ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions put cornerback Desmond Trufant and defensive tackle Danny Shelton on injured reserve Wednesday.
The Lions also announced that they have activated...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have activated cornerback Justin Coleman from injured reserve and released running back Bo Scarbrough.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have ruled out cornerback Desmond Trufant for Sunday's game at Jacksonville and have put tight end Hunter Bryant on injured reserve.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions will be without a starting offensive guard against Green Bay.
Detroit put guard Joe Dahl on injured reserve due to a groin injury Saturday, a day...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay and Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Kenny Clark won’t be available Sunday for their NFC North matchup at Lambeau...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions' banged-up secondary will be without cornerback Justin Coleman against the Green Bay Packers.
Detroit put Coleman on injured reserve on Tuesday,...
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New faces: RB Todd Gurley, OLB Dante Fowler, TE Hayden Hurst, WR Laquon Treadwell, OL Justin McCray, LB LaRoy Reynolds, TE Khari Lee, LB Edmond Robinson.
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New faces: RB Adrian Peterson, CBs Jeff Okudah, Desmond Trufant and Darryl Roberts, LBs Jamie Collins and Reggie Ragland, S Duron Harmon and Jayron Kearse, DTs Danny...
DETROIT LIONS (3-12-1)
CAMP SITE: Allen Park, Michigan
LAST YEAR: Lost last nine games and 12 of 13 to close season with Detroit's worst record in decade. Late in season, general...
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CAMP SITE: Flowery Branch, Georgia
LAST YEAR: Atlanta won its last four games to save jobs of coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff. Second...
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons moved to bolster their secondary by taking Clemson cornerback A.J. Terrell with the No. 16 pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, looking past his struggles in...
The Detroit Lions should have an opportunity to turn a weakness into a strength in the NFL draft.
If Detroit chooses to keep the No. 3 pick overall, cornerback Jeff Okudah is expected to be...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have boosted their cornerback depth by agreeing to a deal with Josh Hawkins, who played in 32 games with three NFL teams before spending the 2020...
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LAST SEASON: Lions lost last nine games and 12 of 13 to finish with their worst record in decade. Ownership gave general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia chance...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Darryl Roberts.
The Lions announced the move Friday. Roberts spent the past four seasons with the...
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DETROIT (AP) — Add a couple more names to the parade of ex-Patriots joining the Detroit Lions.
And one of the top players on Detroit's current roster is apparently ready to leave.
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ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons will dramatically boost their financial flexibility by releasing two former Pro Bowl players, running back Devonta Freeman and cornerback Desmond Trufant, plus...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Receiver Calvin Ridley and cornerback Desmond Trufant were placed on injured reserve Tuesday by the Atlanta Falcons.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons receiver Calvin Ridley and cornerback Desmond Trufant will miss the rest of the season after getting hurt in a win over Carolina.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Quarterback Matt Ryan and receiver Julio Jones returned to practice for the Atlanta Falcons and appear set to start against Tampa Bay.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons will be without running back Devonta Freeman, tight end Austin Hooper and safety Kemal Ishmael for Sunday’s game at Carolina.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Quarterback Matt Ryan has been removed from the Atlanta Falcons injury report and appears set to play against the New Orleans Saints.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn says quarterback Matt Ryan is hopeful he'll return from a sprained ankle to play against Seattle.
ATLANTA (AP) — Jalen Ramsey is set to make his Rams debut in a revamped secondary against Julio Jones and the Atlanta Falcons.
Ramsey, the former All-Pro cornerback acquired by Los Angeles...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant will miss his second straight game with a toe injury.
The Falcons listed Trufant as out for Sunday's contest against the...
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons will be without starting cornerback Desmond Trufant and punter Matt Wile for Sunday's game at Arizona.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Dan Quinn has gone back to his past to protect his future with the Atlanta Falcons.
Quinn fired his three coordinators following a disappointing 7-9 finish in...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones has been ruled out of Thursday night's game at the New Orleans Saints.
Jones came off injured reserve last week after missing two months with a broken right foot. He was inactive against Dallas last Sunday.
Coach Dan Quinn said earlier in the week the goal was to have Jones regain full confidence in his foot so he could take advantage of his full potential.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons are making a bad habit of collapsing in the final moments of games.
They were at it again in Sunday's 37-36 loss to Cincinnati, allowing Andy Dalton to complete a 13-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Green with 7 seconds remaining.
"It's like just taking your heart and ripping it out," defensive end Vic Beasley said. "It's tough, but it's just part of the game. It's why we play the game. We play the game to win, but sometimes that's how it ends up."
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Julio Jones insists his status for training camp was never in doubt.
Jones, the five-time Pro Bowl receiver, was back for the start of Falcons training camp Friday after missing a mandatory minicamp in June while asking that his contract be reworked.
Jones dismissed reports he wouldn't report without a new deal as "he said, she said" speculation.
"We knew all along we were going to get it handled," he said.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff turned their focus to defense in the second and third rounds of the NFL draft Friday night, adding depth with cornerback Isaiah Oliver and bringing aboard a potential starter in 300-pound tackle Deadrin Senat.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue has been fined $30,387 by the NFL for making physical contact with a game official during a loss to San Francisco last Sunday.
Ngakoue was assessed a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after he bumped referee Jeff Triplette while shouting at 49ers running back Matt Breida as officials were trying to separate Breida and Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta cornerback Desmond Trufant is sidelined with a concussion and won't play Sunday when the Falcons host Minnesota.
Coach Dan Quinn has ruled Trufant out, but the Falcons (7-4) got some good news Friday when cornerback Brian Poole was upgraded as a limited participant after missing the first two days of practice this week with a back injury.
Trufant and Poole both left in the second quarter of last week's win over Tampa Bay and did not return.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons receiver Julio Jones has returned to practice after missing the first two sessions this week with a sore ankle.
Kicker Matt Bryant was back at practice despite an injured right calf.
Atlanta (4-4) hosts the Dallas Cowboys (5-3) on Sunday. Jones and Bryant are expected to play despite getting hurt in last week's loss at Carolina.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula knew exactly what Cam Newton was going to do as soon as he broke the pocket and started running toward the end zone.
From there, it was just a matter of Shula holding his breath.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Desmond Trufant is back to playing at full capacity for the Atlanta Falcons.
The 2015 Pro Bowl cornerback said he's grateful now, but there were times last year when he wondered if he was a victim of bad luck.
Trufant tore his left pectoral in Week 9 at Tampa Bay and missed the rest of the season. He was on the outside looking in as his teammates finished 11-5, won the NFC championship game and blew the biggest lead in Super Bowl history.
ATLANTA (AP) — Green Bay's offense was without both starting tackles from the start and then lost both starting wide receivers.
Oh, and the Packers were playing in the first regular-season game in the Atlanta Falcons' new stadium. Plus, Green Bay's makeshift line had to face a defensive front that stayed fresh with constant substitutions.
"That's all part of the game plan," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "... That's the NFL. That's football."
ATLANTA (AP) — Desmond Trufant walked off the field with a game ball.
He wasn't about to let it go.
After missing much of last season with a shoulder injury, including the Atlanta Falcons' run to the Super Bowl, Trufant is healthy again and playing a big role for a young, aggressive defense.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — For the second straight year, Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins will be suspended for the start of the season for a violation of the league's policy on performance enhancers.
This time, the suspension carries a bigger bite: 10 games.
The NFL announced Sunday that Collins has been suspended without pay for the first 10 games of the 2017 season. He was suspended for the first four games in 2016.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — There was nothing Desmond Trufant could do.
As the Atlanta Falcons squandered a lead of historic proportions in the Super Bowl, their best pass defender was stuck on the sideline, merely a spectator.
"Obviously, it wasn't easy to watch," Trufant said after practice Thursday. "We're just trying to get better and move forward. We've got a lot to prove this year. That's really what we're focused on."
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Desmond Trufant has returned from a 2016 season-ending pectoral injury to find himself in a new role among Falcons defensive backs.
Only 26 and entering his fifth season as the team's top cornerback, Trufant suddenly is the veteran of the unit. Safety Kemal Ishmael also is entering his fifth year, but hasn't been a full-time starter.
Trufant seemed startled by the realization after Thursday's opening practice of training camp.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a $69 million, five-year contract extension with cornerback Desmond Trufant, locking up another key member for the team that won the NFC championship.
The deal was Atlanta's top priority of the offseason and includes $42 million in guaranteed money.
General manager Thomas Dimitroff says the 2013 first-round pick "has improved each year and we believe his best ball is still in front of him."
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed backup cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson to a one-year, $775,000 deal.
Wreh-Wilson is the seventh Atlanta player from the 2016 NFC championship team to be re-signed or have his contract extended.
The Falcons signed Wreh-Wilson in 2016 after starter Desmond Trufant's season-ending shoulder injury. General manager Thomas Dimitroff says the 6-foot-1 Wreh-Wilson made a good impression with his size and "the way he competes."
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have signed cornerback Robert Alford to a four-year contract extension.
Alford has played in 53 games over four seasons with the Falcons, including 41 starts. He has nine interceptions, returning two for touchdowns and teaming with Desmond Trufant to give Atlanta one of the league's better cornerback combos.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons returned to practice Wednesday tied for the lead in the NFC South and all banged-up for the final month of the regular season.
Coming off a disheartening loss to Kansas City, the Falcons (7-5) hit the field without top receiver Julio Jones and two other starters who were injured against the Chiefs.
Jones is bothered by turf toe, left tackle Jake Matthews has a knee problem, and receiver Mohamed Sanu is slowed by a sore groin.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have placed cornerback Desmond Trufant on injured reserve and waived punter Matt Wile.
The team signed center Trevor Robinson and cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson on Tuesday.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons continue to protect their NFC South lead by finding productive replacements for injured starters.
The latest evidence of the team's depth came in Sunday's 38-19 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Fill-in starters Matt Wile and Jalen Collins and backup receiver Taylor Gabriel were three players highlighted by coach Dan Quinn on Monday as playing crucial roles in the win.
ATLANTA (AP) — Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant could be facing season-ending surgery as early as this week.
Trufant is missing his second straight game with a pectoral/shoulder injury when Atlanta hosts the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
The team says Trufant has a doctor's appointment scheduled for this week, which could confirm that surgery is needed to fix the torn pectoral muscle.