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Lofa Tatupu

Lofa Tatupu - #51 - LB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 0"/ 250 lbs.
Birthday 11/15/1982
Birthplace Plainville, MA
College USC
Years played 7
Drafted 2005, 2nd round, 13th pick by Seahawks

Falcons release LB Tatupu

Posted July 25, 2012 @ 8:02 p.m. ET
The Falcons released MLB Lofa Tatupu on Wednesday, the club announced.

Is Falcons' Dent ready for starting role?

Posted July 24, 2012 @ 5:07 p.m. ET
With Lofa Tatupu out for the season with a pectoral injury, Akeem Dent is in line to become the Falcons' starter at middle linebacker.

Falcons LB Tatupu out for the season

Posted July 24, 2012 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Falcons LB Lofa Tatupu will miss the entire 2012 season after suffering a pectoral injury during a workout.

Falcons LB Tatupu suffers pectoral injury

Posted July 21, 2012 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
Falcons LB Lofa Tatupu suffered a pectoral injury while working out, head coach Mike Smith announced.

Falcons agree to terms with LB Tatupu

Posted March 10, 2012 @ 5:49 p.m. ET
The Falcons agreed to terms with ex-Seahawks LB Lofa Tatupu, the team announced Saturday afternoon.

Saints eyeing new man in middle?

Posted Feb. 26, 2012 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
The Saints are hoping that getting some rest this offseason will allow MLB Jonathan Vilma to return stronger in 2012.

Rehabbed Clayton may become Rams' No. 1 receiver

Posted Oct. 15, 2011 @ 5:55 p.m. ET
Although he started the season on the PUP list, Mark Clayton appears ready to go in Week Seven, when he could assume a role as the Rams' top wideout, according to NFC Whispers.

Seahawks release MLB Tatupu

Posted July 31, 2011 @ 2:29 p.m. ET
There's a new linebacker on the free-agent market, as the Seahawks and MLB Lofa Tatupu have parted ways.

Salary adjustments could be on tap for Tatupu, Trufant

Posted April 06, 2011 @ 7:12 p.m. ET
While the Seahawks are still very much counting on veteran defensive starters Lofa Tatupu and Marcus Trufant, we hear it would not be a shock if the team took a hard look at restructuring their contracts.

Seahawks rally behind Lynch, top Panthers 31-14

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 8:06 p.m. ET
Marshawn Lynch scored on a pair of 1-yard runs in the third quarter, sandwiched around Lofa Tatupu's 26-yard interception return for a score, and the Seahawks rallied from a 14-0 deficit for a critical 31-14 win over the Panthers ...

Stinger hampers effectiveness of Cardinals' Dockett

Posted Dec. 04, 2010 @ 11:15 p.m. ET
Arizona DL Darnell Dockett has been struggling because of a stinger that has reduced the strength in his left arm, a source says in NFC West Whispers.

Tatupu remains Seahawks' trusty traffic cop

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 10:26 a.m. ET
Change has been a constant under Pete Carroll in Seattle, but one thing has remained the same: MLB Lofa Tatupu is still the defense’s undisputed traffic cop.

Ex-Patriots star Tatupu passes away

Posted Feb. 24, 2010 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
The Patriots confirmed that former RB and Pro Bowl special-teams standout Mosi Tatupu died Tuesday at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, Mass. He was 54.


Posted July 25, 2012
Tatupu will miss the season with a pectoral injury.||||||| Tatupu signed a two-year deal with the Falcons as a free agent. He did not play in 2011 following his release from the Seattle Seahawks before the season. Tatupu was a three-time Pro Bowl pick with Seattle.
Posted March 10, 2012
The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with former Pro Bowl linebacker Lofa Tatupu. The team announced the deal Saturday. No terms were released.||||||| Tatupu was a second-round pick by Seattle in 2005 and spent six seasons with the Seahawks. He was named to the NFC Pro Bowl team three straight years from 2005-07 and has started all 84 games he's played in his career. The 29-year-old was released last summer by Seattle after failing to reach agreement on a restructured deal. He didn't play in 2011.
Posted July 31, 2011
Tatupu and Seattle have have "mutually parted ways" after the Seahawks defensive captain reportedly declined to restructure his contract. He was scheduled to make $4.35 million in base salary in 2011.||||||| Tatupu has struggled with injuries the past few years, including a torn pectoral muscle that cost him most of the 2009 season. He had surgery on both knees following last season.
Posted Jan. 27, 2011
Tatupu underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on both knees.||||||| Tatupu missed several practices throughout the season due to his ailing knees, but they never forced him to miss a game. Tatupu started all 16 regular season games and both playoff games for the NFC West champions. Tatupu finished the regular season with 88 tackles, tied for second on the team. He also had a sack, a pair of forced fumbles and one interception that was returned for a touchdown.
Posted Jan. 16, 2011
Tatupu is active for the Seattle Seahawks' divisional playoff game against the Chicago Bears and expected to start.||||||| Tatupu was questionable after suffering a concussion in the fourth quarter of last Saturday's 41-36 upset of New Orleans on a hard collision with the Saints' Julius Jones. He went through a practice without helmets or pads on Friday and got medical clearance in time for Sunday's game.