- Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2015

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant has a sprained shoulder and is expected to miss Friday night’s preseason opener against the Tennessee Titans.

Trufant missed his second straight day of practice on Thursday.

Coach Dan Quinn says he is “leaning” toward holding Trufant out of the game. Quinn says rookie Jalen Collins, a second-round pick from Louisiana State, and veteran Phillip Adams could see bigger roles.

Adams started four games for the Jets last season.

Trufant, a first-round pick in 2013, has started every game the last two seasons. He had three interceptions in 2014.



___

AP NFL websites: https://www.pro32.ap.org and https://www.twitter.com/AP_NFL

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide