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Trufant and Seahawks agree to 6-year pact

KIRKLAND, Wash. - Pro Bowl cornerback Marcus Trufant and the Seahawks have agreed to a six-year contract that's worth $50.2 million, that will run through the 2013 season.

Adding to his good fortune, the Tacoma native is getting married on Saturday.

Seattle drafted Trufant out of Washington State with the 11th overall pick in 2003.

The Seahawks had designated him as their franchise player for this year and were mandated to offer him a one-year tender worth a guaranteed $9,465,000. That's the average of the top five salaries for cornerbacks in the league.

Trufant had been free to negotiate with other teams during the free agency period that began March 1st. But his agent says that never happened because teams did not want to give Seattle two first-round draft choices should the Seahawks decline to match other offers for Trufant, as per the league's franchise-tag rules.