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Seahawks bounce LenDale White

Team scooped itself on Internet Brad Biggs

Print This May 28, 2010, 05:15 PM EST

The Seattle Seahawks inadvertently let the cat out of the bag when it came to LenDale White, so then they just disposed of the cat and the bag.

Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times reported that the Seahawks prematurely posted a press release on their Web site stating that White had been released by the organization. The release was quickly removed from the Internet, but not before O’Neil snagged a screen capture.

The Seahawks then made it official, releasing White and announcing the news. Talk about scooping their own scoop.

The bottom line is this doesn’t signal good things for White, who had reunited with Pete Carroll, his college coach, and reportedly shown up in terrific shape. Seattle traded to acquire the running back from Tennessee during the draft. They didn’t pay much to do so, but it looked like a wide open competition White might have a chance to win. Not so now. White was absent from OTA’s earlier in the month and Carroll said that he was tending to matters in Nashville after floods battered the area, according to O’Neil.

"It became apparent at this time that LenDale was not ready to be a member of the Seattle Seahawks," general manager John Schneider said in a statement released by the team. "It just did not appear to be the right fit at this point in our program. We wish LenDale all the best with his future."

White’s future would seem to be in a tricky position right now.

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