Report: Seahawks will cut Lofa Tatupu

The Seattle Seahawks asked Lofa Tatupu to take a pay cut from the $4 million he was scheduled to earn this season and he politely declined.

Now, the club has made the decision to release him, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, a decision that did not come easily. Tatupu was a durable performer for the Seahawks since being a second-round draft pick in 2005. He started 15 or more games in five of his six seasons with the club.

Now, Tatupu could be an attractive free agent to some teams but it’s hard to imagine he’ll get anywhere near the $4 million he was hoping to make this season. The free-agent market continues to be a buyers’ market at this point with teams scooping up what they believe are value players.

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