Falcons coach Dan Quinn said the team will hold cornerback Desmond Trufant, a former Pro Bowler, out of the offseason OTA practices, but expect him to be ready for training camp in late July.
Trufant is recovering from torn pectoral muscle that caused him to miss the final seven games of the regular season. He had one interception, 30 tackles and two sacks last season.
“Trufant is coming along great,” Quinn told reporters at the owners’ meeting in Arizona on Wednesday. “We won’t have him practice during the OTAs, but by the time we get to the training camp, he’ll be ready to go and battle.”
Trufant, who’s slated to sign a hefty contract extension this offseason, was named to his first Pro Bowl after the 2015 season.