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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The injury plagued Atlanta Falcons will be without defensive tackle Grady Jarrett and running back Devonta Freeman for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Jarrett is sitting out his second straight game with a sprained ankle, while Freeman is sidelined yet again with a foot injury. The Falcons (1-4) have lost three in a row.
Freeman has played only two games this season, gaining 68 yards on 14 carries. He sat out three weeks with a bruised knee sustained in the opener at Philadelphia.
This is the second straight season that Freeman has been slowed by injuries. A year ago, he sustained two concussions, missed a pair of games and also dealt a knee issue.
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Jarrett is one of four starters missing on defense. Safeties Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen are out for the year. Linebacker Deion Jones will have to miss at least eight games while on injured reserve.
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