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Top Kyle Emanuel News

  • Texans' Kyle Emanuel: Activated from IR

    The Texans activated Emanuel (concussion) from injured reserve Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Emanuel has missed the last five games while working through the league's five-step concussion protocol. He'll be available for Sunday's game against the Colts. The 29-year-old linebacker will stick to special teams, where he has registered three tackles over two games for the Texans this year.

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  • Texans' Kyle Emanuel: Returns to practice

    Emanuel (concussion) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday.

    Emanuel returned to practice Wednesday, opening the 21-day window to return from IR. He's eligible to play this Sunday against the Colts and likely will stick to a special-teams role if he does.

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  • Texans' Kyle Emanuel: Moves to injured reserve

    Emanuel (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    The 29-year-old hasn't been able to practice since sustaining the concussion Week 7, and he'll now be sidelined for at least the next three games. Emanuel has exclusively played special teams this season, so his absence is unlikely to affect Houston's defense.

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  • Texans' Kyle Emanuel: Out Week 9

    Emanuel (concussion) will not play in Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

    Emanuel was unable to practice all week, which makes this outcome less surprising. He will now set his sights on a potential Week 10 return against the Browns if he is ultimately able to clear concussion protocol.

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  • Texans' Kyle Emanuel: Still managing injury

    Emanuel (concussion) didn't suit up in Wednesday's practice.

    Emanuel exited Week 7's contest against the Packers due to a head injury, and he still appears to be in concussion protocol despite having the bye week to recover. Emanuel's absence will deplete the special teams if he's forced to miss Week 9, as the veteran has seen all of his snaps on special teams this season.

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  • Texans' Kyle Emanuel: Being evaluated for head injury

    Emanuel is being evaluated for a concussion after exiting Sunday's matchup against the Packers.

    The 29-year-old was plucked from the Raiders' practice squad Oct. 13, with Sunday's matchup against Green Bay representing his second appearance as a Texan. Emanuel's absence does not impact Houston on the defensive side, though it depletes the Texans' depth on special teams after he fielded 62 percent of the snaps in that department last Sunday against Tennessee.

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  • Texans' Kyle Emanuel: Poached by Texans

    Emanuel signed to the Texans' active roster Tuesday.

    The 29-year-old was on the Raiders' practice squad, but he'll now provide depth at linebacker for the Texans. Emanuel spent the previous few years with the Chargers and had 30 tackles (21 solo) and one sack in 2019.

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  • Raiders' Kyle Emanuel: Back with 53-man roster

    The Raiders elevated Emanuel to the 53-man roster via the practice squad Sunday.

    With Nick Kwiatkoski nursing a pectoral injury and unable to play in Week 3, the Raiders elected for in-house reinforcements. Emanuel has not played in the NFL since 2018, so he'll be in line for a depth role if he suits up in Sunday's game against the Patriots.

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  • Kyle Emanuel: Cut by Las Vegas

    The Raiders released Emanuel on Saturday, Anthony Galaviz of The Fresno Bee reports.

    Emanuel linked with the Raiders late August, but he wasn't able to secure a role on the final roster during the latter portion of training camp. The veteran linebacker could garner fair interest as a free agent, though he has been out of the league since 2018.

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  • Raiders' Kyle Emanuel: Secures deal in Las Vegas

    Emanuel signed with the Raiders on Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Emanuel retired after the 2018 season when he recorded 30 tackles and a sack over 16 games with the Chargers, but the 29-year-old linebacker opted to return and found a deal with his former team's rival. It's unlikely Emanuel secures a starting job in Las Vegas, but he could be a useful reserve player who contributes on special teams.

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  • Kyle Emanuel: Decides to continue career

    Emanuel has decided to resume playing in the NFL, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Emanuel announced his unexpected decision to retire from the league last April, citing mounting injuries and a focus on long-term health as factors that led to the move. Now having had the benefit of a full season on the shelf to get healthy, it looks as though the 28-year-old is ready to pick up where he left off. Emanuel accrued 147 tackles (94 solo), four sacks and two interceptions across 63 games during his first four seasons with the Chargers, and he's now expected to garner fair interest as a free agent.

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  • Kyle Emanuel: Stepping away from football

    Emanuel announced Thursday via his personal twitter account that he's decided to retire from the NFL.

    Emanuel is still somewhat young at age 27, but decided to step away, citing no specific reason for his retirement. He did, however, say that injuries have piled up and wanted to consider his long-term health in the decision. After he was selected in the fifth-round in the 2015 draft by the Chargers, Emanuel started 32 games for the team and racked up 147 tackles (94 solo), four sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble.

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  • Chargers' Kyle Emanuel: Good to go Sunday

    Emanuel (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

    Emanuel was added to the injury report mid-week with the hip issue but won't be forced to miss game action. The 27-year-old should see his usual snap-share at outside linebacker at Oakland.

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  • Chargers' Kyle Emanuel: Questionable for Sunday

    Emanuel has a hip injury and is questionable for Sunday's game at Oakland, Sam Fortier of The Athletic reports.

    Emanuel hasn't missed a game since his rookie year in 2015, but he earned the questionable tag after practicing on a limited basis Thursday and not participating Friday. Uchenna Nwosu would see increased work at outside linebacker if Emanuel is unable to play Sunday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 250 lbs
Birthplace: Schuyler, NE
Age: 30
School: North Dakota State
Experience: 6