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Jaguars sign Marcus Trufant, cut Antwaun Molden

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Veteran cornerback Marcus Trufant is heading to Jacksonville.

Trufant visited the Jaguars today and won’t be leaving, as the team announced that Trufant has been signed. To make room for Trufant on the roster, the Jaguars have waived veteran cornerback Antwaun Molden.

Trufant joined the Seahawks as the 11th overall pick in the 2003 NFL draft and has played his entire career in Seattle. He’s been a solid starter for most of his career, but his playing time declined significantly behind Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner in 2012 and there was no room for him with the Seahawks after Antoine Winfield was signed. In Jacksonville, however, he’ll have a familiarity with coach Gus Bradley’s system, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him start for the Jaguars.

Molden is a former third-round pick of the Texans who has bounced around the league with the Patriots and Giants and played in just three games for the Jaguars last year. He’ll likely find work as a backup somewhere.

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23 Responses to “Jaguars sign Marcus Trufant, cut Antwaun Molden”
  1. crownofthehelmet says: May 7, 2013 3:04 PM

    Antwaun Molden is the bizzaro Anquan Boldin.

  2. MasMacho says: May 7, 2013 3:06 PM

    Farewell Marcus. Lots of great years in Seattle, enjoy retirement in Florida. If nothing else you deserve a bit of sunshine.

  3. 509seahawks says: May 7, 2013 3:08 PM

    Best of luck to Trufant.

  4. thegreatgabbert says: May 7, 2013 3:09 PM

    I guess they saw in the rookie camp that Dwayne Gratz and the other corners might need a bit of time.

  5. hawkstradamus says: May 7, 2013 3:09 PM

    Truffaut will be missed in Seattle, he has lived up to his draft status and been a solid member of the community.

  6. peytonsneck18 says: May 7, 2013 3:09 PM

    Farewell Marcus. Lots of great years in Seattle, enjoy retirement in Florida. If nothing else you deserve a bit of sunshine

    and losing, cause the jags collect loses like usc qb’s builds busts

  7. seattlecoug says: May 7, 2013 3:13 PM

    Go Cougs!

  8. thegreatgabbert says: May 7, 2013 3:17 PM

    There, but for the whim of fate, go Marcus Molden and Antwaun Trufant.

  9. seahawkfan4evr says: May 7, 2013 3:31 PM

    great guy in seattle and a great player for the seahawks.
    Enjoy your twilight NFL years in jacksonville

    GO HAWKS

  10. pathsovglory says: May 7, 2013 3:35 PM

    sorry we couldn’t get you that ring Marcus.

  11. thegreatgabbert says: May 7, 2013 3:39 PM

    One factor in this is probably that Gus Bradley had no previous history with DeWayne Walker, the new DB coach. Trufant could be the conduit for passing the Seattle defensive backfield model on to the younger players.

  12. hittinhawks says: May 7, 2013 4:00 PM

    Gonna miss you in the lineup Tru, you have always been one of the very best at connecteing with us fans ive never ever seen you turn down a autograph to a fan.

    “Hometown college and pro star football player your one of us”

  13. sweetnlow44 says: May 7, 2013 4:01 PM

    Had some great years in Seattle, but has declined quite a bit the past couple. Hopefully the new scenery will re-invigorate him and he can play some great ball. Great guy and wish him the best!

  14. bnwpnw says: May 7, 2013 4:07 PM

    A class act all the way. Someone who will leave football as a long-time fan favorite and well-positioned to do other things.

  15. geefan1 says: May 7, 2013 4:08 PM

    crownofthehelmet says:May 7, 2013 3:04 PM

    Antwaun Molden is the bizzaro Anquan Boldin.

    _____

    Imagine if this guys signs with a team in the NFC West — play-by-play guys will lose their minds trying make those calls.

  16. bigfish206blog says: May 7, 2013 5:14 PM

    Thank god hawks are not re signing truant!!!!!!! Mr. 3rd down we need a first down pass towards truant!!!!!! 92.1 passer ratting when throwing at truant … Over 85 percent completion rate … If your a true hawks fan look back at dolphins game and Detroit game the game winning drives our defense was torn apart solely because of trufant..! Those 2 games could have been the difference of us having home feild advantage an higher chances at the Super Bowl ….. So F@$K TRUfant glad to see him go !!!

  17. kuranda84 says: May 7, 2013 5:54 PM

    We love you Marcus. Thanks for all the years.

  18. seaeagle707 says: May 7, 2013 6:51 PM

    It’s true, Tru is slowing down (I would too, after nine seasons of pro ball), but he still brings heart and soul to his game. I’m happy to hear he’s landed on his feet with an up and coming outfit.

    Thanks for the memories my friend. Now, go make some new ones!

  19. ringwormsherm says: May 7, 2013 6:53 PM

    Sad to see Tru go. But it’s the nature of the biz. He will always be one of my favorites.

  20. in3webelieve says: May 7, 2013 7:17 PM

    @bigfish: glad too see you show gratitude towards a guy who obviously isn’t who he used to be. Best of luck tru, gonna miss seeing 23

  21. cahawk says: May 7, 2013 9:16 PM

    @bigfish you are without a doubt the most brilliant football fan in the universe. I only hope that ten years into your job, after giving your all every practice, every game, that you get the respect you deserve.

  22. cahawk says: May 7, 2013 9:32 PM

    sorry guys, but the last part needed to be said

  23. thefox61 says: May 9, 2013 7:05 PM

    Good Luck Marcus! Thanks for all the great years in Seattle, once a Hawk always a Hawk!

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