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A.J. Klein

26-Year-Old Linebacker – New Orleans Saints

2017 Defensive Stats

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54

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2018 Defensive Projections

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2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

There was no outlook written for A.J. Klein in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

2018 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  6

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Groin
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 four-year, $24 million contract ($9.4 million guaranteed) with the Saints in March of 2017.

February 7, 2018  –  A.J. Klein News

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Klein (groin) is optimistic that he will be a full go in time for the start of the Saints' offseason program in the spring, reports the Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune.

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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
2017 25 NO 12 54 37 17 2 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

A.J. Klein – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Outside Linebacker

Snap Count Stats

664

Defensive Snaps in 2017

A.J. Klein was on the field for 664 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

63

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

A.J. Klein was on the field for 63 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 318 283
2016 351 231
2017 664 63
A.J. Klein 2017 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 @Min 65 10 11 8 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 NE 76 8 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Car 59 4 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Mia 52 3 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 BYE Bye Week
6 Det 81 10 4 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @GB 55 5 6 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Chi 67 6 4 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 TB 59 6 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Buf 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Was
12 @LAR 77 7 8 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Car 57 4 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Atl 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 NYJ
16 Atl
17 @TB
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21 PRO BOWL Pro Bowl
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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"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   240 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.66 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time
Not Available
Cone Drill
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Arm Length
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Hand Length
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Vertical Jump
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Broad Jump:   113 in
WEAK
Bench Press:   20 reps
WEAK
New Orleans Saints Team Injury Report
Doubtful
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A.J. Klein: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Klein (groin) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune reports.

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Klein (groin) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jets, Nick Underhill of The Baton Rouge Advocate reports.

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Klein is expected to miss additional time due to the groin injury he suffered in Thursday's 20-17 loss to the Falcons, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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Klein suffered a groin injury Thursday against the Falcons and is questionable to return, Larry Holder of NOLA.com reports.

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Klein had five tackles (three solo) and a sack in Sunday's win against the Panthers.

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Klein made eight tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 26-20 loss to the Rams.

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Klein (ankle) will return to the field for Sunday's game versus the Rams, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

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Klein (ankle) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Redskins, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

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Klein (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.

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Klein (ankle) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

There was no outlook written for A.J. Klein.

2016

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 capable fill-in player, which suits him for the Panthers' No. 4 linebacker role this season while Kuechly, Thomas Davis and Shaq Thompson form Carolina's starting trio.

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.