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Devonta Freeman signs with Buffalo Bills

Former Giant ends up with chance to perform in playoffs

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Devonta Freeman
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Devonta Freeman has gone from the obscurity of injured reserve with the New York Giants to a chance to earn a Super Bowl ring. Freeman has signed to the Buffalo Bills practice squad in the wake of the season-ending ankle injury suffered by Buffalo running back Zack Moss.

Moss, Buffalo’s second-leading rusher, was injured in the Bills’ 27-24 Wild Card Weekend victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Buffalo hosts the Baltimore Ravens in the Divisional Round of the playoffs this weekend.

Freeman, 28, was signed by the Giants after Saquon Barkley suffered a season-ending torn ACL. He played in five games, averaging 3.2 yards per carry (54 carries, 172 yards) before suffering an ankle injury and landing on IR. He also suffered a hamstring injury while rehabbing and never made it back to the active roster.

In a seven-year career, Freeman has carried the ball 1,005 times for 4,144 yards (4.1 yards per carry). He was waived/injured by the Giants earlier in the week.