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4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 13-4-0
6-0-0 12-5-0
3-3-0 12-5-0
4-2-0 11-6-0
2-4-0 10-7-0
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4-2-0 9-8-0
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3-3-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 6-11-0
2-4-0 5-12-0
1-5-0 4-13-0
2-4-0 3-13-1

Top Doug Middleton News

  • Doug Middleton: Restored to practice squad

    The 49ers activated Middleton (undisclosed) from the practice squad injured list Wednesday, Keiana Martin of the 49ers' official site reports.

    Middleton had been sidelined since early December with an unspecified injury. He hasn't yet appeared in a game during the 2021 campaign but will be able to return to practice ahead of Sunday's wild-card matchup against the Cowboys.

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  • Doug Middleton: Placed on practice squad IR

    Middleton (undisclosed) was placed on the practice squad injured list Thursday.

    San Francisco used the spot opened up by this move to sign fellow safety Kai Nacua to its practice squad. The nature of Middleton's injury hasn't been revealed.

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  • Doug Middleton: Time up in Jacksonville

    The Jaguars cut Middleton on Tuesday, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

    Middleton only handled five defensive snaps across 10 appearances with the Jaguars last season, though he picked up 190 special-teams snaps. The veteran safety will look for a depth role elsewhere in the league.

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  • Jaguars' Doug Middleton: Promoted from practice squad

    The Jaguars signed Middleton to the active roster Saturday.

    Middleton has geared up three times for Jacksonville this year, but he's played exclusively on special teams. His defensive role could grow moving forward, however, as starting safety Josh Jones (chest) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

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  • Jaguars' Doug Middleton: Joins active roster

    Middleton was promoted to Jacksonville's active roster from the practice squad Saturday.

    The 27-year-old joined the practice squad in early October after being cut by the Jags, but he's now back on the active roster. Middleton has exclusively played special teams in his two appearances this season and could have a similar role Sunday against Houston.

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  • Doug Middleton: Shifts off COVID-19 list

    The Jaguars activated Middleton off the practice squad COVID-19 list Thursday.

    Middleton is one of 11 players cleared to return from the COVID-19 list for Jacksonville on Thursday. He's eligible to immediately resume participating in practice squad activities.

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  • Doug Middleton: Shifts to COVID-19 list

    Middleton was placed on the practice squad reserve/COVID-19 list by the Jaguars on Saturday.

    Middleton has either tested positive for the virus or come into close contact with an infected person. In order to return to team activities, the Appalachian State product will need to pass the league's COVID-19 protocols.

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  • Doug Middleton: Let go by Jags

    Middleton was cut by the Jaguars on Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

    Middleton was promoted from the practice squad for Sunday's loss to the Bengals and played 17 snaps on special teams. The 27-year-old could return to the Jags' practice squad if he's unable to find a job elsewhere.

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  • Titans' Doug Middleton: Lands in Tennessee

    The Titans signed Middleton to a contract Wednesday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.

    The Titans waived offensive lineman Avery Gennesy to make room for Middleton on the roster. The 26-year-old safety will have just a few days to compete for a depth role before Tennessee cuts down to the final team.

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  • Doug Middleton: Parts ways with Jags

    Middleton was waived by Jacksonville on Saturday.

    Middleton received a late-season promotion from the practice squad and played special teams for the final two games of the 2019 season. The 26-year-old had 27 tackles in seven games with the Jets in 2018, but he split last season between the Dolphins and Jaguars, and he's once again in search of a new team.

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  • Jaguars' Doug Middleton: Joins 53-man roster

    The Jaguars promoted Middleton to the active roster Wednesday.

    Middleton started the year with the Dolphins and played one game before being cut. The 26-year-old has starting experience, as he started three games with the Jets last year, recording 23 tackles and two pass breakups. He'll likely work on special teams with the Jaguars with a chance to rotate in on defense Sunday against the Falcons.

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  • Doug Middleton: Let go by Miami

    The Dolphins cut Middleton on Saturday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

    Middleton only suited up for one game with the Dolphins and didn't post a tackle. Over 12 NFL games, Middleton has made 33 tackles and four pass breakups. This move likely means the Dolphins have confidence Bobby McCain (hamstring) and Reshad Jones (ankle) will be ready for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

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  • Dolphins' Doug Middleton: Signs with Miami

    Middleton signed a contract with the Dolphins on Wednesday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

    The Dolphins are bringing in Middleton after they traded Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Steelers on Monday. Middleton started three games for the Jets last season, but he saw his reps drop severely when he suffered multiple injuries, including a season-ending pectoral tear. The 25-year-old will have a chance to rejuvenate his career, as he should have a chance to earn a starting job if he can stay healthy.

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  • Jets' Doug Middleton: Filling in with first-team defense

    Middleton is getting reps with the first-team defense during OTAs, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.

    It sounds like Middleton is healthy after spending the final nine games of the 2018 season on injured reserve with a torn pectoral. He's only getting first-team reps due to the limitations of Marcus Maye (shoulder), but it's nonetheless a sign of Middleton's standing as a top depth option in advance of the 2019 campaign. The fourth-year safety racked up 27 tackles and three pass breakups in seven games with the Jets in 2018.

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  • Jets' Doug Middleton: Signs ERFA tender

    Middleton (pectoral) signed his exclusive rights free-agent tender with the Jets on Tuesday.

    Middleton spent the final nine games of the season on injured reserve after suffering a torn pectoral against the Vikings. The 25-year-old also missed the 2017 season after tearing the opposite pectoral muscle, and his recovery progress remains unclear.

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  • Jets' Doug Middleton: Officially placed on IR

    Middleton (pectoral) landed on the Jets' injured reserve Tuesday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

    No surprise here, as Middleton tore his pectoral muscle in Sunday's matchup with the Vikings. The Jets now have just two healthy safeties, so they will be spread thin in the secondary heading into Week 8 unless they make some roster moves to balance it out.

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  • Jets' Doug Middleton: Tears pectoral Sunday

    Middleton tore his pectoral muscle in Week 7 against the Vikings and is out for the season, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

    Middleton tore his pectoral muscle last year, resulting in season-ending injured reserve. This year's injury is to the opposite muscle. He'll likely revert to IR in the coming days, meaning the Jets are down to just two healthy safeties. Look for Terrance Brooks to start alongside Jamal Adams now that Middleton and Marcus Maye (thumb) are both sidelined.

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  • Jets' Doug Middleton: Suffers pectoral injury

    Middleton suffered a pectoral injury during Sunday's 37-17 loss to the Vikings, Darryl Slater of reports.

    Middleton's injury is reportedly on the opposite side of the pectoral muscle tear that kept him sidelined throughout the entire 2017 season. Expect an update on the safety's health following Monday's evaluation of his injury.

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  • Jets' Doug Middleton: Out for remainder of Sunday's contest

    Middleton has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against Minnesota with a shoulder injury, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.

    Middleton earned the start in Week 7 with Marcus Maye (thumb) out. With the veteran nursing a shoulder issue, the Jets will turn to their last remaining safety option in Terrence Brooks. More word on Middleton should surface following Sunday's game.

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  • Jets' Doug Middleton: Set to play Sunday

    Middleton (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Colts.

    Middleton could see an increased snap count if starting free safety Marcus Maye suffers any sort of setback to his ankle injury.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Beaufort, SC
Age: 28
School: Appalachian State
Experience: 4