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Curtis Lofton

27-Year-Old Linebacker – New Orleans Saints

2013 Defensive Stats

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125

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1

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2013 Defensive Projections

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2013 Fantasy Football Outlook

Lofton will play in a 3-4 alignment this year after playing primarily in 4-3 fronts in all of his previous seasons, but there's good reason to think he'll continue his tackling production apace. Playi...

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2013 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  7

HT: 6' 0"   WT: 242   DOB: 6/9/1986  College: Oklahoma  Show ContractHide Contract

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Curtis Lofton Contract Information:

Signed a five-year deal with the Saints in March of 2012.

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Lofton led the Saints in 2013 with 125 tackles (82 solo) and two sacks in his second season with the team.

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Curtis Lofton NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2008 22 16 - 87 - 1 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2009 23 16 - 130 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2010 24 Atl 16 118 93 25 2 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
2011 25 Atl 16 147 87 60 1 7 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
2012 26 NO 16 123 82 41 1 7 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
2013 27 NO 16 125 82 43 2 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Curtis Lofton – Playing Time Overview

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  1. Curtis Lofton
  2. Ramon Humber
New Orleans Saints

Snap Count Stats

876

Defensive Snaps in 2013

Curtis Lofton was on the field for 876 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

56

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Curtis Lofton was on the field for 56 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2011 - -
2012 1122 38
2013 876 56

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Curtis Lofton 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Atl 56 3 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @TB 59 3 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Ari 58 1 8 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Mia 53 3 6 3 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Chi 52 2 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @NE 86 6 12 8 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 BYE Bye Week
8 Buf 71 4 8 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @NYJ 59 5 12 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Dal 38 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 SF 57 4 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Atl 65 4 9 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Sea 61 6 12 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Car 63 4 10 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @StL 54 5 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Car 44 3 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 TB 0 0 6 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Phi 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Sea 0 0 8 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Curtis Lofton
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 0"
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Weight:   242 lbs
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New Orleans Saints Team Injury Report
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Curtis Lofton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lofton made four tackles (three solo) and a sack in Sunday's loss in Carolina.

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Lofton made 10 tackles (six solo) in Sunday's win against the Panthers.

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Lofton made 12 tackles (six solo) in Monday's loss to Seattle.

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Lofton (hamstring) made nine tackles (three solo) in Thursday's win in Atlanta.

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Lofton (hamstring) is active for Thursday's game in Atlanta, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
Lofton (hamstring) is listed as probable for Thursday's contest in Atlanta.

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Lofton (hamstring/ankle) was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice.

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Lofton (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's game against San Francisco.

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Lofton (hamstring) is probable for Sunday's game against San Francisco.

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Lofton (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2013

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2012

Lofton’s stock is down a bit from previous years because it’s not immediately clear what sort of production will be available to him in the New Orleans defense (previous starting middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma only averaged 6.4 tackles per game over the last three seasons). But Lofton is generally a good bet to post at least 120 tackles after averaging 133 per season his last three years with Atlanta, including 147 in 2011. Considering he piled up those numbers despite competing with Sean Weatherspoon for tackles, the presence of the formidable David Hawthorne in New Orleans shouldn’t be much of a drain on Lofton’s numbers. Lofton usually isn’t much of a factor in coverage or as a blitzer (four sacks and three interceptions in four NFL seasons), but he’s conclusively established as one of the league’s better tackle sources.

2011

Lofton is a thumper in the middle of Atlanta’s defense, generally serving as a run-stopping specialist, but he showed some new playmaking abilities in 2010. After totaling just one sack and three forced fumbles in his first two seasons, Lofton posted two sacks, an interception and three forced fumbles last season. He could turn himself into an elite IDP with a bit more productivity as a pass rusher and in coverage, but even as he is, Lofton is a plenty good IDP option at linebacker.

2010

In his first two seasons, Lofton has started all but one game for the Falcons and led the team in tackles in 2009. He's become a solid IDP player who should continue to improve.

2009

Lofton put together a very impressive rookie season in 2008, finishing the season in the rookie upper ranks with 94 tackles. Both of his counterparts from last season -- Keith Brooking and Michael Boley -- have gone to other teams, but veteran strong side linebacker Michael Peterson should give Lofton the presence he needs as he continues to mature. Expect Lofton to eclipse the century mark on tackles this season, and also get a little bit more in the action during blitzes.

2008

Lofton is the favorite to take over the middle-linebacker position for the Falcons. Middle-linebackers usually generate tons of tackles and Lofton shouldn't be any different. Lofton racked up 157 tackles his senior year at Oklahoma, so expect big totals from the rookie.