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Camp Preview: Cornerbacks finally a strength for the Atlanta Falcons?

View poll on FanMob The Falcons begin the 2014 campaign with a young, potentially-great crop of cornerbacks. Impressive rookie seasons by Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford have set expectations high, while the group as a whole looks to become a shutdown unit the team can lean on. Trufant is well on his way to solidifying a reputation as a legitimate lockdown defender. Trufant added...
Via cover32 - Falcons
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Significance of the Atlanta Falcons’ secondary in 2014

With training camp starting a week from now, one component of the Falcons unit to keep an eye on is the secondary. The Falcons could definitely use some fine tuning in that department, especially considering they finished in the bottom ten in the NFL last season in passing yards allowed. There are high expectations for the secondary heading in to camp. Falcons’ secondary coach...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant ranked top-20 in the NFL

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 cornerbacks in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s CB to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Where the Atlanta Falcons stand: an update after preseason week two

After a report came out this week that the Atlanta Falcons are ranked fairly low in terms of fan loyalty and support, the organization is especially interested in the potentiality of a Super Bowl Championship this season to promote greater interest in the team after two years of high expectations and only one playoff victory to boast. With two out of four preseason exhibition games...
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons reach deal with first round draft pick CB Desmond Trufant

Falcons fans can rest assured heading in to training camp as the organization has finally come to terms with its last draft pick yet to be signed: cornerback Desmond Trufant. After a summer filled with negotiations, the Atlanta Falcons have finally agreed to a four-year deal worth $8.16 million ($4.3 million guaranteed) with the twenty-second pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Trufant is...
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons, CB Desmond Trufant agree on contract

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...
Via Fox Sports
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons optimistic they’ll get Desmond Trufant under contract before camp starts

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...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 22, 2013  |  1 Comment

Meet your Atlanta Falcons rookies: Who will see playing time come September?

With the NFL Opening Kickoff just a mere fifty days away, the Atlanta Falcons will use its upcoming training camp to assess its eight rookies selected in the 2013 NFL Draft in addition to the information gained during Falcons Rookie Camp in May to determine which, if any, of these eight rookies will see playing time in the 2013 season. Though not all of these rookies should expect...
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: Overview of the Atlanta Falcons’ Draft Picks

Saturday marked the end of the NFL Draft, the three day extravaganza that allows all thirty-two teams to add the most talented prospects from the college level to their rosters in order to fill some of the holes that had opened during the offseason. This draft was considered to be of the utmost importance for the Falcons, who appeared to be a piece or two away from being ready to...
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Select Desmond Trufant 22nd Overall

1.22 Atlanta Falcons Desmond Trufant, CB, University of Washington (6-0, 190) Desmond Trufant was selected as the twenty-second overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. Trufant has a combination of fantastic size and speed that should lend itself well to the physicality of the NFL. While he is a bit on the lighter side in the back pocket, his length and quick burst...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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