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Seahawks 30 under 30: Bobby Wagner, an inside linebacker unlike any other

The Seattle Seahawks have a very good roster, but what's especially nice and hopeful about their team is that the vast majority of current Seahawks are young and signed through 2017, at least. This series leading up to the regular season opener on September 11 will take a closer look at 30 such players, all of whom won't be turning 30 this year. Player: Bobby Wagner, LB Age: 26...
Via Field Gulls
August 28, 2016

Post game observations: Preseason game 1 against Baltimore

Like I’m pretty sure each and everyone one of you could attest to if I were writing these observations based on my first viewing of the Saints preseason game against the Ravens it wouldn’t be safe for the viewing of children. In fact if I were to jot down any of the comments I was making during that hellacious first quarter it would probably make George Carlin blush (RIP to the...
Via The Saints Nation
August 15, 2015  |  Discuss

David Hawthorne on Stephone Anthony: 'He'll be some good competition'

The New Orleans Saints are set to have a linebacker battle brewing in training camp, featuring veteran David Hawthorne and rookie Stephone Anthony. Hawthorne just recently shifted back to middle linebacker this offseason, and he has no plans of giving up his starting role anytime soon. According to Joel A. Erickson of The Advocate, Hawthorne knows how talented Anthony is, but he...
Via FOX Sports
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

David Hawthorne Reworks Contract To Remain With The Saints

Evan Woodbery of The Times-Picayune reports that Saints LB David Hawthorne accepted a pay cut in order to remain with in New Orleans. There was a lot of talk that Hawthorne could be a cap casualty in the coming weeks, but it looks like they were able to get things worked out in the end. According to Woodbery, Hawthorne ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

David Hawthorne takes pay cut to remain with Saints

Add David Hawthorne to the list of players that have given the Saints cap flexibility. This means Hawthorne will almost assuredly stay with the Saints in 2015 and remain a starter in the depleted linebacker core. LB David Hawthorne’s future w/ #Saints appears to be safe after he accepted a pay cut in renegotiated deal: — Evan Woodbery (@TheSaintsBeat) March 11, 2015
Via The Saints Nation
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Patrolling the Dome: the New Orleans Saints Linebacker Corps

New Orleans Saints linebacker David Hawthorne (57) was one of the league’s best blitzers in 2013, ranking third in sacks per blitz, sixth in total pressures per blitz, and ninth in tackles for loss or no gain.  Photo credit:  David Grunfeld, Times-Picayune. The New Orleans Saints used the 2011-2012 offseason to invest heavily in the linebacker position by bringing...
Via cover32 - Saints
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Saints Position Breakdowns: Linebackers

The Saints lean heavily on two veterans in Curtis Lofton and David Hawthorne to anchor the performance of their linebackers. I view neither as a superstar, but both as super solid. Hawthorne had a very good bounceback year after struggling with injury in 2012 and Lofton is just a tackling machine. Beyond that the Saints have some guys to bring back and adding some young talent at...
Via The Saints Nation
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Linebacker not in the cards for Saints’ free agency

The Saints need to create depth at the linebacker position, but that will most likely happen in the draft rather than free agency. From all accounts defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is happy with the production of inside linebackers Curtis Lofton and David Hawthorne, however as you begin to move down the depth chart there doesn’t seem to be much of a plan B behind them. In addition...
Via cover32 - Saints
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers WR Steve Smith Tosses Saints LB David Hawthorne Like a Little--You Know

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith has a bit of a reputation. Along with being one of the best wide receivers in the game the man likes to get physical and has no problem running his mouth like crazy. While his skill alone would be enough to make defenses take notice, his mouth encourages them to play him nice and hard..New Orleans was certainly doing that during Sunday...
Via FatManWriting
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

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