• by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Falcons announce deals for Adrian Clayborn, Phillip Adams

    The Falcons signed a couple of players with hopes of bolstering a defense that ranked dead last in the NFL a season ago. Atlanta announced that it has signed contracts with defensive end Adrian Clayborn and cornerback Phillip Adams. Clayborn's 2014 season ended early due to a biceps injury. Adams, a journeyman entering his sixth NFL season, appeared in 12 games for the Jets in 2014 and totaled 24 tackles and one interception. Clayborn played the entire 2013 season and recorded 64 tackles and 5 1/2 sacks.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Falcons hosting pass rushers Derrick Morgan, Adrian Clayborn

    Former Titans outside linebacker Derrick Morgan remains on his visit to the Falcons on Wednesday, while former Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn is on his way to visit the team, reports ESPN.com. Atlanta needs to land at least one of the two to bolster its toothless pass rush, the website said. Morgan, who played college football in Atlanta at Georgia Tech, has 19 sacks over his last three seasons. Clayborn missed most of last season with a biceps injury but registered 5.5 sacks in 2013 and 7.5 sacks as a rookie in 2011.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Adrian Clayborn hits IR with biceps injury

    Buccaneers defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn was placed on injured reserve Friday, due to a season-ending biceps injury. Clayborn was trying to work through the injury in recent days, having practiced on a limited basis both Wednesday and Thursday. However, the injury proved to be too much for him to keep going, necessitating an IR trip for the second time in three seasons.

  • by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Bucs won't extend, or cut, Adrian Clayborn

    Former first-round pick Adrian Clayborn will not have the fifth-year option on his contract exercised by the Buccaneers, ProFootballTalk.com reports, but it doesn't mean the Bucs will cut or trade him. He is expected to play out this season in Tampa Bay before having his contract situation re-examined by the team.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Adrian Clayborn registers 10 tackles in defeat

    The Buccaneers yielded 42 points to the Saints on Sunday, but defensive end Adrian Clayborn can't be blamed. He was arguably the defensive player of the game. Clayborn led both teams with 10 tackles, including six solos, recorded Tampa's lone sack and added a game-high four TFLs. He even paced the Buccaneers with two quarterback hits.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Adrian Clayborn surpasses 50 tackles

    Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn totaled two tackles, including one sack during a 33-14 loss Week 15 vs. San Francisco. He finished with two quarterback hits. Clayborn is up to a career-high 51 tackles (36 solo) through 14 games. He also has five sacks, which is 2 1/2 behind the career-high 7 1/2 he had as a rookie in 2011.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Adrian Clayborn has big game against Lions

    Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn was disruptive on Sunday, playing a role in a fine team effort in Detroit. He finished with five tackles, one of two sacks, one quarterback hit and led Tampa Bay with three TFLs.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Adrian Clayborn picks up a sack in loss

    Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn was productive in Week 8 against the Panthers, in a 31-13 loss Thursday. Clayborn had four tackles and a sack in the game, his third of the season.

  • by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

    Adrian Clayborn records second sack

    Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn recorded six tackles and a sack on Sunday of Week 3 at New England. Clayborn had five solo tackles in the 23-3 loss. The 25-year-old Clayborn has sacks in back-to-back games for the Bucs. He has 14 tackles this season in three games. Clayborn now has 9 1/2 sacks for his career.

  • by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

    Adrian Clayborn active against Patriots

    Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn, who is dealing with a hip injury, is active and ready to play Week 3 at New England for Tampa Bay. Clayborn has been listed on the injury report in recent weeks and has played through. He has eight tackles in two games with one sack for the Bucs entering Sunday's game against Tom Brady and the Patriots.