Lions Signing CB Desmond Trufant To Two-Year, $21M Deal


Jordan Schultz reports that the Lions are signing CB Desmond Trufant to a two-year, $21 million deal, including $14 million guaranteed. 

It’s worth mentioning that signing Trufant to a contract won’t impact the Lions’ 2021 compensatory picks, given that he was released this offseason. 

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 before getting released earlier today with a post-June 1 designation.

According to, releasing Trufant with the post-June 1 designation freed up $10,750,000 of available cap space while creating $4.4 million in dead money. 

In 2019, Trufant appeared in nine games for the Falcons and recorded 18 tackles, four interceptions and seven passes defended.

We had him included in our Top 100 Available 2020 Free Agents list.

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