The Seattle Seahawks have formally announced the release of running back LenDale White.
And this time they won’t be taking it back.
“It became apparent at this time that LenDale was not ready to be a member of the Seattle Seahawks,” Seahawks G.M. John Schneider said in the team’s statement. “It just did not appear to be the right fit at this point in our program. We wish LenDale all the best with his future.”
The Seahawks acquired White in a trade with the Tennessee Titans during the NFL draft, and it’s not clear why the team decided to get rid of him a month later. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, who also coached White at USC, had indicated that he was excited about being reunited with his old running back, and reports out of Seattle indicated that White was no longer struggling with his weight.
But whatever the reasons, White is now an unrestricted free agent, available to any team that wants him. We know the Titans and Seahawks don’t.