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Atlanta Falcons

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Falcons' Kemal Ishmael: Playing linebacker at minicamp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ishmael (shoulder) practiced with the linebackers Tuesday, Vaugn McClure of ESPN reports.

It was reported earlier in the offseason that Ishmael would be working with the linebackers when he recovered from shoulder surgery. Formerly a free safety, Ishmael played in just 27.9 percent of Atlanta's defensive snaps in 2016, but he managed to record 52 tackles. The position change will allow him to better utilize his skills as a tackler and could result in an increase in snaps for the 26-year-old defender.

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Falcons' Kemal Ishmael: Will play outside linebacker in spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ishmael (shoulder) will play outside linebacker exclusively in the spring, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

Ishmael was listed as a free safety on last year's depth chart, but with the Falcons releasing Philip Wheeler and Vic Beasley being more of a pass rusher, they are looking to Ishmael to fill a more traditional strong-side linebacker role. He recorded 52 combined tackles while playing only 27.9 percent of Atlanta's defensive snaps in 13 games last season before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury, so the Falcons will be hoping he can successfully bring his tackling abilities from safety to linebacker in the coming months.

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Falcons' Kemal Ishmael: Will stay in Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ishmael (shoulder) signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Falcons on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The Falcons needed to bring back depth in their secondary, and Ishmael will fit in well as a top-three safety next to Ricardo Allen and Keanu Neal. The 25-year-old only played nine games for Atlanta in 2016 due to a season-ending shoulder injury in Week 13 but was able to record 52 tackles in his limited time.

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Falcons' Kemal Ishmael: Headed for IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ishmael (shoulder) will be placed on IR, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Ishmael suffered a shoulder injury during Week 14's win over the Rams and was unable to return. His presence will be missed on special teams, but won't have much of an impact on the Falcons' defense.

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Falcons' Kemal Ishmael: Unable to return Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ishmael (shoulder) didn't return to Sunday's game in Los Angeles, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Primarily a special teamer the past seven games, only four of Ishmael's 52 tackles this season have been recorded during that stretch. As such, he doesn't hold any sway in IDP formats, even when healthy.

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P18/10/17@ MIA7:00 pm
P28/20/17@ PIT4:00 pm
P38/26/17ARI7:00 pm
P48/31/17JAC7:00 pm
19/10/17@ CHI1:00 pm
29/17/17GB8:30 pm
39/24/17@ DET1:00 pm
410/1/17BUF1:00 pm
Bye: Week 5
610/15/17MIA1:00 pm
710/22/17@ NE8:30 pm
810/29/17@ NYJ1:00 pm
911/5/17@ CAR1:00 pm
1011/12/17DAL4:25 pm
1111/20/17@ SEA8:30 pm
1211/26/17TB1:00 pm
1312/3/17MIN1:00 pm
1412/7/17NO8:25 pm
1512/18/17@ TB8:30 pm
1612/24/17@ NO1:00 pm
1712/31/17CAR1:00 pm
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013Atlanta Falcons411.000000.0000
2014Atlanta Falcons169767.03004379.22316
2015Atlanta Falcons164632.014018484.08403
2016Atlanta Falcons135232.0200000.0002
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2013Atlanta Falcons400000000
2014Atlanta Falcons16001011810
2015Atlanta Falcons1600000000
2016Atlanta Falcons1300000000

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