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Vikings Free Agency 2012: Marcus Trufant Released By Seahawks; Possible Target For Vikings?

The Minnesota Vikings need all the help they can get in the secondary this offseason. Someone that could possibly bolster one of the team's weaker areas was released by his team today.

Seattle officially released Marcus Trufant on Wednesday. He was due around $7 million in 2012, and his recent bout with injuries made it a pretty simple decision for the Seahawks. Trufant played only four games last year before being placed on the IR with a back injury.

When Trufant is healthy, he's among the top tier of secondary players. He has accumulated 21 interceptions in his nine year career and is considered one of the better tackling cornerbacks in the league.

Last year was only the second year of Trufant's career in which he played less than 15 games. If he's able to stay on the field, Trufant could be an important piece to improve a very, very ailing secondary.

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