Trufant (hip) is expected to return to practice Friday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.
The 25-year-old corner back is entering his fourth season with Atlanta. His hip issue was never considered serious, which seems to be confirmed with his expected return Sunday. He started all 16 games for the Falcons in 2015, and recorded one interception to go along with 11 passes defended.
Desmond Trufant 's fifth-year contract option has been exercised by the Atlanta Falcons , NFL.com reports.
Trufant has emerged as one of the league's best up-and-coming cornerbacks since being drafted in the first-round in 2013, so it's hardly surprising that Atlanta wants to keep him around as long as possible. Yet to miss a game across his three-year career, Trufant is fresh off a personal-best 70 tackles (55 solo) last season, when he also nabbed a pair of interceptions as a key member of coach Dan Quinn's defensive scheme.
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