Trufant struggled at times during his first OTAs. But he believes Neal can be ready to start by the season opener, which is Sept. 11 at home against Tampa Bay in the Georgia Dome.
“It’s just reps,” Trufant said. “Safety is kind of a complex position for a rookie because that’s kind of like the quarterback of the defense. It’s just going take time, but that’s what OTAs, minicamp and training camp are for. By the time the season comes, he’s going to be right where he needs to be.”