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Hawks announce Tatupu has surgery on both knees

The Seattle Seahawks announced this afternoon that linebacker Lofa Tatupu had successful surgery on both knees today.

Team doctors Ed Khalfayan and Mike McAdam handled the procedure at Seattle Surgery Center.

Tatupu had been regularly taking practices off throughout the season to rest his ailing knees. This is the second season the veteran linebacker has needed surgery. Last year the 28-year-old's season was cut short because of a torn left pectoral muscle and only played in five games last year.

The Seahawks also announced the signing of defensive tackle Jay Alford, safety James Brindley and wide receiver Chris Carter to futures contracts.

A third-round pick out of Penn State by the New York Giants in 2007, the 6-foot-3, 304-pound Alford played in 32 regular season games with 3 starts and played in 5 postseason contests.

Brindley, a 5-foot-11, 191-pound safety out of Utah State, spent OTAs with Seattle and was released during training camp.

Carter is a 6-foot, 200-pound receiver out of Cal-Davis who worked out for Seattle earlier this month.

Also, Matt Hasselbeck and New York Jets cornerbacback Antonio Cromarite had words on twitter today.

Cromartie had harsh words for the NFL Players Association, calling out NFLPA head man DeMaurice Smith and league commissioner Roger Goodell for the lack of progress in the current CBA negotiations.

That led to criticism from players like Ray Lewis and Darnell Docket of Cromartie, including Matt Hasselbeck, who had this to say about Cromartie:

"Somebody ask Cromartie if he knows what CBA stood for."

That comment was later deleted by Hasselbeck, but not before Cromartie got word about it, who then fired back.

"Hey Matt if u have something to then say it be a man about it. Don't erase it. I will smash ur face in."

-- Antonio Cromartie

Hasselbeck later came back and offered this olive branch.

"Sorry for the joke man. No hard feelings. DB's & QB's have a hard time getting along I guess sometimes. lol"

-- Matt Hasselbeck.