Marcus Trufant (back) placed on IR

Updated: October 17, 2011, 10:47 PM ET
Associated Press

RENTON, Wash. -- Marcus Trufant's season is being cut short for the Seattle Seahawks after back problems that sidelined him for nearly half of the 2009 season flared up.

Trufant, Seattle's starting cornerback and the longest-tenured Seahawks player, was placed on injured reserve Monday as the team returned from a bye week. Trufant will be replaced in the lineup by second-year cornerback Walter Thurmond.

Trufant was originally thought to have a bruised sacrum -- a triangular ...

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