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Robert Ayers

32-Year-Old Defensive End – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2017 Defensive Stats

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Ayers notched four sacks over his last six games of 2016 on his way to a total of 6.5 quarterback takedowns, while also tallying 29 tackles (21 solo), one pass defensed and one forced fumble. One of t...

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2017 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  1

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.

August 4, 2017  –  Robert Ayers News

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Ayers (rest) did not participate in Friday's training camp practice, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times 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 12 29 21 8 6.5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2017 31 TB 1 0 0 0 0 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

Snap Count Stats

48

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Robert Ayers was on the field for 48 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Robert Ayers was on the field for 1 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 569 0
2016 576 42
2017 48 1
Robert Ayers 2017 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 FREE AGENT Free Agent
2 Chi 48 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Min
4 NYG
5 NE
6 @Ari
7 @Buf
8 Car
9 @NO
10 NYJ
11 @Mia
12 @Atl
13 @GB
14 Det
15 Atl
16 @Car
17 NO

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
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Robert Ayers: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ayers was disruptive throughout the team's first full-pads practice Monday, Joe Kania of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

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Ayers finished the 2016 season with 29 tackles (21 solo), including two for loss, 6.5 sacks, a forced fumble, and a pass defensed over 12 games.

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Ayers (illness) was listed as a full participant in Thursday's practice, ESPN's Jenna Laine reports.

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Ayers (illness) did not participate in Wednesday's practice, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

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Ayers tallied three tackles (all solo) and a sack in Sunday's 16-11 win over the Saints.

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Ayers totaled six tackles (five solo), including 2.5 for loss and 1.5 sacks in Sunday's 36-10 win over the Bears.

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Ayers (ankle) will play Sunday against the Raiders.

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Ayers (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's Week 8 matchup with the Raiders, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Ayers (ankle) practiced in a limited capacity on Wednesday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Ayers (ankle) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the 49ers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 received notable time at both positions in various packages throughout offseason work and in the early portions of training camp. Ayers' greatest value may well come from his ability to provide a consistent push in the pocket from any spot along the line, rendering him a solid IDP value.

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.