David Hawthorne LB NO 4 months ago

Hawthorne did not record a tackle in Thursday's game against the Falcons.

David Hawthorne LB NO 5 months ago

With Dannell Ellerbe (toe) still not practicing, Hawthorne is expected to start at outside linebacker in Week 1 against the Cardinals.

David Hawthorne LB NO 5 months ago

Hawthorne had two tackles in Sunday's preseason game against the Texans. With Dannell Ellerbe (undisclosed) out, the starting linebackers continue to be Hawthorne, Stephone Anthony and Hau'oli Kikaha, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

David Hawthorne LB NO 11 months ago

According to head coach Sean Payton, Hawthorne will replace the departed Curtis Lofton as one of the Saints' starting inside linebackers, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Hawthorne was considered to be a potential salary-cap casualty this offseason, but was retained by the Saints after agreeing to a pay cut. Now, Hawthorne's new role could be a productive one, as Lofton topped 120 tackles in each of his last three seasons in New Orleans. Hawthorne has a history of injuries but if he can stay healthy, he makes for a very viable IDP option in fantasy leagues.

David Hawthorne LB NO 1 year ago

Hawthorne recorded 83 tackles (52 solo), one interception and three sacks - all of which came in Week 15 - in 12 games this season.

Hawthorne has proven to be a capable tackler, although he offers little in terms of ancillary fantasy stats. The biggest knock on Hawthorne, however, is his ability to stay healthy, as he's missed nine games over his last three years in New Orleans. Hawthorne is due $4.5 million and salary cap and bonuses, with a cap cost of $6 million, in 2015, meaning he's likely to be released if he doesn't agree to a significant pay cut, given the Saints' drastic salary-cap restraints.

David Hawthorne LB NO 1 year ago

Hawthorne (hip) had five tackles (all solo) and three sacks in Monday's win against the Bears.

Hawthorne isn't known as much of a blitzer, but the Saints unleashed him against a shaky Bears' offensive line, leading to impressive results. While Hawthorne continues to be a dependable fantasy commodity as a solid source of tackles, it's probably best to view his sack-happy outburst as an anomaly, as Monday's sacks were his first of the season and now make up one-fourth of his career total of 12. Still, if defensive coordinator Rob Ryan releases Hawthorne again, he will have an extremely favorable Week 16 matchup against a leaky Falcons' offensive line.

David Hawthorne LB NO 1 year ago

Hawthorne made ten tackles (all solo) in Sunday's win against the Steelers.

When healthy, Hawthorne has been a solid source of tackles for the Saints, recording 56 stops in eight games. He's been healthy enough to suit up for New Orleans the last three weeks, and as a result, he should continue to be a viable IDP option for owners in need of tackles, even if he offers little else in the way of ancillary stats.

David Hawthorne LB NO 1 year ago

Hawthorne (hand) is listed as active Sunday versus the Bengals, the Saints' official site reports.

After a two-game stay on the sideline, Hawthorne is present in case Curtis Lofton (knee) is unable to handle his typical workload. However, because his potential usage remains up in the air, Hawthorne's IDP prospects are in a precarious state.

David Hawthorne LB NO 1 year ago

Hawthorne (hand) is probable for Sunday's game against Cincinnati.

Hawthorne's return is well-timed, as New Orleans might need him to serve as the lead linebacker if Curtis Lofton (ankle) isn't able to play.

David Hawthorne LB NO 1 year ago

Hawthorne (hand) is out for Sunday's game against San Francisco.

With Hawthorne out again, the Saints figure to keep leaning on Ramon Humber as the second inside linebacker next to lead man Curtis Lofton.