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Jaguars bringing in Marcus Trufant for a visit

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The Jaguars got a first look at their rookies this weekend, and perhaps decided they needed someone to mentor them.

According to John Oehser of the team’s official website, the Jags are bringing in veteran cornerback Marcus Trufant for a visit today.

The former first-round pick slid into a reserve role with the Seahawks in recent years, but would provide some experience for a secondary that needs it, and a familiarity with new coach Gus Bradley’s style.

The Jaguars drafted three cornerbacks, including third-rounder Dwayne Gratz and a pair of sevenths in Jeremy Harris and Demetrius McCray. Putting Trufant back there with all those kids could provide a more stable learning environment.

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11 Responses to “Jaguars bringing in Marcus Trufant for a visit”
  1. ringwormsherm says: May 7, 2013 9:07 AM

    Good luck to Tru! One of my favorite all time Hawks. I hope Bradley gives him a shot at the nickel spot.

  2. grantlee11 says: May 7, 2013 9:09 AM

    Another solid move. I Love what Caldwell and Bradley are doing in Jville

  3. slayisland says: May 7, 2013 9:11 AM

    Good move by tha jags i dnt kno about that Tebow thing tho u got Aaron Rodgers little brother on tha team U gotta make that work he should make this team jus because his last name thats how bad that qb position is!

  4. dnelson21 says: May 7, 2013 9:19 AM

    Trufant would add both leadership as well as experience. I like the idea of Gratz starting, but that is a lot of pressure on a third round pick. Alan Ball isn’t a full-time starter, so hopefully they can find a rotation with all of these players.

  5. johnnyjagfan says: May 7, 2013 9:20 AM

    Makes sense if he can still play. Gotta trust Gus on this one. That’s the only reason I was wondering if Mathis would stay on board–make sure there’s a slight bit of age on this blend in the secondary.

  6. djred34 says: May 7, 2013 10:35 AM

    Come to Atlanta and team up with his brother like the Braves did with the Uptons

  7. themackstrong says: May 7, 2013 11:07 AM

    Trufant has been a leader and a tough, talented player his whole career in Seattle. He still is good in run support but his back injury and age has taken away much of his mobility and speed. Trufant just can’t hang with the speed guy inside. Wish him the best, hope he helps Gus and the Jags turn things around.

  8. wpfairbanks says: May 7, 2013 11:11 AM

    Trufant is a liability. I wouldn’t sign him. He was terrible in the slot for the hawks last year. Like >100 passer rating when targeted terrible. But Bradley knows what he’s doing. Jags scored a killer coach

  9. chrismatthewsucks says: May 7, 2013 11:57 AM

    Marcus had many good years and those years are OVER, he maybe a good leader but all of the big gains against the seahawk secondary happened with trufant on the field, he can’t cover as well anymore, he is not a big hitter. Would have been a decent signing 3 years ago….

  10. supesfan34 says: May 7, 2013 12:00 PM

    I’m a hugh fan of Tru, but he has lost a couple of steps. I hope he signs and does well in Jacksonville.

  11. hawkfan50 says: May 7, 2013 1:23 PM

    Best of luck Marcus , hooking up with Gus Bradley is a good match . Back issues have hounded him for years now , but he could teach the rooks a few things still …

    Future Ring of Honor member at the Clink . I remember when we drafted him ; we had no shot at him until a certain former tight end of ours coaching the Vikings failed to get their selection turned in on time & he fell to us unexpectedly ! Always wanted to thank Mike Tice for that .

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