Lofa Tatupu hasn't played football in three seasons, but at least one NFL team hasn't given up on the free-agent middle linebacker.
Injuries have sideswiped Tatupu's career. Double knee surgery in 2011 was followed by a torn pectoral muscle the next summer in camp with the Atlanta Falcons. Rapoport was told that Tatupu was ready to return to the field last offseason, but the linebacker failed to generate interest on the open market.
Tuesday's tryout is a promising development for the 31-year-old, but the visit tells us more about the Broncos, who continue their hunt for talent at middle linebacker after making midseason changes at the position during each of the last two campaigns.
The Broncos are spreading a wide net for help at the Mike slot. We'd be surprised if Tatupu winds up as their answer.