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Bears and Lofa Tatupu Showing Mutual Interest


Stop me if you’ve heard this before – the Bears are interested in another team’s castoff player, one with ties to a member of the front office.  The latest Fresh Start Program candidate is Seahawks castoff, linebacker Lofa Tatupu.  According to ESPN Chicago, there is a mutual interest.

Tatupu, 28, is a three-time Pro Bowler and played a major role in taking the Seahawks to their only Super Bowl appearance during his rookie season in 2005.

But he struggled with injuries the past few seasons and has seen a decline in production. He missed most of 2009 after tearing a pectoral muscle. Last season he played in all 16 games, but his 88 tackles were the lowest of his career in a full season, and he needed surgery on both knees in the offseason. Tatupu’s prime was his first few seasons when he recorded more than 100 tackles and went to the Pro Bowl each year between 2005-07.

Lofa asked for his release after being asked to take a pay cut.  There is also interest from the Raiders and Redskins.

If the Bears can bring him in, it would bolster a strong linebacking corp.  Could you have too many Pro Bowlers?

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  • Obnxs1

    I wouldn’t mind them giving him a shot if the pay was right and the knees passed a physical.

  • Obnxs1

    I wouldn’t mind them giving him a shot if the pay was right and the knees passed a physical.

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  • JerryRichardson

    Grab him and strengthen the middle of this defense again with another great player whose experience can only help the young guys grow faster! Add this guy to Briggs and Urlacher….and the middle will be dominate4 once again!

  • JerryRichardson

    Grab him and strengthen the middle of this defense again with another great player whose experience can only help the young guys grow faster! Add this guy to Briggs and Urlacher….and the middle will be dominate4 once again!