The Falcons are also planning to move to their next tier of players for extenstions and have agreed to a two-year, $9 million deal with backup quarterback Matt Schaub, according to ESPN. Fullback Patrick DiMarco has agreed to a four-year, $8.5 million deal with Buffalo, according to NFL Media.
Trufant, 26, was selected in the first-round (22nd overall) of the 2013 draft. He started immediately as a rookie and was named to the Pro Bowl in his third season.
Last season, Trufant was having a fine campaign and was matching up with the opponent’s No. 1 receiver before suffering a season-ending torn pectoral injury after nine games.
Last April, Washington signed Josh Norman to a five-year, $75 million deal with $36.5 million guaranteed, which is the highest-valued contract at the position.
Janoris Jenkins signed a five-year, $62.5 million deal with $28.8 guaranteed with the Giants in free agency last March.
Detroit signed cornerback Darius Slay to a five year, $51.33 million with a $14.5 million signing bonus in July.
The Falcons are also trying to resign safety Kemal Ishmael and tight end Levine Toilolo.
The Falcons re-signed cornerback Robert Alford (four-year, $38 million) and right tackle Ryan Schraeder (five-year, $32million) to contract extensions during the season.