By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed corner back Desmond Trufant to a five-year deal. It is reportedly worth $69 million with $42 million guaranteed.
The Huffington Post, a non-traditional sports website, was the first to report this news.
His new deal is below what the Washington Redskins gave to Josh Norman when he signed with the team. Norman received a five-year deal worth $75 million with $50 million guaranteed.
The 26-year-old was looking for a new deal before he received this one. The Falcons paid him $8.026 million this past season.
The Falcons picked up his fifth-year option for the 2017 season prior to striking this deal. He was the team’s first-round draft pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Previously, Atlanta said it was a top priority for them to sign Trufant to a new deal. He’s their best corner.
This season, he only played in nine games, which was a career-low, as he never missed a game prior to the 2016 campaign. When he did play, he had 25 tackles, 2.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, four pass deflections and an interception.
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