Trufant (pectoral) returned to OTAs on Tuesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.
Trufant was expected to return for training camp so his early appearance on the field is a positive sign. The cornerback tore his pectoral muscle in November and ended the season on injured reserve. Now back, he'll look to solidify his position as starting cornerback alongside Robert Alford.
Trufant was expected to become a free agent following the 2017 season, but the Falcons have opted to lock up the 26-year-old corner for the foreseeable future. He has started every game he has played since being drafted by the team in 2017, but his season was cut short this past year due to a torn pectoral muscle. The Washington product provided 55 tackles, 17 passes defended, two interceptions, and a forced fumble in nine games before being placed on IR. He hopes to be ready for May practices, and will head into training camp primed for a productive year as the team's starting right cornerback.
Trufant tore his pectoral muscle in November and ended the season on injured reserve. It was initially thought that he may be able to return in time for offseason practices but the team has confirmed that he'll be held out. Trufant is expected to be a fully recovered in time for training camp.
Trufant was placed on injured reserve with a torn pectoral on Nov. 29 and had surgery shortly thereafter. The cornerback had one interception and two forced fumbles through nine games played and is undoubtedly one of Atlanta's top playmakers in the secondary. His absence was recognizable during Sunday's Super Bowl, where the
Trufant tended to a shoulder injury throughout November, missing two games as a result. He was diagnosed with a torn pectoral over the weekend, and with season-ending surgery on tap, the Falcons made the obvious roster move. With Trufant sidelined, Jalen Collins will assume starting cornerback duty opposite Robert Alford for the rest of the campaign.
|P1||8/10/17||@ MIA||7:00 pm|
|P2||8/20/17||@ PIT||4:00 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 5|
|7||10/22/17||@ NE||8:30 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|11||11/20/17||@ SEA||8:30 pm|
|15||12/18/17||@ TB||8:30 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|