The Seattle Seahawks announced that they have waived fifth-year running back LenDale White.
A restricted free agent who was acquired, along with defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson and a swap of fourth- and sixth-round picks, from the Tennessee Titans on the third-day of the 2010 NFL Draft, White appeared in shape and ready to be a featured back in the National Football League.
Apparently, the Seahawks thought otherwise.
"It became apparent at this time that LenDale was not ready to be a member of the Seattle Seahawks," said General Manager John Schneider. "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."
With White out of the picture, Julius Jones and Justin Forsett--two holdovers from the previous coaching/front office regime--are the top two healthy backs on the roster. The Seahawks also acquired running back Leon Washington from the New York Jets, who is recovering from a broken leg and may begin training camp on the physically-unable-to-perform list.
During an interview with 950-KJR on Thursday morning, Schneider mentioned running back Quinton Ganther on two occasions, making note of the 5-9, 218-pound Ganther's ability to play special teams and fullback. Ganther has previous experience with Seahawks running backs coach Sherman Smith, who coached him in both Tennessee and last season with the Washington Redskins, and the former Utah standout could be a player to keep an eye on during training camp.
Revised Trade Breakdown
To Seattle: DT Kevin Vickerson, 111th overall pick (Walter Thurmond, CB, Oregon), 185th overall pick (Anthony McCoy, TE, USC)
To Tennessee: 104th overall pick (Alterraun Verner, CB, UCLA), 176th overall pick (Rusty Smith, QB, Florida Atlantic)
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