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Marcus Trufant returns to Seahawks' secondary

A lot of nice articles were written in Seattle about Marcus Trufant's run with the Seahawks when the team released the nine-year veteran earlier this offseason.

There will be even more articles written Monday after the Seahawks announced they have agreed to terms on a one-year contract to bring Trufant back to the team.

The Seahawks essentially were forced to cut Trufant because of his high salary, and he wasn't able to find a big deal on the open market, which continues this year's trend of free agents finding demand for their services underwhelming before finding the best contract with their original teams (other examples: Paul Soliai, Alex Smith, Reggie Wayne, Stephen Tulloch and John Abraham).

This is an ideal situation for a Seahawks team that is building a strong young secondary. Trufant is an injury risk, but the team might be able to limit his snaps behind underrated cornerback starters Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner. The team also has a Pro Bowl safety tandem in Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. Few teams have such depth in the defensive backfield.

Pete Carroll couldn't get Peyton Manning to talk, but the former USC coach has quietly built a potentially dominant defense. It starts in the secondary.

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