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NFL Free Agency Rumors: Josh Wilson Recruiting Lofa Tatupu To Redskins

The Redskins have been pursuing inside linebacker Lofa Tatupu, who was released by the Seattle Seahawks a few weeks ago. There are a few teams vying for his services, but the Redskins might have a little bit of an upper hand in his recruitment, if we can call it that. Josh Wilson is one of the newest Redskins, but he is already trying to lobby Tatupu to join the team. According to Nathan Fenno of the Washington Times, Wilson and Tatupu are very close from their days playing together in Seattle.

“I’m definitely trying to persuade him,” Wilson said. “That’s my guy. I love to play with Lofa. That’s one of my favorite players I’ve ever had the opportunity to be on the field with. He’s taught me so much. . . . We’re communicating in good fashion. Playing with him would be another blessing for me, but I’ve got to remember it’s where he wants to go.”

Tatupu, 28, has been very productive when he is able to stay on the field. He has 549 tackles in his six year career, despite missing 11 games during the 2009 season. He would line up with London Fletcher to give the Redskins a dynamic inside linebacker duo.