Falcons’ Devonta Freeman in concussion protocol, ruled out Sunday

Devonta Freeman could be missing in action until the end of the month.

The Falcons running back was kept out of practice and placed in the NFL’s concussion protocol Monday due to symptoms lingering from Sunday’s workout, coach Dan Quinn announced.

“After taking him inside yesterday where we thought he had heat related (issues), he reported that he had some concussion symptoms,” Quinn said Monday, via the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “So we put him in the protocol for that. He’ll be out this week. He may start practicing as we, but we are going to rule him out now.”

Aguayo, the first kicker drafted as high as the second round since 2005, made just 22 of 31 field-goal attempts as a rookie, with a long of 43 yards. He made 32 of 34 PATs last season.

Tampa Bay had to stick with Aguayo in 2016 after spending such a high pick on him, but the leash apparently was much shorter this preseason with veteran NIck Folk on hand.

Nick Folk made a 45-yard field goal in the third quarter Friday, not only fueling frustration among Bucs fans but likely also hastening Aguayo’s exit.

He clanged a PAT attempt off the right upright after a Bucs touchdown late in the first half Friday, then missed a 47-yard attempt wide right on Tampa Bay’s final possession of the game.

The Florida State product did make a 20-yarder on Tampa Bay’s first series but struggled thereafter.

Avellini made 50 starts over nine seasons between 1975 and ’84, and he struggled all the way. He rated a dismal 54.8, on the weakness of 69 interceptions to just 33 touchdowns, contributing to Chicago going lean before the Mike Ditka Super Bowl breakthrough in ’85. No, Bears fans: Jay Cutler wasn’t close to that level of bad, although you could say Cade McNown was.dolphins_068