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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