FRIDAY, 3:56pm: The Seahawks formally placed Trufant on the reserve/retired list today, making his retirement official, tweets Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.
WEDNESDAY, 4:57pm: Veteran cornerback Marcus Trufant won’t be making an NFL comeback for the 2014 season, but he will be signing with a team this week. According to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times (Twitter link), the Seahawks announced today that they’ll sign Trufant to a contract so he can retire as a Seahawk.
Trufant, 33, spent nearly his entire NFL career in Seattle after the team drafted him 11th overall in 2003. In his 10 seasons with the Seahawks, Trufant played 136 games, including 125 starts, and racked up 21 interceptions. His best year came in 2007, when he picked off seven passes and earned the only Pro Bowl berth of his career.
Trufant’s last regular-season NFL action came in the 2012 season. Last year, the Washington State product signed a one-year deal with the Jaguars, but was released by the team before the season got underway, and didn’t catch on with another club.