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The Film Don't Lie: Steelers

PITTSBURGH -- A weekly look at what the Pittsburgh Steelers must fix: The Steelers have to get more out of their outside linebackers after the three who played in the 27-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers combined for two tackles and...Show More Summary

Thomas Davis, Jonathan Stewart inactive for Panthers

BALTIMORE -- The Carolina Panthers placed outside linebacker Thomas Davis and running back Jonathan Stewart on the inactive list for Sunday's game at Baltimore. Stewart, who suffered a sprained knee in the second half of last week's 37-19 loss to Pittsburgh, wasn't a surprise. Show More Summary

Agent: Washington waives LB Gabe Miller

Washington has reportedly waived one of its defensive backups. Via ESPN’s Adam Caplan, agent Brett Tessler announced Saturday morning that Washington had released outside linebacker Gabe Miller, a second-year pro from Oregon State. Miller, 26, appeared in Washington’s first four regular season games as a reserve. He played 19 special teams snaps and three defensive…

Greg Cosell's Look Ahead: Raiders rookie LB Khalil Mack impressing

I thought Khalil Mack was the best defensive player in this year’s draft, and I thought he should have been the No. 1 overall pick. There were many plays last week in which the Raiders’ outside linebacker lived up to that. The Raiders line up Mack off the line in 4-3 looks and with his hand down in 3-4 alignments. Show More Summary

Terrell Suggs, Steve Smith, Owen Daniels practicing for Ravens

One of the Ravens’ defensive stalwarts was reportedly back on the practice field on Friday. Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (thigh) took part in the club’s workout today, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reported. Dating back to the 2012 postseason, the 31-year-old Suggs has played 23 straight games for the Ravens. He has recorded 11…

Dick LeBeau: James Harrison’s conditioning “is not bad”

As the Steelers’ defensive coordinator since 2004, Dick LeBeau should have as good a read on James Harrison as anyone. And as LeBeau sees it, the 36-year-old outside linebacker stayed in decent-enough shape during his recent (and brief) time away from football. “I’ve been pleased with what I’ve seen,” LeBeau said of Harrison on Thursday,…

Thomas Davis return to practice good sign for Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The return of outside linebacker Thomas Davis to practice Thursday was a good sign for a Carolina Panthers defense reeling from Sunday night's 37-19 loss to Pittsburgh. Coach Ron Rivera said earlier in the week that...Show More Summary

Brian Orakpo has torn ligament, will play with cast

Brian Orakpo might not be able to tackle anybody. But he still plans to play. The Washington outside linebacker said he has a torn ligament in his hand, but plans to get a big cast to try to stay on the field. Via Tarik El-Bashir of CSNWashington.com, Orakpo met with a hand specialist this week.…

Steelers sign James Harrison to 1-year contract

Pittsburgh has signed James Harrison to help create more pass rush after losing one of its stars. The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed outside linebacker James Harrison to a one-year contract. Harrison, who is coming out of retirement...Show More Summary

Could Packers Unveil New Defense to Survive Clay Matthews Injury?

The Green Bay Packers defense was already suspect at the beginning of the season. With a groin injury nagging outside linebacker Clay Matthews, both the offense and defense need to step up. Can James Starks and Eddie Lacy put pointsShow More Summary

Packers' Matthews ailing again

DETROIT -- Observed and heard in the locker room Sunday after the Green Bay Packers' 19-7 loss to the Detroit Lions at Ford Field: Matthews ailing again: Here's a new one for Clay Matthews -- the outside linebacker left the game with a groin injury in the fourth quarter. Show More Summary

Chargers lose Melvin Ingram for at least eight weeks

The injury woes that have plagued Melvin Ingram continue. Ingram, the outside linebacker who was the Chargers’ first-round draft pick in 2012, has been placed on injured reserve with the return designation. That means he’ll miss at least the next eight weeks. Ingram had started the first two games of this season but suffered a…

Dion Jordan gets another suspension, this one for drugs

Not only did Dion Jordan not get his suspension shortened, it went the other direction. According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins announced that the second-year outside linebacker has been suspended again. His previous four-game suspension for violating the PED policy was lifted after two games, but was then superseded by a new…

Ingram out, Attaochu questionable vs. Bills

SAN DIEGO -- Outside linebacker Melvin Ingram (hamstring) did not practice all week for the San Diego Chargers, and has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills, along with running back Ryan Mathews (knee). Ingram had...Show More Summary

John Abraham placed on injured reserve

John Abraham’s season has reached a close. The Cardinals placed the veteran outside linebacker on injured reserve Friday, the team’s website said. The 36-year-old Abraham suffered a concussion in the Cardinals’ Sept. 8 win vs. San Diego. A 15th-year pro from West Virginia, Abraham has recorded 133.5 career sacks. He is an unrestricted free agent…

Texans Need More from Clowney Replacement Whitney Mercilus

A peculiar stat turned up as I was making my rounds on the division. Pro Football Focus has tallied the Houston Texans thusly : Wait, Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus has as many hurries as defensive end J.J. Watt? The same...Show More Summary

John Abraham still has to pass concussion protocol

While Cardinals outside linebacker John Abraham has signaled he is ready to return to NFL play, he isn’t yet medically cleared to do so as recovers from a concussion suffered eight days ago. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told SiriusXM NFL Radio’s “Late Hits” this evening that Abraham didn’t pass the league-mandated concussion examination on Tuesday,…

Cardinals sign OLB Victor Butler, release two

The Cardinals made three moves to their 53-player roster on Tuesday, adding one player and parting ways with two others. Arriving is ex-Saints outside linebacker Victor Butler, who signed with the club today, Darren Urban of AzCardinals.com reported. The 27-year-old Butler recorded 89 tackles and 11 sacks with Dallas from 2009-2012 before joining New Orleans…

John Abraham, suffering from memory loss, might retire after latest concussion

It seems like John Abraham's concussion on Monday night has him thinking about walking away from the NFL for good. Abraham, Arizona's outside linebacker and the league's active leader in sacks, suffered the concussion in the third quarter of the Cardinals' victory over the San Diego Chargers. Show More Summary

Patriots LB Jamie Collins not spotted at practice Friday

A key Patriots defensive starter was not seen at practice early on Friday. According to Doug Kyed of NESN.com, linebacker Jamie Collins (thigh) wasn’t present at the club’s workout. One of the Patriots’ first-team outside linebackers, Collins first appeared on the injury report Thursday. He was a limited participant in yesterday’s workout. The 25-year-old Collins…

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