Bad news this morning out of Atlanta, as former Seattle Seahawks linebacker suffered another pectoral injury, according to the Atlanta Falcons web site.
Tatupu sat out the 2011 season after asking for his release from the Seahawks when he refused to take a pay cut to remain with the team.
Tatupu had surgery on both knees before the 2011 training camp. He suffered a torn pectoral muscle five games into the 2009 season which required surgery, forcing him to miss 11 games.
Tatupu played his first full season in three years in 2010, but battle through concussion, hamstring and knee issues. I hope the injury is not a serious one and Tatupu can play at some point this season.
Programming alert: I’ll be on ESPN 710 Seattle from Noon to 1 p.m this afternoon talking Seahawks with Colin Paisley, so if you have some time on your hands tune in here.
Len Pasquarelli of the Sport Xchange writes that the availability of Marshawn Lynch in the first few games of the season because of his DUI charge could affect whoever wins the three-way battle for the quarterback job, because that person will have to play a bigger role in moving the offense.
KJR’s Dave Mahler talks to former Seahawk Mack Strong about Lynch and other Seattle-related topics in this audio link.
Mahler also talks to former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah about the Seahawks in this audio link. The conversation begins about three minutes in.
Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports writes that NFL teams are benefitting from the rookie wage scale by locking up Pro Bowl-caliber players at a reasonable price for five years.