Report: Broncos to Try Out Linebacker Lofa Tatupu, Former Seahawks Pro Bowler


In something of a bizarre storyline, the Denver Broncos reportedly will kick the tires on former Seahawks Pro Bowl linebacker Lofa Tatupu, who was most recently seen with the Atlanta Falcons in 2012.

Tatupu has been injured plenty throughout his career, and hasn’t played since he started all 16 games for the Seahawks in 2010.

According to a report from Adam Schefter, the Broncos held a workout for Tatupu on Tuesday and a separate report from Mike Klis of the Denver Post indicates he will visit with the team on Wednesday.

The Broncos also brought in linebacker D’Qwell Jackson, recently cut by the Cleveland Browns, for a visit on Saturday of last week, and reportedly that visit went really well.

The workout for Tatupu is by no means an indication that the Broncos are moving on from their pursuit of Jackson. In fact, likely quite the opposite. The Broncos are kicking the tires on Tatupu, whose agent likely called Denver and told them that he’s healthy, wants to compete, and has something to offer.

If the workout went well, I see no reason why the Broncos won’t at least give Tatupu a shot at training camp to see what he can do. As far as D’Qwell Jackson, reports are he will pick a team before other players can start talking to other teams on Saturday.

If Jackson picks the Broncos, I still think they would be interested in signing Tatupu to see what they can put together at inside linebacker, being that has been a position of weakness over the last couple of years filled with the likes of Keith Brooking and Paris Lenon.