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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, Feb. 10

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We’re moving into the second week without NFL football, so it’s up to Falcoholinks to carry us through. Read on for the latest news and notes.

Trufant and his contract

Falcons corner Desmond Trufant signed a five-year, $69 million contract extension prior to the 2017 season, and you could probably define the results as a mixed bag. With Atlanta cash-strapped and looking for creative ways to address their personnel, would trading Trufant make sense?

The punting carousel continues

With Matt Bosher and Ryan Allen both hitting the open market, the Falcons are likely looking for a new full-time punter. Sam Irwin-Hill was brought in over the weekend to compete for the spot. He was assigned to the practice squad last season, but a visa issue prevented him from joining the team.

Dirk Koetter and the ground game

The Falcons found meager success on the ground in Dirk Koetter’s first season back as Atlanta’s offensive coordinator, so is there any reason to believe they can improve their rushing attack in his second season?

Greatest seasons: Falcons wide receivers

Atlanta wide receivers have put up some eye-popping years, but which among them ranks as the franchise’s best?

Defensive personnel

The Falcons’ defense possesses some legitimate playmakers. It also possesses some massive concerns. Atlanta’s defense still struggles to rush the passer, and coverage was also a concern in 2019. With their current personnel, is the Falcons defense positioned to improve in 2020?