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AFC Standings

Team Div Overall
5-1-0 12-5-0
5-1-0 12-5-0
5-1-0 11-6-0
4-2-0 10-7-0
3-3-0 10-7-0
3-3-0 10-7-0
4-2-0 9-7-1
3-3-0 9-8-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 8-9-0
1-5-0 8-9-0
1-5-0 7-10-0
0-6-0 4-13-0
3-3-0 4-13-0
1-5-0 3-14-0

2021 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
FUM
Forced Fumbles
SCK
Sacks
Regular Season 4 0 0 1 0.0
Post Season

Top Justin Bethel News

  • Patriots' Justin Bethel: Signs deal with Patriots

    Bethel signed a three-year, $6 million deal with the Patriots on Friday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

    Bethel spent the past two seasons with the team, during which he compiled 20 tackles (18 solo) throughout his 25 games. The special-teams player will likely resume his depth role and aim to improve his defensive numbers after failing to break up any passes in 2020.

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  • Patriots' Justin Bethel: Quickly lands with New England

    The Patriots signed Bethel to a contract Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Bethel was let go by the Ravens on Monday in order for them to gain a compensatory draft pick, and he found a new team quickly. Widely considered one of the best special team's players in the league, Bethel has tallied six tackles and a fumble recovery this season. He'll like assume a depth role on defense and will be a special teams mainstay for the Patriots.

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  • Justin Bethel: Released by Baltimore

    Bethel was released by the Ravens on Monday in order to recoup a compensatory draft pick, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports. "That's tough for us because, I told him, I think he's the best special teams player in the NFL, and he's playing that way," said head coach John Harbaugh. "So that's going to be a blow, and we're going to have to find a way to overcome that."

    Bethel, who has tallied six tackles and a fumble recovery across seven games, will save the Ravens a fourth-round compensatory pick following his release. A special-teams standout, the veteran probably won't have to wait long to find a new home.

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  • Ravens' Justin Bethel: Signs with Baltimore

    Bethel and the Ravens agreed on a two-year deal Friday.

    Bethel spent the first six years of his career with the Cardinals before appearing in 14 games with the Falcons last season. Per usual, special teams will presumably be the focus for the three-time Pro Bowler, while he'll also provide depth at cornerback.

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  • Falcons' Justin Bethel: Spurs special teams improvement

    Bethel recorded 12 solo tackles and two assisted tackles for the Falcons in 2018.

    Bethel dealt with an early season knee issue that held him out of game action for Weeks 4 and 5 after he suited up for 99 consecutive contests to begin his NFL career. He was completely obsolete defensively in his debut campaign with the Falcons, fielding zero defensive snaps after logging 452 last year with Arizona. Bethel did, however, help transform the Falcons' struggling kick coverage unit from 32nd in 2017 (26.2 yards allowed per return) to 15th with 22.7 yards allowed per return in 2018.

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  • Falcons' Justin Bethel: Clear of injury designation

    Bethel (ankle) won't carry an injury designation into Monday's game against the Giants, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Bethel returned from the ankle injury Week 6 and is good to go after being a full practice participant Friday and Saturday. The 28-year-old should serve his usual role as a depth corner and special teams ace Monday night.

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  • Falcons' Justin Bethel: Limited in practice Friday

    Bethel (ankle) was a limited participant in Friday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

    Bethel suited up during Atlanta's win over the Buccaneers in Week 6 after missing two consecutive games, and continues to recover from a lingering ankle injury. The special teams ace's status for Monday's game against the Giants remains uncertain, but expect more clarity on Bethel's availability following Saturay's injury report.

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  • Falcons' Justin Bethel: Listed on Thursday's injury report

    Bethel (ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice session, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

    An essential component to the Falcons kickoff and punt coverage units, Bethel returned from a two-game absence by suiting up for Atlanta's Week 6 game against Tampa Bay, recording three combined tackles in a 34-29 win. Bethel's presence on the roster has helped Atlanta improve from 32nd in kickoff return yards allowed per attempt in 2017 to 20th thus far this season. The Falcons hope to have the special teams ace in the lineup on Monday night, facing a Giants kickoff return team that ranks 12th in the NFL with 24.1 yards per attempt.

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  • Falcons' Justin Bethel: Will play Sunday

    Bethel (knee) was cleared from the injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Will McFadden of AtlantaFalcons.com reports.

    Bethel will be good to go Week 6 after returning to full participation at Friday's practice, having missed the Falcons' past two games with a knee injury. Bethel figures to see a majority of his snaps come on special teams in this divisional matchup.

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  • Falcons' Justin Bethel: Working way back onto field

    Bethel (knee) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

    After sitting out Atlanta's past two games, the veteran special teams ace has a shot to get back on the field for a pivotal NFC South showdown against Tampa Bay. The Falcons' coverage unit would be delighted to get Bethel back Sunday, as it aims to hold down a Buccaneers squad that ranks last in the NFL with 15 yards per kickoff return in 2018.

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  • Falcons' Justin Bethel: Ruled out for Week 5

    Bethel (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Bethel will be sidelined for a second consecutive game due to the minor knee issue that has hampered him since Week 3, but the Falcons will primarily only miss him on special teams. The reserve cornerback has yet to play a defensive snap this season, although the early portion of his 2018 campaign was highlighted by a three-tackle performance in Week 2 against the Panthers.

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  • Falcons' Justin Bethel: Does not partake in practice

    Bethel (knee) was sidelined for his fifth straight practice Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

    The veteran special teams ace has been hampered by a bum knee over the past two weeks, as Atlanta is surrendering 29.2 yards per kick return in Bethel's absence, compared to 23 yards per return prior to his injury. The Steelers, Atlanta's Week 5 opponent, has excelled on punt returns (10th in the league at 10.1 yards per attempt), but ranks 10th-worst in the NFL with 19.8 yards per kickoff return.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Sumter, SC
Age: 32
School: Presbyterian
Experience: 11