Falcons release ‘official’ depth chart for Eagles’ game; Trufant listed with first-team

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Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant (21) works during their NFL football practice Thursday, June 16, 2016, in Flowery Branch, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant (21) works during their NFL football practice Thursday, June 16, 2016, in Flowery Branch, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons (6-3) released their official depth chart for the Eagles (4-4)  game, which is set for 1 p.m. Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field.

Cornerback Desmond Trufant, who has a shoulder injury, was listed as the No. 1 left cornerback.

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Monday that Trufant would get a second medical opinion on the injury that forced him to leave Thursday’s game at Tampa Bay.

The Falcons said Trufant suffered a shoulder injury. Quinn said he would update Trufant’s status when the team issues its league-mandated injury report on Wednesday.

Trufant, 26, has not missed a game since the Falcons selected him in the first round of the 2013 draft out of the University of Washington. He’s their top cover man and was named to his first Pro Bowl team in 2015.

(The team calls it an ‘unofficial’ depth chart. But if they are releasing it, for our purposes that makes it pretty official.)

OFFENSE
WR 11 Julio Jones 16 Justin Hardy 14 Eric Weems
LT 70 Jake Matthews 76 Tom Compton
LG 67 Andy Levitre 63 Ben Garland
C 51 Alex Mack 63 Ben Garland
RG 65 Chris Chester 71 Wes Schweitzer
RT 73 Ryan Schraeder 76 Tom Compton
TE 83 Jacob Tamme 81 Austin Hooper 80 Levine Toilolo 82 Joshua Perkins
WR 12 Mohamed Sanu 19 Aldrick Robinson 18 Taylor Gabriel
QB 2 Matt Ryan 8 Matt Schaub
RB 24 Devonta Freeman 26 Tevin Coleman 28 Terron Ward 33 Stevan Ridley
FB 42 Patrick DiMarco
DEFENSE
DE 50 Brooks Reed 99 Adrian Clayborn 93 Dwight Freeney
DT 95 Jonathan Babineaux 98 Cliff Matthews
DT 97 Grady Jarrett 91 Courtney Upshaw
DE 94 Tyson Jackson 77 Ra’Shede Hageman
LB 44 Vic Beasley Jr. 41 Philip Wheeler
LB 45 Deion Jones 55 Paul Worrilow 53 LaRoy Reynolds
LB 59 De’Vondre Campbell
CB 23 Robert Alford 29 C.J. Goodwin 32 Jalen Collins
CB 21 Desmond Trufant 34 Brian Poole
S 37 Ricardo Allen 27 Robenson Therezie 20 Sharrod Neasman
S 22 Keanu Neal 36 Kemal Ishmael
SPECIALISTS
K 3 Matt Bryant
KO 5 Matt Bosher
P 5 Matt Bosher
KR 14 Eric Weems 16 Justin Hardy
PR 14 Eric Weems 16 Justin Hardy
LS 47 Josh Harris
H 5 Matt Bosher

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