Renton, WA–The Seattle Seahawks had traded running back LenDale White, who played at Southern California with new Seahawks coach Pete Carroll from 2003-2005. White had previously been with the Tennessee Titans, where he became the clear second option behind All-Pro back Chris Johnson despite early success in the league.
The Seahawks gave Tennessee their first pick in the fourth round (104th overall) and their 176th pick in the sixth round.
White,25,6’1 and 235 pounds was the big-back uppercut paired with Reggie Bush. He joined the NFL in 2006 and gained 1,110 yards in his second season.In 2008, Johnson’s rookie season, he rushed for 773 yards and 15 touchdowns. He rushed for 222 yards in 2009, his fewest in any of his NFL seasons.
Coach Jeff Fisher said the Titans had been shopping White all weekend.
“As far as LenDale falling out of favor, he practiced, he was prepared to play. I can’t blame him for wanting to play more because those are the kinds of players you want on your roster,’’ Fisher said. ”Considering the circumstances he handled things. There were issues I don’t need to bring up, but I thought he handled things reasonably well.’’
White perfectly fits into a Seahawks running back mix that currently includes Julius Jones, Justin Forsett, Louis Rankin and free-agent signee Quinton Ganther.