Here’s my story from today, focusing on the return of cornerback Marcus Trufant for a 10th season as a Seattle Seahawk.
Trufant, 31, signed a one-year, $1 million deal in free agency to stay in Seattle after the team released him in March.
He visited Denver, but ultimately decided to stay in Seattle to compete for the third cornerback spot. But Trufant should see the field a good bit as the team’s nickel cornerback in passing situations, a position that’s he looked good making the adjustment to so far.
“You’ve got to see a little bit more,” Trufant said. “You’re not as focused on the wide receiver – you have to see the quarterback, you have to see the running back and you have to see the receiver. So you have a little bigger window.
“But I’m learning it, and it’s fun. You get to show on the line and do a little bit of blitzing, so it’s a good look.”
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com also writes about Trufant’s transition to playing nickel cornerback.
More Farnsworth: Doug Baldwin stood out during OTAs on Friday, making a one-handed catch down the middle of the defense.
Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley talks with ESPN 710 Seattle’s Bob Stelton and Dave Grosby in this audio link.
Rivers McCown and Danny Tuccitto of Football Outsiders take a closer look at the NFC West. They believe offensive line growth is the top post-draft concern for Seattle.
ESPN’s K.C. Joyner lists Tampa Bay’s Vincent Jackson at the top of his list of matchup-busting wide receivers. No Seahawk makes the list. You must be an ESPN Insider to view this.
ESPN’s Jeffri Chadiha writes about the struggles players are dealing with in transitioning to life after football.
Matt Bowen of the National Football Post takes a look at the slant-flat route combination and its effectiveness against Cover 2.
Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated believes the Arizona Cardinals can compete for the NFC West crown with better quarterback play.