Seattle lost linebacker David Hawthorne today to the New Orleans Saints. The rumor had been that Seattle had been making an attempt to go at him “hard” to keep him in the newly refined Seahawks jerseys released today in New York City. Hawthorne was the last of the major free agency that the Seahawks had tried to retain which also included, Beast mode running back, Marshawn Lynch, and, the run stuffer, big Red Bryant.
After exploring the free agency market, Hawthorne had shown interest in the Detroit Lions, a common landing ground for ex-Seahawks players. During his flight however, Hawthorne was turned down, being replaced by returning linebacker Stephen Tulloch, who signed a five-year 25.5 million dollar deal.
His next visit was to New Orleans where, after weeks of negotiations, they finally came to a deal at five-years. However financial details have not been disclosed.
Hawthorne will most likely get the starting position, while the usual starter, Johnathan Vilma, will possible be serving a “bounty” related suspension.
This will leave the ‘hawks open in the linebacker position, having only KJ Wright, the second year defender, returning to the spot.
Hawthorne finishes his Seahawks career with 253 total tackles, 97 assists, 6.0 sacks, 7 INTs, 5 forced fumbles, and one touchdown.