Atlanta Falcons

Report: Falcons will cut CB Desmond Trufant this week

That $5 million will likely go to the defensive front seven, however, and there simply aren’t that many logical cuts this year outside of Allen Bailey , Devonta Freeman , and Ty Sambrailo .

With Morris in charge, Joe Witt Jr. on board as a new voice on the coaching staff, and those players available (plus Jordan Miller , post-suspension), the Falcons clearly feel they have the makings of a solid group of cornerbacks without Trufant .

Anyone who watched this secondary bumble around for the first half of 2019 is probably going to have mixed feelings about that, but Morris coaxed at least some modest improvement out of them and will be running the show this coming season, which is at least a reason for some small optimism.

Ideally, the Falcons would use the first or second round to grab a potentially elite young player, allowing them to roll out Oliver and Sheffield as their 2nd and 3rd options, with Miller and perhaps Blidi Wreh-Wilson filling out the depth chart.

In the end, I don’t expect Trufant to lack for suitors so long as he’s healthy, because he’s still a good cornerback and teams won’t have to deal with more onerous bits of his current contract.

It stinks that his career will end in such an unceremonious way after all the good he’s done for the franchise, but Atlanta’s many issues figure to doom more than one useful player with a big contract this coming week.

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