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A.J. Klein

25-Year-Old Linebacker – New Orleans Saints

2016 Defensive Stats

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

In his third season, Klein started six games last year, partially as a result to injuries to Luke Kuechly, but finished with 55 stops, one sack and one interception. In doing so, he proved to be a cap...

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2016 ADP:

Bye Week:  5

HT: 6' 1"   WT: 240   DOB: 7/30/1991  College: Iowa State  DRAFTED: 5th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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A.J. Klein Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Saints in March of 2017.

March 9, 2017  –  A.J. Klein News

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Klein signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Saints on Thursday, Mike Triplett of ESPN reports.

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A.J. Klein 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 17 CFB 9 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2010 18 CFB 12 - - - - 3 2 - - - - - -
2011 19 CFB 13 - - - - 1 0 - - - - - -
2012 20 CFB 13 - - - - 1 0 - - - - - -
2013 21 CAR 16 21 18 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 22 CAR 14 39 25 14 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2015 23 CAR 15 55 39 16 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2016 24 CAR 15 31 17 14 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

A.J. Klein – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Inside Linebacker

Snap Count Stats

351

Defensive Snaps in 2016

A.J. Klein was on the field for 351 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

231

Special Teams Snaps in 2016

A.J. Klein was on the field for 231 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 283 270
2015 318 283
2016 351 231
A.J. Klein 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 @Den 3 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 SF 4 24 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Min 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Atl 12 28 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 TB 37 17 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @NO 1 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 BYE Bye Week
8 Ari 0 20 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @LA 18 13 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 KC 4 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 NO
12 @Oak 74 7 5 5 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Sea 58 18 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 SD 53 3 7 4 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Was 48 4 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Atl 33 11 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @TB 6 15 0 0 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 A.J. Klein
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 1"
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Weight:   240 lbs
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A.J. Klein: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Klein is expected to sign with the Saints on Thursday, ESPN reports.

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Klein posted seven tackles (four solo) and one sack Sunday against the Chargers.

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Klein (concussion) has passed the league's concussion protocol and will start Sunday's game in place of Luke Kuechly (concussion), David Newton of ESPN reports.

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Klein (concussion) is considered questionable for Sunday's tilt against the Raiders, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

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Klein (concussion) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports.

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Klein (concussion) practiced in full Monday, ESPN reports.

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Klein (concussion) has been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Saints, The Charlotte Observer reports.

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Klein (back) is active Thursday at Denver, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports.

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Klein is listed as questionable heading into Thursday's season opener versus the Broncos.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Klein registered 39 tackles and two forced fumbles last season and is expected to compete with rookie first-rounder Shaq Thompson for the Panthers' third starting linebacker position next to Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis this season.

2014

Klein excelled on special teams last season and also started two games at weakside linebacker, finishing his rookie year with 21 tackles and two sacks. He'll compete with Chase Blackburn for the Panthers' starting weakside position, while also backing up Luke Kuechly at middle linebacker this season.

2013

The rookie from Iowa State will serve as a reserve linebacker this season.