Atlanta Falcons Sign First Round Pick Desmond Trufant


Jun 18, 2013; Flowery Branch, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant (21) runs through a drill during Minicamp at the Falcons Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

In the midst of rumors about a contract dispute between the Atlanta Falcons and first round cornerback selection Desmond Trufant, the two sides have come to an agreement.

The team announced today that the signing is complete but the details of the contract have not been released.

Apparently, Trufant was looking to get a deal similar to last year’s #22 first round selection, Brandon Weeden. This is what D. Orlando Ledbetter had to say about the contract “squabble” on Sunday:

"Weeden signed a four-year, $8.083 million deal with $4.318 million signing bonus. Of his deal, $7,511,288 is guaranteed, according to NFLPA salary documents. The Browns probably showed Weeden some additional“Quan” because he was a quarterback. The Falcons apparently are reluctant to match that guaranteed total and both sides are trying to find a common ground."

Given that Trufant is a cornerback, it would surprise me if he got the same amount that Brandon Weeden received from the Cleveland Browns.

Regardless, the Falcons have now signed all of their draft picks, with QB Sean Renfree’s signing also being announced today. The terms of Renfree’s deal were also not available.

It looks like the Atlanta front office and Thomas Dimitroff can put all of their efforts into Matt Ryan’s extension at this point, which should be the priority going forward.