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Falcons Expect Coleman, Trufant Back After Bye

Posted Nov 14, 2016

Head Coach Dan Quinn provided an injury on Tevin Coleman, Jacob Tamme and Desmond Trufant update as his team heads into their bye week

Following a tough road loss on Sunday, the Falcons get a chance to reset and get healthy this week.

The bye week comes at a perfect time as a few key players for Atlanta are dealing with significant injuries.

Tevin Coleman, Desmond Trufant and Jacob Tamme all missed the Falcons’ Week 10 contest and head coach Dan Quinn provided an update on their statuses on Monday.

“We expect [Tevin Coleman] to be fully participating in the Arizona week after the bye,” Quinn said. “Jacob Tamme will be out, he’s going to get a second opinion and consultation on a possible surgery for his shoulder. We are hopeful [Trufant] will be back practicing the Arizona week, as well. He’s improving with his shoulder.”

Prior to injuring his shoulder versus Green Bay, Tamme was a vital part of Atlanta’s offensive success recording 22 catches for 210 yards and three touchdowns. With Tamme sidelined, the Falcons have relied heavily on rookie Austin Hooper and Levine Toilolo to fill in.

Getting Coleman on the field gives the Falcons’ offense their “X-factor” back. Despite missing three games with a hamstring injury, Coleman ranks No. 3 on Atlanta’s receiving yards list with 330 yards and one touchdown. He’s also showed how impactful he can be in the red zone having notched five touchdowns on the ground.

Trufant is an integral part of Quinn’s young defense—one that relies heavily on the leadership of their Pro Bowl cornerback.

Atlanta sits at 6-4 on the year with five of their last six regular season games coming against NFC opponents, making for the return of these key players that much more important.