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New Orleans Saints interested in Seattle Seahawks LB David Hawthorne

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It’s been reported by several sources that the New Orleans Saints are inquiring about the services of free agent Seattle Seahawks linebacker David Hawthorne.

Hawthorne was an undrafted free agent for the Seahawks in 2008 and has made a big impact for them.  In his career with the team he has made 350 tackles, 6 sacks, and 7 interceptions.

He is a very passionate and physical linebacker and was given the nickname “Heater” by fellow Seahawk linebacker Lofa Tatupu who also worked out with the Saints last week.  Tatupu later signed with the Atlanta Falcons.

Hawthorne is listed as a middle/weakside linebacker which raises the question if he’s signed, what Saints linebacker will be on the way out?

Linebacker Scott Shanle currently plays the weakside linebacker role and Hawthorne could be a considerable upgrade.

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