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Akeem Ayers

27-Year-Old Linebacker – Indianapolis Colts

2016 Defensive Stats

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Ayers had a so-so 2015 campaign, with 47 tackles and half a sack in 16 games. He will have an increased role in 2016, however, with James Laurinaitis gone and has shown in the past that he can perform...

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  10

HT: 6' 3"   WT: 255   DOB: 7/10/1989  College: UCLA  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed by the Colts in September of 2016.

September 6, 2016  –  Akeem Ayers News

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Ayers was signed by the Colts on Tuesday, Adam Caplan of ESPN.com 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 NE 9 20 16 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 24 Ten 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 25 StL 16 47 35 12 0.5 5 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0
2016 26 Ind 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Proj 26 IND Subscribe now to see our 2013 projections for Akeem Ayers

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Akeem Ayers – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Outside Linebacker

Snap Count Stats

40

Defensive Snaps in 2016

Akeem Ayers was on the field for 40 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Akeem Ayers was on the field for 9 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 318 83
2014 318 83
2015 527 27
2016 40 9
Akeem 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 Det 7 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Den 23 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 SD 10 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Jax
5 Chi
6 @Hou
7 @Ten
8 KC
9 @GB
10 BYE Bye Week
11 Ten
12 Pit
13 @NYJ
14 Hou
15 @Min
16 @Oak
17 Jax

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
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 3"
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Weight:   255 lbs
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Akeem Ayers: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ayers was cut by the Rams on Saturday, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com reports.

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Ayers appears to have the inside track to the starting strong side linebacker spot, ESPN.com's Nick Wagoner reports.

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Ayers has signed a two-year deal with the Rams.

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

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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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2015

After not getting much playing time in Tennessee in the first half of 2014, a midseason trade to New England rejuvenated Ayers a bit. He ended up with 20 tackles, four sacks and an interception in 10 games of work. With James Laurinaitis already the starter at middle linebacker, Ayers is moving over and starting training camp as the presumptive starter at strong side linebacker.

2014

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 come training camp and the 2011 first-rounder slots in as the team's starter at left outside linebacker.

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.