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Paul Kruger

28-Year-Old Linebacker – Cleveland Browns

2013 Defensive Stats

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47

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4.5

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2

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Kruger's production took a slight hit in 2013 following his breakout 2012 season with the Ravens, but still has the potential to produce sacks for fantasy owners as an IDP. Last season, Kruger found h...

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2014 ADP:  614

Bye Week:  4

HT: 6' 4"   WT: 270   DOB: 2/15/1986  College: Utah  Show ContractHide Contract

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Kruger agreed to a five-year, $40 million deal with Cleveland in March of 2013.

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Kruger finished 2013 with 47 tackles (26 solo), 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and five passes defensed.

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Paul Kruger 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 9 - 11 - 0 - 1 0 - 0 - - - -
2010 24 Bal 11 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 25 Bal 16 15 12 3 5.5 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2012 26 Bal 15 42 30 12 9 6 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2013 27 Cle 16 47 26 21 4.5 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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Snap Count Stats

841

Defensive Snaps in 2013

Paul Kruger was on the field for 841 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

89

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Paul Kruger was on the field for 89 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2011 - -
2012 791 5
2013 841 89

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Paul Kruger 2013 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 Mia 64 5 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Bal 63 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Min 71 5 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Cin 68 4 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Buf 71 5 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Det 60 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @GB 50 6 3 1 2 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @KC 55 6 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Bal 52 5 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Cin 42 10 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Pit 50 8 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Jax 46 8 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @NE 59 3 4 2 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
15 Chi 42 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @NYJ 48 5 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Pit 0 0 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

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 Kruger
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 4"
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Weight:   270 lbs
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Paul Kruger: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kruger (elbow) is active for Sunday's game against the Bears.

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Kruger (finger) is active for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

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Kruger recorded three tackles (two solo, one for loss) in Cleveland's Week 2 loss to the Ravens.

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Kruger had four tackles (two solo), two for loss, and one sack in Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Dolphins.

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Kruger agreed to a five-year, $40 million deal with Cleveland on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Kruger was a disappointment for most of his four years in Baltimore, but he got hot in the second half of 2012, posting 12 sacks in the final 12 games (counting playoffs). He'll start at outside linebacker as Cleveland transitions into the 3-4.
Kruger notched his ninth sack of the season in a Week 17 loss to the Bengals.

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Kruger finished Sunday's game against the Redskins with seven tackles (two solo) and 1.5 sacks.

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After getting to Philip Rivers once in Sunday's 16-13 win, Kruger now has four sacks over his past three games.

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Kruger picked up two tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble in Sunday's 13-10 win over the Steelers.

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Kruger accumulated six tackles (five solo), two sacks, and an interception in a 55-20 win over the Raiders on Sunday.

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Kruger (knee) is active for Sunday’s game against the Bills.

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Kruger (knee) practiced Wednesday but will not return to the lineup until after the Ravens' Week 8 bye, the National Football Post's Aaron Wilson reports.

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Kruger (knee) is inactive for Sunday’s game against the Patriots.

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Kruger (knee) is not expected to play again until after the Ravens' Week 8 bye, the National Football Post reports.

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2013

Kruger was a disappointment for most of his four years in Baltimore, but he got hot in the second half of 2012, posting 12 sacks in the final 12 games (counting playoffs). He'll start at outside linebacker as Cleveland transitions into the 3-4.

2012

Kruger is expected to start at strongside linebacker for the Ravens. His main focus will probably be taking on blockers, but he should also get plenty of chances to rush the passer.

2011

Coaches have long praised his motor, but Kruger has always been too much of tweener to see much playing time. This year, it seems as if the Ravens would like to put Kruger, as well as Sergio Kindle, on the field more as a pass rusher opposite Terrell Suggs. Don't bet on much fantasy-wise, but this could be the first year Kruger makes a significant impact for Baltimore.

2010

Kruger bulked up in the offseason to take on more of a true defensive end look. Though he'll mostly see the field whenever Terrell Suggs needs a spell, coaches do love his motor.

2009

Kruger's high motor and versatility have him on the Ravens' two-deep as a rookie. He's still a year or two from any sort of significance as an IDP.