Injury report: Trufant limited with ankle injury 


Falcons starting left cornerback Desmond Trufant suffered an ankle injury and was limited in practice on Wednesday.

Trufant was listed on the official report sent to the league. 

The Falcons worked out cornerback Byron Maxwell on Monday, but Falcons coach Dan Quinn said the team wasn’t looking to make a move at this time.

The Falcons also have to make a decision on cornerback Jalen Collins, who’s 10-game suspension is winding down.

Running back Devonta Freeman (knee), defensive tackle Grady Jarrett (ribs) and defensive end Takkarist McKinley (shoulder) were limited.

Wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle), kicker Matt Bryant (right calf) and linebacker Duke Riley (knee) did not practice. 


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