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21 Desmond Trufant CB

Atlanta Falcons

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4%2%
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GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
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Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (shoulder) out of preseason opener
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant will not play in the team's preseason opener against the Titans on Friday as he deals with a shoulder strain, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

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."

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Falcons CB Desmond Trufant comfortable with new system
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant has been praised both for his physical talent and football smarts. Both will be required for the new defense, which calls for far more press coverage.

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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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/14/15PHI0000
29/20/15NYG0000
39/27/15DAL0000
410/4/15HOU1000
510/11/15WAS0000
610/15/15NO0000
710/25/15TEN0000
811/1/15TB0000
911/8/15SF0000
1111/22/15IND01.000
1211/29/15MIN0000
1312/6/15TB0010
1412/13/15CAR0000
1512/20/15JAC0000
1612/27/15CAR0000
171/3/16NO0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013Atlanta Falcons167055.0150200.00017
2014Atlanta Falcons166153.0803196.319016
2015Atlanta Falcons164235.071100.00011
TOTAL48173143.03016193.219044
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2013Atlanta Falcons16001011810
2014Atlanta Falcons16000011510
2015Atlanta Falcons16000022121
TOTAL48001045441
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/190
Birthdate:
9/10/1990
Age:
25
Hometown:
Tacoma, WA, USA
School:
Washington
NFL Experience:
3
Awards:
2016 Super Bowl
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