Seahawks bring back veteran CB Trufant

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by Sportspress Northwest Staff

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Posted on April 11, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 11 at 10:30 AM

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.

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