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Curtis Lofton

28-Year-Old Linebacker – Oakland Raiders

2014 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

With five straight years with at least 118 tackles, Lofton has one of the highest floors among IDP linebackers. He heads into 2014 with back-to-back 120-tackle seasons in New Orleans, and he had a 147...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  5

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Shoulder
HT: 6' 0"   WT: 241   DOB: 6/9/1986
College: Oklahoma  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Curtis Lofton Contract Information:

Signed a 3-year, $18 million contract with the Raiders in March of 2015.

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The Raiders have signed Lofton (shoulder), ESPN.com reports.

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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
2014 28 NO 16 144 99 45 0 1 0 0 1 1 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 Inside Linebacker
  1. Curtis Lofton
  2. Ben Heeney
Oakland Raiders

Snap Count Stats

1044

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Curtis Lofton was on the field for 1044 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

76

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Curtis Lofton was on the field for 76 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 1122 38
2013 876 56
2014 1044 76
Curtis Lofton 2014 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 @NYJ 65 5 10 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Hou 75 5 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @NE 56 3 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Mia 66 6 11 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 BYE Bye Week
6 SD
7 Ari 70 4 16 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Cle 68 5 9 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Sea
10 Den 69 5 10 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @SD 60 6 11 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 KC
13 @StL 89 5 10 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 SF 74 8 17 11 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
15 @KC
16 Buf 58 6 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Den 63 4 10 7 3 0 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:   241 lbs
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Oakland Raiders Team Injury Report
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Curtis Lofton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Saints have released Lofton (shoulder), ESPN.com reports.

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Lofton was spotted at a Pelicans game with his arm in a protective sling, Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate reports.

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Lofton finished the year with 145 tackles (100 solo) in 16 games, playing 995 of the Saints' 1,021 defensive snaps, according to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com.

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Lofton (ankle) made 10 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's win against the Steelers.

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Lofton (ankle) is active for Sunday’s game against the Steelers.

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Lofton (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh.

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Lofton (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, the Saints' official site reports.

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Lofton (ankle) made seven tackles (six solo) in Monday night's loss to the Ravens.

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Lofton (ankle) is listed as active for Monday's game against the Ravens, the Saints' official site reports.

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2013

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. Playing in a 3-4 should actually leave Lofton responsible for wider lanes than the 4-3 did, meaning he could have easier access to ballcarriers. That said, he's not coming off the most efficient season in 2012 because his 123 tackles (82 solo) came on a whopping 1,122 snaps. Lofton should nonetheless remain a stable IDP option because Drew Brees' quick-strike offense should continue to limit the time the Saints defense spends on the sideline.

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.