CB - DET
Week 2 Outlook
Desmond Trufant suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday's game against the Bears but the MRI revealed that it is nothing serious and he could play as early as this Sunday against the Packers.
Trufant might end up as the team's number one cornerback for Sunday's matchup as Jeff Okudah's injury is still up in the air and Justin Coleman was placed on IR. He'll have a tough matchup against Devante Adams. With all of these injuries in the Lions' secondary, expect a big day from Aaron Rodgers.
Jordan Schultz of ESPN reports the Lions have signed Desmond Trufant to a two-year, $21 million contract.
The deal includes $14 million guaranteed. Trufant was just released by the Falcons but wasted little time in finding a new home. Signing Trufant now means the Lions can continue shopping fellow corner Darius Slay.
The Atlanta Falcons are planning to release cornerback Desmond Trufant this week, according to a report from NFL insider Tom Pelissero.
Trufant finished the year on injured reserve with a fractured forearm but has been a productive cornerback with the Falcons for seven years. He is still just 29 years old (he turns 30 in September) and should have significant interest in the free-agent market.
Desmond Trufant ended Sunday’s 29-3 win over the Carolina Panthers with seven total tackles and an interception.
Needless to say, a flipped has switched on in Atlanta. The Falcons defense kept their last two opponents (Saints and Panthers) under 10 points. Trufant and the other Falcons face Tampa Bay twice, and both Carolina and New Orleans once in the remaining six games. Invest in the Falcons IDP options in Weeks 12 and 17 as that’s when they face Jameis Winston.
Atlanta Falcons top corner Desmond Trufant has been ruled out for Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints.
Trufant being ruled out for Week 10, all but solidifies Michael Thomas as a top three receiver play. The Falcons have been atrocious against the pass all season, and will have an extremely difficult task trying to contain Thomas without Trufant. Thomas is worth a long hard look for DFS lineups.