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Falcons CB Desmond Trufant will be back in Week 14.

Falcons CB Desmond Trufant out of concussion protocol

Desmond Trufant will return to the field on Thursday night.

The Atlanta Falcons cornerback is out of concussion protocol and will play versus the New Orleans Saints, according to the team’s official website.

Trufant missed Atlanta’s Week 13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings while still being in concussion protocol.

The Falcons starting cornerback sustained a concussion in Week 12’s win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Trufant’s return to the lineup is good news for the Falcons on a short week.¬†Atlanta needs a win on Thursday night to pull within one game of the NFC South leading Saints (9-3).

Trufant has 29 tackles and a team-leading 2 interceptions on the year.