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The New Orleans Saints will unquestionably face an uphill battle trying to overcome the daunting distractions and controversy from the bounty scandal in 2012, but that hasnâ€™t prevented premier players on the open market from deciding to take their talents down to the Big Easy.
David HawthorneÂ is the latest free agent pickup for the Saints. Â The team announced that it isÂ a five-year dealÂ via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon. Â No financial details have been announced.
Hawthorne led theÂ Seattle SeahawksÂ in tackles each of the past three seasons and chalked up 115 tackles, 2.0 sacks and three picks (one for a score) in 2011.
The 6-0, 246-pound linebacker joined the Seahawks as an undrafted rookie free agent out of TCU in 2008.
A beastly run-defender, Hawthorne, 26, could operate on the outside with the departure of Jo-Lonn Dunbar (signed with St. Louis). Â Nevertheless, New Orleans recently acquired Curtis Lofton (from Atlanta Falcons) and Chris Chamberla...
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According to Pro Football Weekly, David Hawthorne has signed a five year deal with the Saints.Â The Heater was a great find when he joined the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent, and for the last three year he's led the Seahawks in tackles and has just generally been a hard-hitting force in the middle of the field.Â However, injuries slowed him down significantly last season...
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Former Seahawks LB David Hawthorne, who is coming off a career season, has signed a five-year deal with the New Orleans Saints. Though financial numbers arenâ€™t available at this time, the Saints have snatched up one of the top free agent linebackers of this offseasonFor each of the last three seasons, Hawthorne has led the Seahawks in tackles (no less than 100 in each of the last...
The New Orleans Saints and unrestricted free agent linebacker David Hawthorne agreed to terms on a five-year contract on Tuesday.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Hawthorne spent the last four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, collecting 336 tackles, six sacks and seven interceptions.
He started 14 games last season and led the club with 115 tackles. Hawthorne also had three...
There were reports a couple of days ago that should nothing weird happen, the Seahawks had came to the conclusion that David DeCastro was a likely fit. Then David Hawthorne spurned the Seahawks to go play for the Saints. Â So where does this leave their draft board? Â David DeCastro is still a possibility [...]
The Seattle Seahawks could be in the market for a veteran linebacker since David Hawthorne signed with the Saints yesterday.Â London Fletcher is still on the market and would be a great fit for the Seahawks.
The current Seahawks linebackers consists of three 2nd year players in Michael Morgan, K.J Wright and Malcom Smith. All three players are talented, but very young and inexperienced...
According to 710 ESPN Radio in Seattle, ESPNâ€™s John Clayton indicated that negotiations between the Seattle Seahawks and linebacker David Hawthorne have been â€śintensifyingâ€ť and a deal should get done soon.
â€śI would have to think heâ€™s going to probably to come back on a two- or three-year deal,â€ť said Clayton.Â â€ś[I] wouldnâ€™t be surprised if they could get something...
According to the Associated Press, the NFLPA has told players that will be interviewed by the NFL with regards to the bountygate scandal that it would be in those players' best interests to have a lawyer and a union representative present during any meetings with the league. Are we surprised by this? No, but the suggestion underscores just how serious this matter really is.
Seattle Seahawks veteran free agent linebacker David Hawthorne has joined the New Orleans Saints on a five-year contract, the team announced.
Hawthorne previously visited the Saints and the Detroit Lions.
Hawthorne recorded 115 tackles, three interceptions and two sacks, returning one interception for a touchdown.
â€ś@SI_PeterKing: Curtis Lofton, Chris Chamberlain, David Hawthorne. Get the message, Jonathan Vilma?â€ťthat u know how to type peoples names??
â€” Jonathan Vilma (@JonVilma51) April 3, 2012
Yesterday, Peter King tweeted out the names of three linebackers the Saints have signed in the last week and a half, along with a vague needling remark directed at Jonathan Vilma. Presumably...
Jonathan Vilma and Peter King traded a few shots over Twitter Tuesday after King pointed out that the Saints were signing linebackers to prepare for potential bounty suspensions. The Sports Illustrated NFL writer singled out Vilma with this tweet:
Curtis Lofton, Chris Chamberlain, David Hawthorne. Get the message, Jonathan Vilma?
â€” Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) April 3, 2012
Another Seattle SeahawksÂ linebacker is heading to the Big Easy. David Hawthorne agreed to join the New Orleans Saints with a 5 year deal. He lead the Seahawks in tackles the last 3 seasons. He will be joining ex-Seahawk Lofa Tatupu in New Orleans.
With another linebacker definitely out of the picture now and not much left in free agency, the Seahawks are going to have...
According to Michael C. Wright of ESPNChicago.com, the New Orleans Saints have signed free agent linebacker David Hawthorne to a five-year deal.
Just yesterday, we mentioned that John Clayton of ESPN expected Hawthorne to re-sign with the Seattle Seahawks, but in the end it looks like the Saints made a final push that enabled them to sign him.
With Jonathan Vilma likely facing a...