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LenDale White could be on the way out in Seattle

NFL_white1.jpgDuring 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.

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33 Responses to “LenDale White could be on the way out in Seattle”
  1. JaggedMark says: May 28, 2010 4:26 PM

    Jevon Ringer is a lot better insurance and backup for Chris Johnson, than LenDale White is.

  2. bubsnaps1 says: May 28, 2010 4:26 PM

    it’s funny, just yesterday I was reading a piece from a Seattle-based newspaper that was proclaiming that White was destined to lead the team in carries and Jones was the one on the way out. Just goes to show you, once again, that nobody, repeat nobody, outside of the top dog head coaches has any idea about what’s going on inside the NFL. Keep up the BS PFT and many other sites!

  3. brasho says: May 28, 2010 4:29 PM

    Is that right? Four years of service? Didn’t that change when players needed five seasons to reach free agency?

  4. derekm says: May 28, 2010 4:29 PM

    Mos def going back to Tenn. Although, jeez, your former coach hates you, then what?

  5. BenRapistberger says: May 28, 2010 4:33 PM


  6. HarrisonFord says: May 28, 2010 4:33 PM

    Just one more step away from a failed career in professional football, and one step closer to a very promising career in professional eating.
    Your 2012 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Challenge Finals: LenDale White vs. Jamarcus Russell.

  7. Danny says: May 28, 2010 4:33 PM

    Meh – Seattle didn’t give up a four and a six to get White and Vickerson anyway – they just slid down a few spots in each round. White probably has a suspension or something coming…

  8. PackAttackBackMan says: May 28, 2010 4:34 PM

    Two words: Green Bay

  9. Tsmith says: May 28, 2010 4:37 PM

    Hopefully this means they try to trade for Lynch again and increase their original offer

  10. reo says: May 28, 2010 4:38 PM

    the reasons are pretty obvious… he’s lazy and he sucks.

  11. endzoneview says: May 28, 2010 4:39 PM

    The press release was removed because it had the wrong running back’s name on it.
    It’s Julius Jones.

  12. Nate is Gay for Brady says: May 28, 2010 4:41 PM

    Lendale obviously pissed off coach Doogie-rah-rah, and now he’s gonna pay for it.

  13. Jagmankane says: May 28, 2010 4:42 PM

    If the Jags didn’t have Jennings and Deji Karim backing up MoJo, I’d say reunite him with his old RB coach that we got… but we’re pretty much good on RB’s…. soo…. yeah.
    Maybe he should go back to eating whatever, whenever and drinking his Patrone. Seems like he was more effective, and more liked then.

  14. milehiclown says: May 28, 2010 4:42 PM

    He’ll be a Redskin.

  15. Cro-Mags says: May 28, 2010 4:44 PM

    He’ll be a JET within 24 hours, they love retreads.

  16. blmonroe12 says: May 28, 2010 4:46 PM

    bubsnaps1 – go read yahoo if you’re just gonna be a little b…

  17. steveinohio says: May 28, 2010 4:47 PM

    You call yourself a football rumor sight? I want the reason he could be cut. I can go to ESPN for the facts but I want PFT to give me the off the record stuff. The stuff journalist won’t report because it hasn’t been quoted.
    poor hustle, Florio

  18. karmathaitch says: May 28, 2010 4:48 PM

    What did that chubby punk do now to get booted off??
    Should of never disrespected the Steelers flag. Everything went down hill from then on.

  19. robert ethen says: May 28, 2010 4:49 PM

    Premature expostulation.

  20. mama tried says: May 28, 2010 4:54 PM

    If they release white, Carroll is a straight idiot!!
    Seahags will be lucky to see 6 wins, regardless!!!

  21. Zach says: May 28, 2010 4:55 PM

    Welcome to the Bengals

  22. irishsamurai says: May 28, 2010 4:56 PM

    in the one liners from yest or day before from seattle,they were proclaiming him the top dog and a def starter,they should get crap together,or maybe wait until something acually happens,then report it,instead of guessing

  23. Mike in SF says: May 28, 2010 4:59 PM

    LOL SeaGirls. What about all that Draft day hype for getting Lendale? Now he is gone and the other guy has a bum leg. Obviously something happened here. Seems to early to give up on him.

  24. doe22us says: May 28, 2010 5:01 PM

    i am sure Pete said to LenDale gain some weight and to that LenDale responded F U Pete..and was promptly shown the door

  25. granadafan says: May 28, 2010 5:14 PM

    bubsnaps1, would you care to retract your statement now that PFT was RIGHT about this story?
    Lazy and fat players don’t do well in the NFL, Lendale. Just ask JaMarcus.

  26. dolphinfiegl99 says: May 28, 2010 5:22 PM

    LenDale White To The Miami Dolphins Please!

  27. DonTerrelli says: May 28, 2010 5:23 PM

    Wow, just two seasons ago he was a fantasy football beast. We’ll see in trying out in DC tomorrow.

  28. hey-seuss says: May 28, 2010 5:26 PM

    why did he lose all that weight? could it be that LenDale was on that White?

  29. savagenation says: May 28, 2010 5:36 PM

    Give the rock to Forsett!!!!!!!!

  30. Saints#12 says: May 28, 2010 6:02 PM

    nah brah he has been wavied according to
    Fri, 28 May 2010 13:49:21 -0400
    Updating a previous report, the Seattle Seahawks have waived RB LenDale White, reports Danny O’Neil, of The Seattle Times.

  31. blmonroe12 says: May 28, 2010 6:07 PM

    Hey bubsnaps1 – put on some chap stick baby and pucker up because you’re about to be smoochin of Florios ASSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!
    Send flowers and a card, he’ll forgive you for being a jobber..

  32. dbs0011 says: May 28, 2010 10:13 PM

    “Ohio State sukks…” hah hah LeDale, karma’s a bitch! Crawl back to Nashville and see if Fisher gives you one last chance, although with Johnson and Javon Ringer I don’t see why he should…

  33. Sparlimb says: May 28, 2010 10:17 PM

    So if Lendale White is a MORON without a JOB…
    Is it okay to call him a MORON without a JOB?

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