Ryan (shoulder) finished the 2016 season with 82 tackles and three passes defensed while playing in 14 games.
Ryan went from playing in 24.7 percent of defensive snaps as a rookie in 2015 to playing 54.1 percent of snaps this past season. He improved as a coverage linebacker, defending three passes (plus three more in the playoffs) after he didn't defense a single pass as a rookie. The former fourth-round pick has been a decent player for the Packers and will look to improve as a starting caliber inside linebacker leading up to( the 2017 season.
Ryan's 12 tackles tied his high from the regular season, and his three passes defended are a career high. The lofty numbers were put up, despite him playing on just 65 percent of Green Bay's defensive snaps. He'll look to continue his strong play in the divisional round, when the
Ryan (ankle) made one tackle in Sunday's victory over the Seahawks.
Ryan did not show up on the Packers' Week 14 injury report despite being limited at each of the team's three official practice sessions, but he was still used sparingly against the Seahawks, as he finished with just eight total snaps, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. Ryan should see his snaps pick back up as he gets healthier.
Ryan came back from a two-game absence last Sunday against the Texans only to hurt his balky ankle. His availability in practice throughout the remainder of the week likely will provide further insight toward his status for this weekend's game against the Seahawks.
|2015||Green Bay Packers||14||50||35.0||15||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||14||82||57.0||25||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2015||Green Bay Packers||14||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||14||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|