. If anything, despite the deletion, the emotional bent of this message should get a team or two excited about bringing him to training camp for a long look.