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51 Kevin Minter MLB

Arizona Cardinals

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5%3%
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GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
16940.5001

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Cardinals' Kevin Minter: Notches seven tackles Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kevin Minter notched seven tackles (five solo) and a half sack in Sunday's win in San Francisco.

With the effort, Minter sidled into third on the Cardinals with 68 tackles, ensuring that LSU products occupy two of the top three spots (also, Tyrann Mathieu). Considering he's logged 93 percent of the defensive snaps this season, Minter should continue to gather stops with regularity, though his production elsewhere (one forced fumble and the half sack) don't lend itself to IDP ownership.

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Cardinals' Kevin Minter: Amasses career-high 10 tackles
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Minter amassed a career-high 10 tackles during Sunday's win versus the Bengals.

Under the direction of defensive coordinator James Bettcher, the Arizona defense has mined its depth to ensure that the first two levels were fresh, save for its two inside linebackers: the do-it-all Deone Bucannon and Minter. A 2013 second-round pick, Minter bided his time before earning a regular role this season, accounting for 92 percent of the defensive snaps. The workload has equated to the second-most tackles (61) on the Cardinals behind Bucannon's 71, but with nary a contribution otherwise (just a forced fumble), Minter must provide more outbursts like Sunday's to approach the outer tier of IDP contributors.

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Cardinals' Kevin Minter: Racks up career-best nine tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kevin Minter racked up a career-best nine tackles (seven solo), including two tackles for loss, and one pass defended in Sunday's win in Detroit.

Entering the contest, Minter was one of two Cardinal linebackers to earn 50 percent of the defensive snaps, gathering up 87 percent. The other (Alex Okafor) strained his calf Sunday and is expected to miss a month of action, and while he's unlikely to earn much more work with Okafor out of commission, Minter could be presented with a few more tackle opportunities per game. Nonetheless, Minter's 96-tackle pace after five outings is off the IDP radar, as he's displayed no pass-rushing acumen nor a nose for turnovers in his two-plus years as a pro.

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Cardinals GM: Kevin Minter has 'to step up his game'
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said Wedneday that the team "needs to address" the linebacker position in this year's draft, adding that 2013 second-round pick Kevin Minter has to elevate his game, The Times-Picayune reports.

"We drafted Kevin Minter in the second round a few years back and we have high expectations for Kevin," Keim said Wednesday. "But he's got to step up his game. There are two types of linebackers. There are the mike linebackers, the heavy-legged guys, the more downhill thumper types. Then you have the more athletic, will linebacker types who can run and cover and may not be as physical at the point of attack. Those are two necessary positions for us that we need to address."

Minter recorded 45 tackles in 2014 while making five starts in his 16 appearances. Coach Bruce Arians also addressed the linebacker Thursday, saying that the team needs to  "continue to develop Kevin Minter into a better player."

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/13/15NO0000
29/20/15CHI0000
39/27/15SF0000
410/4/15STL0000
510/11/15DET0000
610/18/15PIT0000
710/26/15BAL0000
811/1/15CLE0000
1011/15/15SEA0001
1111/22/15CIN0000
1211/29/15SF00.500
1312/6/15STL0000
1412/10/15MIN0000
1512/20/15PHI0000
1612/27/15GB0000
171/3/16SEA0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013Arizona Cardinals1344.000000.0000
2014Arizona Cardinals164439.051000.0000
2015Arizona Cardinals169472.0220.5000.0002
TOTAL45142115.0271.5000.0002
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2013Arizona Cardinals1300000000
2014Arizona Cardinals1600000000
2015Arizona Cardinals1600100000
TOTAL4500100000
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/246
Birthdate:
12/3/1990
Age:
25
Hometown:
Atlanta, GA, USA
School:
Louisiana State
NFL Experience:
3
Awards:
2016 Super Bowl
Super Bowl
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