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Manti Te'o

23-Year-Old Linebacker – San Diego Chargers

2013 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Te'o was a major disappointment as a rookie, posting just 61 tackles and no sacks, interceptions or forced fumbles. It's possible that a preseason foot injury limited him throughout the year, as he un...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  10

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Foot
HT: 6' 1"   WT: 241   DOB: 1/26/1991
College: Notre Dame  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Manti Te'o Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $5.172 million contract with the Chargers in May 2013.

August 19, 2014  –  Manti Te'o News

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As expected, Te'o (foot) missed Monday's practice and will not be available for Sunday's preseason game against the 49ers, but the injury is not thought to be as severe as the one that cost him five games last season, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Manti Te'o 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
2013 22 SD 13 61 41 20 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Manti Te'o – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Inside Linebacker

Snap Count Stats

436

Defensive Snaps in 2013

Manti Te'o was on the field for 436 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Manti Te'o was on the field for 91 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2013 436 91
Manti Te'o 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 Hou
2 @Phi
3 @Ten
4 Dal 14 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Oak 42 16 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Ind 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Jax 38 4 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 BYE Bye Week
9 @Was 58 9 9 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Den 43 9 5 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Mia 49 8 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @KC 47 10 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Cin 56 7 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 NYG 36 5 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Den 22 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Oak 31 12 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 KC 0 0 10 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Cin 0 0 7 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Den 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 Manti Te'o  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 1"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   241 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.82 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.27 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   7.13 sec
AVERAGE
Arm Length:   32.50 in
AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.50 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   33 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   113 in
WEAK
Bench Press
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San Diego Chargers Team Injury Report
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Manti Te'o: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Te'o suffered a left foot injury during Friday's preseason game against the Seahawks and is expected to miss at least the next week, NFL.com reports.

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Te'o isn't expected to be able to play in San Diego's next preseason game, although details regarding the severity of his injury have yet to be released. The linebacker missed five games last season due to a right foot issue, which required corrective surgery this offseason. Now nursing a left foot problem, Te'o being sidelined temporarily opens a starting inside linebacker position next to Donald Butler for the Chargers.
Te'o is dealing with a sprained left foot and won't be available for the Chargers' upcoming contest against the 49ers on Aug. 24, ESPN.com reports.

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Entering his second season, Te'o looks more comfortable and is staying on the field in more different formations as he takes on more responsibilities, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Te'o is back at Chargers practice for the first time since undergoing offseason surgery on his foot, ESPN.com reports.

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Te'o had previously been relegated to working on the side with trainers during early offseason training activities. After missing the first three games of his rookie season, Te'o finished the year relatively strong and is looking to improve on that performance in his second year as a pro. Barring another injury, he should enter the season physically stronger than he was as a rookie, and with a year in defensive coordinator John Pagano's system under his belt, he should be mentally way ahead of where he was last year as well.
Te'o had surgery earlier this month on the same foot that held him out of three games during his rookie campaign, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Te'o's recent surgery suggests that he never quite returned to full strength since suffering the foot injury in August. If Te'o can return to full strength, he'll likely warrant more consideration as an IDP, as he'll stand to improve upon the disappointing 61 tackles he racked up during his rookie season.
Te'o had a relatively disappointing rookie season, with only 61 tackles and no sacks or interceptions on the year.

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Te'o suffered a concussion during Sunday's game and will not return, U-T San Diego reports.

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Te'o's absence will result in more playing time for Bront Bird in the middle of San Diego's defense.

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2013

Free agent signing and former Packer D.J. Smith is a concern, but Te'o will be given every chance to win a starting and nickel formation role as a rookie with the Chargers. The increasing prevalence of three- and four-wideout formations means that roughly half of a defense's snaps come on 'passing downs,' and teams don't spend second-round picks on linebackers who only play half of the time. That means Te'o would have to significantly disappoint to not end up playing 75 percent or more of San Diego's snaps, but if he secures that role he should safely reach 100 tackles after easily passing the mark in each of his last three years at Notre Dame.