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The Falcons and Desmond Trufant have agreed to multi-year deal and the rookie cornerback will report to training camp on time.
Atlanta announced the deal Wednesday but did not release terms of the contract. However, a person familiar with the situation says it's a four-year, $8.16 million contract - of which $4.3 million is guaranteed. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the terms had not been announced.
Players are required to report to dorms by 5 p.m. Wednesday at the team's training facility in Flowery Branch, Ga.
Atlanta traded up eight spots in a deal with St. Louis to draft Trufant out of Washington. He is the leading candidate to start at right cornerback, but will have to beat out second-round pick Robert Alford.
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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Atlanta Falcons have reached an agreement with rookie first round pick, cornerback Desmond Trufant.
Falcons and first-round pick Desmond Trufant reached agreement on a new deal.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 24, 2013
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It appears that Thomas Dimitroff finally got that shipment of pens this morning because he made two signings before I even had lunch. Yes, after much hullabaloo, Atlanta signed a guy tasked with helping lock down our consistently inconsistent secondary.
Trufant (left) and Dimitroff (right), in case that wasn't clear.
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. The Atlanta Falcons finished up one minor signing and one fairly significant signing on Wednesday, the eve of training camp, while one major contract extension remains in limbo.
Seventh-round pick Sean Renfree, a quarterback out of Duke, signed on Wednesday as did first-round pick Desmond Trufant, a cornerback out of Washington who is favored to start.
The Atlanta Falcons have come to an agreement with their late round quarterback draft pick Sean Renfree on a four-year deal. The former Duke starter, has the physical attributes to be a very solid backup quarterback in the NFL.
Armed with size and a great feel on his passes, he will backup franchise quarterback Matt Ryan and second stringer Dominique Davis.
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Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension.
Falcons spokesman Reggie Roberts said Thursday that the deal was being finalized as Ryan led the offense through practice Thursday on the first day of training camp.
A person familiar with the situation says Ryan's extension is for $103.75 million deal, with $59 million...
It is now Matt Ryan’s turn to cash in.
Chris Mortensen is reporting that the Falcons and Ryan are close to finalizing a five year $100 million extension.
As expected, #Falcons and QB Matt Ryan are finalizing 5-year contract extension that will exceed $100 million when done
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) July 25, 2013
Adam Schefter is reporting that Ryan will get...
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Cardinals have signed free agent defensive end John Abraham to a two-year contract.
DE John Abraham has just signed with #Cardinals, I'm told. It's a 2-year deal. And his FA odyssey is over.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 25, 2013
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Several teams have locked up franchise quarterbacks ahead of training camp this year. Add the Atlanta Falcons to that list.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Matt Ryan and the Falcons have agreed on a five-year extension worth $103.75 million. The deal includes $59 million guaranteed and $63 million in the first three years. ESPN's Chris Mortensen was the first...
I'm pretty sure free agent John Abraham - at some point or another - visited with all 32 teams in the league, or at least it seemed he was on the full-country tour. It seems as though his patience has paid off to the tune of a 2-year, $6,000,000 deal in Arizona.
Cardinals signed John Abraham.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 25, 2013
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ATLANTA In the spirit of Phil Mickelson's first Open Championship golf title ('Lefty' to his fans), the Atlanta Falcons will start training camp on Thursday with the majority of talent and depth slanted to the left side for both offense and defense.
The right side with the notable exception of defensive end Osi Umenyiora stands out as the weaker half. Right tackle...
Last season: 13-3, NFC South champs, lost in NFC Championship Game
Acquisitions: Steven Jackson, Osi Umenyiora, Desmond Trufant, Brian Banks
Departures: Michael Turner, John Abraham, Dunta Robinson, Tyson Clabo
Vegas 2013 win total over/under: 10 wins
Five incredible planned features for the Falcons as-yet-unbuilt new stadium:
- Sphincter dome
- 100-yard bar
Oh that Thomas Dimitroff, what a tease he is. He waits all off-season and then on the day that Falcons training camp starts he finally gets the Ryan deal done.
It's a five year $103.75 million dollare deal with $59 million guaranteed. Or in other words, more money then you will ever see in your life. In terms of average salary Ryan now trails only Aaron Rodgers and...
Mike Jurecki is “hearing” that free agent DE/OLB John Abraham is visiting with the Cardinals on Wednesday.
Abraham, 35, remains one of the best available free agents. Although he’s coming off of a season in which he totaled 10 sacks for the Falcons defense, there has been very little buzz surrounding him in the past few months.
Previous reports indicated that Abraham’s asking...