News

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.

___

AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Recent Headlines

in Local Sports

Report: Hawks’ Bennett wants new contract, will skip OTAs

Fresh
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett

According to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett will not participate in Seattle's organized team activities because he wants a new contract.

in Sports

No. 1 Williams edges Azarenka in French Open’s 3rd round

Fresh
Serena Williams of the U.S. volleys the ball to Germany's Anna-Lena Friedsam during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Thursday, May 28, 2015 in Paris. Williams won 5-7, 6-3, -6-3.

Serena Williams won the final six games and 10 of the last 12, coming back to beat Victoria Azarenka 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 Saturday in a third-round French Open match.

in Local Sports

WWU’s Slater Hirst voted GNAC Male Athlete of the Year

Fresh
WWU Slater Hirst throw

Western Washington University's Slater Hirst has been voted the 2015 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Male Athlete of the Year.

in Local Sports

Squalicum will battle Liberty in 3rd/4th place game

Squalicum coach John Inge looks on at the 2A state tournament at Yakima County Stadium

The Squalicum Storm baseball team will look to rebound today against the Liberty Patriots in the 2A state 3rd/4th place game at Yakima County Stadium.

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

seinfeld

A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.