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Saints injuries: Junior Galette expects limited role, Akiem Hicks returns to practice

METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette said he expects to remain in a limited role Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons as he continues to recover from a knee injury. Although Galette never appeared on the...Show More Summary

Pittsburgh Steelers finally have some depth at outside linebacker

PITTSBURGH -- James Harrison did not have to introduce himself to the reporters hovering over him as he sat in front of his locker earlier this week. But the veteran outside linebacker felt the need to do so anyway following a question...Show More Summary

Ricky DeBerry to Oklahoma: Sooners Land 4-Star LB Prospect

Ricky DeBerry, a 4-star outside linebacker from Atlee High School in Mechanicsville, Virginia, announced his commitment to the Oklahoma Sooners on Friday. ESPN's Tom VanHaaren reported the news: According to 247Sports' composite rankings, DeBerry is the No. Show More Summary

Washington openly hoping to play NFC East spoiler

When you’re out of it and dysfunctional, you take whatever you can get. So for Washington outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, the motivation for remaining games with the Cowboys and Eagles is simple. “We have a chance to be spoiler here,” Kerrigan said, via “Both of these teams are vying for the NFC East title and…

Malik Jefferson to Texas: Longhorns Land 5-Star LB Prospect

Malik Jefferson, who is the No. 1-ranked outside linebacker in the class of 2015 in 247Sports' composite rankings, bolstered the Texas Longhorns' crop of recruits by announcing his commitment to play in Austin. ESPN's Damon Sayles reported the news when Jefferson decided on Friday: The pride of Dr. Show More Summary

Despite success, rookie Khalil Mack still looking to improve

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Khalil Mack might be a strong candidate for defensive rookie of the year honors, but the Oakland Raiders' outside linebacker is far from a polished product. The fifth overall pick in this year's NFL draft, Mack has...Show More Summary

Eagles want to keep linebacker Brandon Graham

Brandon Graham might be about to make his first start this season for the Eagles. But it might also be his first of many. According to Geoff Mosher of, the Eagles have opened contract discussions with the outside linebacker, in hopes of keeping him out of free agency. That’s a mild surprise based on…

Bill Davis: Moving Marcus Smith around defense didn’t help him progress

The Eagles could be without outside linebacker Trent Cole in Week 16 and beyond, leaving an opportunity for other players to help the team by rushing the passer off the edge of the defense. A first-round pick will be stepping into that role, but it won’t be one of recent vintage. It will be 2010…

Mike Tomlin: Looks 'positive' that Harrison, Taylor and Gilbert play Sunday

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers are getting healthy as they make a push for an AFC North title and a return to the playoffs for the first time since 2011. Coach Mike Tomlin said it looks “positive” that outside linebacker James...Show More Summary

Jamaal Charles, Tamba Hali look like they will be ready vs. Steelers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Running back Jamaal Charles and outside linebacker Tamba Hali will be key players for the Kansas City Chiefs in Sunday’s crucial game against the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday both players...Show More Summary

Ryan Fitzpatrick carted off with left leg injury

Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick departed Sunday’s game at Indianapolis after suffering a left leg injury in the second quarter. Fitzpatrick sustained the injury when he was tripped up by Colts outside linebacker Jonathan Newsome, with the quarterback running into the defender’s extended leg. Fitzpatrick got up initially, then sat down, and he was carted off.…

Freeney thinks Sunday may be his last chance to sack Peyton

Chargers outside linebacker Dwight Freeney is running out of time to accomplish a longtime goal: Sack Peyton Manning. Freeney, who played with Manning in Indianapolis for 11 years, wants to take a shot at Manning. For years, Freeney lined up against a Manning who was protected by a red Colts practice jersey, and now that…

Colts offensive lineman on Jadeveon Clowney's surgery: 'He's screwed'

  Microfracture knee surgery has become a dirty term for football players because it's a procedure that isn't exactly easy to come back from. When the news hit that Houston Texans rookie outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, the top pick...Show More Summary

T.J. Carrie Is Unheralded Star of Raiders' Rookie Class

Quarterback Derek Carr, outside linebacker Khalil Mack and left guard Gabe Jackson have highlighted the Oakland Raiders’ outstanding rookie class in 2014, but cornerback T.J. Carrie is the unheralded star of the group. In many ways, the seventh-rounder out of Ohio University has outshone last year’s first-round pick, D.J. Show More Summary

Saints' Junior Galette, Terron Armstead miss practice

METAIRIE, La. -- There weren’t many names on the New Orleans Saints’ injury report – but they were big ones. Outside linebacker Junior Galette (knee) and left tackle Terron Armstead (neck) missed practice Thursday. Armstead said he expects...Show More Summary

Garrett Graham, Andre Johnson, Whitney Mericlus miss practice again

HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans were without three starters at practice for the second straight day. Tight end Garrett Graham (ankle), receiver Andre Johnson (concussion), and outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus (back) were among the players to miss practice two days in a row. Show More Summary

Could Amari Cooper be like Marvin Harrison for Titans?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans need an impact pass-rusher. If they commit to Zach Mettenberger as their quarterback, I think a premier outside linebacker for their 3-4 will rank as their biggest need, though the list will be long. Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory would be a candidate near the top of the draft. Show More Summary

Devon Kennard wins NFC defensive player of the week

Former USC outside linebacker Devon Kennard has been named the NFC defensive player of the week, the NFL announced.

Elvis Dumervil named AFC defensive player of the week

Ravens outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil could make a case for defensive player of the year. So it’s hardly a surprise he gets the weekly award. Dumervil was named AFC defensive player of the week, after his 3.5-sack performance against the Dolphins last week. That pushed his total for the season to a league-high 16.0, which…

Jadeveon Clowney undergoes microfracture surgery

The season is over for Texans rookie outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney. But the bad news keeps coming for the 2014 No. 1 overall pick. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Clowney had microfracture surgery on his injured knee on Monday, and he’s expected to need nine months to recover. The 21-year-old Clowney had knee surgery in…

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