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The Falcoholic Nov 16, 2019
Kendall Sheffield on his adjustment to the NFL and experience with the Falcons

Kendall Sheffield on his adjustment to the NFL and experience with the Falcons

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports We caught up with the rookie cornerback who’s quietly having a strong season. Nobody expected Kendall Sheffield to slide into a starting role with the Falcons when he was selected out of The Ohio State University in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. That changed when starter Desmond Trufant went down with an injury. Sheffield’s made the most of it. He’s appeared in nine games, starting four. He’s racked up 27 tackles, a pass deflection, and a forced fumble. He also looks like he’s getting more confident each week. He’s pleased with his...
The Falcoholic Nov 16, 2019
Falcons vs. Panthers: a quick look at the series history

Falcons vs. Panthers: a quick look at the series history

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports Fact: Desmond Trufant has eaten ice cream since 1997 The Falcons play their second divisional game of the season tomorrow. And fresh off a much-needed win over the Saints last weekend, the Falcons can officially kick off a winning streak ... if they find a way to win tomorrow. That’s sayin’ something. The Falcons and the Panthers have played some heated football games. So let’s take a quick look at this series history because, why not? The Falcons get to play the Panthers twice a year. Interestingly, they’ve never faced off in the playoffs. The...
The Falcoholic Nov 15, 2019
Austin Hooper and Devonta Freeman out, Desmond Trufant in for Falcons - Panthers

Austin Hooper and Devonta Freeman out, Desmond Trufant in for Falcons - Panthers

Jonathan Bachman/ Falcons will be without two of their offensive weapons The Atlanta Falcons have ruled out running back Devonta Freeman, tight end Austin Hooper and linebacker Kemal Ishmael for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers. Additionally, cornerback Desmond Trufant will return, marking the first time since Week 5 that he’s been on the field. Ishmael is a bit of a surprise, but Hooper and Freeman are expected to miss multiple weeks. Dan Quinn rules out Devonta Freeman, Austin Hooper and Kemal Ishmael for Sunday's game against Carolina.— Jason Butt (@JasonHButt)...
The Falcoholic Nov 10, 2019
Falcons inactives, Week 10: Desmond Trufant, John Cominsky out vs. Saints

Falcons inactives, Week 10: Desmond Trufant, John Cominsky out vs. Saints

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports Trufant remains sidelined with a toe injury. Desmond Trufant was able to practice on a limited basis all week, but his status was questionable for Sunday’s game. He’s officially been ruled out against the Saints. Trufant has been battling a toe injury that’s kept him sidelined for several games, but there was some optimism when he returned to practice on Wednesday. He remained limited — as did quarterback Matt Ryan, fresh off of a high ankle sprain — but while Ryan is active against New Orleans, Trufant will be out. Kendall Sheffield will get...
The Falcoholic Nov 8, 2019
Falcons appear set to keep rolling with Damontae Kazee, Ricardo Allen at safety

Falcons appear set to keep rolling with Damontae Kazee, Ricardo Allen at safety

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ The Falcons appear intent on putting the best possible secondary on the field, which is a positive. Desmond Trufant may be back in action this week, the first time we’ll have seen him on the field since Week 5. That’s big news for a secondary that has been skewing young in recent weeks, but it’s not the only bit of personnel news that’s worth paying attention to on the back end of this defense. That’s because the Falcons are apparently sticking with the Damontae Kazee at free safety, Ricardo Allen at strong safety configuration they trotted out against...
The Falcoholic Nov 7, 2019
Matt Ryan limited, Wes Schweitzer out for Thursday Falcons practice

Matt Ryan limited, Wes Schweitzer out for Thursday Falcons practice

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Ryan and Desmond Trufant are on track to play, but three Falcons seem destined for the shelf. Let’s start with the good news. With limited practices under their belts on Thursday, Matt Ryan and Desmond Trufant seem likely to play Sunday. Their presence on the field—particularly Ryan’s—should at least ensure a more competitive effort against the Saints. Jamon Brown, James Carpenter, and Jaeden Graham also practiced on a limited basis. It’s not ideal when both of your starting guards are dealing with injury issues but that’s also been very much par for...
The Falcoholic Nov 6, 2019
Falcons’ Matt Ryan, Desmond Trufant returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday

Falcons’ Matt Ryan, Desmond Trufant returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports It’s good news, even though they’re not all the way back yet. Dan Quinn had good news to share with reporters prior to Wednesday’s practice. Matt Ryan and Desmond Trufant would return to practice Wednesday, albeit on a limited basis. The official injury report released Wednesday afternoon confirmed as much. Both Ryan (ankle) and Trufant (toe) were limited in the first full post-bye week practice. Ryan has been dealing with an ankle injury that kept him out of the Falcons’ loss to the Seahawks. The bye week came at a good time, and it’s...
ClutchPoints Nov 6, 2019
Matt Ryan, Desmond Trufant return to practice for the Falcons

Matt Ryan, Desmond Trufant return to practice for the Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons are coming off a much-needed bye week after enduring their fair share of injuries to start the 2019 NFL season. Fortunately, it appears the extra week off was effective since they were able to welcome two key pieces back to practice. Head coach Dan Quin says quarterback Matt Ryan and cornerback Desmond […] The post Matt Ryan, Desmond Trufant return to practice for the Falcons appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Falcoholic Oct 29, 2019
Report: Desmond Trufant not expected to be traded

Report: Desmond Trufant not expected to be traded

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports The Falcons need to shed expensive contracts and plan for the future, but that will not include shipping out the team’s top corner. With the trade deadline quickly approaching, we have seen a lot of rumors surrounding Falcons players. They range from sensical to nonsensical, but the general expectation is the team will try to unload some aging, expensive veterans, especially after trading Mohamed Sanu to the New England Patriots last week. The Falcons, at 1-7, must be looking at the future. They are already pressed against the cap for the near future. Some...
The Falcoholic Oct 28, 2019
Falcons waive QB Danny Etling, CB D.J. White

Falcons waive QB Danny Etling, CB D.J. White

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports The Falcons must thing both Matt Ryan and Desmond Trufant are ready to return. The Falcons have a long bye week, so they are definitely going to be slow considering everything surrounding Arthur Blank, Dan Quinn, and Tuesday’s trade deadline. Just kidding, they are already making cuts. Former Patriots quarterback Danny Etling and former Eagles cornerback are no longer Falcons. Their replacements have yet to be named. There’s only so much we can say about both Etling and White without getting too emotional. I’ll let Elton John take it from here in...
The Falcoholic Oct 28, 2019
Desmond Trufant, Vic Beasley among the oddsmakers favorites to move at the NFL trade deadline

Desmond Trufant, Vic Beasley among the oddsmakers favorites to move at the NFL trade deadline

Todd Kirkland/ Whatever the odds suggest, Trufant would still be a surprising trade. Who is going to be traded before the Tuesday deadline? In years past, that would be a purely academic sort of question, because the Falcons were not a team that shipped guys out or brought them in at the deadline. That’s changed this year, because the Falcons are dismal and they’re headed for the kind of cap crunch that necessitates moving out salary and getting back draft picks. That means there are a number of veterans who could be dealt, even if some are a bit unlikely. Who are the favorites to...
The Falcoholic Oct 26, 2019
Falcons - Seahawks: One reason to worry, one reason to feel confident

Falcons - Seahawks: One reason to worry, one reason to feel confident

Photo by Otto Greule Jr / If confidence is in short supply, we understand why. The Seahawks game is the latest in a long string of games the Falcons are probably going to lose. I miss the days where it was possible to talk yourself into the Falcons winning, but unfortunately those days are long gone. The Falcons might be without Matt Ryan in this one, and they will definitely be without Ito Smith, James Carpenter, and Desmond Trufant. It was already perhaps the toughest on-paper matchup since Week 1, and without Ryan and the rest of these guys, it’s even more likely to be a bloodbath....
The Falcoholic Oct 25, 2019
Falcons injury report: QB Matt Ryan game-time decision, CB Desmond Trufant and others out against Seahawks

Falcons injury report: QB Matt Ryan game-time decision, CB Desmond Trufant and others out against Seahawks

Todd Kirkland/ The Falcons will be missing some starters against the Seahawks The Atlanta Falcons have another tough matchup this week as the Seattle Seahawks come to town. The Falcons have some lingering injuries which will impact the game, as we have an update on players who won’t suit up on Sunday. The team has ruled out Desmond Trufant (toe), Ito Smith (concussion) and James Carpenter (knee) for the Seahawks game. Per D. Orlando Ledbetter, the Falcons will rotate both Ty Sambrailo and Wes Schweitzer at guard in Carpenter’s absence. With Trufant on the shelf, meanwhile, Kendall...
The Falcoholic Oct 24, 2019
Falcons injury report: Matt Ryan, Grady Jarrett, Desmond Trufant, more miss Thursday

Falcons injury report: Matt Ryan, Grady Jarrett, Desmond Trufant, more miss Thursday

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports The Falcons could be short-staffed Sunday vs. Seattle. As often comes with a team in a down year, injuries are setting in with the 2019 Atlanta Falcons. Matt Ryan, Grady Jarrett, Desmond Trufant, James Carpenter and Ito Smith were all held out of Thursday’s practice, leaving all of them in doubt for Sunday. Ryan, of course, has a high ankle sprain, though Ledbetter said Ryan was walking without a boot on, which bodes well for the immediate future. It’s his second missed day, so don’t expect him to be very likely to return to action this week. Ryan...
The Falcoholic Oct 23, 2019
The Falcons need a fresh start to live up to roster’s potential

The Falcons need a fresh start to live up to roster’s potential

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports It’s time the franchise partially hits the reset button. When you look at the Atlanta Falcons’ season in a nutshell, it’s just hard not to feel sad about the wasted talent. In the right hands, this team would be a firestorm booming with thunder, a team that leaves everyone in the league afraid. Right now, they’re a whimper, a team that anyone can beat, a lost cause. It’s just not right that players like Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Deion Jones, Grady Jarrett, Ricardo Allen, Jake Matthews, Alex Mack, Devonta Freeman, Adrian Clayborn, Desmond Trufant,...

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