The New Orleans Saints brought free agent linebacker Lofa Tatupu to town for a visit Tuesday, according to a league source. The visit was first reported by NFL Network.
Tatupu sat out the 2011 season after requesting and receiving his release from the Seattle Seahawks. There were reports – never confirmed by him – that he suffered a knee injury and possibly underwent surgery on both knees and that the lingering effect of that kept him off the field last year. Previously, he missed 11 games in 2009 with a torn pectoral muscle.