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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