Jan 8, 2010; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant (23) during the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Qwest Field. The Seahawks defeated the Saints 41-36. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Seahawks Release CB Marcus Trufant

Trufant played nine seasons with the Seahawks. Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESS WIRE

It has been announced that Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant was released from the team on Wednesday.

He was a big playmaker in the Seahawks secondary, but struggled with back problems the past few seasons which have followed him from college at Washington State. Not only did playing injured effect his status with the team, but his salary was also an issue – he was scheduled to make around $7 million next year.

Trufant was drafted by Seattle in 2003 with the 11th overall pick, and has started in every game regular season game but one: making his total 123. He also has started all nine postseason games, and ended his career in Seattle with 21 interceptions and 533 tackles. He was voted to the Pro Bowl in 2007 after an outstanding season.

The Seahawks now have Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner, two young players that are on the rise.

Seahawks general manager John Schnieder says that he wants”Marcus to explore the full window of unrestricted free agency and the options that go along with it.”

 

 

 

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