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Detroit Lions

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January 15, 2021 06:40 PM
Lions' Desmond Trufant: Forgettable year in Motown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trufant (hamstring) registered 20 tackles, one sack, four pass breakups and one interception over six games in 2020.

After making a name for himself in Atlanta from 2013 to 2019, Trufant was supposed to be Detroit's replacement for the departed Darius Slay. However, not only did the 2013 first-round pick struggle to stay healthy, Trufant also finished the year as Detroit's worst-graded cornerback, per Pro Football Focus. The Lions now have a tough choice to make regarding the 30-year-old veteran who's recovering from a season-ending hamstring injury, as the team could save $6.5 million by cutting him loose this offseason at the cost of eating $6 million in dead money.

December 2, 2020 01:16 PM
Lions' Desmond Trufant: Shifts to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions placed Trufant (hamstring) on injured reserve Wednesday.

Trufant was forced out of Detroit's Week 12 loss to the Texans due to a hamstring injury, and the issue will now force him to sit out at least the next three games. With Jeff Okudah still nursing a shoulder injury, the Lions could struggle to adequately compensate at cornerback across from Justin Coleman.

November 26, 2020 03:08 PM
Lions' Desmond Trufant: Won't return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 26, 2020 10:48 PM
Lions' Desmond Trufant: Picks up hamstring injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 6, 2020 03:28 PM
Lions' Desmond Trufant: Set to suit up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 1, 2020 11:52 AM
Lions' Desmond Trufant: Inactive against Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trufant (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Colts.

Trufant has been hampered by a hamstring injury since training camp and will miss his fifth game of the season. The Lions will get Justin Coleman back to take over a starting role alongside Darryl Roberts and Amani Oruwariye, and rookie first-round pick Jeff Okudah should handle an expanded role as well. Trufant was limited in practice all week, so he has a good chance to return Week 9 against the Vikings.

October 31, 2020 01:04 AM
Lions' Desmond Trufant: Questionable to face Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trufant (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's contest against Indianapolis, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Trufant logged a trio of limited practices this week, an indication that he should have a chance to retake the field Sunday. The veteran cornerback has appeared in only two games this season in his inaugural campaign with the Lions.

October 29, 2020 06:52 PM
Lions' Desmond Trufant: Limited during Thursday's session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trufant (hamstring) was held to limited participation during the Lions' practice session Thursday.

The 30-year-old cornerback has been thus far beleaguered by injury during his debut campaign with the Lions, suiting up for just Weeks 1 and 4 while playing less than 75 percent of the defensive workload in each of those contests. A limited practice at least hints that a return is on the horizon for Trufant, as he was held out of team drills entirely last week. If able to suit up for Week 8, he will face a Colts offense that accumulated 430 passing yards against the Bengals on Oct. 18 before heading into its bye.

October 23, 2020 03:32 PM
Lions' Desmond Trufant: Remains sidelined against Falcons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trufant (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Atlanta.

Trufant was unable to practice all week, and he'll sit out against his former team as a result. He'll hope to dress for the first time since Week 4 when the Lions travel to Indianapolis in Week 8.

October 21, 2020 05:12 PM
Lions' Desmond Trufant: Still not practicing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trufant (hamstring) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.

Trufant has battled hamstring issues all year, missing three of the team's last four games. He's trending in the wrong direction to start the week, but a limited session Thursday would work in his favor. He's looking to get healthy for Sunday's game versus the Falcons, who selected him in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

October 16, 2020 08:28 PM
Lions' Desmond Trufant: Remains sidelined by hamstring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trufant (hamstring) has been ruled out of Sunday's game in Jacksonville, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Trufant was unable to practice all week, as Detroit's Week 5 bye still didn't provide enough time for the veteran cornerback's hamstring to heal. He'll hope to return to the practice field next week in an attempt to suit up in Atlanta.

October 16, 2020 01:48 PM
Lions' Desmond Trufant: Sits out Thursday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trufant (hamstring) was listed as a non-participant during Thursday's practice session.

The former Falcon has made appearances in two of four games during his debut campaign in Detroit, sitting out Weeks 2 and 3 because of a nagging hamstring issue. Thus far in 2020, Trufant hasn't fared especially well when able to take the field, allowing a 77.8 percent completion rate and a passer rating of 144.0 when targeted in coverage. He remains questionable for a Week 6 matchup against Jacksonville's top-10 pass offense.

October 4, 2020 03:52 PM
Lions' Desmond Trufant: Hamstring issue not going away
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trufant (hamstring) is questionable to return to Sunday's matchup against the Saints.

The one-time Pro Bowl cornerback had been held out of Detroit's lineup the preceding two weeks after suffering a hamstring injury in the season opener against Chicago. Trufant was able to log limited practice sessions Thursday and Friday this week before getting the green light from trainers, but his hamstring issue has surfaced once again, causing him to exit his second game of 2020. If Trufant is unable to return, former Jet Darryl Roberts may see an increase to his defensive snap count for the remainder of the contest.

October 4, 2020 11:48 AM
Lions' Desmond Trufant: Officially active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trufant (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game versus the Saints.

Trufant will return to the lineup after missing the last two games, and he's expected to reclaim a starting cornerback role. The 30-year-old's assignment will be a bit easier with Michael Thomas (ankle) sitting out, so he'll focus on slowing down Emmanuel Sanders and Tre'Quan Smith.

October 4, 2020 08:52 AM
Lions' Desmond Trufant: Likely to dress Week 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trufant (hamstring), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Though the Saints won't have star wideout Michael Thomas (ankle) available Week 4, Trufant's availability would still be a major coup for a Detroit defense that has surrendered 7.4 yards per attempt to opposing passers this season. The Lions' top cornerback has been sidelined since the season-opening loss to the Bears with the hamstring injury, but he looks poised to return from a two-game absence after he was able to practice in a limited capacity three times this week.

October 2, 2020 06:44 PM
Lions' Desmond Trufant: Deemed questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trufant (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Saints, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Trufant was limited in practice all week, but he also was limited on Thursday and Friday last week before ultimately being inactive. The Lions will monitor his recovery leading up to Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff. Rookie Jeff Okudah will likely start if Trufant can't go, and Week 3's assignment should be a bit easier with Saints wideout Michael Thomas (ankle) out of the picture.

September 26, 2020 06:00 PM
Lions' Desmond Trufant: Downgraded to out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trufant (hamstring) has been ruled out ahead of Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

Trufant was listed as doubtful prior to this, so it's not exactly shocking. As a result, rookie cornerback Jeff Okudah will have a difficult task trying to contain All-Pro wideout DeAndre Hopkins in what figures to be a high-octane matchup.

September 25, 2020 04:20 PM
Lions' Desmond Trufant: Doubtful for trip to Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 19, 2020 02:16 AM
Lions' Desmond Trufant: Unavailable against Packers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trufant (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Packers, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Although Trufant apparently avoided a serious hamstring injury, he still couldn't practice all week and will miss the divisional clash. The Lions' secondary will take a major hit against the Packers' passing attack that shredded the Vikings' secondary in Week 1. Darryl Roberts (calf) should enjoy an increase in usage while rookie No. 3 overall pick Jeff Okudah could be thrust into an immediate starting role in Week 2.

September 16, 2020 08:48 PM
Lions' Desmond Trufant: Unable to practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13vs CHIL 23-2720200000
Sun 09/20@ GBL 21-4200000000
Sun 09/27@ ARIL 26-2300000000
Sun 10/04vs NOL 29-3520200000
Sun 10/25@ ATLL 23-2200000000
Sun 11/01@ DETL 41-2100000000
Sun 11/08@ MINL 20-3442610100
Sun 11/15vs WASW 30-2750500000
Sun 11/22@ CARL 0-2022401200
Thu 11/26vs HOUL 25-4110100100
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020DET6620164110004
2019ATL991813504261607
2018ATL16166655111000012
2017ATL151541365124343112
2016ATL9931256219904
2015ATL1616423571100111
2014ATL161661538031919016
2013ATL16167055150200017
Total103103349 288.061 6149743283
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/190
Birthdate:
09/10/1990
Age:
30
Hometown:
Tacoma, WA, USA
School:
Washington
NFL Experience:
8
Awards: