Powell has opted to retire from the NFL, Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Powell was signed by the Eagles in mid-May, as he was expected to provide the team with a depth option at linebacker. Instead of playing through this season, he's opted to retire, so he'll finish his two-year career with 23 total tackles and a sack over 19 games. Powell missed the 2015 season with a torn ACL, so that injury may have played a factor in his decision to retire.
Powell was signed by the Eagles on Tuesday, Zach Berman of philly.com reports. Powell, a 6-foot-2 linebacker, missed the 2015 season with a torn ACL as a member of the Bills. He figures to provide veteran depth in a thin linebacker corps, while Nigel Bradham, Jordan Hicks, and Mychal Kendricks remain the expected starters.
The Bills placed defensive end Jarius Wynn and linebacker Ty Powell on injured reserve Tuesday. Both players recently suffered ACL injuries, which will sideline them for the 2015 season.
Bills coach Rex Ryan said Monday linebacker Ty Powell is likely out for the season after suffering a knee injury in practice. Ryan suspected he suffered an ACL injury.
Some linebackers move inside out. Some move outside in. Ty Powell has done both. But Powell, who has performed both outside and in with Seattle and Buffalo, will be strictly handling the latter with the Bills in 2015. Rex Ryan sees Powell as second on the depth chart behind Preston Brown. But he has impressed the coach. "The first guy I'll talk about will be Powell," Ryan told the team website. "He's been most impressive to me. Smart, picks things up quick. He was more of a special teams guy, and quite honestly if he doesn't play a snap that's fine with me. That means Preston Brown is fine, but I like Powell. I think he's really jumped up." Powell is certainly not complaining about playing inside full-time. "Last year I played (middle linebacker), and this year I'm playing 'mike' but it's in a new scheme," he said. "They had this scheme my first year here but now I'm inside. I really just refer to Nigel (Bradham) because Nigel has been inside on this defense. I'm just learning off him. But I do feel like this is my natural position."
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