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Marcus Trufant, Perrish Cox visit with Seahawks

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The Seahawks have reached out to Antoine Winfield, but that’s not the only potential addition they’re considering to bolster their thinning ranks at cornerback.

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports that former Seahawk Marcus Trufant worked out for the team on Monday and that Perrish Cox will visit with them on Tuesday. Trufant played 10 years with the Seahawks, but signed with the Jaguars in May as a free agent. He didn’t make the club and has been out of work since late August.

If the Seahawks do sign Cox, it will continue the trend of players ping-ponging between the Seahawks and 49ers this season. Cox played 25 games for the 49ers over the last two seasons, but was released a couple of weeks ago when linebacker Nick Moody returned from injured reserve. It’s his second visit with the Seahawks since leaving San Francisco.

With Walter Thurmond starting a four-game suspension and Brandon Browner injured and reportedly facing a year-long suspension, the Seahawks need a little depth for the next few weeks. Richard Sherman, Byron Maxwell and Jeremy Lane are the only healthy and unpunished corners in Seattle right now.

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22 Responses to “Marcus Trufant, Perrish Cox visit with Seahawks”
  1. seatownballers says: Nov 26, 2013 9:52 AM

    Is the rookie Simon any good? Healthy enough to play?

  2. osiris33 says: Nov 26, 2013 9:52 AM

    Just sign the practice squad guys. They’re better than any 49ers on the street anyway.

  3. murraysons says: Nov 26, 2013 9:57 AM

    If you get cut from the Jaguars that’s gotta be a sign to hang it up

  4. donnymacjack says: Nov 26, 2013 10:02 AM

    I’d be happy to see either one of them sign. Marcus because he knows our system so well and while he may have lost a step he still has the skills to cover slot receivers.

    Cox because he’s already been playing this year so the speed of the game won’t be something he has to “catch up” to.

    If neither of them, then Winfield and put him at his natural spot outside, letting Lane and Maxwell pick up the slot.

  5. assuredmutualdestruction says: Nov 26, 2013 10:08 AM

    Tharold Simon is back at practice this week. That should add some depth while Thurmond is out and hopefully fill the spot that Browner will no longer be manning.

    On a side note: Congrats on the win last night frisco fans. Nice to see Kaep break the Mendoza line finally.

  6. pr0phat69 says: Nov 26, 2013 10:29 AM

    @seatownballers
    He is on the P.U.P he would have to be activated today or put on IR.

  7. dhragonn says: Nov 26, 2013 10:36 AM

    I don’t think ping ponging is accurate. The Seahawks take our cast offs, it’s unilateral.

  8. assuredmutualdestruction says: Nov 26, 2013 10:44 AM

    I’m so past Trufant. The guy always gives up big plays.

    I’m with osiris…bring up the practice squad. It’s just a four game stretch, and I think the increased offensive output from getting Harvin fully involved will offset any temporary depth issues in the secondary. Don’t forget that Earl is capable of playing corner if called upon, and he is our most dangerous player on defense, IMO.

  9. saintsly says: Nov 26, 2013 10:45 AM

    Maybe they need to bring both of them on because it will take all of them to cover Jimmy Graham. Gonna be a long week for the Sea gulls knowing that they have my Saints coming for revenge.
    Ha Ha Ha…………See ya Monday night boys.

  10. assuredmutualdestruction says: Nov 26, 2013 10:49 AM

    Maxwell and Lane are hungry for playing time. It wouldn’t surprise me to see these two raise the intensity level on this defense. They’re playing for contracts just like almost everyone else on Seattle’s roster. I expect them to play at a high level.

  11. open1337 says: Nov 26, 2013 12:01 PM

    You want Trufant. Dont try and analyze it. Cox will win between both though.

  12. maxl49 says: Nov 26, 2013 12:07 PM

    In the words of Terrell Owens : go get your Adderall ready !

  13. thebirdofprey2 says: Nov 26, 2013 12:33 PM

    Trufant has been one of the classiest Seahawks of all time. He is respected as a warrior on the field but his back/body has broken down. Sorry to say this but his last 2 years here he was abused in the slot.

    I think if Winfield isn’t in shape and ready to come back Seahawks should go with the young guys on our team. Simon must be really struggling if there isn’t even talk of him seeing the field right now.

  14. deepthreat88 says: Nov 26, 2013 12:36 PM

    Seadderal again? When will the ‘Hawks stop trying to get an edge by using drugs? The league should drug test the whole team.

    Seadderal “CAN’T COMPETE, GOTTA CHEAT” Seahawks

    Prediction: Seahawks lose to: Saints, Niners, Rams…and Niners win the West

  15. sdakota says: Nov 26, 2013 12:44 PM

    just find a cb who knows how to hold wrs and has used something illegal in the nfl, like most of the seattle secondary

  16. chitown2831 says: Nov 26, 2013 12:46 PM

    I wonder on the contract does it says you have to take PED’s to be apart of thiz team

  17. Go-Hawks! says: Nov 26, 2013 12:49 PM

    I am sick of uninformed football fans and Seattle haters that just hate for hate’s sake.

    Adderall is not a banned substance. It is perfectly legal within NFL rules to take adderall if you have a prescription. And besides that, no football fan worth their stones wants their team to cheat, so stop pretending Seattle fans want to have any players involved in issues with PEDs. We don’t. And stop pretending the Seattle Seahawks have the biggest problem with players you juice. We don’t. Also, it should be noted that Adam Schefter is a tool. Once you start blowing the whistle on a guy for PEDs it’s impossible to put that cat in the bag once it’s known that Browner was busted for substance abuse and NOT PEDs.

    It’s easy for Seattle fans to turn a blind eye to guys smoking pot. Pot should be legal in America and legal under NFL rules. EVERY team has players who take pain killing injections. Does anyone believe those don’t improve a players performance, or at least keep the players’ performance up at the high level? EVERY team uses drugs. It’s a fact of life in the NFL.

    Nobody likes a cheater. And nobody likes an idiot. Get informed. Go Hawks!

  18. desertviking64 says: Nov 26, 2013 1:09 PM

    The team needs to start getting draft picks taken and fined, maybe they would start cleaning up their own messes.

  19. pnwl4a says: Nov 26, 2013 1:12 PM

    saintsly says:
    Nov 26, 2013 10:45 AM
    Maybe they need to bring both of them on because it will take all of them to cover Jimmy Graham. Gonna be a long week for the Sea gulls knowing that they have my Saints coming for revenge.
    Ha Ha Ha…………See ya Monday night boys.

    ——————————————

    You talking about the same Aints team that almost lost to goofy Kraeperpickles, IN New O?

    The Hawks rolled up the 9ers earlier this year at C-link… The Aints have a pounding coming on Monday Mr. Saintsly

  20. sweetnlow44 says: Nov 26, 2013 1:13 PM

    Please no on Trufant. He was great 10 years ago, but has been beyond horrible the past couple years. Maxwell and Lane are starters on any other team. Bring in Winfield or just bring up practice squad guys.

  21. ratsfoiledagain says: Nov 26, 2013 1:53 PM

    saintsly says: Nov 26, 2013 10:45 AM

    Maybe they need to bring both of them on because it will take all of them to cover Jimmy Graham. Gonna be a long week for the Sea gulls knowing that they have my Saints coming for revenge.
    Ha Ha Ha…………See ya Monday night boys.
    —————–
    Graham is outstanding. Would love to have him on the Seahawks. Seattle is used to playing against tall and strong TE’s. Not saying Graham won’t get his, but it will be a chess match all game. Seattle will mix up coverage on him with LB’s (probably Irvin), SS, and a corner (Sherman probably) here and there.

    That being said, if you’re counting him being your only threat, then the Saints lose this game.

  22. chawk12thman says: Nov 26, 2013 2:18 PM

    Trufant can tackle and wrap up with the best of them, even as his speed and coverage ability decreased. He doesn’t break up plays, he can’t cover tight. He will take the WR down, but only after the catch and yards gained.

    I appreciate his past performance and wish him well in life, but hope that he is not brought back as a major part of the Hawk passing defense.

    Not sure what the best answer is on this, but trust the front office.

    Go Hawks!

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