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Broncos working out linebacker Lofa Tatupu after long hiatus

The Denver Broncos have been actively searching for another linebacker and are testing the veteran waters before free agency begins on March 11.  According to Marc Sessler of NFL.com, the Broncos are working out former Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu, a six-year veteran who has not played since 2010.Tatupu was drafted in 2005 by the Seattle Seahawks from USC and had an impressive...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos give Lofa Tatupu workout Tuesday

Wesley Woodyard and Paris Lenon can’t feel good about their chances of playing for the Denver Broncos next year. That’s because Denver’s been meeting with middle linebackers the last two days. On Monday, it was D’Qwell Jackson, formerly of the Cleveland Browns and currently on the free agent market. Jackson could be a big improvement at the pivotal position, but after meeting...
Via cover32 - Broncos
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Broncos working out former LB Lofa Tatupu

Lofa Tatupu was a Pro Bowl linebacker for the Seahawks from 2005-07, but he missed much of the 2009 season with a torn pectoral muscle and was ineffective in 2010. Then, he had knee surgeries in January 2011, and we haven't seen him in an NFL uniform since (though he did work out with the Falcons in 2012 before suffering a torn pectoral). But that apparently doesn't mean...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Seahawks LB Lofa Tatupu Working Out For Broncos Tuesday

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that former Seahawks LB Lofa Tatupu is working out for the Denver Broncos on Tuesday. Tatupu, 31, has been out of the league the past three seasons, so it comes as a bit of a surprise to see him working out for an NFL team. The Falcons signed Tatupu to a two-year, $5.75 million contract back in 2012, but he suffered a torn pectoral muscle during...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Lofa Tatupu reportedly working out for the Broncos

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter,  free agent linebacker Lofa Tatupu is working out for the Broncos on Tuesday. Former Seahawks Pro-Bowl LB Lofa Tatupu, who hasn't played since 2010, is working out today for the Denver Broncos. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 4, 2014 Knee...
Via Pro Football Zone
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

It's finally over! Mariners lose in 14 innings to Tigers

It's finally over! Mariners lose in 14 innings The Tigers outlasted the M's tonight and Felix Hernandez was again denied his 100th win. Once again, shocking headline, the M's bats were flat at "key" times. Shocking eh? This game was just the 2nd game since 1916 in which both teams fan 18 batters (SEA 21, DET 19). SF & SD each had 20 Ks in 2001. ...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks: Biggest Draft Day Regret In Franchise History

The Seahawks have had some pretty bad draft picks in their history, starting with the first player they ever drafted, Dave Niehaus.The Seahawks didn’t even draft the best player in team history.  Steve Largent was actually drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1976 and then traded to the Seahawks in the preseason.Other bad picks include the entire 1977, 1978, 1999 and 2004 drafts. ...
Via Football Nation
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobby Wagner: The next Lofa Tatupu for the Seattle Seahawks!

Never too early to compare It’s been quite a ride for the 2012 Seattle Seahawks, thanks large in part to rookie linebacker Bobby Wagner. His explosive rookie season has him drawing comparisons by some of the Seattle faithful to Lofa Tatupu. Tatupu and Wagner have the same story. Both Wagner and Tatupu had dynamite rookie regular seasons, and if Wagner follows a similar career path...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
January 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Peterson to start vs. Bengals with Dent out

The Falcons ruled middle linebacker Akeem Dent out for Thursday night’s preseason matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals due to a concussion he suffered during last week’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. In his stead, Mike Peterson is expected to start at middle linebacker. Peterson was signed by the Falcons just before the start of training camp, after a season-ending injury...
Via 60 Max Power O
August 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons LB sidelined with concussion

Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is having a tough time keeping his starting middle linebacker healthy. After losing Curtis Lofton to free agency in the spring, the Falcons signed Lofa Tatupu to replace him, but a torn pectoral muscle ended his season before the start of training camp. Now Atlanta must temporarily replace second-year linebacker Akeem Dent, who sustained a concussion...
Via AP on Fox
August 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Lofa Tatupu to miss entire season, will be cut by Falcons

Lofa Tatupu is a 3-time Pro Bowler (2005, 2006, 2007), but his career has been derailed by injuries. He was completely out of football last year, but he was still heading into his age 30 season so the Falcons, needing middle linebacker help after losing Curtis Lofton this offseason, signed him to a low risk contract. The idea was to play Tatupu as a two-down run stuffer and then...
Via The Football Fan Spot
July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL: Akeem Dent Prepares to Take on a Starting Role with the Atlanta Falcons

With Lofa Tatupu gone and Curtis Lofton signing on with a “proven winner” in the New Orleans Saints (talk about taking a jab at your former team)—ouch, Akeem Dent is the latest Falcon being asked to step into a starting role to prove his worth. …the Falcons viewed Akeem Dent as a legitimate contender to win the starting job at middle linebacker. The Falcons believed he...
Via The Lady Sportswriter
July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Tatupu’s short-lived comeback with Atlanta Falcons

It’s a shame really. Lofa Tatupu was a strong candidate for comeback player of the year. Tatupu signed with the Atlanta Falcons this offseason after being out of football for a year. Tatupu had played six previous seasons in the league, all with the Seattle Seahawks. Tatupu wasn’t able to live up the expectations of the six-year, $42 million contract he signed with the Seahawks...
Via The Sport Mentalist
July 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Links for July 26th 2012

Training camp starts today! That means football is right around the corner. Here are some links for you to consume on the first day of camp.... Toone, Joseph signed; Faulcon released In addtion to releasing linebacker Lofa Tatupu, the Falcons signed wide receiver Tim Toone, defensive tackle Elisha Joseph, placed defensive tackle Corey Peters (foot injury) on the active, non-football...
Via Grits Blitz
July 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons release Lofa Tatupu

Getty Images According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Falcons have released linebacker Lofa Tatupu by giving him an injury settlement and sending him on his way after tearing his pectoral muscle during a work out last week. I believe there’s a good chance that Taupu’s career is over.  He just simply can’t stay healthy anymore.
Via Pro Football Zone
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons adjusting to loss of Tatupu at linebacker

The Atlanta Falcons are making new plans at middle linebacker after losing Lofa Tatupu for the season with a chest muscle injury. The Falcons reported Wednesday for Thursday's first day of training camp with second-year player Akeem Dent suddenly cast as the favorite to replace Curtis Lofton in the middle of the defense. Dent spent most of his rookie season on special teams...
Via AP on Fox
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons preseason notebook: Samuel brings intensity

The Falcons' defense took a significant blow when head coach Mike Smith announced that linebacker Lofa Tatupu will miss the entire season with a torn pectoral muscle. "As you know, Lofa suffered a pectoral injury last week," Smith said on the Falcons' website. "After testing, it was determined that he would require a procedure to repair the injury and unfortunately...
Via Fox Sports South
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons LB Tatupu to miss season

Falcons coach Mike Smith says linebacker Lofa Tatupu will miss the season with a pectoral injury. Smith said Tuesday tests revealed Tatupu will require season-ending surgery. The Falcons report for training camp on Wednesday. Akeem Dent, a third-round pick from Georgia in 2011, and veteran Mike Peterson, who was re-signed on Monday, will compete for the starting job at middle linebacker...
Via AP on Fox
July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons linebacker Lofa Tatupu to miss season

ATLANTA (AP) -- Falcons coach Mike Smith says linebacker Lofa Tatupu will miss the season with a pectoral injury. Smith said Tuesday tests revealed Tatupu will require season-ending surgery. The Falcons report for training camp on Wednesday. Akeem Dent, a third-round pick from Georgia in 2011, and veteran Mike Peterson, who was re-signed on Monday, will compete for the starting...
Via Fox Sports South
July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons lose Lofa Tatupu for the season

Getty Images According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Atlanta Falcons linebacker Lofa Tatupu will miss the entire 2012 season with a torn pectoral muscle.  The injury was sustained while working out last week. This could be the end of Tatupu’s career.  He decided not to play in 2011 and rest his body after being cut by the Seahawks.
Via Pro Football Zone
July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons LB Tatupu out for the season

The Atlanta Falcons' defense took a significant blow on Tuesday when head coach Mike Smith announced that linebacker Lofa Tatupu will miss the entire season witha torn pectoral muscle. "As you know, Lofa suffered a pectoral injury last week," Smith said on the Falcons website. "After testing, it was determined that he would require a procedure to repair the injury...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons Re-Sign Peterson; Tatupu Out for Season; Akeem Dent on the Clock

A couple of days ago we learned that Lofa Tatupu had suffered a pectoral injury. Now we find out that he will be out for the season. Obviously, this is bad news as fans were looking forward to seeing what Tatupu had left in the tank and if he could seize the middle linebacker job that was left vacant when Curtis Lofton decided to study witchcraft and bounty hunting instead of playing...
Via Grits Blitz
July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Lofa Tatupu out for Atlanta Falcons season with injury

Atlanta Falcons’ Lofa Tatupu is out for the 2012 NFL season after tearing his pectoral muscle last week (Credit: AP Photo/David Goldman) The worst case scenario for Atlanta Falcons linebacker Lofa Tatupu has come to fruition. Falcons coach Mike Smith announced Tuesday that the torn pectoral muscle Lofa Tatupu suffered last week will sideline him for the entirety of the 2012 season...
Via Down and Distance
July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Louis Castillio is released from the Chargers and more in NFL Daily Digest

Moving On: We always saw this ending differently but late last week, the Chargers released veteran defensive end Luis Castillo.Newton’s skill set and WR Steve Smith’s mentorship. Please click the link below to read this story
Via Players View
July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons sign Peterson to contract

The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed linebacker Mike Peterson, who was with them the last three years. Peterson also played for coach Mike Smith when Smith was the defensive coordinator in Jacksonville. Peterson can play inside and outside LB, and with middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu battling a chest injury, Peterson will provide some depth for the Falcons. Last year, Peterson played...
Via AP on Fox
July 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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