The Atlanta Falcons have considered parting ways with Devonta Freeman less than halfway through the running back's five-year contract extension.

Freeman is now through the three seasons with the highest dead cap numbers on his contract.

That figure drops from $12.75 million to $6 million in 2020, making his release and resulting financial burden easier to bear. Freeman's cap hit rises from $6.75 million to $9.5 million in 2020.

Freeman has played in just 16 games over two seasons, rushing for 724 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 433 receiving yards and four receiving scores.