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Matt Shaughnessy

29-Year-Old Defensive End – Free Agent

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While he landed on injured reserve in 2011 and spent time on the IR/designated-to-return list last season, Shaughnessy has been relatively healthy in his career, logging completing 16-game slates in h...

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2015 ADP:

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HT: 6' 5"   WT: 285   DOB: 9/23/1986  College: Wisconsin  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Cardinals in September of 2015.

May 20, 2015  –  Matt Shaughnessy News

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Shaughnessy has moved from outside linebacker to defensive end this offseason, the Cardinals' official site reports. "We can always stand him up in run defense if we want to do that," coach Bruce Arians said. "He gives us such good position flexibility. Get him inside and let him get back to his natural stuff."

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Matt Shaughnessy 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
2009 22 16 - 29 - 4 - 0 0 - 1 - - - -
2010 23 Oak 16 56 43 13 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2011 24 Oak 3 7 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 Oak 16 31 25 6 3.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 Ari 16 36 31 5 3 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0
2014 27 Ari 8 17 12 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Matt Shaughnessy – Playing Time Overview

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Defensive Snaps in 2015

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Year Def ST
2013 668 137
2014 334 34
Matt Shaughnessy 2015 Game Log
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Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD

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Matt Shaughnessy: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Shaughnessy played 30 of 65 defensive snaps in his return to the field Sunday against the Chiefs, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports. However, he injured his shoulder in the fourth quarter, according to the Cardinals' official site, and was subsequently listed as limited in Monday's practice.

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Shaughnessy (knee) is expected to take the field Sunday against the Chiefs, the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Shaughnessy has been placed on the Cardinals' injured reserve/designated to return list due to a knee injury, Darren Urban of azcardinals.com reports.

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Shaughnessy will re-sign with the Cardinals, azcentral.com reports.

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The Cardinals are making attempts to re-sign unrestricted free agent Matt Shaughnessy, the Arizona Republic reports. "They are actively trying to re-sign him," his agent Rich Rosa said. "He wants to be there, so we'll see how it goes."

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2015

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2014

Projected as the starting strongside linebacker, Shaughnessy's abilities as a pass rusher should keep him on the field during all three downs. However, his IDP potential doesn't stand out, after two campaigns in which he totaled 67 tackles (56 solo), 6.5 sacks, three fumble recoveries, and a forced fumble. On the other hand, the losses of Karlos Dansby (as a free agent), Daryl Washington (suspension), and Darnell Dockett (torn ACL) could force more blitzing on Shaughnessy's shoulders, improving his prospects to produce.

2012

Shaughnessy is expected to battle for a starting defensive end job for the Raiders after rehabbing his surgically repaired shoulder in the offseason.

2011

If Shaughnessy’s playing time were more reliable, he’d probably warrant a higher ranking. He quietly hit double digits for tackles for loss last year, and he totaled 56 tackles (43 solo) and seven sacks despite starting just eight games. If Shaughnessy gets more snaps in 2011, something he has probably earned, he’s worth moving up on cheat sheets. In the meantime, however, the presence of players like Lamarr Houston, Kamerion Wimbley and Trevor Scott make Shaughnessy’s path to the field a bit blurry.

2010

Shaughnessy had four sacks over last season's final nine games after moving into a more prominent role on the defensive line. With a starting spot secure in 2010, Shaughnessy should have little trouble bettering that number in his second season. Still, unless he makes drastic improvements, he's unlikely to be productive enough to be a top IDP option.

2009

Shaughnessy will be a reserve defensive lineman for the Raiders.