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Robert Ayers

31-Year-Old Defensive End – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2016 Defensive Stats

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

One of the Bucs' major offseason acquistions following a career year with the Giants in 2015, Ayers is expected to be deployed at both end and tackle in the coming season. The versatile lineman has re...

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  6

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Ankle      THU PRACTICE:   DNP
HT: 6' 3"   WT: 275   DOB: 9/6/1985
College: Tennessee  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Robert Ayers Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $21 million deal with the Buccaneers in March of 2016.

September 28, 2016  –  Robert Ayers News

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Ayers has shed the cast on his ankle, but is still not practicing, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

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Robert Ayers 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 23 15 - 18 - 0 - 0 1 - 2 - - - -
2010 24 Den 11 39 32 7 1.5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2011 25 Den 16 39 25 14 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2012 26 Den 15 16 8 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 27 Den 15 29 23 6 5.5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 28 NYG 12 22 18 4 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2015 29 NYG 12 41 31 10 9.5 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2016 30 TB 2 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Robert Ayers – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Defensive End
  1. Robert Ayers
  2. Noah Spence
  3. Howard Jones
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Snap Count Stats

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Defensive Snaps in 2016

Robert Ayers was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Robert Ayers was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 347 31
2015 569 0
2016 0 0
Robert Ayers 2016 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 @Atl 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Ari 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 LA
4 Den
5 @Car
6 BYE Bye Week
7 @SF
8 Oak
9 Atl
10 Chi
11 @KC
12 Sea
13 @SD
14 NO
15 @Dal
16 @NO
17 Car

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 Robert Ayers
As Compared To Other Defensive Ends
Height:   6' 3"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   275 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.90 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.51 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.56 sec
TERRIBLE
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   30 in
POOR
Broad Jump:   102 in
TERRIBLE
Bench Press:   18 reps
POOR
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team Injury Report
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Robert Ayers: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ayers (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 3, Roy Cummings of WFLA News Channel 8 reports.

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Ayers (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday, ESPN reports.

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Ayers was wearing a boot on his left foot following the Buccaneers' loss to the Cardinals on Sunday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Ayers left Sunday's game against the Cardinals with an unspecified injury, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Ayers (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's matchup with Arizona.

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Ayers (ankle) was a limited participant during Thursday's practice.

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Ayers totaled two tackles, including one for loss, and a sack in Sunday's 31-24 victory over the Falcons.

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Ayers was lined up at tackle with the first-string defense in Sunday's practice, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Ayers, an important free-agent acquistion this offseason, was deployed in multiple roles on the defensive line in Friday's practice, the team's official site reports.

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2016

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2015

Pass-rushing defensive end, could see more work if Jason Pierre-Paul is slow to recover from a hand injury.

2014

Rotating defensive end, could also see some time as a pass-rushing linebacker.

2013

Will get the opportunity to win a starting defensive end job despite his relatively disappointing time in Denver throughout his career. If Von Miller is suspended for the first four games of the season, Ayers will be heavily relied upon to pressure the quarterback.

2012

Will start at defensive end, although he still hasn't become the pass rusher that the Broncos expected him to be when they drafted him 18th overall in 2009. If opposing teams have to double Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller, Ayers could get his chances at the quarterback.

2011

Ayers will move back to defensive end this season, the position he played in college where he had his biggest impact. With new head coach John Fox's defensive makeover, Ayers should have more chances to rush the quarterback, especially with 2009 NFL sack leader Elvis Dumervil back on the field.

2010

Ayers was expected to have an impact for the Broncos after he was selected in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft, but he was relatively disappointing throughout the season. More is expected of him in 2010 and although he has had some issues with the coaching staff during preseason workouts, he has plenty of time to establish himself as a solid pass rusher in Denver.

2009

Ayers will be asked to provide explosiveness from the outside and could provide a good number of sacks throughout the season. The Broncos used the 18th pick in the 2009 Draft on the former Tennessee Volunteer specifically to increase the talent along the defensive line, one that struggled mightily in 2008. He should get plenty of reps on the field may even be put on the field as a linebacker to increase his sack opportunities.