Even teams undergoing a youth movement need veteran leadership. And with that as a consideration, the Jaguars signed free agent cornerback Marcus Trufant on Tuesday.

Trufant, who played the first 10 years of his career with the Seattle Seahawks, instantly becomes the most experienced cornerback on the roster.

Trufant flew to Jacksonville Monday night and quickly agreed to a contract after meeting with coach Gus Bradley – his defensive coordinator the last four years in Seattle – and passing a physical.

“It’s just an all-around good fit as far as the city and the coaching staff,” Trufant said in a phone interview. “Everything I’ve been hearing is so positive. I just like the upside and I want to be a part of it.”

Trufant said Bradley recruited him via recent phone calls.

“It was great to see him,” Trufant said. “It was all smiles and high-fives. Just his presence brings a smile to my face.”