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Robert Ayers LB

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
9%9%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
12419.5002

Player Updates

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Buccaneers' Robert Ayers: Could see move inside with addition of rookie Noah Spence
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Ayers could see significant time at tackle with the addition of rookie defensive end Noah Spence in the draft, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports.

The soon-to-be nine-year veteran, a free-agent acquisition from the Giants, saw 2.5 of his 9.5 sacks in 2015 come when he was shifted inside, a strategy that he commends his former coaches for implementing. With the addition of Spence, considered by some to be the most gifted pass rusher in the draft, Ayers can foresee opportunities at tackle in his first Bucs season as well, particularly after what he put on film last season. "I think that's something that (the Bucs) saw that I do extremely well," Ayers said of kicking inside. "And I definitely think I'm in a situation here where they're going to try to utilize me the way [Buccaneers coaches Robert Nunn and Steve Spagnuolo] did. I think they're going to put me in position to be successful."

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Buccaneers' Robert Ayers: Agrees deal with Bucs
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Ayers has agreed to a three-year, $21 million contract with the Buccaneers, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Ayers' deal reportedly includes $10.5 million guaranteed. His addition bolsters Tampa Bay's defensive front, an area of need this offseason. In 11 starts last season, Ayers registered a career-high 41 tackles and 9.5 sacks, while also forcing two fumbles along the way. He's tallied 20 quarterback takedowns overall during the last three campaigns, and his sack total from last season would have paced all Bucs defenders. The trio of Ayers, perennial Pro Bowler Gerald McCoy and the emerging Jacquies Smith should give new defensive coordinator Mike Smith some valuable options with which to get to the quarterback in 2016.

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Giants' Robert Ayers: Records 1.5 sacks
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Ayers notched six tackles (five solo) and 1.5 sacks in Sunday's loss to the Vikings.

Despite the fact that the Giants gave up 49 points to the Vikings, Ayers was one of the few bright spots on defense as he recorded 1.5 sacks for the second straight week. The veteran pass-rusher now has eight sacks on the year, which marks a new career-high for him. He'll be a solid IDP play next week against the Eagles at home.

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Giants' Robert Ayers: Active for Monday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robert Ayers (neck) is active for Monday's game in Miami.

A mid-week addition to the injury report, Ayers missed practice both Friday and Saturday, leading to a questionable designation for Monday's game. His presence is good news for the New York Giants ' middling pass-rush, but Ayers doesn't get enough snaps to warrant IDP consideration.

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Giants' Robert Ayers: Remains questionable heading into Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robert Ayers (neck) is listed as questionable on the New York Giants ' Saturday injury report, Tom Rock of Newsday reports.

Added to the injury report Friday, Ayers remains questionable heading into Monday night's showdown with the Dolphins. Ayers will likely be a 50-50 call leading up to kickoff, but if he is unable to go, George Selvie would likely take over at left defensive end. Ayers' potential absence could inhibit the Giants' ability to take advantage of a Miami offensive line that has allowed the eighth-most sacks in the NFL this season.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/13/15DAL0001
29/20/15ATL01.000
39/24/15WAS0000
410/4/15BUF0000
510/11/15SF0000
610/19/15PHI0000
710/25/15DAL0000
811/1/15NO0000
911/8/15TB0000
1011/15/15NE01.001
1211/29/15WAS0000
1312/6/15NYJ02.000
1412/14/15MIA01.000
1512/20/15CAR01.500
1612/27/15MIN01.500
171/3/16PHI01.000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
P18/11/16@ PHI7:00 pm
P28/20/16@ JAC7:30 pm
P38/26/16CLE8:00 pm
P49/1/16WAS7:30 pm
19/11/16@ ATL1:00 pm
29/18/16@ ARI4:05 pm
39/25/16LAR4:05 pm
410/2/16DEN4:05 pm
510/10/16@ CAR8:30 pm
Bye: Week 6
710/23/16@ SF4:05 pm
810/30/16OAK1:00 pm
911/3/16ATL8:25 pm
1011/13/16CHI1:00 pm
1111/20/16@ KC1:00 pm
1211/27/16SEA4:05 pm
1312/4/16@ SD4:25 pm
1412/11/16NO1:00 pm
1512/18/16@ DAL1:00 pm
1612/24/16@ NO1:00 pm
171/1/17CAR1:00 pm
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2009Denver Broncos151914.050000.0002
2010Denver Broncos113932.071.5000.0001
2011Denver Broncos163925.0143000.0003
2012Denver Broncos15168.082000.0000
2013Denver Broncos152923.065.5000.0000
2014New York Giants122218.045000.0001
2015New York Giants124131.0109.5000.0004
TOTAL96205151.05426.5000.00011
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2009Denver Broncos15000025421
2010Denver Broncos1100100000
2011Denver Broncos1600101010
2012Denver Broncos1500000000
2013Denver Broncos1500100000
2014New York Giants1200100000
2015New York Giants1200200000
TOTAL96006035431
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/275
Birthdate:
9/6/1985
Age:
30
Hometown:
Jersey City, NJ, USA
School:
Tennessee
NFL Experience:
8
Awards:
2016 NFL Draft
NFL Draft
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