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Detroit Lions

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March 19, 2020 01:20 PM
Lions' Desmond Trufant: Heads to Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 18, 2020 05:08 PM
Desmond Trufant: Axed by Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 16, 2020 09:44 AM
Falcons' Desmond Trufant: On chopping block
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 10, 2019 04:48 PM
Falcons' Desmond Trufant: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 9, 2019 04:52 PM
Falcons' Desmond Trufant: Done for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 9, 2019 03:12 PM
Falcons' Desmond Trufant: Fractures forearm in Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trufant broke his forearm in Sunday's win over the Panthers and is slated to undergo surgery Monday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Trufant's injury is almost certainly season-ending. Isaiah Oliver and Kendall Sheffield should take over as the starting cornerbacks for Atlanta moving forward.

December 8, 2019 02:56 PM
Falcons' Desmond Trufant: Won't return Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 8, 2019 02:32 PM
Falcons' Desmond Trufant: Exits game Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 6, 2019 03:56 PM
Falcons' Desmond Trufant: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trufant (toe) does not have an injury designation for Sunday's divisional contest against the Panthers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Trufant was a limited participant in Friday's practice, as has been routine for him since returning from a four-game absence Week 11. He'll nonetheless play through his lingering toe injury against Carolina on Sunday. The 29-year-old has played at least 95 percent of snaps on defense over the last three weeks.

December 4, 2019 07:36 PM
Falcons' Desmond Trufant: Still managing toe injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trufant was a limited practice participant Wednesday due to a toe injury, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Trufant has been listed on the injury report with the toe issue since returning from a four-game absence Week 11, but he hasn't received an injury designation since returning to game action. The 29-year-old played every defensive snap during last Thursday's loss to the Saints, and there's been no indication that his availability for Week 14 is in doubt.

November 25, 2019 12:36 AM
Falcons' Desmond Trufant: Yet another pick in Week 12
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trufant registered three total tackles and one interception during Sunday's 35-22 loss to Tampa Bay.

The 29-year-old cornerback doesn't appear to be suffering any lingering effects from the toe issue that held him out of four games earlier this season as he's recorded interceptions in back-to-back contests since returning from injury. Week 13 presents a challenging matchup for Atlanta's secondary, however, as opposing quarterback Drew Brees has played extraordinarily clean football of late, with a 76.5 percent completion rate, nine touchdown passes and just two giveaways over the Saints' past four games.

November 21, 2019 06:36 PM
Falcons' Desmond Trufant: Practices without limitations
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trufant (toe) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Trufant's return to the field Week 11 was preempted by a four-game absence, but he now appears to have fully recovered from his lingering toe injury. Barring any setbacks, expect the veteran cornerback to draw another start against the Buccaneers on Sunday. Facing off against an aerial attack led by Jameis Winston, who leads the NFL with 18 interceptions, bodes well for Trufant's fantasy prospects in IDP formats Week 12.

November 17, 2019 11:24 PM
Falcons' Desmond Trufant: Key takeaway in return from injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 15, 2019 03:32 PM
Falcons' Desmond Trufant: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trufant (toe) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's tilt against the Panthers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Trufant was a limited participant in Friday's practice, but it looks like he's ready to retake the field without any restrictions. The 29-year-old's return comes at a good time for Atlanta's secondary, which is short-handed with Kemal Ishmael (concussion) ruled out. Trufant stands to draw his usual start at cornerback across from Isaiah Oliver.

November 15, 2019 03:24 PM
Falcons' Desmond Trufant: Expected to play Week 11
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trufant (toe) is expected to suit up against the Panthers on Sunday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Trufant has missed four straight games due to a lingering toe injury. The starting cornerback practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday and Thursday, and he'll have one more opportunity to participate without restrictions Friday. If Trufant is indeed able to retake the field Sunday, his presence will provide a much-needed boost to Atlanta's secondary.

November 10, 2019 11:44 AM
Falcons' Desmond Trufant: Won't face Saints
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 8, 2019 01:16 PM
Falcons' Desmond Trufant: Officially listed as questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trufant (toe) is questionable for Sunday's divisional contest against the Saints, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Coach Dan Quinn called Trufant a game-time decision Friday, according to Jason Butt of The Athletic, so his availability for Week 10 appears truly up in the air. The veteran cornerback's presence would be a huge boost for Atlanta's struggling secondary, especially with a matchup against New Orleans' lethal aerial attack on tap. In the event that Trufant is unable to suit up, Blidi Wreh-Wilson will likely play an expanded role on defense.

November 7, 2019 11:00 AM
Falcons' Desmond Trufant: Upgrades to limited in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 5, 2019 09:08 PM
Falcons' Desmond Trufant: Held out of Monday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 25, 2019 01:12 PM
Falcons' Desmond Trufant: Unavailable Week 8
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trufant (toe) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Trufant hasn't practiced since sustaining the toe injury Week 5 at Houston and will miss his third consecutive contest. Kendall Sheffield should continue to work as a starting cornerback in his absence.

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Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020DET00000000000
2019ATL991813504261607
2018ATL16166655111000012
2017ATL151541365124343112
2016ATL9931256219904
2015ATL1616423571100111
2014ATL161661538031919016
2013ATL16167055150200017
Total9797329 272.057 5139743279
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/190
Birthdate:
9/10/1990
Age:
29
Hometown:
Tacoma, WA, USA
School:
Washington
NFL Experience:
8
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