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Justin Bethel

27-Year-Old Cornerback – Arizona Cardinals

2016 Defensive Stats

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Since inking a three-year extension in December of 2015, Bethel has been plagued with a variety of injuries, but his health hasn't been an issue during training camp. As a result, he's the leader in t...

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2017 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  8

HT: 6' 0"   WT: 200   DOB: 6/17/1990  College: Presbyterian  DRAFTED: 6th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Justin Bethel Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $15 million extension with the Cardinals in December 2015.

August 9, 2017  –  Justin Bethel News

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Bethel is the top candidate to start opposite Patrick Peterson this season, Bob McManaman of The Arizona Republic reports. "The biggest thing is body language," head coach Bruce Arians said of Bethel on Tuesday. "You saw that in practice last year. Frustration. ... Now it's totally different."

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Justin Bethel 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 19 CFB 1 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2010 20 CFB 3 - - - - 1 0 - - - - - -
2011 21 CFB 5 - - - - 4 0 - - - - - -
2012 22 ARI 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 23 ARI 16 21 17 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2014 24 ARI 16 25 21 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2015 25 ARI 16 46 44 2 0 9 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0
2016 26 ARI 16 39 37 2 0 6 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Justin Bethel – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Cornerback

Snap Count Stats

269

Defensive Snaps in 2016

Justin Bethel was on the field for 269 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

380

Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Justin Bethel was on the field for 380 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 97 331
2015 443 349
2016 269 380
Justin Bethel 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 NE 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 TB 0 22 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Buf 0 28 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 LA 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @SF 0 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 NYJ 3 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Sea 0 26 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Car 22 26 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 SF 63 20 4 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Min 35 19 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Atl 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Was 0 21 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Mia 24 26 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 NO 1 28 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Sea 67 24 6 5 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @LA 54 26 7 7 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 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 Justin Bethel
As Compared To Other Cornerbacks
Height:   6' 0"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   200 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.52 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.30 sec
POOR
Cone Drill:   6.79 sec
GOOD
Arm Length:   32.38 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.75 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   40 in
GREAT
Broad Jump:   131 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   19 reps
GREAT
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Justin Bethel: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bethel (knee) was "full speed" at Tuesday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. "It was great to see [Bethel] today," head coach Bruce Arians said.

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Bethel (knee) took part in practice Tuesday, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports.

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Bethel has been diagnosed with a hyperextended knee and is expected to miss a couple of days, Darren Urban of AZcardinals.com reports.

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Bethel didn't practice Friday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Instead, he was seen on the sideline with a brace on his left knee.

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The Cardinals and Bethel have agreed to a restructured contract, reducing his cap hit from $4.5 million to $2 million for the 2017 season and allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent next offseason, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

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Bethel accrued 39 tackles (37 solo), six passes defended (including an interception for a touchdown), one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery in 16 contests during the 2016 season.

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Bethel (foot) is listed as active for Sunday's matchup against the Falcons.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Bethel's offseason was spent in rehabilitation from foot surgery, and in an effort to ramp up his activity level in advance of training, he suffered a setback that delayed his first practice this term to Aug. 21. In the meantime, 2016 third-round pick Brandon Williams has stepped into the open cornerback spot opposite Patrick Peterson and fared well. With experience in the Cardinals' system, Bethel still has time to capture the role, but his performance in the dress rehearsal that is the third preseason game may seal his Week 1 fate.

2015

Since his selection in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Bethel has developed into a stalwart member of the Cardinals' special teams unit. While performing much of the dirty work from game to game, he's also moonlighted as a corner, but only a standout camp and preseason would push him past Jerraud Powers for the starting job opposite Patrick Peterson. Nevertheless, Bethel has a great chance to build upon his combined 46 tackles (38 solo), two fumble recoveries, and one forced fumble from the last two seasons.

2012

Is currently listed as the team's third strong safety, but he played corner in college. With such a crowded defensive backfield Bethel may find himself on the practice squad to begin his rookie year.