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Marcus Trufant signs with Jacksonville Jaguars

Post by Darrin Beene / The News Tribune on May 7, 2013 at 12:52 pm with 15 Comments »
May 7, 2013 1:00 pm

Marcus Trufant is a Seahawk no more.

The Associated Press and Florida Times-Union have reported that Trufant has agreed to a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The move reunites the Tacoma native with coach Gus Bradley, the Seahawks former defensive coordinator who is now the Jaguars head coach.

Trufant, a first-round draft pick in 2003 out of Washington State, is entering his 11th season in the NFL. He has started 125 games at cornerback, totaling 638 tackles and 21 interceptions. He played the last four seasons under Bradley.

Trufant, who flew to Jacksonville on Monday,  told the Florida Times-Union he was “recruited” by Bradley to join the team.

“It’s just an all-around good fit as far as the city and the coaching staff,” Trufant said in a phone interview with the paper.

“Everything I’ve been hearing is so positive. I just like the upside and I want to be a part of it.”

Trufant will help mentor a defensive backfield that includes five rookies. The Jaguars drafted safety Johnathan Cyprien in the second round, cornerback Dwayne Gratz in the third and safety Josh Evans in the sixth. The team also selected cornerbacks Jeremy Harris and Demetrius McCray in the seventh round.

The Jaguars released veteran cornerback Antwaun Molden to make room for the former Seahawks starter.

Trufant, 32, has dealt with injuries to his back and hamstring in recent years. He missed 22 games the last four seasons but told the Florida Times-Union that he’s “feeling really good.”

“I’ve been working hard so I feel strong and feel fast,” he said.

Leave a comment Comments → 15
  1. FleaFlicker says:

    Good luck to Marcus. Played his best here for a decade. Sad to see him go, but it’s time.

  2. HawkFromDay1 says:

    Go get em Tru – teach those pups that system.

    Kris Richard will probably get a college DC job soon if Seattle’s DB’s keep making all this noise – then Tru can come back and be our DB coach.

    Ring of honor nominee? Prolly not…

    And HOLD UP – the Jags drafted 5 DB’s? Where was I on that one? That’s one of the crazier things I’ve ever heard! Gus – I love ya man – been telling everyone how awesome a ball coach you are – 5 DB’s in one draft? Dude… That better work.

  3. Southendzone says:

    Trufant will have a great season down there. I say he will be rejuvenated partially by his little brother being in the NFL.

    HFD1 you’re probably right on the ring of honor call, but it’s close. If we would have won SB40 I say he makes it in.

  4. blocis says:

    Marcus Trufant was a really good Seahawk for a long time. A quiet team leader and one of a relative few who were ever selected to a pro bowl. Good luck Tru!

  5. blocis says:

    You know, it wouldn’t surprise me if Gus Bradley is also considering Leroy Hill.

  6. bbnate420 says:

    Time for Thurmond, Lane, or Simon to step it up this year. Not so much for 2013, but we’ll need one of them to replace BB in 2014.

  7. BobbyK says:

    Thurmond is also a UFA after ’13.

    Good luck, Tru.

  8. Good for Trufant! Stoked to hear he found work!

    Seattle needed and found an upgrade, but Trufant is a true Seahawk and I am sad he never got to go back to the Super Bowl with us.

    Best of luck Marcus! Youre a class act!

  9. SaigonSun says:

    Happy trails Tru ! You’ll like Fernandina Beach/ Jacksonville / St. Augustine area. It’s pretty in there. Thanks for all the years You gave us.

  10. Very solid seahawk — earned his 1st round pick status. And while I definitely agree it was time to for us to move on from him, I wish him well in Jacksonville.

  11. GeorgiaHawk says:

    “Thanks for the memories”
    “Of the plays I can’t forget”
    “You worked so hard to get”
    “You covered Fitz so well”
    “And hardly with a sweat”
    “How lucky I was”

    “And thanks for the memories”
    “For the 2005 Super Bowl run”
    “That you really should have won”
    “You were a class act all the way”
    “A role model in every which way”
    “How Lucky I was”

    Thanks for the memory.

    1938- Composed by Ralph Rainger.

    Lyrics by Leo Robin.

    Introduced in the 1938 film-The Big Broadcast.

    With vocals by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross.

  12. WiscCory says:

    STTBM – unfortunately, nobody has gotten back to the Super Bowl with “us” yet.

  13. Dukeshire says:

    BTW, happy birthday to Earl Thomas today. Kid’s only turned 24. Damn…

  14. bbnate420 says:

    BobbyK, I know that Thurmond is an UFA too, but I don’t see him commanding the type of contract that BB may. Not that I think BB will get anything like Revis did. I see Thurmond as an easier resign if he can stay healthy in 2013. Teams will still be weary of his injury history. Maybe the Hawks can sign him to a 1 or 2 year deal with only one year guaranteed. That’s why I mentioned him. I think BB is gone for sure unless he finds that he doesn’t have much of a market due to his age and need to play press man.

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