The Falcons fully expect to get Tevin Coleman back for their first game after the upcoming bye, but the bad news is that things are decidedly less certain for two other key players.
So Jacob Tamme will get second opinion on his shoulder Wednesday and could have season-ending surgery on Thursday.— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) November 14, 2016
Dan Quinn still optimistic about Desmond Trufant's recovery despite the element of... https://t.co/hbik7LkC7z pic.twitter.com/dAOFVkDRxa— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) November 14, 2016
We’ll cross our fingers and hope Jacob Tamme gets some good news, but the way this is phrased, I’m seriously doubting he will. Tamme wasn’t a tremendous factor in the passing game this year, but the tight ends have been relatively quiet in his absence, and the team certainly will miss having him on the field. Austin Hooper will get the bulk of the targets in his absence, with Levine Toilolo and rookie Josh Perkins mixing in. It’s fair to say, unfortunately, that if Tamme hits injured reserve, he’s likely played his last snap in Atlanta.
Trufant’s story is a little different, and I’m still wary of what’s going on there. Dan Quinn said last week he was considered day-to-day, but the fact that there’s uncertainty with a bye week ahead and essentially two weeks of rest for the injured cornerback, I’m going to go ahead and assume nothing until we get more concrete news. If Trufant did miss another week—and please, please don’t let that happen—Jalen Collins would get the bulk of the playing time, and to be fair to the second year corner, he’s been very solid filling in.
That’s our injury news for today. Keep your hopes up for good news, as we could all use some.