Trufant injured his shoulder during practice Thursday and the Falcons coaching staff doesn't want to take any chances with re-injury.
"He's going to get treatment today and tomorrow," Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. "Then we are going to try and take it through tomorrow, but that (not playing him) is where we are leaning."
Trufant isn't complaining. In fact, he believes it's right up his alley.
"I feel I can fit into any scheme, but I love what we've got going here," he told the team website. "We play aggressive, get hands on guys. They always want us to go after the ball so I couldn't ask for (anything) else. They just want us to stay on top, no seams, no posts, no big plays. Let them complete the checkdowns, but no explosive plays. Every call they want us to go after the ball, so that's what we're going to do."
The team's premier cornerback boasts the quickness and coverage ability to succeed in the new defense. But assistant head coach Raheem Morris is happier with his cerebral approach to the game.
"I'm more impressed with Trufant above the neck than anything," he said. "What he brings to the game, how smart he is, how detailed he is about his work, how good he wants to become."
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