Tevin Coleman, Desmond Trufant back at practice

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The Falcons returned from their bye week for a practice on Monday and they had two key players who missed time with injuries back on the field.

Running back Tevin Coleman and cornerback Desmond Trufant were the ones returning to on-field activities. Coleman missed three games with a hamstring injury and Trufant missed the loss to the Eagles before the bye due to a shoulder injury, but coach Dan Quinn said both looked good on Monday.

“Both of them looked extremely fast,” Quinn said, via the team’s website. “That’s what we were checking to see with Tev. Would he have the speed to get in and out of his breaks that makes him such a unique player. We wanted to see Tru with the ball skills and moving around like he did. Both of those guys were off to a good start today.”

The Falcons host the Cardinals in Week 12 and enter the week with a 6-4 record that’s good enough for first place in the NFC South. The other three teams are tightly bunched behind them, though, and having Coleman and Trufant back should be a boost to Atlanta’s chances of finishing strong in the final six weeks.