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21 Desmond Trufant CB

Atlanta Falcons

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
14%6%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
14550200

Player Updates

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Falcons' Desmond Trufant nursing injured hand
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant suffered a hand injury during Monday’s game against the Packers.

After the game, Trufant had his right hand heavily wrapped. He said the hand was swollen, but not broken, reports ESPN.

Trufant did not leave the game because of the injury, but his status for Week 15 against the Steelers has yet to be determined.

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Falcons' Desmond Trufant able to return from injury
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Falcons corner Desmond Trufant was able to return Week 13 against the Cardinals.

Trufant was dealing with a neck injury, and was initially ruled questionable. Trufant had three tackles and a pass defensed before leaving the contest, but was able to return just before halftime.

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Report: Falcons could line up Trufant on Browns' Gordon
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The Falcons could line up cornerback Desmond Trufant one-on-one Sunday against Browns prolific wideout Josh Gordon, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Gordon is set to make his 2014 debut after serving a 10-game suspension.

Trufant has taken on the task lately of trying to shut down No. 1 receivers. He matched up against Carolina's Kelvin Benjamin last week.

Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan understands the need to focus on Gordon. "He's a very explosive player," Nolan said. "He's one of the top receivers in the league without question. Big. Strong. Fast. He's a very commanding player at the position."

Pro Football Focus ranks Trufant as the fourth-best cornerback in the NFL this season.

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William Moore, Desmond Trufant record interceptions
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Falcons defensive backs William Moore and Desmond Trufant both recorded interceptions off quarterback Kirk Cousins Week 15 against the Redskins. Moore's came in the third quarter and Trufant's in the fourth.

Moore also recorded a fumble in the game, but Trufant had two more tackles, finishing with seven, three solo. Moore had five, three solo.

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Desmond Trufant ready to play
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Falcons CB Desmond Trufant is active Week 13 against the Bills.

Trufant is dealing with a thigh injury. He was limited in practice Wednesday, but was able to fully participate in practice Thursday and Friday.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/7/14NO0000
29/14/14CIN0000
39/18/14TB0000
49/28/14MIN0000
510/5/14NYG0000
610/12/14CHI0000
710/19/14BAL0000
810/26/14DET0000
1011/9/14TB0000
1111/16/14CAR0010
1211/23/14CLE0010
1311/30/14ARI0000
1412/8/14GB0000
1512/14/14PIT0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
1612/21/14@ NO1:00 pm
1712/28/14CAR1:00 pm
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013Atlanta Falcons167055.0150200.00017
2014Atlanta Falcons145548.0702199.519014
TOTAL30125103.02204194.819031
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2013Atlanta Falcons16001011810
2014Atlanta Falcons14000011510
TOTAL30001023320
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/190
Birthdate:
9/10/1990
Age:
24
Hometown:
Tacoma, WA, USA
School:
Washington
NFL Experience:
2
Awards:
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