Seattle Seahawks’ elder statesman Marcus Trufant figures to move from nickel back to starting cornerback if/when Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner are suspended.
Marcus Trufant has played in a Super Bowl and a Pro Bowl, and is now in his 10th season with his hometown team. Yet for all those experiences, one of the most special moments in his football career with the SeattleSeahawks will come this weekend when he takes the field against his younger brother Isaiah of the New York Jets, and after youngest brother Desmond, a senior at Washington, plays on the same field the night before.
The Seattle Seahawks released little-used wide receiver Charly Martin on Tuesday, seemingly making room for cornerback Walter Thurmond to come off the Physically Unable to Perform list.
After shutting down Cam Newton and the explosive Carolina Panthers, holding them to 190 yards and three points, Seattle now ranks No. 1 in the league in yards allowed and No. 2 in scoring defense.
Mebane, who has been a major force for Seattle’s second-ranked defense, missed practice Thursday with a calf injury, but he practiced Friday and is probable for the game vs. the Panthers.