Lofa Tatupu Requests Release From Seahawks

This is a tough article for me to write, as a die hard fan, a Tatupu fan, and an admirer of what he has done for the Seattle Seahawks franchise, so I will make it brief.

After John Schneider and Pete Carroll asked the veteran to restructure his contract, Lofa Tatupu promptly asked for his release from the team. The team now plans to do so on a reluctant basis according to sources.

This one truly baffles me, Tatupu has been slowed by some creaky knees but he is still a very effective player. He was scheduled to make a modest $4 million this season; a season Seattle still has at least $25 million in cap room for.

Two mood changing roster moves have hit the 12th Man this off season; this one though, I don’t think any of us saw coming.

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2 Responses to “Lofa Tatupu Requests Release From Seahawks”

  1. Hawk_Eye says:

    Lofa Tatupu, you have always been one of my favorite players. An undersized middle linebacker with oversized heart and an amazing football IQ. Unfortunately, injuries has taken away from your on field production.

    Don’t let pride get in your way. You need to restructure your contract with the Seahawks and sign a deal. Lets say for a measly 2 million per year. I mean really, do you want to go work out here in the real world for 50 – 60 thousand dollars a year. It would take you 40 years to earn that 2 million dollars like us regular working americans.

    We want you back. Don’t let your pride get in the way of you making a smart decision.

    Your fan, Hawk_Eye

  2. Andrew Auger says:

    Apparently Seattle was (and is) trying to find replacement linebackers and was close to signing Takeo Spikes. Once they acquired Spikes, they were going to ask Tatupu to restructure his contract anyway. Zac Diles also had conversations with them as well.