Falcons top CB Desmond Trufant out for year with pectoral injury
Trufant will have surgery on a torn pectoral and miss the remainder of the season
Trufant suffered a pectoral injury during the team's 43-28 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 9. The injury will require surgery and he is out for the year.
Trufant was the team's first-round pick in 2013 and has since blossomed into one of the NFL's top corners, particularly over the last two seasons. He has been used increasingly to shadow the opposing team's top wideout, which has generally forced opponents to pepper the opposite side of the field with targets. The Falcons were already a bottom-tier pass defense even with Trufant in the lineup. Things will likely be even worse with him out.
The team also announced that it had signed former Titans cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson in a related roster move. Wreh-Wilson only played significant snaps during one of his three seasons with Tennessee, and he struggled pretty badly during that season. Per Pro Football Focus, quarterbacks have a 112.8 quarterback rating when throwing in Wreh-Wilson's direction during his career.
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