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David Hawthorne may not be happy when he gets to Detroit

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As we reported during the Elway-Manning tag-team press conference that refused to end, the Lions have signed linebacker Stephen Tulloch to a five-year deal.

Linebacker David Hawthorne likely didn’t get the memo.

Anwar Richardson of reports that Hawthorne was in a plane bound for Detroit when news broke of the Tulloch deal, unaware that the guy whom Hawthorne would have been replacing no longer needs to be replaced.

Hawthorne, who spent his first four seasons with the Seahawks, also has visited the Saints.

Lions officials currently are drawing straws to determine who’ll be the one to tell Hawthorne he came to town for no reason.

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30 Responses to “David Hawthorne may not be happy when he gets to Detroit”
  1. aaroncurryisbust says: Mar 20, 2012 5:07 PM

    He has a right to be angry seeing how he’s far better than TuLOLoch.

  2. dracko19 says: Mar 20, 2012 5:07 PM

    Or maybe they sign him too?

  3. bigcarguy1 says: Mar 20, 2012 5:08 PM

    maybe he is on the plane reading this story

  4. chawk12thman says: Mar 20, 2012 5:12 PM

    Come Home David…..We want you, signed PC.

    PS. Sorry, but the money will be less than you want.

  5. jackntorres says: Mar 20, 2012 5:12 PM

    Love it. Comeback to Nola David.

  6. waxthat says: Mar 20, 2012 5:13 PM


    Maybe they should hire Matt Millen to make the phone call.

  7. seanje says: Mar 20, 2012 5:14 PM

    At least the weather’s nice. 80 degrees and sunny, today and tomorrow.

  8. f0rem4n says: Mar 20, 2012 5:15 PM

    Don’t worry, we’ll have Suh drive him back. He can make it in about 3 hours at his normal driving rate.

  9. ajknox88 says: Mar 20, 2012 5:16 PM

    lol.. i feel bad, that’s not exactly a short flight

  10. therealwags says: Mar 20, 2012 5:17 PM

    Or maybe they’re thinking they can sign Hawthorne to play OLB

  11. contract says: Mar 20, 2012 5:17 PM

    Just buy the man a nice meal and show him the town. Then he won’t want to stay.

  12. darthsaint says: Mar 20, 2012 5:18 PM

    Makes sense for Detroit to resign Tulloch. Knows the system and has played well for them. What I can’t understand is why Seattle is letting Hawthorne walk. Unless they have a deal for him to figure out his market value and then Seattle counters. But he has played very well over the past couple years, brings the wood too. I was hoping my Saints would offer him a contract but they didn’t?

  13. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Mar 20, 2012 5:19 PM

    Good – hop on a plane to Oakland!

  14. tenotnamedmiller says: Mar 20, 2012 5:19 PM

    Wifi on a plane. He knows.

  15. lorddarkhelmet says: Mar 20, 2012 5:21 PM

    I believe he can play outside lb

  16. dawkinseffect says: Mar 20, 2012 5:21 PM

    he is always more then welcome to join Eagles, we need a LB over 5’11

  17. kylexitron says: Mar 20, 2012 5:22 PM

    as a hawk’s fan I’d love to keep hawthorn. Hopefully he realizes how tough the market is for linebackers and makes his way back to seattle.

  18. chrismatthewsucks says: Mar 20, 2012 5:22 PM

    This is great for seattle, this guys is a beast….He does have knee problems which contributes to him missing a few games a season.

  19. vegasbronco says: Mar 20, 2012 5:24 PM

    David Hawthorne, come to Denver!!

  20. pat940 says: Mar 20, 2012 5:46 PM

    Deandre Levy had a down year once he got next to guys that play well, but I still can’t see them signing another lb.

  21. giantseahawk says: Mar 20, 2012 5:59 PM

    Come on back to the Hawks David. We still got love for ya.

  22. FANof28 says: Mar 20, 2012 6:29 PM

    Hop on a plane and scoot on over to MN. We’ve got 99 problems and linebackers 1.

  23. 3ghostninja says: Mar 20, 2012 6:40 PM

    What kind of money is Hawthorne looking for? I say the Lions should consider extending him a 1 or 2 year offer while he’s in the D. Depth is a great thing.

  24. trollhammer20 says: Mar 20, 2012 7:19 PM

    darthsaint says:Mar 20, 2012 5:18 PM

    Makes sense for Detroit to resign Tulloch. Knows the system and has played well for them. What I can’t understand is why Seattle is letting Hawthorne walk.

    Carroll said he wanted to get faster at LB. The emergence of KJ Wright last season (the man who made Curry expendable) has them thinking they can move Wright to the middle and pick up someone faster to play outside.

    The idea of drafting Luke Kuechly to play the middle has also been passed around.

  25. anrgydeafman says: Mar 20, 2012 7:43 PM

    *Breaking news*
    “The plane bound for Detroit was forced to land prematurely after unnamed man flipped out. More to come as more information becomes available…now back to your program.”

  26. bearsrulepackdrool says: Mar 20, 2012 7:54 PM

    It’s okay head south to the Chi. You’ll look mighty nice next to Urlacher and Briggs.

  27. lrak76 says: Mar 20, 2012 8:02 PM

    Maybe Hawthorne will take advantage of the situation and look for a summer home while he’s here.

  28. backindasaddle says: Mar 20, 2012 8:43 PM

    “David Hawthorne may not be happy when he gets to Detroit”

    Can you blame him??? I think I’d rather go to Beirut.

  29. motownlion says: Mar 20, 2012 10:23 PM

    RE; “backindasaddle”

    Ha-ha-ha, so funny. Maybe you should spend a tour or two in theater before you make such comments.
    I got a feeling, you’d soil your britches and cry for mommy after spending 15 minutes near the “Gulf”.

    Great post though..real hilarious!

  30. backindasaddle says: Mar 22, 2012 1:16 AM

    I apologize to the people of Beirut for associating your city with Detroit.

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