Trufant earned Pro Bowl honors once and was a solid player for most of his career. He spent quite a few of his prime years playing for weaker defenses before the Seahawks' current leadership upgraded significantly over the past couple seasons.
At 32, Trufant becomes the oldest unrestricted free agent from an NFC West team to sign elsewhere this offseason. Isaac Sopoaga (31) and Steven Jackson (29) are the only ones older than 28 to catch on elsewhere.
The 20 UFAs from the division still without contracts average 31.8 years old. The 20 to sign elsewhere average 28.1 years old, same as the average for the five to re-sign. The chart below shows contract statuses for all 45.
UFAs are veterans with at least four years' experience whose contracts have expired. They qualify for inclusion in the NFL formula used to distribute compensatory selections. Released players are not UFAs.