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According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Falcons and Desmond Trufant’s agent are confident that both sides will work out a contract prior to to the start of training camp.
The negotiating clocks is ticking. But both sides aren’t overly concerned.
With less than 48 hours before the Falcons take the practice field, rookie cornerback Desmond Trufant, the team’s first-round draft pick, remains unsigned.
Both sides are optimistic about reaching a deal before the team starts practice Thursday. The players are scheduled to report Wednesday.
“The talks are ongoing with the intent to get it done prior to camp,” said agent Doug Hendrickson, who represents Trufant, on Monday. “He played extremely well when he was there (for rookie minicamp, part of OTAs and the mandatory minicamp.) He wants to be there and they want him there.”
The Falcons need Trufant in camp on day one. He can’t afford to miss any time because they’re going to need him to make an impact right away.
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Falcons and first-round pick Desmond Trufant reached agreement on a new deal.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 24, 2013
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