Report: Seahawks CB Marcus Trufant takes pay cut

Aug 28, 2011, 11:22 PM | Updated: Aug 29, 2011, 3:26 pm

By Liz Mathews

Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant has taken a “steep pay cut” according to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com.

According to Florio’s source, the new contract signed on Aug. 20 reduces Trufant’s 2011 base salary from $5.9 million to $3 million. The terms of his contract for the 2012 and 2013 seasons — base salary of $7.2 million in 2012 and $8.8 million in 2013 — remain unchanged.

“The new deal contains ‘not likely to be earned’ incentives, which pay up to $2.65 million based on Trufant earning a spot on the Pro Bowl team and making a specific number of interceptions,” Florio wrote. “The other $250,000 can be earned by meeting a specific playing-time threshold.”

The Seahawks have yet to confirm this report.

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