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A.J. Hawk

31-Year-Old Linebacker – Cincinnati Bengals

2014 Defensive Stats

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2015 Defensive Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

There was no outlook written for A.J. Hawk in 2015. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

2015 ADP:

Bye Week:  7

HT: 6' 1"   WT: 235   DOB: 1/6/1984  College: Ohio State  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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A.J. Hawk Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year contract with the Bengals in March of 2015.

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A.J. Hawk 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 24 16 - 86 - 3 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2009 25 16 - 85 - 1 - 2 0 - 0 - - - -
2010 26 GB 16 110 71 39 0.5 10 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2011 27 GB 14 84 53 31 1.5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 28 GB 16 120 81 39 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 29 GB 16 118 74 44 5 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2014 30 GB 16 89 53 36 0.5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

A.J. Hawk – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Inside Linebacker

Snap Count Stats

837

Defensive Snaps in 2014

A.J. Hawk was on the field for 837 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

34

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

A.J. Hawk was on the field for 34 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 736 21
2013 948 21
2014 837 34
A.J. Hawk 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 @Bal
2 Atl 71 0 10 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Ten 74 0 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @NE
5 Car 58 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Ind 69 1 5 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Bal 57 0 7 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Jax
9 Cle
10 @NO 78 0 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Hou 55 1 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @TB 26 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Pit
14 @Cle 32 7 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Den
16 @Pit 22 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Ind

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 A.J. Hawk
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 1"
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Weight:   235 lbs
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A.J. Hawk: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Packers have released Hawk, the team's official site reports.

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According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, cutting Hawk, who recorded 89 tackles for the Packers this past season, will save the team $3.5 million against the salary cap. That added financial flexibility will no doubt come in handy this offseason, with the team hoping to re-up receiver Randall Cobb and right tackle Bryan Bulaga.
Hawk underwent surgery immediately after the season to remove bone spurs from his ankle, ESPN.com reports.

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Hawk finished the 2014 season with 90 tackles (53 solo) and half a sack in 16 games.

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Hawk played on just eight defensive snaps in Monday's victory over the Falcons.

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Hawk made eight tackles (four solo) in Sunday's loss to the Saints.

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Hawk tallied 13 tackles (10 solo) in Sunday's victory over the Bears.

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Hawk racked up eight tackles (four solo) in Thursday's loss to the Seahawks.

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Hawk recorded 118 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and a career-high five sacks in 2013.

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Hawk had 11 tackles (nine solo) and a sack in Sunday's game against the Vikings.

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Hawk is having a solid 2013 season, leading the Packers with 74 combined tackles through Week 10. He's also contributed three sacks and recovered a fumble.

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Hawk had 12 tackles (two solo) in Sunday's victory over the Browns.

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Hawk totaled 10 tackles (eight solo) and three sacks in Sunday's victory over the Ravens.

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Hawk racked up five tackles (two solo) in the Packers' victory over the Redskins on Sunday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

There was no outlook written for A.J. Hawk.

2014

Although he still hasn't turned into the player the Packers hoped for when they picked him fifth overall in 2006, Hawk logged his second-straight 100-tackle season in 2013, and it doesn't look like the Packers have much competing talent at ILB to threaten his play-count. With 120 and 118 tackles in his last two years, respectively, it seems safe to pencil in another year of triple-digit tackles for Hawk, who supplements his decent tackle totals with above average sack production (eight over the last two years). Rookie fourth-round pick Carl Bradford seems to be the only real threat to Hawk's production.

2013

Hawk is a starting inside linebacker for the Packers who can post high tackle totals.

2012

Hawk's numbers fell in 2011, but 2010 was one of his best seasons since he entered the NFL. He has recorded a triple digit sack count in just one of the past four seasons, and is more solid presence in the middle than a playmaker. Hawk should remain consistent in 2012, but don't expect anything too spectacular from him. Never a great defender in the pass game, the Packers need him to improve in that aspect, or else he may find himself off the field on many 3rd downs.

2011

After failing to hit triple-digit tackles during two years prior, and even having his starter status come into question, Hawk finished 2010 with 111 tackles (72 solo) with three interceptions. Hawk mainly projects as a strong-side block occupier rather than a disruptive playmaker, but his unchallenged role in the middle of Green Bays 3-4 means he should be a steady source of numbers, even if hes never spectacular.

2010

Hawk rebounded with a solid but unspectacular season in 2009, recording 89 tackles and two interceptions. His one sack is disappointing and it's unlikely that he'll ever develop into more than what he is right now.

2009

Hawk played hurt for a good part of 2008, but has never been able to take his play to the next level. The Packers are switching to a 3-4 defense in 2009 and drafted Clay Matthews in the first round, leaving Hawk's role in flux. He doesn't make many big plays, but will still rack up a lot of tackles.

2008

Hawk made 119 tackles as a rookie in 2006 and came close in 2007, recording 104. He has started all 32 regular season games since he entered the league, a good sign of durability. Hawk dipped from 3.5 sacks and two interceptions in 2006 to one and one, respectively, in 2007. He's a tackler first and foremost, and he's a good one, but his numbers suffered because Nick Barnett was healthy all year. Expect him to eclipse the century mark once again this season and he could go much higher if something happens to Barnett.

2007

Hawks teammate Nick Barnett was also a rookie phenom, but Hawk might have had an even better freshman season. Hawk was a more prolific tackler (119 total tackles to 112, granted, with one fewer game) and reached the quarterback more often (3.5 sacks to two). Barnett picked off three passes, and Hawk just two, but it's clear that Hawk has that facet to his game. Just as Barnett improved with one year under his belt, dont be surprised if Hawk takes a step up, possibly into the Top 10 among linebackers. Why? Not just because of the statistical similarity to his teammate, but for his toughness, smarts and aggression. And also because Hawk had three consecutive double-digit tackling games in late November. He'll have to improve his consistency; he had some barren games last season. Although he has decent speed and range, and exceptional recognition skills, Hawk is not a classic weak sider, especially in coverage. Therefore, it might not be wise to expect another pair of interceptions, but with his strength and great angles, Hawk could easily improve on that sack total.

2006

Theres always a rookie linebacker or two in the year-end top 25. Last year, Lofa Tatupu and Odell Thurman did it. The year before it was Jonathan Vilma and D.J. Williams, whose move to the strong side for year two took him out of the fantasy picture. Before that, Nick Barnett. But Hawk makes this list for more than the fact that its wise to have at least one rookie. Hes very close to the prototypical linebacker, with stock size (6-1, 248), a mean streak and impressive instincts. Hes excellent in stuffing the run and in lateral range, though he isnt quite smooth turning into coverage. That might be a bit of an issue on the weak side from an on-field point of view, but from a fantasy perspective, were looking at a guy who can make enough tackles to draft. And 9.5 sacks last year for Ohio State make an argument that he could make up in sacks what he wont offer in picks.