Posluszny will shift to strong-side linebacker this season to make room for Myles Jack at middle linebacker, Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union reports.
Posluszny has been a stronghold for Jacksonville at middle linebacker the past six seasons but will now make the change as the team ushers in a new era on defense. "It will be a change, but that's what's going to be best for the team so we're going to give it a shot," the 32-year-old linebacker said. The shift means Posluszny isn't likely to be involved in nickel packages, which would significantly cut down his playing time. Last season he registered 133 tackles, three pass deflections, 1.5 sacks and one interception through 16 games.
Posluszny is finishing the season on a solid note by posting back-to-back double-digit tackle totals after four games in which he had six or fewer tackles. He now has seven games with at least 10 tackles on the season, and although he struggled for a month, he remains a strong IDP option.
Posluszny notched 10 tackles in Sunday's loss to the Vikings.
Posluszny started off the season strong by recording double-digit tackles in five of his first seven games, but this was the first time he's gotten back to that level in five weeks. He's a one-category producer who has slowed down as the season progressed, though he's always capable of being a solid IDP option in any given week.
Posluszny recorded six tackles Sunday against the Lions.
This was the second week in a row Posluszny has had six or fewer tackles, and these were the only two weeks he's had fewer than eight stops over his last six matchups. Being that he's typically a single-category IDP producer, this two-week stretch is troubling, and if he has another sub-par game next week, the 32-year-old may need to go to the bench in fantasy leagues.
Just another day of consistent tackling excellence for Posluszny, as he registered at least 10 stops for the fifth time in his last seven matchups. Although he'll occasionally throw in a sack or a pass defensed, he'll continue to be a staple in IDP lineups for his ability to pile up tackles.
|P1||8/10/17||@ NE||7:30 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ ATL||7:00 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|7||10/22/17||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|11||11/19/17||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
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