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Seahawks put the franchise tag on cornerback Trufant

Updated: February 21, 2008, 7:45 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The Seattle Seahawks placed the franchise tag on cornerback Marcus Trufant Wednesday, according to his agent Mike Sullivan.

Sullivan, who was flying Wednesday to the Indianapolis Combine, said he received the paperwork for the designation Wednesday afternoon.

The one-year tender for a cornerback receiving the franchise tag is $9.465 million, currently the average of the top five salaries for cornerbacks in the league. For another team to sign him, they would have to reach agreement ...

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