ATLANTA, March 10—After an obviously impressive workout yesterday, the Atlanta Falcons have just added ex-Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu to its roster.
This move could spell the end of the Curtis Lofton era for the Falcons who have yet to come to an agreement with their stand-out MLB from Oklahoma. If Lofton does not return to the Falcons his imprint will be left on this defense for a long time to come.
Comments have yet to surface from current members of the Falcons line backing core that calls themselves D-Block and its doubtful anything negative will come from within that group of young men.
However, these are the situations that many point to and say ‘free agency is bad for the game.’ If the addition of Tatupu signals the dismal of Lofton, there is a certain chemistry that the Falcons will lose upon impact.
Both in his production and in his leadership, Lofton has been the glue of that unit that has allowed his other peers to shine.
Tatupu sat out the 2011 season to recover from injury and he has career totals of 549 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 10 interceptions, seven forced fumbles, 35 passes defensed and two defensive touchdowns according to a statement on the Falcons website.
More on this story as it develops.