A story that touches the hearts of many Seahawks fans was the retirement of long-time Seahawk legend Marcus Trufant on Thursday April 24th. When it comes to the Seahawks Trufant was a home-grown star. He grew up in Tacoma, a mere 20 miles south of Century Link Field (and the Kingdom before that), he went to Washington State and was drafted by the Seahawks in 2003 and played his entire 10 year career in Seattle. After the 2012 season he signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars but was released before the season, he floated around with little interest and did not play in 2013.
To ensure he will always be remembered as a Settle Seahawk the team signed him to a one-day deal so he could announce his retirement. I know it is not a big deal for most fans when a player retires but when you have a player who played a majority of their career in one location you like to see that player retire properly with the team they loved in the city who loved them. Some of the more notable athletes who have signed one-day contracts include both Roger Craig and Jerry Rice with the 49ers, Donovan McNabb with the Philadelphia Eagles, J.T. Snow with the San Francisco Giants and both Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt signed one-day contracts with the Houston Astros earlier this month. Paul Pierce has also said that when it is time to retire he plans on signing a one-day contract with the Boston Celtics.