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Deone Bucannon

26-Year-Old Linebacker – Arizona Cardinals

2016 Defensive Stats

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Bucannon has been a solid contributor to Arizona's defense, averaging just over 95 tackles in his first three seasons. Last year, Bucannon was on track to match his career-high 112 tackles from 2015, ...

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2017 ADP:  237.9

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  8

STATUS:  Out  (PUP-P)     INJURY:  Ankle
HT: 6' 1"   WT: 220   DOB: 1/4/1991
College: Washington State  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Deone Bucannon Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $7.709 million contract with the Cardinals in June of 2014.

July 21, 2017  –  Deone Bucannon News

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Bucannon (ankle) will open training camp on the Cardinals' physically unable to perform list, Darren Urban of the team's official website reports.

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Deone Bucannon 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
2010 19 CFB 11 - - - - 2 0 - - - - - -
2011 20 CFB 12 - - - - 3 0 - - - - - -
2012 21 CFB 12 - - - - 4 0 - - - - - -
2013 22 CFB 13 - - - - 6 0 - - - - - -
2014 23 ARI 16 83 66 17 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2015 24 ARI 16 112 93 19 3 3 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 0
2016 25 ARI 13 91 66 25 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 26 ARI Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Deone Bucannon

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Deone Bucannon – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Inside Linebacker

Snap Count Stats

818

Defensive Snaps in 2016

Deone Bucannon was on the field for 818 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Deone Bucannon was on the field for 50 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 692 111
2015 995 81
2016 818 50
Deone Bucannon 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 71 5 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 TB 79 8 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Buf 64 8 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 LA 55 9 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @SF 78 9 14 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 NYJ 54 4 5 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Sea 63 0 13 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Car 67 0 9 2 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 SF 63 3 7 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Min 58 0 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
12 @Atl 70 1 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Was 60 1 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Mia 36 2 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 NO
16 @Sea
17 @LA

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 Deone Bucannon  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 1"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   220 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.49 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.26 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   6.96 sec
GREAT
Arm Length:   32.38 in
AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.75 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   37 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   125 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   19 reps
WEAK
Arizona Cardinals Team Injury Report
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Deone Bucannon  PUP-P
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Jarvis Jones  NFI

Deone Bucannon: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bucannon (ankle) is aiming to be in the starting lineup for the Cardinals' season opener in Detroit, Kyle Odegard of the team's official site reports. "I want to start the season," Bucannon said Tuesday. "I'm not here to rush anything and I'm not going to put a timetable on it, but at the same time, I want to get out there as quickly as I possibly can. But get out there at 100 percent so I can do the best for the team and not be a liability."

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Bucannon (ankle) is expected to start training camp on the PUP list, Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910 reports.

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Bucannon recently underwent ankle surgery and hopes to be ready to go for the regular-season opener, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

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The Cardinals exercised the fifth-year option on Bucannon's (ankle) contract Wednesday, Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com reports.

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The Cardinals placed Bucannon (ankle) on injured reserve Tuesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

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2016

He would probably play safety for any other team, but Arizona's innovative scheme carved out a hybrid inside linebacker spot for Bucannon, who proved highly effective in that role. Playing 995 snaps, Bucannon finished 2015 with 112 tackles (93 solo), three sacks and an interception. His lack of size (6-foot-1, 211 pounds) likely precludes the possibility of a tackle total above the 130 mark, but Bucannnon's defensive back athleticism and ballhawking skills give him unmatched upside in coverage, and five sacks in two years prove his effectiveness as a blitzer.

2015

A 2014 first-round pick, Bucannon turned in a promising IDP rookie campaign last year. He split time at strong safety with Tony Jefferson but often played a linebacker-type role because of injuries to the Cardinals' defense. That allowed him to pile up 83 tackles on just 692 snaps. Bucannon's ability to pass for a linebacker bodes well for his tackle production, especially since he's likely to play significantly more snaps this season. At 6-1, 208, with sub-4.5 speed and 15 interceptions as a collegian at Washington State, Bucannon could be a standout source of interceptions, too.

2014

At the midpoint of the preseason, Bucannon has yet to surpass second-year pro Tony Jefferson for the strong safety gig, but Tyrann Mathieu will be eased into action due to last December's knee ligament tears, ensuring a decent snap count as his rookie campaign commences. Bucannon, who is well-built at 6-1, 211 with 4.49 wheels and excellent jumping ability, couldn't have been much more productive than he was as a four-year starter at Washington State. He finished his career with 383 tackles in 49 games, good for an average of 7.8 tackles per contest. He also intercepted 15 passes in that span. As a fierce run defender with the ball skills to make plays in coverage, Bucannon has star potential as an IDP.