The Facts: HC Dan Quinn told reporters that Freeman was in the concussion protocol, and won't play Sunday against the Steelers.
Diehards Line: Freeman left yesterday’s practice with what were reported as heat-related symptoms. As it turns out, he has a different problem. Quinn wasn’t ready to rule Freeman out the rest of the preseason, but until he’s cleared by an independent neurologist, that won’t happen anyway. The Falcons signed him to a contract extension last week which made him the highest-paid running back in the league.