Uncertainty about Lofa Tatupu's future as a Seahawk
Posted by Danny O'Neil
RENTON -- Linebacker Lofa Tatupu has been present at the team's last two practices, but watched from the sidelines.
What's going on?
Well, there is a certain degree of uncertainty about his future with the team, and the reality is that he has been asked to adjust his contract.
Tatupu, 28, signed a contract extension in 2008, which calls for him to make a salary of more than $4 million this season.
He is the nerve center for Seattle's defense, its leader and a favorite of coach Pete Carroll. The game has also taken a physical toll on him. He played only five games in 2010, suffering a torn pectoral muscle that knocked him out for the season. He underwent surgery on both knees after last season.
If he does not accept a reduction in salary, it presumably could lead to his release.
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