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Marcus Trufant retires as member of the Seahawks

Marcus Trufant retires as member of the Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks' Marcus Trufant, left, holds up a team jersey as he stands with his wife Jessica and brothers Isaiah, second right, and Desmond to start a news conference announcing his retirement from football after signing with the team a day earlier, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Renton, Wash. Trufant started 125 games in a Seattle career that lasted from 2003 to 2012. The cornerback was a first-round pick in 2003 out of Washington State and immediately moved into the starting lineup, playing a key role on the 2005 team that advanced to the franchise’s first Super Bowl. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When it was clear Marcus Trufant’s time was done with the Seattle Seahawks following the 2012 season, he was given a message by general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll.

If the time came when Trufant was ready to retire from the NFL, they wanted him to do it as a member of the Seahawks.

Trufant got that opportunity Thursday, officially retiring from football after signing a one-day contract with the Seahawks. Trufant spent his entire NFL career with the Seahawks, with the exception of the 2013 training camp when he was in the Jacksonville Jaguars’ camp. Trufant was released at the end of training camp and remained out of football during the 2013 season.

Trufant was a first-round pick by the Seahawks in 2003.

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