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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:32:14 -0800
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will make his season debut against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 12, and Falcons head coach Mike Smith doesn't expect the Browns to ease their best receiver back in. "Absolutely I do," Smith said. "They've stated that they want to get him out on the field as quickly as possible. And he's a game-changer. He's a guy that with the ball in his hands, he can make plays. So we're anticipating that we're going to get a full dose of him this week." Gordon had a league-leading 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games in 2014. Smith said they aren't afraid to put CB Desmond Trufant, their best cornerback, in a shadow role on Gordon.
Fantasy Tip: Gordon could be an immediate boost to your fantasy club if you've been stashing him. He could also be an immediate asset to FantasyScore lineups against a Falcons squad that has been generous to wide receivers, especially ones with Gordon's ability.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:19:22 -0700
Atlanta Falcons CBs Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford are way ahead of where they were last year, according to defensive backs coach Joe Danna. Danna said the experience they gained last season is paying dividends this offseason.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 18:16:43 -0700
Atlanta Falcons CBs Robert Alford and Desmond Trufant gained plenty of experience in their rookie season of 2013, and they're already considering the possibility of being one of the better duos at cornerback in the league. "We want our names to be out there as the Seahawks cornerbacks and the other cornerbacks. We want to put ourselves out there and let the league know we're top-tier cornerbacks in Atlanta, too," Trufant said.
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 15:07:52 -0800
Atlanta Falcons LB Akeem Dent (ankle), DE Malliciah Goodman (calf), S Zeke Motta (hand) and LB Sean Weatherspoon (shoulder, knee) are questionable for Week 13. CB Desmond Trufant (thigh) is probable. Dent, Goodman, Motta and Weatherspoon were limited in practice Friday, Nov. 29, while Trufant practiced in full.
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 15:09:15 -0800
Atlanta Falcons DE Malliciah Goodman (calf), LB Akeem Dent (ankle) and SS Zeke Motta (hand) were limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 28. LB Sean Weatherspoon (shoulder) and CB Desmond Trufant (thigh) fully participated in practice.
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:49:35 -0800
Atlanta Falcons LB Akeem Dent (ankle), DE Malliciah Goodman (calf), S Zeke Motta (hand), CB Desmond Trufant (thigh) and LB Sean Weatherspoon (shoulder) were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:20:16 -0800
Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (thigh) has returned to the team's Week 12 game after missing some time because of a thigh injury.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:28:46 -0800
Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (thigh) suffered a thigh injury during the team's Week 12 game and is considered questionable to return.
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 21:04:44 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons released their second depth chart of the preseason Monday, Aug. 12, and CB Desmond Trufant remains in the top spot at right cornerback, with CB Asante Samuel as the starting left cornerback. CB Robert Alford serving as the backup to Samuel.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 19:21:57 -0700
Atlanta Falcons rookie CB Desmond Trufant was listed as a starter on the first unofficial depth chart, released Monday, Aug. 5.
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 13:10:18 -0700
Atlanta Falcons rookie CB Desmond Trufant is working at right cornerback and nickel back.
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 11:12:43 -0700
Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant agreed to a four-year, $8.16 million deal Wednesday, July 24, with $3.4 million guaranteed. Trufant will compete with CBs Dominique Franks and Robert Alford for the starting right cornerback spot opposite CB Asante Samuel.
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 08:42:58 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons signed first-round pick CB Desmond Trufant to a four-year contract.
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:21:06 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons are optimistic about agreeing to a contract with first-round draft choice CB Desmond Trufant before the start of training camp.
Sun, 14 Jul 2013 20:35:05 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons will have a battle between CBs Robert Alford, Desmond Trufant and Dominique Franks during training camp and the preseason for the starting right cornerback job opposite CB Asante Samuel.
Sat, 06 Jul 2013 18:58:21 -0700
Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant said he has been watching CB Asante Samuel during offseason workouts and hopes to learn a lot from him. "You can always learn from a guy like that. His instincts are off the charts. He plays the ball so well. I'm going to take whatever I can from him," Trufant said.
Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:05:36 -0700
Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant and CB Robert Alford will both get reps against WRs Julio Jones and Roddy White in training camp to help gain experience against top wide receivers. "I think our two corners, they've got the skillsets to be very good players for us," Smith said. "They're going to get a chance to get lots of reps early on in the preseason."
Tue, 07 May 2013 08:12:45 -0700
Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant will not take part in upcoming team workouts until his class graduates from college.
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:49:33 -0700
Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant likely will start at cornerback opposite CB Asante Samuel this season.
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 11:47:27 -0700
Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said the team feels that CB Desmond Trufant is the complete package, and that the team likes his off the field abilities as much as his on-field abilities.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 21:40:46 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons were happy to land CB Desmond Trufant with the 22nd pick overall in the 2013 NFL Draft. They moved up eight spots in the first round to get their man, and general manager Thomas Dimitroff was more than happy to do so. "It's who we had focused on all throughout the offseason," Dimitroff said Thursday, April 25. "We were fortunate because it was a very eventful middle of the first round. It was very, very, very active with a lot of trade discussions." Head coach Mike Smith said Trufant will compete for a starting position.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 19:39:46 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons selected Washington CB Desmond Trufant with the 22nd overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Fantasy Tip: It's a solid pick to pair with Asante Samuel. The ballhawk is someone to consider in the late rounds of deep IDP formats, but the Falcons remain a shaky starting option for DT leagues because of their lack of a consistent pass rush.
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 19:16:11 -0700
The New Orleans Saints made cornerback their top priority in free agency, and even after adding CB Keenan Lewis, they still pursued other targets. The team wants to improve their pass defense, with an emphasis on physical corners who can handle man-to-man press coverage. That makes Florida State CB Xavier Rhodes a very realistic option for the team with the No. 15 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. University of Washington CB Desmond Trufant is also a possibility.
Sat, 13 Apr 2013 11:47:02 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons may look to trade up in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft in order to select a cornerback. University of Alabama CB Dee Milliner, Florida State CB Xavier Rhodes and University of Washington CB Desmond Trufant could be targets if the team does trade up.
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:00:28 -0700
The New England Patriots are scheduled to meet with University of Oregon DE Dion Jordan, Florida State DL Cornellius Carradine and University of Washington CB Desmond Trufant before the 2013 NFL Draft.
Sun, 31 Mar 2013 11:15:47 -0700
There is a good chance the Miami Dolphins will take at least one cornerback in the first three rounds of the 2013 Draft. The team has five picks in the first three rounds. The team is intrigued by Florida State CB Xavier Rhodes, University of Washington CB Desmond Trufant and Oregon State CB Jordan Poyer.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 10:34:32 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons met with University of Washington CB Desmond Trufant Thursday, March 28.
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:01:38 -0800
University of Washington CB Desmond Trufant had a time of 4.38 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine Tuesday, Feb. 26. He also posted 16 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press, a 37 1/2-inch vertical jump, 10-foot-5 broad jump and 3.85 seconds in the 20-yard shuttle.
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 11:31:15 -0800
Washington CB Desmond Trufant ran a 4.38-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine Tuesday, Feb. 26.
Sun, 24 Feb 2013 13:46:48 -0800
University of Washington CB Desmond Trufant measured in at 5-foot-11 5/8, 190 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:01:25 -0800
Washington CB Desmond Trufant has proved to be the top cornerback at the Senior Bowl this week, displaying great foot quickness, agility and ball skills. Nearly every personnel official believes he'll be a first-round pick after this week.
Fri, 25 Jan 2013 10:37:53 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaches and scouts spent a lot of time watching and talking to defensive backs at the Senior Bowl. The Bucs focused on Oregon State DB Jordan Poyer and Washington DB Desmond Trufant. The Bucs spent time with Poyer, who is trying to impress Tampa Bay. "I'm really trying to put a lot of good film out there for them this week and let them know that I can play with the best of the best, so that if they decide to draft me they know they're getting a really good player," Poyer said.
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:47:02 -0800
Washington CB Desmond Trufant is a lock to be a first-round pick in this year's draft. Utah State CB Will Davis is being graded as a fourth-rounder, Boise State CB Jamar Taylor is graded as a third-round pick and Fresno State S Phillip Thomas is a second-round choice.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 12:18:27 -0800
The Detroit Lions have met with Connecticut CBs Blidi Wreh-Wilson and Dwayne Gratz, Washington CB Desmond Trufant and UCLA RB Johnathan Franklin this week at the Senior Bowl.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:46:13 -0800
Washington CB Desmond Trufant has been impressive during Senior Bowl practice, locking up wide receivers.