The Atlanta Falcons announced Wednesday that they’ve released CB Desmond Trufant with a post-June 1 designation.
This move basically spreads Trufant’s cap hit over two years, as opposed to taking the full impact right now. The downside, of course, is that Atlanta won’t see the cap savings until June.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Trufant with the post-June 1 designation will free up $10,750,000 of available cap space while creating $4.4 million in dead money.
Trufant, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Falcons back in 2013. He played out the final year of his four-year, $8.165 million contract when the Falcons picked up his fifth-year option worth $8.026 million for the 2017 season.
Atlanta later signed Trufant to a five-year, $69 million extension with nearly $42 million guaranteed in 2017. He stood to make a base salary of $10.75 million for the 2020 season.
In 2019, Trufant appeared in nine games for the Falcons and recorded 18 tackles, four interceptions and seven passes defended.
We have Trufant listed in our Top 100 2020 Free Agents list.