I wrote an article just a few hours ago talking about the Jacksonville Jaguars hosting veteran Marcus Trufant earlier today, seeing if they could get him to sign a contract with them.
Well the word is now out and Marcus Trufant is now a Jacksonville Jaguar. As reported by ESPN’s Adam Shefter, the Jaguars have signed unrestricted free agent Trufant and released 6 year corner-back Antwaun Molden.
“It’s just been an all-around good fit as far as the city and coaching staff. Everything I’ve been hearing is so positive. I just like the upside and I want to be a part of it.” – Trufant said in an interview
So now that Marcus Trufant is in Jacksonville and reunited with former defensive coordinator and now Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley, they still have 9 active corner-backs on this roster. The competition between the group of young guys along with this veteran will be intense coming into camp. With rookie Dwayne Gratz looking like a possible starter on one side of the field and younger veterans Kevin Rutland and Alan Ball, Trufant should have his work cut out for him.
“It was great to see him. It was all smiles and high-fives. Just his presence brings a smile to my face.” – Trufant on Head Coach Gus Bradley
Antwaun Molden, who was cut by the team around the time Trufant was picked up, is a former third round pick from the Houston Texans. He played for the Texans, Patriots, Giants and 3 games for the Jaguars. Molden was re-signed by the Jaguars in March, due to them only having 2 active corners on the roster.
Since being in the league, he has 65 tackles and 3 deflections, could still get a call from any other team in the league for a shot at a spot on the roster. You never know, if things aren’t working out for this new group of corners in Jacksonville, he may get a call back for another shot with the team.
Contract details for Marcus Trufant are to be released soon.
Updated Corner-Back Depth Chart from my earlier article now that Trufant is a Jaguar.
Dwayne Gratz (R)
Jeremy Harris (R)
Demetrius McCray (R)
Trey Wilson (R)
Marcus Burley (R)
Jaguars signed unrestricted free agent CB Marcus Trufant to a contract and released sixth-year CB Antwaun Molden.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 7, 2013