Saints Agree on a 5-Year Contract with LB David Hawthorne—
New Orleans Saints (@Saints) April 03, 2012
Losing David Hawthorne to the Saints only increases the chances of the Seahawks using a high draft choice on a linebacker.—
John Clayton (@ClaytonESPN) April 03, 2012
Former Seattle Seahawks linebacker David Hawthorne agreed to terms Tuesday on a five-year contract with the New Orleans Saints.
Hawthorne, 26, is coming off a season in which he notched a career-high three interceptions to go with 115 tackles. He became a starter in 2009 after signing with Seattle as an undrafted free agent out of TCU in 2008.
Hawthorne has led the Seahawks in tackles for three straight seasons, notching at least 100 tackles each year.