The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have agreed to terms with linebacker Lofa Tatupu.
Tatupu, 6-0, 250 pounds, was originally selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the second round (45th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft. He was released by Seattle on July 31, 2011. In six seasons with the Seahawks, he notched 549 tackles (407 solo), 8.5 sacks, 10 interceptions, seven forced fumbles, 35 passes defensed and two defensive touchdowns. Tatupu was named to the NFC Pro Bowl team in 2005, 2006 and 2007 while also earning All-Pro honors in 2007.
After playing in just five games in 2009, Tatupu returned to his starting role in 2010 posting 88 tackles (58 solo), one sack, eight passes defensed, and a 26-yard interception return for a touchdown. The former USC Trojan has started in all 84 of the games he has played in during his career. He was a member of the Seahawks 2005 NFC Championship team and was also named to the Seattle's 35th Anniversary team.