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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, 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…

Werner wants to create legacy at OLB

INDIANAPOLIS -- The ideal situation would be Bjoern Werner grabbing a hold of the starting outside linebacker position for the Indianapolis Colts and leaving no doubt that he'd be an adequate replacement while Robert Mathis is out for...Show More Summary

A.J. Green, Vontaze Burfict sit out practice on Thursday

Two of the Bengals’ top players were among those sitting out practice Thursday. Wide receiver A.J. Green (foot) and outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (concussion) did not participate in the club’s second workout of the week in advance of Sunday’s home game vs. Atlanta, according to the team’s injury report. Green was limited on Wednesday with…

Why Corey Lemonier Is the San Francisco 49ers' X-Factor in Week 2

The San Francisco 49ers’ X-factor in Week 2 was one of the few players who found himself on the wrong end of the box score the Sunday prior. Here’s a hint: He plays linebacker, and his number comes outside of the 50s. Corey Lemonier logged just two solo tackles against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1. Show More Summary

Is Lance Briggs on right track or laugh track with Bears?

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Lance Briggs keeps laughing at the suggestion he needs to behave differently as a 33-year-old linebacker than he used to, but nobody outside Halas Hall finds it as funny.

James Harrison taunting Roger Goodell

PITTSBURGH -- Former Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison, who was fined heavily by Roger Goodell during his playing days, is firing back at the embattled NFL commissioner. Harrison wrote to Goodell's Twitter account on Wednesday...Show More Summary

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 football for good. Abraham, Arizona's outside linebacker and the NFL's active leader in sacks, suffered the concussion in the third quarter. Show More Summary

Colts sign Dion Lewis and Chris Carter to active roster

The Colts needed some depth in the backfield and at linebacker, and they picked up a pair of guys with NFL experience Tuesday. They signed outside linebacker Chris Carter and running back Dion Lewis to fill a pair of roster spots. Carter played 29 games for the Steelers the last three seasons. The former fifth-round pick was primarily a special…

Robert Mathis Injury Leaves Colts Beyond Desperate for Immediate Pass Rush Help

The Indianapolis Colts knew there was a silver lining in the four-week stretch without outside linebacker Robert Mathis: At least they could evaluate 2013 first-rounder Bjoern Werner and see where he was at. But new realities appearShow More Summary

Robert Mathis tears Achilles tendon, out for the season, per reports

The Indianapolis Colts will be without star linebacker Robert Mathis for the rest of the 2014 season, according to a report. Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis has suffered a torn Achilles tendon that will cost him all...Show More Summary

Robert Mathis Injury: Updates on Colts LB's Achilles and Recovery

Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis reportedly tore his Achilles tendon while training last week and will miss the remainder of the 2014 NFL regular season, according to Mike Florio of Bleacher Report’s...Show More Summary

Jadeveon Clowney Injury: Houston Texans Star Will Need Surgery For Knee Injury

Jadeveon Clowney suffered an injury against the Washington Redskins that could require surgery and keep the top draft pick out for quite some time. The team’s outside linebacker suffered a torn meniscus against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, one that ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter said will likely require arthroscopic surgery. Show More Summary

Jadeveon Clowney Update: Latest on Status of Injured Knee

Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney reportedly left Sunday's game with a knee injury. How serious is Clowney 's injury? When can the Texans expect him to return to the field? Watch as Stephen Nelson and Bleacher Report Sports Medicine Lead Writer Will Carroll update Clowney 's injury in the video above. Read more NFL news on

Panthers tried to lure Peppers home before Packers offer

During last night’s Seahawks-Packers broadcast on NBC, Cris Collinsworth was discussing Green Bay’s acquisition of Julius Peppers and his conversion to outside linebacker in a 3-4. And as almost an aside, he dropped what would have been huge news in Peppers’ first NFL home. “He was getting ready to go to Carolina, thinking he’d just…

Junior Galette's New Contract Reflects Inflated Value with New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints overpaid when's Mike Triplett reported that they signed outside linebacker Junior Galette to a four-year, $41.5 million contract on Wednesday. The deal appears to be a team-friendly contract for the Saints after Galette finished last season with 12 sacks, which was sixth-best in the NFL. Show More Summary

Ray Lewis statue unveiled in front of Ravens’ M&T Bank Stadium

Ray Lewis is already a permanent fixture in the memories of Baltimore Ravens fans, but now the retired linebacker is readying to be permanently displayed forever outside the M&T Bank Stadium. A statue of the fearsome player joined one of former Baltimore Colt Johnny Unitas when it was unveiled Thursday ahead of the NFL’s regular season […]

Baltimore Ravens Unveil Ray Lewis Statue Outside M&T Bank Stadium

Ray Lewis spent his entire 17-year career with the Baltimore Ravens, and on Thursday, the franchise honored the legendary linebacker with a statue outside M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens drafted Lewis with the 26th pick in the 1996 NFL draft. Show More Summary

Freestyle rusher: Galette's unorthodox style

METAIRIE, La. -- As a pass-rusher, Junior Galette's playlist is constantly set to "shuffle." The New Orleans Saints outside linebacker mixes up his moves so often that right tackle Zach Strief is convinced even Galette doesn't know what...Show More Summary

Lions put LB Kyle Van Noy on injured reserve with designation to return

The Lions will be without their second-round pick for at least eight games. The club is placing rookie outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy on injured reserve/designated for return, Tim Twentyman of reported Tuesday. The 24-year-old Van Noy is recovering from sports hernia surgery. In a corresponding roster move, the club re-signed defensive end Darryl…

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