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|Defense||23rd||135.8 (26th)||243.6 (21st)|
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"He's a good back, young back, fresh legs," Falcons running backs coach Gerald Brown said about Freeman. "He has good agility. I think he's going to be a really good receiver for us. And I think at the end of the day, he's going to be a good football player for us."
Freeman was the second-leading rusher for FSU in 2013, rolling for 1,016 yards on 173 carries (5.9 yards per carry) and 14 touchdowns on the ground.
"I felt like watching Julio and Matt work together, it’s like they hadn’t missed a beat," coach Mike Smith said. "Julio looks like he’s comfortable out there, getting back into the action. We are having him on a prescription of work one day, off one day, and we’ll make a determination as we get further into training camp, whether that’s going to change or not, but it’s worked well for us up to this point in time and when he and Matt have had an opportunity to get some snaps together, they’ve been productive and efficient."
Ryan said it's great to have Jones back.
"He’s an unbelievable player, such an incredible talent," Ryan said. "I can’t believe he’s in year four, now. He’s so much more mature, has such a better understanding of our offense at this point that he’s teaching a lot of guys that are here. He’s a big help for me in terms of getting some of our new guys on board and up to speed, but watching him out there, he looks great. He looks really healthy and I’ve been really impressed with how he’s come back from the injury."
Smith said Jackson hurt his left hamstring; last year, Jackson was plagued by a right hamstring injury.