Trufant was the 11th overall pick out of Washington State University in the 2003 NFL Draft by Seattle and became an immediate starter, missing only one start in 124 career games played. He also started all nine postseason games in his career.
General Manager John Schneider said the move was made out of respect for Trufant and his family, so that he has an opportunity to explore the full window of unrestricted free agency.
In his nine seasons, he collected 604 tackles (533 solo) to rank 10th all-time in Seattle history, 2.0 sacks, 21 interceptions to rank fifth all-time in Seattle history, two touchdowns on interception returns, 113 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries.
Trufant was voted to the Pro Bowl after the 2007 season, when he tallied a career-high seven interceptions, 85 tackles and 16 passes defensed, including tying the franchise-mark with three interceptions in one game and returning one 84 yards for his first-career score.
In 2004, he became only the fourth cornerback in NFL history to lead their team in tackles when he recorded a career-high 93.
His final season in Seattle was cut short due to a back injury after four games and he was placed on injured reserve on October 17, 2011. (seahawks.com)