Jan 13, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant (23) and Earl Thomas (29) hit Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) during the second quarter in the NFC divisional playoff game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks moving on without Browner, Thurmond: Call up Antoine Winfield, Marcus Trufant


NOV 25, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas (33) runs past Seattle Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant (23) in the fourth quarter at Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins defeated the Seahawks 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks are moving quickly to replace two of the stars of the Legion of Boom, after they were suspended for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Or at least Walter Thurmond was suspended, Brandon Browner’s suspension is weird as he is denying the suspension after it was apparent he was appealing the suspension via Adam Schefter on twitter. That might get more crazy as the week moves along.

Meanwhile, the Seahawks have reportedly called up veteran retiree Antoine Winfield and old friend Marcus Trufant, who was with the team for 10 seasons before being released to free agency before 2013. He worked out with Jacksonville in the preseason but got cut in the final wave to the 53 man roster.

Winfield was cut in the same fashion from Seattle after excitement of his addition turned into concern on the payroll. Ironically,  Walter Thurmond played so well that Winfield became expendable. The latest on both of those guys:

Perrish Cox is another corner that the Seahawks are reportedly interested in, as you can see. Cox was cut by San Francisco a few weeks back, so the Seahawks know him as well as any other corner in the league. He is also probably in better game shape than the other two. We’ll keep an eye on the ongoing search for replacements in Seattle.

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