Tag You're It! Hawks Franchise Trufant

Posted Feb 20, 2008

In a somewhat anticipated move, the Seahawks have franchised pro bowl cornerback Marcus Trufant. The deadline to use the franchise tag on a player is Thursday.

According to Adam Schefter of the NFL Network, the Seahawks have placed the 2008 franchise tag on cornerback Marcus Trufant. The two sides were allegedly not even close on coming to terms for a deal so the franchise designation became virtually necessary to keep Trufant who is considered one of the better cover corners in the NFL and at his prime.

Picked in the first round of the 2003 draft (11th overall) by the Seahawks, Trufant has 356 solo tackles, and 16 INTS (1 TD return). Marcus is from Tacoma, Washington and played college ball at Washington State University.

After recovering from shoulder injury, secondary coach Jim Mora moved Trufant back to his natural spot and declared he has what it takes to be a shut down corner and that they needed to get him "across the pond" (to the Pro Bowl), which occurred in 2007 when he was selected to his first pro bowl in his career.

Stay tuned to Seahawks.NET for more details as they become available.


Related Stories
Eight to Watch at the Combine
 -by NorthwestFootball.net  Feb 19, 2008
Doug Farrar's Live Combine Blog (Thursday)
 -by NorthwestFootball.net  Feb 21, 2008
Branden Albert: Ready for the Big Time
 -by NorthwestFootball.net  Feb 21, 2008

> Members-only Forums
> Insider Information
> Free Agency &
   Draft News
> Expert Chats

Sign Up Today!

Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from NorthwestFootball.net. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Seattle
[View My HotList]