During the 2010 draft, the Seahawks acquired running back LenDale White and defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson from the Titans for a flip-flop of the teams’ fourth-round and sixth-round picks. The move reunited LenDale with his college coach, Pete Carroll.
But the marriage apparently will be short-lived. Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times reports that the Seahawks inadvertently posted a press release on the team website indicating White has been released. Though the release has been removed, O’Neil reports that “indications are that it was not a mistake and White is going to be released.”
If it happens, White will become a free agent. Because he has four years of service, he won’t be required to pass through waivers.
The reasons for the coming move aren’t clear. White reportedly has slimmed down, likely in the hopes of having a big season and scoring a large-money, long-term deal.
Maybe he can then re-sign with the Titans, who’ll need some insurance at the position in the event that Chris Johnson stages a protracted holdout.
UPDATE: A league source tells us it “looks like” White will indeed be released.