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Paul Posluszny

29-Year-Old Linebacker – Jacksonville Jaguars

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After dealing with improbably bad injury luck during his first four years in the league, it appeared as if Posluszny would always be a high-ceiling player with shaky week-to-week availability. Over th...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  11

HT: 6' 2"   WT: 242   DOB: 10/10/1984  College: Penn State  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract


Paul Posluszny Contract Information:

Signed a six-year, $45 million deal with the Jaguars in July of 2011.

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Posluszny (knee) registered 11 total tackles in Sunday's loss to the Colts.

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Paul Posluszny 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 22 3 - 25 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2008 23 16 - 110 - 0 - 1 0 - 1 - - - -
2009 24 12 - 110 - 1 - 3 0 - 0 - - - -
2010 25 Buf 14 151 103 48 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 26 Jac 16 119 69 50 2 9 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012 27 Jac 16 139 106 33 2 7 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2013 28 Jax 15 161 121 40 3 8 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
2014 29 Jax 3 30 22 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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#1 Inside Linebacker
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  2. J.T. Thomas
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Defensive Snaps in 2014

Paul Posluszny was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.


Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Paul Posluszny was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 1129 106
2013 885 70
2014 0 0
Paul Posluszny 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 @Phi 81 7 12 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Was 85 8 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Ind 68 7 11 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @SD
5 Pit
6 @Ten
7 Cle
8 Mia
9 @Cin
10 Dal
11 BYE Bye Week
12 @Ind
13 NYG
14 Hou
15 @Bal
16 Ten
17 @Hou

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 Paul Posluszny
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Height:   6' 2"
Weight:   242 lbs
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Paul Posluszny: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Posluszny had 12 total tackles (11 solo) in Sunday's Week 1 loss to Philadelphia.

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Posluszny left Friday's game with a biceps injury and is questionable to return,'s John Oehser reports.

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Posluszny was held out of Tuesday's practice, the Florida Times-Union reports.

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Posluszny (biceps) will return to practice Sunday, The Florida Times-Union reports.

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Posluszny missed Thursday's preseason game in Chicago, as a precaution to ensure a minor biceps ailment wouldn't linger. Now healthy, Posluszny will look to build upon last season's 161 total tackles, which ranked second league-wide.
Posluszny (biceps contusion) is slated to return to practice on Sunday, reports.

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Posluszny won't travel with the Jaguars for their preseason game in Chicago on Thursday due to a minor biceps contusion, the team's official website reports.

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Posluszny's biceps ailment is considered to be very minor, so Jacksonville is merely playing it safe with him during the preseason. After ranking second in the NFL with 161 total tackles last season, Posluszny is expected to be an IDP gem once again this year, should he remain healthy.
Jaguars GM David Caldwell said Tuesday that he anticipates Posluszny returning for the 2014 season.

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Posluszny recorded 13 tackles (nine solo) and a sack in Sunday's loss to the Bills.

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Posluszny might have turned a corner health-wise over the last two years – the former Penn State star has played in all of Jacksonville's 32 games since 2011. Perhaps all Posluszny needed was some warmer weather, because he missed 19 games in his four seasons with the Bills. If he's on the field, Posluszny is one of the league's elite linebackers. His tackle numbers are always high, but he's also among the best linebacker options when it comes to making an impact in the turnover and pass-rushing departments. Despite missing six games in the span, Posluszny has 520 tackles, seven sacks and eight interceptions in the last four years. That includes 139 stops (106 solo), two sacks and three interceptions in 2012. If new head coach Gus Bradley can even vaguely imitate the success he had as a defensive coordinator in Seattle, Posluszny could be in position to make even more plays in 2013, as Bradley's expertise in applying pressure should create favorable conditions for his middle linebacker.


Posluszny’s days an elite IDP are likely gone, though through no fault of his own. After years of producing near the level of players like Patrick Willis and Jon Beason, his numbers fell off a cliff in 2011 because he was a part of a defense that actually did a pretty good job of getting off the field. That said, even though he wasn’t putting up 10 tackles per game for the Jaguars, Posluszny’s 2011 total of 119 stops (69 solo) was certainly far from shabby, and the two sacks and interceptions were a nice final touch.


Posluszny is an injury risk, but he's been as productive on a per-game basis as anyone the last two years. In 26 games played the last two years, Posluszny totaled 262 tackles, including an impressive 191 solo stops. Those numbers prorate to roughly 161 tackles in 16 games with 118 solo tackles. After signing with Jacksonvilole, Posluszny will go back to manning the middle of a 4-3 defense where he's always been a bit more comfortable. He racks up his eye-popping tackle totals regardless, so he should remain toward the top of the LB cheat sheets in formats where tackles weigh heavily.


Posluszny puts up outstanding numbers when he can stay on the field, but injuries have cost him significant chunks of two of his three NFL seasons. A broken arm limited him to three games as a rookie, and another break cost him four games last season. Despite that, he led the Bills in tackles (110) in 2009 and added three interceptions and his first NFL sack. Posluszny’s doctors took steps during last season’s surgery to try and prevent additional breaks, which could help keep him on the field this season. If so, he should be a good-to-great option in IDP leagues. The Bills have switched to a new 3-4 defense, but all indications are he'll get one of the starting (and tackle-friendly) ILB spots, with Andra Davis or Kawika Mitchell getting the other one. Poz is a major tackles guy, though he won't get you a lot of picks or sacks.


Yet another middle linebacker from the vaunted 2007 linebacker draft class, Posluszny got off to a great start with 22 tackles in his first two games as a rookie, but a broken forearm suffered in Week 3 ended his season. Last year was his first real NFL season – and was worth the wait as Posluszny racked up an impressive 110 tackles and an interception. He should continue to improve in 2009. He probably won’t be involved enough in the pass rush to generate significant sack totals, but he’s active in pass defense, with an interception and six passes defended in 2008.


Posluszny shot out of the gate in his rookie season with 22 tackles in the first two games before suffering a broken forearm that knocked him out for the remainder of the year. Eager to get back onto the field after a lost season, Posluszny is the favorite to start at middle linebacker again in 2008. As long as he stays healthy, he’ll be a tackling beast, easily surpassing 100 tackles and possibly developing into a top-10 fantasy linebacker at some point.


Posluszny will be in a battle with second year player John DiGiorgio for the middle linebacker job, but expect him to have the starting job by the time the season starts. Although Posluszny played strong side linebacker for most of his collegiate career, expect the transition to the middle to be smooth as he started four games in the middle at the end of last season, and averaged 10 tackles a game. Posluszny struggled in pass coverage last year on the outside, so the move should help him feel more comfortable. He's a bit on the smallish side, but was as dependable as they come for the Nittany Lions guy and has the potential to be an excellent source of tackles, given about another year.