Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff isn’t the novice he once was. He’s been there, he’s done that, he’s burned through truckloads of hair product. So even when faced with a substantial challenge, Dimitroff isn’t backing down. Successfully re-signing both Desmond Trufant and Devonta Freeman is one such challenge.
Dimitroff sat down with Alex Marvez and Vic Carucci on SiriusXM NFL Radio today and he had some interesting things to say about those contract negotiations. (Spoiler alert: you’re going to like his confidence in getting both deals done.)
Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the team should have a new deal done with cornerback Desmond Trufant “very soon.” Dimitroff also said the team was “confident that something can get wrapped up” with running back Devonta Freeman later this year.
In other news, Chris Chester isn’t even on the Falcons radar. He will apparently retire. But let’s get back to news you actually care about.
Dimitroff makes it sound like the Trufant deal is imminent. That’s good. Good job, Thomas.
As for the deal with Freeman, Dimitroff is tentatively shooting for getting something done by training camp. Following their recent signing of Dontari Poe, the Falcons could have as much as $6.5 million in cap space. Dimitroff will have to get creative if he wants to lock down both men, but it’s definitely possible in theory.