Freeman practicing with passion

Devonta Freeman returned from concussion protocol and fully participated in practice as of Wednesday.

Coach Dan Quinn said during Wednesday’s practice, Freeman brought his “physicality” and “passion” that he always brings.

“I thought he had a terrific practice (Wednesday),” Quinn said. “You just felt the speed, the energy he was playing with. He always has passion for the game and it definitely came out yesterday.”

Quinn said Freeman’s absence seems long because he missed the Falcons’ loss to the Vikings on Sunday and most of the Falcons’ loss to the Colts on Nov. 22 when he suffered the concussion in the first quarter.

Not just a factor in the run game, Quinn said Freeman is a part of “all we do” and the team is excited to have him back in practice.

“I know that (Freeman) brings the intensity, the urgency that we love about his game,” Quinn said. “We’ve said it before — he’s short, but he’s not small. That mindset, I love his attitude and toughness.”