BY SPNW Staff 03:51PM 04/09/2012

Seahawks bring back veteran CB Trufant

Trufant, 31, played in only four games after a season-ending injury to his tailbone. The Seahawks let him go before free agency in March.

Marcus Trufant signed a one year deal to return to the Seahawks. / Drew Sellers, Sportspress Northwest

After cutting him loose from his two-year contract in March, the Seahawks have re-signed veteran Marcus Trufant.

The Tacoma native (Wilson High) and Washington State grad apparently had no better offers in free agency and has agreed to a one-year to return to Seattle, where he played his nine-year NFL career. He reportedly visited Denver during free agency. Under his old deal, he was scheduled to make about $7 million, but it was not guaranteed.

Trufant, 31, was hurt in the fourth week, and was placed on the season-ending injured reserve list with a bruised sacrum (bone at the base of the vertebrae). He has had back problems for the latter half  of his career. He was the 11th overall pick in the 2003 NFL draft, and made the Pro Bowl in 2007. If he makes the final roster, he will be the longest tenured Seahawk.

Given the success of the Seahawks’ younger players in the secondary — three played in the Pro Bowl — Trufant is likely destined to be a nickel or dime back.


  • RadioGuy

    Doesn’t the phrase “toe-to-toe” at least imply physical contact and, uhh, tackling?  The Alamo Bowl marked the first ESPN broadcast of a two-hand-touch football game.  You see more defense in an Orlando Predators-Tampa Bay Storm AFL game.

    • Artthiel

       Wave-to-wave? Airkiss-to-Airkiss?

  • 1coolguy

    Price SMOKED RGIII – not even close.

  • Jtkxyz

     notaboomer, you’re a class act.  You post a stupidass comment like that and yet have your children’s photo on your profile pic?  Way to go.     

  • notaboomer

    intelligent children get my joke. 

  • Jtkxyz

    Please look up the word “intelligent” before you use it.  And while you’re at it, “joke.”

    Another bit of advice, stop at two, the gene pool doesn’t need the added stress.