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Brett Keisel

35-Year-Old Defensive End – Pittsburgh Steelers

2013 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Keisel, a long-time rock at defensive end in the Steelers' 3-4 defense, was re-signed late in training camp and will compete for a starting role. He amassed 29 tackles and four sacks in 12 games in 20...

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Bye Week:  12

HT: 6' 5"   WT: 285   DOB: 9/19/1978  College: Brigham Young  DRAFTED: 7th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Re-signed with the Steelers in August 2014.

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Keisel will suit up for Thursday's preseason game in Philadelphia, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Brett Keisel 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
2007 28 16 - 39 - 2 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2008 29 10 - 41 - 1 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2009 30 15 - 54 - 3 - 0 0 - 2 - - - -
2010 31 Pit 11 33 17 16 3 7 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
2011 32 Pit 14 48 33 15 3 6 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2012 33 Pit 16 46 26 20 4.5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2013 34 Pit 12 29 20 9 4 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Brett Keisel – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Defensive End
  1. Stephon Tuitt
  2. Brett Keisel
Pittsburgh Steelers

Snap Count Stats

520

Defensive Snaps in 2013

Brett Keisel was on the field for 520 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

41

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Brett Keisel was on the field for 41 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2011 - -
2012 859 81
2013 520 41
Brett Keisel 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 Ten 57 3 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Cin 72 4 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Chi 57 7 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Min 47 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 BYE Bye Week
6 @NYJ 22 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Bal 46 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Oak 56 3 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
9 @NE 75 9 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Buf 38 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Det
12 @Cle
13 @Bal 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Mia
15 Cin
16 @GB 43 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
17 Cle 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 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 Brett Keisel
As Compared To Other Defensive Ends
Height:   6' 5"
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Weight:   285 lbs
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Brett Keisel: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Keisel re-signed with the Steelers on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Keisel declined an invitation to visit the Cardinals on Tuesday, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Keisel is visiting with the Cardinals on Tuesday, NFL.com reports.

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Keisel potentially signing with the Cardinals comes after defensive end Darnell Dockett suffered a torn ACL on Monday. Additionally, Keisel played under Arizona coach Bruce Arians from 2004-2011, when Arians was an assistant coach for the Steelers. In 12 games last season, the 36-year-old Keisel posted 29 tackles (20 solo) and four sacks.
Keisel totaled three tackles (all solo) including a sack in the Steelersí Week 17 win over the Browns.

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An unrestricted free agent, Keisel finished the year with 29 tackles (20 solo) including four sacks and two fumble recoveries. Considering that only five teams recorded fewer sacks than Pittsburgh this season, the team may want to think about bringing the 12-year veteran back in 2014.
Keiselís lone tackle (solo) resulted in a sack of Green Bay quarterback Matt Flynn in the Steelersí 38-31 win over the Packers on Sunday

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Keisel (foot) is expected to practice on a limited basis early this week.

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Keisel (foot) is out for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

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Keisel (foot) did not practice Wednesday, the Steelers' official site reports.

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Keisel (foot) will not play Sunday against the Dolphins, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Keisel (foot) has been ruled out from returning to Thursday's game, Dave Lolley of the Washington Observer-Reporter reports.

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2013

Keisel managed to stave off injuries and 2011 first round draft pick Cameron Heyward in 2012, turning his a career high 4.5 sacks. He enters 2103 in the final year of his five year contract with Pittsburgh.

2012

Brett "The Diesel" Keisel recorded 48 tackles, three sacks and one fumble recovery in 2011, but has struggled with injuries throughout his career. He has missed 14 games over the past four seasons and could see competition for playing time in 2012 from 2011 first round draft pick Cameron Heyward.

2010

Keisel had one the better years statistically for his career in 2009 with 54 tackles and three sacks. It's not enough to get him into consideration in most fantasy circles, but he provides quality defense on the field.

2009

Various injuries limited Keisel to 10 regular season games in 2008. He provides strong play at defensive end, but he is far from being an elite option from the fantasy perspective.

2007

Keisel may see his fantasy value increase in 2007 more than any other Pittsburgh defender. The team is looking to devise schemes freeing up Keisel as both a down lineman and as a linebacker. In a year when the Steelers drafted two linebackers in the first two rounds, Keisel could wind up being the biggest IDP sleeper on the team. He had 5.5 sacks and a fumble recovery as a down lineman in 2006.

2006

Keisel will try to make the transition from backup defensive end/special teams star to starting defensive end following the free-agent flight of Kimo von Oelhoffen to the Jets. He has better speed than von Oelhoffen, but the end position requires a player to stay at home and help control the running lanes. He could pick up a few sacks, but he's probably not worth an IDP pick right now. That could change, however, depending upon how smoothly he acclimates himself to his new role.

2005

Keisel the Diesel has enjoyed most of his NFL success as a special teams player, and that doesn't figure to change much in 2005.