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David Hawthorne | Linebacker | #56

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/14/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 246
College: TCU
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Bills signed ILB David Hawthorne, formerly of the Saints.
It's another indication that the Bills are worried about Reggie Ragland's injury. Like fellow signing Brandon Spikes, Hawthorne is a two-down run stuffer at inside linebacker. Hawthorne just isn't as good at it as Spikes. Aug 7 - 3:38 PM

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Saints released LB David Hawthorne.

It frees up $2.25 million in cap room. 30-year-old Hawthorne was supposed to help New Orleans' run defense when GM Mickey Loomis signed him away from Seattle in 2012, but Hawthorne proved a mediocre run defender and was always a huge liability in coverage. He was severely overpaid the past several seasons.
Feb 8 - 5:02 PM

The Saints plan to move WLB David Hawthorne to middle linebacker.

Hawthorne took a pay cut to remain in New Orleans and now could see his IDP value increase big time with former MLB Curtis Lofton gone to Oakland. Hawthorne was a tackle machine on the weak side and should rack up more statistics in the middle. Dannell Ellerbe will play weak-side linebacker in New Orleans, with Parys Haralson penciled in as the starter on the strong side.
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 11:41:00 AM

Saints WLB David Hawthorne agreed to take a $1.25 million pay cut.

His roster spot is now safe for the time being, and the Saints save $2 million against the cap. He also took a pay cut for 2016. Hawthorne, 30 in May, started 12 games last season, receiving plus marks from PFF for his run defense.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Mar 11, 2015 12:04:00 PM

Saints ILB David Hawthorne is expected to be released.

Hawthorne's $6.01 million cap charge is simply too high for a middle of the road linebacker. Hawthorne could be asked to take a pay cut, but the Saints are likely interested in upgrading at inside linebacker anyway. Hawthorne has started 37 games for New Orleans over the last three seasons.
Sat, Feb 28, 2015 11:05:00 AM

ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett suspects the Saints will move on from ILB David Hawthorne if he doesn't accept a pay cut.

Triplett notes the Saints must shed between $20 and $30 million in player salaries to avoid going over the salary cap. Hawthorne is due a $4.5 million cap hit in 2015, a steep price for a good but not great linebacker in his late 20s. Cutting him now would open up $3 million in cap space while designating Hawthorne as a post-June 1 release would save New Orleans $4.5 million. Hawthorne finished second on the team with 83 tackles in 2014.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Feb 13, 2015 03:26:00 PM

The Saints restructured ILB David Hawthorne's contract, turning his $3 million roster bonus into a signing bonus.

The move allows the $3 million to be pro-rated over the final four years of Hawthorne's deal instead of going exclusively on the 2013 cap. It frees up $2.05 million in cap space. Hawthorne will move from weak-side to inside linebacker in the Saints' new 3-4 defense. He's not likely to be a strong IDP option.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 06:48:00 PM

Saints WLB David Hawthorne (hamstring) will be a game time decision for Week 8.

Hawthorne returned to practice for the first time this week on a limited basis after tearing his hamstring in the Saints' Week 3 loss to the Chiefs. If he does play, he'll likely split time with Jonathan Vilma. Without an every-down role, neither player can be trusted this week in IDP leagues.
Sat, Oct 27, 2012 12:51:00 PM

Saints WLB David Hawthorne (hamstring) has resumed practicing.

Hawthorne has been sidelined since Week 3. If he's ready to return Sunday, he'll likely split snaps with Jonathan Vilma, who made his 2012 debut in Week 7.
Wed, Oct 24, 2012 03:14:00 PM

Saints declared WLB David Hawthorne, RB Chris Ivory, DL Turk McBride, LB Jonathan Casillas, CB Elbert Mack, DL Tyrunn Walker and OT Bryce Harris inactive for Week 4 at Green Bay.

Casillas went down with a neck injury after replacing Hawthorne (hamstring) during last week's game. Career backup Will Herring will start along with veterans Scott Shanle and Curtis Lofton. Ivory is a healthy scratch for the fourth consecutive game.
Sun, Sep 30, 2012 03:08:00 PM

Saints WLB David Hawthorne (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 4.

Hawthorne pulled his hamstring in the first half of last week's loss to the Chiefs. Hawthorne's backup Jonathan Casillas (neck) has also been ruled out, leaving the Saints with a depleted LB corps of just Curtis Lofton, Scott Shanle, Will Herring and Barrett Ruud. Ramon Humber is eligible to return after serving a three-game NFL suspension, however, and could be activated as late as Saturday.
Sat, Sep 29, 2012 11:30:00 AM

Saints SLB David Hawthorne left Sunday's Week 3 game versus the Chiefs with an apparent knee injury.

There's no word on the severity. Hawthorne underwent meniscus surgery a month ago. He's sporting a wrap on his knee while Jonathan Casillas takes over on the strong side.
Sun, Sep 23, 2012 01:47:00 PM

Saints WLB David Hawthorne has undergone meniscus surgery, and is uncertain for Week 1.

Interim coach Joe Vitt also revealed that MLB Curtis Lofton is dealing with a high-ankle sprain. Hawthorne tore his meniscus in Friday's preseason tilt with the Jaguars, but initially stayed in the game. Neither player is likely to play in New Orleans' final two preseason games, but Vitt believes Lofton will be ready for Week 1. He refused to provide a timeline for Hawthorne's return. The bad injury news comes just two days after the Saints lost top reserve LB Chris Chamberlain for the season.
Mon, Aug 20, 2012 03:00:00 PM

David Hawthorne's five-year deal with the Saints is worth just $19 million in max value, with a $3.8 million signing bonus.

The signing bonus was nice, but Hawthorne's contract is incredibly cap friendly in 2012 ($1.46 million), and it doesn't sound like he has any guaranteed money beyond the first year. Every top-end free agent inside linebacker ended up accepting contracts worth far less than anticipated. D'Qwell Jackson's $42.5 million over five years doesn't look very good for the Browns right now.
Fri, Apr 13, 2012 05:11:00 PM

Saints signed LB David Hawthorne to a five-year contract.

The Saints are overhauling their linebacker corps, perhaps in anticipation of a string of "Bounty" suspensions. In spite of their ongoing offseason woes and relatively little salary cap space, the Saints have done well in free agency. An effective run-stopper at middle linebacker in Seattle last season, Hawthorne will likely switch back to the weak side in New Orleans with Curtis Lofton slated for "mike" duties. The Seahawks seemed to be hoping their leading tackler over the past three seasons would return at a cheap rate after originally being greeted by a soft market.
Tue, Apr 3, 2012 04:57:00 PM

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