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 MLive.com 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.

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

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

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

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

  3. 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?

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. *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.”

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

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

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

  11. 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!

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