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  • Desmond Trufant: Cut by Chicago

    Trufant (groin/personal) was released by the Bears on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Trufant suffered a groin injury early in camp and stepped away from the team Aug. 13 due to the death of his father, and the Bears opted to part ways, given he hadn't returned to camp over the past couple weeks. The 30-year-old still wants to play this season, though it's unclear when he may be ready to take the field following the absence.
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  • Desmond Trufant: Officially let go

    The Lions released Trufant (hamstring) on Wednesday. The move was expected, and the Lions made it official when the new league year began Wednesday. The 30-year-old cornerback fought through a hamstring injury in 2020, and he struggled when he was on the field, finishing as the team's worst-graded cornerback, per Pro Football Focus. The Lions will save $6.1 million in salary-cap space with the transaction.
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  • Lions' Desmond Trufant: Won't return

    Trufant (hamstring) will not return to the Lions' Week 12 contest against the Texans. Trufant exited the matchup in the second quarter with a questionable tag. With Trufant ruled out, the Lions are without either of their top corners for the second half matchup against Deshaun Watson.
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  • Lions' Desmond Trufant: Picks up hamstring injury

    Trufant is questionable to return to Thursday's Week 12 matchup against Texans. Trufant has missed several games due to hamstring injuries throughout the season. After playing in three consecutive games, it's possible that Trufant aggravated an earlier knock. If he is unable to return, the Lions will be without their top two corners against Deshaun Watson, who has already thrown for a pair of touchdown passes in the first half.
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  • Lions' Desmond Trufant: Set to suit up Sunday

    Trufant (hamstring) upgraded to a full practice Friday and doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Vikings, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports. Trufant has battled a hamstring injury all season, but he'll be able to take the field for the third time this season against Minnesota. The veteran cornerback's practice participation has trended up this week, as his full practice Friday comes on the heels of two limited sessions.
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  • Lions' Desmond Trufant: Doubtful for trip to Arizona

    Trufant (hamstring) is doubtful for Sunday's game in Arizona, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports. Trufant was able to practice on a limited basis Thursday and Friday after missing Wednesday's practice, but he's likely to miss a second consecutive game with the hamstring injury he picked up in Detroit's season opener. If he can't go Sunday, Trufant will set his sights on returning in Week 4 against the Saints.
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  • Lions' Desmond Trufant: Unable to practice Wednesday

    Trufant (hamstring) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports. Trufant suffered a hamstring injury in Week 1's loss to the Bears, but it was revealed that he may be able to play this Sunday against the Packers. He's trending in the wrong direction to start the week, however, as he'll need to at least log a limited session by Friday to have a chance at playing. If he can't go, rookie Jeff Okudah likely will be locked into a three-down workload.
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  • Lions' Desmond Trufant: Exits with hamstring injury

    Trufant suffered a hamstring injury and is questionable to return for the team's Week 1 contest against the Bears, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports. Trufant was making his debut with the Lions and logged two tackles prior to his exit. If Trufant is unable to return, the team will be dangerously thin at cornerback as Justin Coleman (hamstring) also suffered an injury during the game while Jeff Okudah (hamstring) was unable to suit up.
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  • Lions' Desmond Trufant: Heads to Detroit

    Trufant (forearm) agreed Wednesday with the Lions on a two-year, $21 million contract, Jordan Schultz of ESPN reports. The deal includes $14 million guaranteed. Trufant's 2019 season was cut short by a fractured forearm, but prior to the injury, he recorded 18 tackles, seven pass breakups and four interceptions over nine games. The Falcons released him Wednesday in a cost-cutting move, but unsurprisingly, Trufant didn't take long to find work elsewhere. Detroit is expected to trade Darius Slay this offseason, so Trufant looks poised to serve as the Lions' top cornerback in 2020.
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  • Desmond Trufant: Axed by Atlanta

    The Falcons released Trufant (forearm) on Wednesday. As expected, the team designated Trufant as a post-June 1 release, a move that frees up $10.75 million in 2020 cap space. It also leaves some dead money on the books for 2021, continuing the Falcons' trend of kicking the can down the road. Trufant finished out 2019 on injured reserve with a broken forearm, but only after he picked off four passes in nine games. The 29-year-old cornerback won't have any trouble finding a starting job with another team.
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  • Falcons' Desmond Trufant: On chopping block

    The Falcons plan to cut Trufant (forearm) later this week, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. The 2013 first-round pick has operated as the Falcons' top cornerback throughout his career, notching 79 pass defenses and 13 interceptions in 97 career games (all starts). Now 29 years old, Trufant should find plenty of interest on the open market, assuming there aren't any complications from the fractured forearm that ended his 2019 season in Week 14. Trufant's release could clear up $10.75 million in 2020 cap space if the Falcons designate him as a post-June 1 cut, per overthecap.com.
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  • Falcons' Desmond Trufant: Placed on IR

    Trufant was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports. This was expected as Trufant had already been declared out for the season. The 29-year-old finishes the season with 18 tackles (13 solo), four interceptions and seven pass breakups.
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  • Falcons' Desmond Trufant: Done for season

    Coach Dan Quinn confirmed Monday that Trufant (forearm) is out for the season, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports. Trufant fractured his forearm during Sunday's 40-20 win over the Panthers, and it's no surprise he won't be able to play the final three weeks of the season. The 29-year-old should be moved to injured reserve in the near future. Isaiah Oliver and Kendall Sheffield should work as Atlanta's starting cornerbacks for the remainder of 2019.
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  • Falcons' Desmond Trufant: Won't return Sunday

    Trufant (forearm) has been ruled out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Panthers, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports. Trufant notched a solo tackle before leaving the contest, and he'll look to get healthy for Week 15's clash against the 49ers. Blidi Wreh-Wilson is expected to see an uptick in usage for the remainder of the contest.
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  • Falcons' Desmond Trufant: Exits game Sunday

    Trufant (forearm) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against Carolina, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports. The specifics surrounding the injury remain unclear, but he was forced to leave the game just before halftime. As long as Trufant is sidelined, Blidi Wreh-Wilson would be the main beneficiary to see an uptick in snaps.
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  • Falcons' Desmond Trufant: Key takeaway in return from injury

    Trufant tallied one interception and seven total tackles during Sunday's 29-3 win against the Panthers. The veteran cornerback came up with a huge interception in the end zone early in the second quarter, sliding in front of D.J. Moore to record the pick and keep Carolina's deficit at 10 points for the time being. During Trufant's return from the toe injury that held him out against the Saints in Week 10, he and Atlanta's secondary were incapable of shutting down the Panthers' top wide receiver Moore -- eight catches for 95 yards -- but generated four combined interceptions and kept Carolina from reaching the end zone all afternoon. The Week 12 matchup against Tampa Bay forebodes a high volume of yardage and scoring, but with Jameis Winston and his 18 interceptions leading the charge, there also will likely be opportunities for turnovers.
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  • Falcons' Desmond Trufant: Won't face Saints

    Trufant (toe) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Saints. Trufant wasn't able to shed his lingering toe injury despite coming off a bye. He'll now miss a fourth consecutive game. In the starting cornerback's absence, expect Blidi Wreh-Wilson to handle increased defensive snaps.
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  • Falcons' Desmond Trufant: Upgrades to limited in practice

    Trufant (toe) was limited during Wednesday's practice, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The veteran cornerback has missed Atlanta's past three games and was held out during Monday's session, but his partial practice involvement indicates that he's trending toward a return in the near future. Trufant is desperately needed in Week 10 with the Falcons' 23rd-ranked pass defense going up against New Orleans' Drew Brees, who is fresh off a 373-yard, three-touchdown outing against the Cardinals in his return from a thumb injury that cost him five games.
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  • Falcons' Desmond Trufant: Held out of Monday's practice

    Trufant (toe) did not participate during Atlanta's practice session Monday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The veteran cornerback was able to record two interceptions and four pass deflections between Weeks 1 and 5, but he has since been besieged by a toe injury and unable to get back on the field. Trufant's status for Sunday's matchup against New Orleans will become more clear based on injury reports throughout the week, but a potential fourth consecutive absence would be a massive detriment for an already struggling Falcons secondary that will be taking on the Drew Brees-led Saints in the Superdome.
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  • Falcons' Desmond Trufant: Ruled out for Week 6

    Trufant (toe) will be inactive Sunday in Arizona, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports. Trufant has been a rare bright spot for an otherwise struggling Falcons defense, already recording a pair of interceptions. His absence makes this an even more enticing matchup for the Cardinals' passing game.
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