FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn ruled out cornerback Desmond Trufant, running back Tevin Coleman, and tight end Jacob Tamme for Sunday's game at the Philadelphia Eagles as the three players continue to recover from injuries.
Trufant sustained an unspecified left shoulder injury in a 43-28 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday. He checked out fine after a second opinion and was listed as day-to-day, but the Pro Bowler did not practice all week.
"He would be somebody that, if we were able to and we felt good, we would," Quinn said of Trufant's playing status. "But we're not there yet, so we're going to hold him."
Meanwhile, Coleman will miss his third consecutive game with a hamstring strain. He ran on a side field Friday during practice. Coleman's absence means Terron Ward will again be the backup to starter Devonta Freeman.
"In terms of how explosive he is, he's getting really close," Quinn said of Coleman. "He's not there yet, but I would say he's really close. ... Until he's ready to let it rip without having to think about it, that decision is not there yet. But I thought he was very close."
Tamme will miss his second consecutive game after injuring his right shoulder in the first quarter of the Green Bay game. Quinn said earlier in the week Tamme was unlikely to face the Eagles. Rookie Austin Hooper, Levine Toilolo, and Joshua Perkins make up the tight end combination without Tamme in the lineup.
"He has not had surgery," Quinn said of Tamme. "That's something he's looking into, but he has not had surgery yet."
Defensive end Dwight Freeney, who missed the Tampa Bay game with a Grade 2 quadriceps tear, practiced for the second consecutive day Friday and it set to play Sunday.
The Falcons will have a bye next week, giving Trufant and Coleman extra time to recover before the Falcons host Arizona, Nov. 27.