|03/29/2015||Desmond Trufant, CB ATL|
Eric Weddle, FS SD
Adam Vinatieri, K IND
Bruce Carter, LB TB
Jerrell Freeman, ILB IND
D.J. Swearinger, SS HOU
|Anthony Hitchens, OLB DAL|
Calvin Pryor, FS NYJ
Janoris Jenkins, CB STL
Demario Davis, ILB NYJ
Earl Thomas, FS SEA
Chris Long, DE STL
Cody Parkey, K PHI
Trent Murphy, OLB WAS
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Falcons' Desmond Trufant nursing injured hand
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(12/9/14) Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant suffered a hand injury during Monday’s game against the Packers.
After the game, Trufant had his right hand heavily wrapped. He said the hand was swollen, but not broken, reports ESPN.
Trufant did not leave the game because of the injury, but his status for Week 15 against the Steelers has yet to be determined.
Falcons' Desmond Trufant able to return from injury
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(11/30/14) Falcons corner Desmond Trufant was able to return Week 13 against the Cardinals.
Trufant was dealing with a neck injury, and was initially ruled questionable. Trufant had three tackles and a pass defensed before leaving the contest, but was able to return just before halftime.
Report: Falcons could line up Trufant on Browns' Gordon
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(11/19/14) The Falcons could line up cornerback Desmond Trufant one-on-one Sunday against Browns prolific wideout Josh Gordon, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Gordon is set to make his 2014 debut after serving a 10-game suspension.
Trufant has taken on the task lately of trying to shut down No. 1 receivers. He matched up against Carolina's Kelvin Benjamin last week.
Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan understands the need to focus on Gordon. "He's a very explosive player," Nolan said. "He's one of the top receivers in the league without question. Big. Strong. Fast. He's a very commanding player at the position."
Pro Football Focus ranks Trufant as the fourth-best cornerback in the NFL this season.
William Moore, Desmond Trufant record interceptions
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(12/16/13) Falcons defensive backs William Moore and Desmond Trufant both recorded interceptions off quarterback Kirk Cousins Week 15 against the Redskins. Moore's came in the third quarter and Trufant's in the fourth.
Moore also recorded a fumble in the game, but Trufant had two more tackles, finishing with seven, three solo. Moore had five, three solo.
Desmond Trufant ready to play
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(12/1/13) Falcons CB Desmond Trufant is active Week 13 against the Bills.
Trufant is dealing with a thigh injury. He was limited in practice Wednesday, but was able to fully participate in practice Thursday and Friday.
|Desmond, the latest member of the vaunted Trufant family of defensive backs, might develop into the best of them all following a rookie campaign that saw him tally 70 total tackles and 17 passes defensed. Trufant will remain locked into a regular playing role with the Falcons and might begin lining up against opposing top receivers. That will give him a shot to keep making plays and potentially become better against the pass. We don't mind Trufant as a late-round flier.
(Updated 4/29/14) |