Seattle Seahawks Position Battle: Cornerback

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Published: July 16, 2009

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... dead last in passing defense, yielding 259.3 yards per game. They hit rock bottom, and anything will be an improvement over last season's campaign.

This is a stark contrast to the 2007 secondary that gave up the league's fewest passing TDs (15).

Marcus Trufant is a lock at No. 1 CB. He plays at a Pro-Bowl level and is in the upper echelon of the league's CBs. He played the majority of the 2008 season with a cast on his wrist, and was still moderately productive, tallying 64 tackles, one INT, and 13 pass deflections.

His INTs dropped because teams rarely threw in his direction last season.

The Seahawks brought back former CB Ken Lucas in free agency after the 2009 draft. He was the starter opposite Marcus Trufant during the 2003 and 2004 seasons. He left for a lucrative six-year/$36 million deal with the Carolina Panthers, and was recently a salary cap casualty.

Lucas has been practicing with the Seahawks' first-team defense thus far in offseas...

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