29-Year-Old Linebacker – Cleveland Browns
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
2014 ADP: –
Bye Week: 4
Zac Diles Contract Information:
Signed by Browns in November 2014.
Diles was signed by the Browns on Tuesday, the Akron Beacon Journal's Nate Ulrich reports.
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Zac Diles: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Diles will take the roster spot of Elbert Mack. He figures to slot in as a reserve linebacker and special teams player with his new club.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Diles, who combined for just 12 tackles in eight games for the Titans over the past two seasons, slots in as a depth linebacker for Browns.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Diles has struggled to get on the field the past two seasons while suiting up for three different teams. Still, he showed some promise early in his career as a temporary starter in Houston. If he can win the race between he, Akeem Jordan and rookie Nico Johnson for the right to start next to Derrick Johnson, Diles could provide a quiet source of tackles.
Diles is expected to move immediately into the starting weakside linebacker spot. While he isn't going to go to any Pro Bowls, the free agent LB from Texas finally gives the club a legit WLB and rounds out a much more well-rounded linebacking corp that what was seen in 2010.
Diles will start at weakside linebacker in Houston's 4-3 defense, though initially he'll be asked to play the strong side while Brian Cushing serves a four-game suspension.
Diles enters training camp after coming back from a broken leg that ended a promising 2008 season. He was the Texans' leading tackler before getting injured in Week 8. He was replaced by Xavier Adibi for the rest of the season and two will compete for the weakside linebacker job in 2009.
Diles is one of several linebackers looking for the open starting spot at strongside linebacker.
Diles has been very good on special teams and could make the opening day roster.