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Will Clay Matthews' role change without Nick Perry?

MINNEAPOLIS -- If the Green Bay Packers still plan to use Clay Matthews at inside linebacker as extensively as they have the previous two games, they will need to find another option at his old outside linebacker spot. Nick Perry, who...Show More Summary

DeMarcus Ware added to injury report, listed as probable

One of the Broncos’ top pass rushers is a late addition to the injury report, but it does not appear to be a big deal. Outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware (illness) was placed on the report Saturday, the team said. However, he’s listed as probable for Sunday’s game vs. Miami. According to Mike Klis of the…

Chris Borland's Impact Could Push Willis or Bowman to Outside Linebacker

Chris Borland is lifting the Niners defense in the absence of Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman. Despite his size and proportions he is playing at an elite level. Moving forward, how will the San Francisco 49ers' linebackers line up? Watch...Show More Summary

Sam Acho added to Cardinals’ injury report

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Sam Acho was added Thursday to this week’s injury report with a neck injury. He was listed as limited. Other than that, the Cards’ report was status quo. Receiver Larry FitzgeraldShow More Summary

Beast of the Week: Watch 5-Star LB Malik Jefferson Score Two Impressive TDs

There is a reason Malik Jefferson (Mesquite Poteet HS, Mesquite, TX) is a 5-star OLB — per — and the No.1 ranked outside linebacker in the country. Check out his stat line from Mesquite's 36-0 win over Woodrow Wilson HS:...Show More Summary

Seahawks' Malcolm Smith a full participant in practice

RENTON, Wash. -- Seahawks outside linebacker Malcolm Smith (groin) and tight end Cooper Helfet (knee) returned as full participants in practice Thursday, and tight end Luke Willson (ankle) was back on the field as a limited participant. Five...Show More Summary

Clay Matthews' move inside makes sense

GREEN BAY, Wis. – So Clay Matthews still has some reservations about his move to inside linebacker. That's understandable for a four-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker. Maybe there's more convincing that needs to be done before he's all-in,...Show More Summary

Jadeveon Clowney, Brian Cushing move well at practice; Arian Foster day to day

HOUSTON -- Texans coach Bill O'Brien liked what he saw out of outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney and inside linebacker Brian Cushing at practice on Wednesday. "I thought they moved around pretty well," O'Brien said. "I still would put them in that day-to-day category, we'll see how they feel in the morning.... Show More Summary

Connor Barwin's Versatility a Huge Asset for Philadelphia Eagles Defense

One week, Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Connor Barwin is sacking Eli Manning. The next, he’s covering Larry Fitzgerald. Another week, Barwin is stuffing Arian Foster short of the first-down marker. On Monday, he was spying on...Show More Summary

Play of rookie Chris Borland alleviates blow of losing Patrick Willis

Just as the San Francisco 49ers start to get reinforcements on the defensive side of the ball -- outside linebacker Aldon Smith’s nine-game suspension is over -- their defense took another hit with All-Pro inside linebacker Patrick Willis...Show More Summary

49ers’ Aldon Smith reinstated after nine-game suspension

Aldon Smith, the San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker who was issued a nine-game suspension in August for violating the league’s personal conduct and substance-abuse policies, has been reinstated. According to, Smith is expected to participate in the team’s walk-through on Tuesday and play against the New York Giants on Sunday. He was allowed to […]

Aldon Smith Reinstated: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Outside linebacker Aldon Smith has been reinstated by the NFL following his suspension for multiple violations this offseason. For the San Francisco 49ers, his return to action can't come soon enough. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee has the news: When Smith has been on the field, he's been one of the top pass-rushers in the NFL. Show More Summary

Mike McCoy: Don't expect returning injured players to rescue free-falling Chargers

SAN DIEGO -- Every-down running back Ryan Mathews, inside linebacker Manti Te'o, safety Jahleel Addae, and outside linebackers Jeremiah Attaochu and Melvin Ingram are all expected to return from various injuries and practice this week. Having...Show More Summary

Jim Harbaugh tempers enthusiasm for Aldon Smith's return

While San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith’s nine-game suspension is served in full and he is eligible to return in a full capacity this week-- perhaps even suiting up at the New York Giants on Sunday -- coach Jim Harbaugh insisted Monday nothing is guaranteed. “We’ll see,” Harbaugh said. Show More Summary

Forced fumble by Ahmad Brooks keys 49ers’ OT victory

With their season potentially on the line in overtime, the 49ers got a game-changing, game-winning play from their defense. Outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks forced quarterback Drew Brees to fumble on a pass attempt, and inside linebacker Chris Borland recovered inside the New Orleans 20. On the next play, kicker Phil Dawson hit a 35-yard field…

Aldon Smith owes 49ers $661,000, according to report

Aldon Smith forfeited his prorated signing bonus by getting suspended and now he owes the 49ers more money than he'll make in 2014. San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith is one week away from returning from a nine-game suspension...Show More Summary

49ers promote LB Chase Thomas from practice squad

With one of their starting outside linebackers questionable for Sunday’s game at New Orleans, the 49ers have signed some depth at the position, promoting Chase Thomas from the practice squad, the team said Saturday. The 25-year-old Thomas has spent the regular season on the 49ers’ practice squad after being released at the end of the…

Saints' Junior Galette named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

METAIRIE, La. -- The latest sign of the New Orleans Saints' defensive resurgence? Outside linebacker Junior Galette was named the NFC’s Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Saints’ 28-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers...Show More Summary

Junior Galette named NFC defensive player of the week

The Saints came away with a rare road win and control of the NFC South last week thanks to their defense. So it stands to reason the guy who led that charge should be rewarded. Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette was named NFC defensive player of the week for his role in the division win. He had a…

Nick Foles leaves with injury as Mark Sanchez leads Eagles by Texans

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles was taken to the locker room after taking a sack on the final play of the first quarter against the Houston Texans. Foles was sacked by Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus and appeared...Show More Summary

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