Julio Jones

Falcons' Devonta Freeman ruled out with concussion symptoms

The Falcons' Devonta Freeman has concussion symptoms and the team is taking no chances with the league's highest-paid running back.

He has been ruled out this week's preseason game at Pittsburgh in what coach Dan Quinn described as a precaution.

Freeman left Sunday's practice with what was announced as heat-related issues. Quinn said Monday that Freeman reported the symptoms after leaving the field and has been placed in the concussion protocol.

"He may start practicing as we go but we'll rule him out for now for the game as more of a precautionary note," Quinn said.

The Falcons agreed to terms Wednesday on a five-year, $41.25 million extension with...