Trend Results : Outside Linebacker

Blog Post Results (1-20 of 1969)


Bears sign Leonard Floyd

The Bears signed their first-round pick, outside linebacker Leonard Floyd, on Friday. The Bears traded up two spots to No. 9 — specifically to get ahead of the Giants — to select Floyd last month. An early entry to this year’s draft, Floyd had 17 sacks in three seasons at Georgia. He played both defensive…

Browns sign second-rounder Ogbah

The Browns on Thursday announced the signing of their second-round pick, outside linebacker Emmanuel Ogbah. Ogbah had 28 sacks over three seasons at Oklahoma State and will try to transition to a 3-4 outside linebacker with the Browns. The Big 12 co-Defensive Player of the Year last fall, Ogbah was twice his team’s defensive MVP…

Jarvis Jones “motivated” by Steelers declining his option

Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones has plenty to play for in 2016 after the team declined to pick up the fifth-year option on his contract, and Jones called that situation “motivation” to have his best season yet. The Steelers waited until just before the early May deadline before declining the option on Jones, meaning 2016…

Falcons reportedly bringing in Dwight Freeney for tryout (smart)

5 days agoSports : Jeff Schultz

Last week I wrote a blog suggesting that the sack-starved Falcons should bring in veteran free agent outside linebacker Dwight Freeney for a possible pass-rush role…

Broncos playing it safe with Ware’s back issues

Outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware is sitting out the start of the Broncos organized team activity (OTA) practices with a back issue, and given his history that’s probably both a smart move and something worth keeping an eye on. Back issues sidelined Ware twice last season, and he missed a total of five games. The Broncos…

Bills have no immediate plans to look for outside help after injuries

The Bills got two pieces of bad injury news recently with wide receiver Sammy Watkins‘ broken foot and linebacker Shaq Lawson’s shoulder issue. During an appearance on WGR 550 on Tuesday, General Manager Doug Whaley said that there hasn’t been a firm timetable established for either player’s recovery at this point but did say Lawson…

Ryan Kerrigan impressed by fellow outside linebackers this offseason

The Redskins didn’t sign any big free agents or use a high draft pick on any outside linebackers this offseason, but hopes are high that the team is going to get better support for Ryan Kerrigan at the position than they got for most of last season. A pair of returning players are the reason for…

Justin Foster Tweets Top 7: Which Schools Hold Edge for 4-Star LB?

Lauded North Carolina linebacker Justin Foster is the latest standout college football recruit to cut down his list of options before summer break. The 4-star prospect, rated No. 4 nationally among outside linebackers in 247Sports' composite...Show More Summary

Bengals sign third-rounder Nick Vigil

The Bengals announced the signing of third-round pick Nick Vigil Tuesday. Vigil figures as an outside linebacker with the Bengals and could get the opportunity to contribute immediately with Vontaze Burfict suspended at the start of the 2016 season. Vigil led the Mountain West Conference and was sixth nationally last season with 11.1 tackles per…

LaMarr Woodley not a fan of defensive coordinators Bettcher and Tarver

Maybe now we’re getting an idea why LaMarr Woodley has been on three teams the last three seasons, and remains a free agent. Via Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, the veteran outside linebacker made a point on his podcast to rip Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher and former Raiders coordinator Jason Tarver (who is now…

Ravens announce signings of six picks, make several other moves

The Ravens announced the signings of six draft picks on Friday, including the previously reported agreement with fifth-round linebacker Matt Judon. The others who have agreed to deals are second-round outside linebacker Kamalei Correa,...Show More Summary

Steelers decline fifth-year option on Jarvis Jones

The Steelers have declined to pick up the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, per multiple reports. The deadline for picking up the options on 2013 first-round picks is midnight Monday. If the Steelers were debating the option or potentially negotiating a long-term deal with Jones is unclear. The option would have paid Jones…

Browns won’t pick up Barkevious Mingo’s option

Barkevious Mingo is going to be heavier on the field this year, but lighter in the wallet in the future. Via Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Browns aren’t picking up the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo. He’s still under contract for 2016, but the option for 2017 would have cost them…

Chicago Bears: Way-Too-Early 53-Man Roster and Depth Chart Predictions

Now that the final selection has been made in the 2016 NFL draft, the Chicago Bears can start focusing on the upcoming season. Chicago addressed needs on both sides of the ball with the selections of outside linebacker Leonard Floyd,...Show More Summary

Packers pick outside linebacker Kyler Fackrell in third round; ignore inside linebacker

Packers pick outside linebacker Kyler Fackrell in third round; ignore inside linebacker

Pittsburgh Steelers Mock Draft and Big Board: Updated Day 2 Predictions

The opening round of the draft is over and the Pittsburgh Steelers got their cornerback. As a result, the cornerbacks slid down the draft board while safeties, defensive linemen and outside linebackers moved up. Expect the Steelers to...Show More Summary

Darron Lee to Jets: Twitter Reacts as OLB Is Selected in 2016 NFL Draft

After falling one game short of making the playoffs last year, the New York Jets got a head start in 2016 with their selection Thursday of Ohio State outside linebacker Darron Lee with the 20th pick in the first round of the NFL draft. The Jets went 10-6 last year and face an uncertain future with last year's starting quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick. Show More Summary

Leonard Floyd to Bears: Trade Details, Twitter Reaction in 2016 NFL Draft

The Chicago Bears moved up two spots to the No. 9 overall pick and drafted Georgia Bulldogs outside linebacker Leonard Floyd in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday. Chicago sent the 11th overall pick and a fourth-round pick toShow More Summary

Leonard Floyd drafted by Bears at No. 9 after trade up

Is the former Bulldog another "too-skinny" pass rusher or a future Pro Bowl-caliber edge defender? The Chicago Bears have added a dynamic pass rusher to their defensive front by taking Georgia outside linebacker Leonard Floyd with the No. Show More Summary

Seattle Seahawks Draft Picks: Results, Analysis and Grades

The Seattle Seahawks suffered big losses in free agency this offseason, losing offensive linemen Russell Okung and J.R. Sweezy as well as outside linebacker Bruce Irvin to name a few. Now, on NFL draft day 2016, the team begins to repair...Show More Summary

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