Desmond Trufant

Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 190
College: Washington
Birth Place: Tacoma, Washington
Draft: 2013 1st round (22nd pick) by the
  • Dolphins rally from 17-point deficit to stun Falcons 20-17

    Jay Cutler threw a pair of touchdown passes, Cody Parkey kicked a pair of field goals and the Miami Dolphins rallied from a 17-0 halftime deficit to stun the Atlanta Falcons 20-17

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  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2:30 PM ET on Monday, Oct. 16

    Oct. 16 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2:30 PM ET on Monday: - - - - For any coverage questions, please contact - - - - NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Colts, Titans hope to reach .500 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two 2-

  • How satisfied are you with the Dolphins? Vote now in our latest CSM postgame poll

    The Dolphins' huge second half Sunday in Atlanta beats the Falcons 20-17 to complete an exhilarating weekend of football for South Florida fans, after the Hurricanes beat Georgia Tech 25-24 the day before. What a second half by Miami in recovering from a 17-0 deficit Sunday. Whatever Adam Gase said at the half, bottle it and sell it. Jay Cutler and offense came alive with two touchdown passes and the defense arose to limit Atlanta to 106 total yards after halftime. Fins now 3-2 after the upset of the season in the NFL, with Miami a 14-point road underdog coming in. This will alleviate tremendous heat from Cutler. I'd predicted that Miami would lose narrowly (I said 27-23) but with an effort that

    Miami Herald
  • Falcons' Julio Jones: Educate yourself, then others on social issues

    Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Bears for seven seasons at Chicago Tribune Also worked at Chicago Sun-Times, Fresno Bee Honorable mention, Football Writers Association of America for enterprise writing, 2002 Follow on Twitter FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones believes people need to get the facts straight before criticizing athletes for demonstrating against social injustice. The typically reserved All-Pro also thinks marquee athletes, like himself, should be willing to speak out on social issues after they educate themselves on the topics. Jones recently joined 12 to 15 teammates to form a player committee aimed at fighting social injustice and promoting
  • Fantasy football waiver wire, Week 7: Wide receiver rankings

    Week 6 of the 2017 regular season is just about coming to a close with the Monday Night game remaining. Most fantasy football leagues will run their waiver wires late Tuesday or early Wednesday, but we are here to help you get a jump on the best options to consider. We will be ranking the top five players likely to be available in your league at each of the four major positions. Some weeks there might not be five good options available, but we’ll scour for the best we can find. Additionally, throughout the week, we will update each of these articles as ownership percentages change and news arrives. The following ownership percentages come via CBS Sportsline entering Week 6. Nelson Agholor? Really?

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  • Aaron Rodgers' injury puts Eagles in power position

    Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer Close Follow on Twitter Week 6 went a long way toward solidifying the Philadelphia Eagles as a power in the NFC. Part of that is tied to their Thursday night road win over the Carolina Panthers, but events around the NFL over the last several days are likely to have a more significant, long-term impact. The biggest story, without question, is the injury to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He broke his collarbone Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings and could be done for the season. There is a leaguewide ripple effect anytime a player of his caliber is lost, and that certainly pertains to other conference contenders. Heading into the week, the Packers
  • Underdogs fuel huge NFL Sunday for books

    Las Vegas sportsbooks didn't win every decision from Sunday's 12-game NFL slate. Some bookmakers had to settle for coming out ahead in only 11 of them. The Westgate SuperBook and Caesars Palace sportsbooks each went 11-1 on Sunday and enjoyed their best week of the season as 10 underdogs covered the spread, with eight pulling outright upsets. "We didn't run that hot," said Jason Simbal, vice president at sportsbook operator CG Technology, who said his book lost two decisions, "but we got what we needed." Indeed, especially in the night game between the heavily favored Denver Broncos and the New York Giants. A bettor at CG Technology placed two $200,000 wagers on the Broncos, laying 13 and 13.5
  • The Latest: 49ers QB Hoyer benched for rookie Beathard

    The Latest on the NFL's sixth Sunday of the regular season (all times Eastern): 2:28 p.m. Rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard has replaced Brian Hoyer for the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter against the Washington Redskins. Beathard's grandfather, Bobby, was a Super Bowl-winning general manager for the Redskins decades ago. Beathard, a third-round draft pick out of Iowa, came in with the Niners trailing 14-0. He threw his first NFL pass on his second play, a 13-yard gain to Garrett Celek. Hoyer was 4 for 11 for 34 yards and the 49ers managed to gain a total of only 39 yards and two first downs in their first four possessions. — Howard Fendrich reporting from Landover, Maryland 2:26 p.m.

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  • Jameis Winston leaves Buccaneers game with shoulder injury

    Jameis Winston is the latest NFL quarterback to make an early exit with an injury. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback left Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals with a right shoulder injury in the first quarter. He was listed as doubtful to return. Winston appeared to be hurt on the first series of the game after a hit by linebacker Chandler Jones. He remained in the game but later came out. Ryan Fitzpatrick replace him in the lineup. PHOTOS: Best of NFL Week 6

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  • New York Jets Flight Connections 10/16/17

    Good morning, Gang Green Gangsters! Here are your daily New York Jets links for this Monday... Bob Glauber: The frustrated Jets expected to defeat the New England Patriots. George Willis: This is a hard way to learn the Jets are for real. Rich Cimini: The Jets delivered a loud message in a controversial defeat. Steve Serby: The Jets got robbed of their shot. Dennis Waszak Jr.: TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins was sure he had a touchdown. Ben Austro: The Jets lose the touchdown and the ball on a very tight replay reversal. Darryl Slater: WR Jermaine Kearse rips the call on the fumble. Eric Allen: QB Josh McCown says they didn’t keep the pace on offense. Eric Allen: CB Buster Skrine snagged an interception

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  • NFL Week 6: Falcons, Broncos suffer huge upsets as double-digit favorites

    There were supposed to be a pair of locks on Sunday: The Atlanta Falcons over the Miami Dolphins and the Denver Broncos over the woeful New York Giants . Vegas had both teams set at -12, according to our SportsLine, and looked ready to roll over two struggling teams. However, chaos reared its ugly head, as the Dolphins stormed back from a 17-point deficit and the Giants utterly outplayed the Broncos for 60 minutes. Both teams lost. Unfortunately for the favorites, they were both shown why games aren't played on paper. The Broncos in particular looked like they matched up to the Giants extremely well. With one of the best run defenses in the league going up against the non-existent Giants running

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  • NFL Week 7 early odds: Patriots favored in Super Bowl rematch with Falcons

    If the Atlanta Falcons have perfected one thing over the past eight months, it's blowing a big lead to AFC East teams.  The Falcons have two losses this season and both of those losses came after they blew a halftime lead to a team from the New England Patriots ' division. The Falcons might want to just start playing from behind on purpose from now on, just so they can avoid all the jokes that come with blowing a big lead.  Of course, the biggest lead the Falcons have blown recently came in Super Bowl LI when they lost to the Patriots 34-28 in a game where they once held a 28-3 lead in the third quarter. The Falcons will finally get a chance to avenge that loss this week in a game where oddsmakers

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  • Follow all the Week 6 scores and highlights here

    Let’s enjoy another NFL Sunday, shall we? Unfortunately, a major injury dominated the news again. Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone and could be out the rest of the season. Where do the Packers go from here? The Falcons blew a 17-point lead at home and lost to the Dolphins. Deshaun Watson led the Texans to another big offensive performance against the Browns, who fell to 0-6. Another rookie quarterback, Mitchell Trubisky, got his first win for the Bears — and might have helped saved John Fox’s job. In the afternoon, the NFL’s last remaining unbeaten team finally lost. The Steelers beat the Chiefs, in part because they finally let Le'Veon Bell run wild. Adrian Peterson made his debut for the

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  • Brian Hoyer benched by 49ers, replaced by rookie C.J. Beathard

    In his sixth game with the San Francisco 49ers, Brian Hoyer got the hook. The veteran quarterback was benched in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins and replaced by rookie C.J. Beathard, a third-round pick out of Iowa. Hoyer completed four of 11 passes for 34 yards before exiting the game. Entering the Week, Hoyer ranked tied for 28th among starting quarterbacks with a 75.8 passer rating. Hoyer signed a two-year, $12 million contract in March and took over as starter for first-year coach Kyle Shanahan. PHOTOS: Best of NFL Week 6

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