Seattle Waives LenDale White
LenDale White will not be providing the thunder for that often stormy city in the Pacific Northwest. He has been waived by the Seattle Seahawks, ending a short reunion with college coach Pete Carroll.
White was acquired in a draft day trade from the Tennesse Titans, who in return received a fourth round pick. The expectation was for LenDale to be used as the feature back in the new zone blocking scheme. Seattle also acquired running back Leon Washington from the Jets in trade, but he will likely begin the the season on the PUP list, as his recovery from a leg fracture continues.
The swift exit doesn’t appear to have anything to do with White’s physical condition. He recently weighed in at 219 pounds, which many believed was a bit underweight. The statement released by the organization points to an attitude problem and failure to fit in.
“It became apparent at this time that LenDale was not ready to be a member of the Seattle Seahawks,” Seahawks GM John Schneider said. “It just did not appear to be the right fit at this point in our program. We wish LenDale all the best with his future.”–ESPN
Update: Jason La Confora reports that LenDale White is facing a 4-game drug suspension.