The Seattle Seahawks welcome back an old friend. After releasing him earlier this season, their long-tenured cornerback is coming back.
Seahawks announce they re-sign CB Marcus Trufant— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 9, 2012
Trufant is the longest tenured Seahawk and the only player remaining from the 2005 Super Bowl team. Trufant signed a six year, $50.2 million deal in 2008, but was released this offseason with two years left on his deal. This is even after taking a paycut in 2011. It's likely they released him because he was owed $7.2 million this upcoming year under his current contract. Trufant tested the free agent market, but apparently decided Seattle was the right place to be once again.
It'll be interesting to see what type of agreement the two sides come to, as Trufant missed most of last season with back issues and was placed on injured reserve. He might have to fight to win back his starting spot from Richard Sherman or Walter Thurmond; Brandon Browner is assured of being the other starter.
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