Matt Milano

Matt Milano

29-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Buffalo Bills
Questionable
Injury Leg
Est. Return 6/15/2024
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Milano, who was a first-team All-Pro just two seasons ago, has a degree of upside as a fantasy asset and has proven his value as a steady NFL defender for seven seasons now. As he approaches his age-30 campaign, the 2017-third-rounder is returning from a leg injury that limited his effectiveness in 2023, but when healthy the 6-0, 223-pounder will be poised to capably handle the Bills' weak-side linebacker duties. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $28 million contract with the Bills in March of 2023.
Limited at minicamp
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Leg
June 11, 2024
Coach Sean McDermott said Milano (leg) will be limited at Tuesday's practice, Katherine Fitzgerald of The Buffalo News reports.
ANALYSIS
Milano is working his way back from a right leg fracture, and while McDermott said earlier this offseason that it likely won't be until training camp that he participates in drills, it's encouraging to see the veteran already practicing in a limited capacity. The standout linebacker appears on a good track to be ready for Week 1 of the 2024 season, barring any setbacks.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
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Buffalo BillsBills 2023 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

97486%
55849%
22720%
19918%
888%
393%
172%
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Measurables Review
How do Matt Milano's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
223 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.67 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.0 in
 
Broad Jump
126 in
 
Bench Press
24 reps
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
32.00 in
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Could be back for training camp
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May 27, 2024
Milano isn't expected to be fully recovered from his leg injury until training camp, Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
The veteran linebacker saw his 2023 campaign end in Week 5 due to a fractured right leg. Bills coach Sean McDermott said during last week's OTAs that Milano was on schedule in his recovery, but that it would be "closer to training camp until we see him out there." Milano recorded 99 tackles and a career-high 11 passes defended over 15 regular-season games in 2022.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Milano is as steady as they come and still in his prime heading into his age-29 campaign. The 6-0, 223-pounder enters his seventh year with the Bills coming off a 2022 effort in which he recorded 99 tackles (72 solo), 1.5 sacks, 11 passes defended and three interceptions. This coming season, the Bills are once again counting on Milano to anchor a strong defense while working as a core piece at outside linebacker.
A solid all-purpose linebacker, Milano - who logged 86 tackles in 16 games last season - does a little bit of everything. Over the past two years he's had a bit more success rushing the passer with 6.5 sacks versus the 2.5 he recorded through his first three years in the league. This coming season, he'll reprise his starting inside linebacker role alongside Tremaine Edmunds
Milano signed a four-year contract extension this offseason, keeping him with the Bills, who made him a fifth-round draft pick in 2017. He's coming off of a season where he battled injuries, appearing in only ten games with just five starts, but the linebacker posted 101 total tackles in 2019 - when he was mostly healthy - and did record 3.5 sacks and an interception in more limited action this past season.
The fourth-year linebacker has improved his production in each of his three NFL seasons, and if that continues, he'll have a strong 2020 campaign. Last year Milano improved from 69 tackles, one sack, and seven passes defended in 2018 to 92, 1.5 and nine. This will be the final year of his rookie contract, so the three-down player has an opportunity to set himself up for a big payday.
Heading into his third campaign as a pro, Milano should be on deeper IDP radars after posting 78 tackles, seven passes defensed, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries in just 13 games for the Bills in 2018.
The second-year linebacker out of Boston College is well thought of by the Bills and has a chance to break out in 2018. One indicator is the 25 total tackles Milano produced over the final four games of his rookie season last year. It's easy enough math to extrapolate that out to 100 for a full campaign, which would be solid enough production for the 23-year-old to merit IDP consideration.
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Recovering as scheduled
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Leg
May 21, 2024
Milano (leg) is on schedule in his recovery from a fractured leg, Dan Fetes of 13WHAM reports.
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No timeline yet
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Leg
January 23, 2024
Milano (leg) doesn't have a rehab timeline, though Bills GM Brandon Beane said Tuesday that the linebacker is "probably closer to being through rehab" than cornerback Tre'Davious White (Achilles), Katherine Fitzgerald of The Buffalo News reports.
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Not expected to return this season
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Leg
November 17, 2023
Coach Sean McDermott said Friday he doesn't believe Milano (leg) has a chance to return from IR this season, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.
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Shifts to IR
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Leg
October 11, 2023
The Bills placed Milano (leg) on injured reserve Wednesday.
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Fractures leg, likely done for 2023
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Lower Leg
October 8, 2023
Milano has been diagnosed with a fractured leg and is also feared to have suffered a season-ending knee injury in Sunday's 25-20 loss to the Jaguars, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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