PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki sees Saints SLB David Hawthorne underperforming at a poorly fit position.
The Saints tried to fortify their linebacking corps in free agency during the offseason, but the position has not been exempt from the struggles plaguing the team.
The Saints have reached a five-year deal with LB David Hawthorne. Financial terms have not been announced.
Matt Flynn visits Pacific Northwest.
With head coach Pete Carroll recently mentioning the need for more speed at linebacker as a top priority, the situation at that position has gotten a lot more perplexing.
Panthers QB Cam Newton, Seahawks LB David Hawthorne and Packers P Tim Masthay were named NFC Players of the Week for Week 13.
As big a reason as any for the big-time improvement in the Seahawks' defense as of late has been the rock-solid play of MLB David Hawthorne.
There's a new linebacker on the free-agent market, as the Seahawks and MLB Lofa Tatupu have parted ways.
The Seahawks placed LB Leroy Hill on injured reserve because of an Achilles injury, ending his tumultuous season. The team re-signed DT Craig Terrill and promoted OG Mike Gibson from the practice squad.
Seahawks OLB Leroy Hill will miss several weeks after suffering an injury to his right Achilles tendon.
Even if Leroy Hill had not been suspended for the season opener, we hear he was a real long shot to be the starter on Week One at strong-side linebacker over David Hawthorne.