Free agent linebacker David Hawthorne is expected to visit the Detroit Lions on Tuesday. Hawthorne has spent his entire four-year career with the Seattle Seahawks and has been a key player over the past few seasons for the Seahawks.
This past season, Hawthorne had his third straight season with over 100 tackles with 115; plus he also had two sacks and three interceptions, with one being returned for a touchdown. For his career, Hawthorne has 350 tackles, seven interceptions and six sacks.
The Lions are looking at signing a linebacker this offseason just in case they are unable to keep veteran linebacker Stephen Tulloch. The New Orleans Saints are also interested in signing Hawthorne, and the two met this past week.