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Name  Lofa Tatupu
Born  11/15/1982
Height  6-0
Weight  250
College  USC
1/13/2011 10:24:00 AM
Description: Seahawks HC Pete Carroll still expects LB Lofa Tatupu (concussion) to play against the Bears this weekend, despite not practicing Wednesday. SOURCE: SEATTLE TIMES
Insight: "So far, his tests and everything have gone very well. It looks very favorable for Lofa to play in this game." David Hawthorne would move to the middle if Tatupu ends up suffering any setbacks. It would be nice to see him actually put in a full practice before the weekend.
 
1/11/2011 10:43:00 AM
Description: Seahawks LB Lofa Tatupu reportedly "responded very well" on Monday after suffering a concussion in the win over the Saints Saturday. SOURCE: TWITTER
Insight: He will still have to pass his concussion tests before being cleared to practice for the game against the Bears.
 
Out10/29/2009 7:51:00 PM
Description: According to Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times, via Twitter, Tatupu (torn pectoral) had surgery on his torn pectoral and will miss the rest of the 2009 season.
Insight: David Hawthorne will take over for Tatupu at MLB, which is a pretty big downgrade in talent. Rookie Aaron Curry could now be able to make more tackles without Tatupu around. (SportsBuff.com)
 
Questionable10/28/2009 7:49:00 PM
Description: According to the Seattle Times, Tatupu (torn left pectoral) is visiting Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday to see if he will need surgery on his torn pectoral.
Insight: Surgery would likely end Tatupu's season, and he is out indefinitely regardless. (SportsBuff.com)
 
Out10/19/2009 10:43:00 AM
Description: Tatupu (torn left pectoral) is out for the season after tearing his left pectoral in Sunday's loss to Arizona.
Insight: The Seahawks' defense will miss Tatupu's presence at MLB. He may be replaced by David Hawthorne in the starting lineup, but rookie Aaron Curry could also be an option if he shifts from his spot on the strong side. (SportsBuff.com)
 
Questionable9/29/2009 11:30:00 AM
Description: According to the Seattle Times, Seahawks' head coach Jim Mora expectes Tatupu (hamstring) to return for Week 4 against Indianapolis.
Insight: Tatupu's return would obviously be a positive development for the Seattle defense. (SportsBuff.com)
 
Doubtful9/25/2009 9:14:00 PM
Description: According to the Seattle Times, Tatupu (hamstring) is not expected to play this Sunday against Chicago.
Insight: Tatupu is a key part of the Seahawks's run defense, so Matt Forte could find it easier to find room to run this week. (SportsBuff.com)
 
Questionable9/24/2009 12:07:00 PM
Description: According to the Tacoma News Tribune, Tatupu (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday.
Insight: Seattle head coach Jim Mora expressed a lot of uncertainty about Tatupu's practice status for the rest of the week. He is looking likely to be a game-time decision for Sunday's contest against Chicago. (SportsBuff.com)
 
Questionable9/17/2009 9:22:00 PM
Description: According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Tatupu (hamstring) missed practice for a second straight day on Thursday.
Insight: Seattle head coach Jim Mora had said he didn't think the injury is serious, so the team seems to be taking a cautious approach. Tatupu is expected to be ready to go for Sunday's game against San Francisco, but check Friday's injury report if you're thinking of using him in your IDP league. (SportsBuff.com)
 
4/25/2009 5:41:00 PM
Description: Tatupu will have Aaron Curry lining up next to him when the 2009 season opens, as the Seahawks drafted him fourth overall.
Insight: Curry will be a bigger tackle producer than Julian Peterson was, which will likely make it harder for Tatupu to put up bigger numbers in that category. He's still valuable for multi-category production but should be drafted as a second defender rather than a first. (SportsBuff.com)
 
11/9/2008 8:48:00 AM
Description: Lofa Tatupu practiced this week and is expected to start. He makes for a pretty good IDP option against the run-heavy Dolphins. (SportsBuff.com)
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11/2/2008 9:52:00 AM
Description: LB Lofa Tatupu is expected to be a game-time decision today against the Eagles because of a groin injury that ended his Week 8 early. He's not a safe start, even if he is active. (SportsBuff.com)
Insight:
 
Questionable11/1/2008 6:15:00 AM
Description: Tatupu missed practice on Friday because of a groin injury suffered in Week 8. He is listed as questionable, and the team is not expected to decide his starting status until Sunday.
Insight: Tatupu has come out of each of the past two contests, first with a concussion and then with the groin injury. Thus, he doesn't look like the safest play in the world this week. D.D. Lewis has filled in nicely each time and could be an IDP sleeper if he gets the starting nod. (SportsBuff.com)