The Seattle Seahawks might have just seen Marcus Trufant take his last snaps as their premier cornerback.
The team had placed Trufant on the inactive list before Seattle's game with the Giants, and now they've announced straight out of the bye week that Trufant's season is over, as they placed the cornerback on injured reserve. The Seahawks signed defensive tackle Jason Shirley to fill up Trufant's spot on the roster. Pete Carroll described Trufant's injury as something that's called a 'bruised sacrum', and it appears like it was enough to end his season. It looks like it's now up to the young Walter Thurmond to handle things on the outside.
Trufant is a free agent this upcoming season, and had come off a one-year, $3 million deal that apparently wasn't worth it. The Seahawks will most certainly have to ponder looking at more new talent at the position, and potentially make it their top priority going into the 2012 season, which could mean it'll be a big deal with regards to the NFL Draft.
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