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Akeem Ayers

25-Year-Old Linebacker – New England Patriots

2014 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Ayers -- who recorded 49 tackles (37 solo) and one sack last year in 16 games -- had a pair of offseason surgeries to repair the patella tendons in both of his knees, but he's in line to be healthy c...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  10

HT: 6' 3"   WT: 253   DOB: 7/10/1989  College: UCLA  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Traded to the Patriots in October 2014.

October 21, 2014  –  Akeem Ayers News

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Ayers was traded to the Patriots on Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports.

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Akeem 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
2011 21 Ten 16 71 48 23 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2012 22 Ten 16 104 66 38 6 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 23 Ten 16 49 37 12 1 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 24 Ten 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 24 NE 4 13 10 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Akeem Ayers – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Outside Linebacker
  1. Jamie Collins
  2. Akeem Ayers
New England Patriots

Snap Count Stats

143

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Akeem Ayers was on the field for 143 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

54

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Akeem Ayers was on the field for 54 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 861 95
2013 687 100
2014 143 54
2014 143 54
Akeem Ayers 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 @Mia
2 @Min 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Oak
4 @KC
5 Cin 10 20 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Buf
7 NYJ
8 Chi 32 11 5 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Den 0 0 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Ind 39 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Det 62 5 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @GB
14 @SD
15 Mia
16 @NYJ
17 Buf

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 Akeem Ayers
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Height:   6' 3"
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Weight:   253 lbs
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Akeem Ayers: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ayers is currently listed behind fellow linebacker Kamerion Wimbley on the Titans' depth chart.

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Ayers had a pair of offseason surgeries to repair the patella tendons in both of his knees, which explains why he has been limited at OTAs, the Tennessean reports.

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Ayers recorded 10 tackles (7 solo) Sunday against San Francisco.

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Ayers (ankle) is active for Sunday’s game against the Steelers.

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Ayers (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers, the Tennessean reports.

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Head coach Mike Munchak expects Ayers (ankle) to be ready for Week 1, the Nashville Tennessean's Jim Wyatt reports.

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Ayers has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain and will miss the Titans' final two preseason games, TitanInsider.com reports.

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Ayers (ankle) is expected to play in the Titans' next preseason game against Pittsburgh according to coach Mike Munchak.

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Ayers (ankle) is scheduled for a MRI on Sunday, after x-rays came back negative, NFL.com reports.

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Ayers (ankle) appears to have avoided a serious injury after leaving Saturday's preseason game, the Nashville Tennessean's Jim Wyatt reports.

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2014

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2013

Ayers is a talented athlete who would be significantly higher on the list if he played a pure linebacker role for the Titans, but his IDP reliability is harmed by Tennessee's habit of moving Ayers to defensive end on passing downs. Using Ayers at end hurts his IDP value for two reasons. The first is that it's obviously harder to pile up tackles at end than linebacker, but the second and more important reason is that it's more physically demanding than linebacker, meaning he gets subbed out more often as a result. Ayers played just 861 snaps on defense last year and, while he still produced as an IDP (104 tackles, six sacks), his upside will always be capped if he's spending almost half of his snaps at end.

2011

Versatile linebacker who may end up starting in his rookie season. Could have a nice impact on the Titans defense.