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Top Darius Philon News

  • Raiders' Darius Philon: Undergoing second surgery

    Philon is set to undergo a second surgical procedure to address his knee injury, Josh Dubow of the Associated Press reports.

    Philon announced the surgery via his personal Twitter account Monday, and he appeared to express frustration with his recovery thus far. The defensive tackle performed well through 11 appearances last season before suffering a knee injury in Week 18 and landing on IR.

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  • Raiders' Darius Philon: Placed on IR

    Philon (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

    Philon suffered a significant knee injury in the Raiders' Week 18 victory over the Chargers, finishing the contest with four tackles and a pass deflection. With the defensive tackle out of action, the Raiders may turn to the likes of Solomon Thomas and Kendal Vickers for increased snaps.

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  • Raiders' Darius Philon: Suffers significant injury

    Philon suffered a significant knee injury Sunday against the Chargers, according to head coach Rich Bisaccia, Josh Dubow of the Associated Press reports.

    Philon's exact injury is unknown as is a timetable for a return. However, it doesn't sound good regarding Philon's ability to come back at any point in the playoffs if the Raiders are able to advance past the Bengals on Saturday.

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  • Raiders' Darius Philon: Won't return Sunday

    Philon (knee) won't return to Sunday's game against the Chargers.

    Philon was carted off the field late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's matchup and was ruled out for the remainder of the game shortly after. Prior to his departure, he recorded four tackles (three solo) and a pass defense.

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  • Raiders' Darius Philon: Exits COVID-19 protocols

    Philon (illness) exited the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday.

    Philon was added to the league's health protocols after testing positive for the virus earlier this week, but he has recovered quickly enough to be available for Sunday's game against the Colts. Philon has appeared in nine games for the Raiders this season, racking up 15 tackles (11 solo), two sacks, and two recovered fumbles.

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  • Raiders' Darius Philon: Placed on COVID list

    Philon has landed on the Raiders reserve/COVID-19 list.

    Philon has reportedly tested positive for the virus per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. Thus, he will be unable to return to action until he clears the league's health and safety protocols.

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  • Raiders' Darius Philon: Back to active roster

    Philon was activated off injured reserve Saturday.

    Philon is ready to return from his ankle injury, having not played since Week 9 against the Giants. Philon should return to his rotational role along the Raiders' defensive line Sunday against the Chiefs.

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  • Raiders' Darius Philon: Closing in on return

    Philon (ankle) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday.

    Philon has been sidelined for each of the team's last four games and will be able to retake the field as soon as he is medically cleared. Prior to going down, Philon served as a rotational defensive lineman while racking up 11 tackles and two sacks across six games.

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  • Raiders' Darius Philon: Dealing with ankle injury

    Philon (ankle) isn't expected to practice Wednesday, Tashan Reed of The Athletic reports.

    Reed reports that Philon picked up the ankle injury during the Raiders' Week 9 loss to the Giants. The 27-year-old defensive tackle played 20 defensive snaps and recovered a fumble during the loss, but his status for Week 10 is in jeopardy.

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  • Raiders' Darius Philon: Joins Raiders

    Las Vegas signed Philon to a contract Monday.

    Philon had consecutive 16-game seasons with the Chargers from 2017-18, but he hasn't seen any NFL action since being cut by the Cardinals due to off-field issues from August 2019. Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Philon still is being reviewed under the league's personal conduct policy, but that the legal case against him is listed as closed by the Maricopa County Attorney's office. Philon can be considered a reclamation project for the Raiders.

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  • Darius Philon: Gets cut following arrest

    The Cardinals released Philon on Saturday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

    Brought in to bolster the Cardinals defensive line as a free agent in March, Philon instead finds himself without a job following his arrest Friday morning. Any team that takes a chance on Philon will be doing so with the likelihood that he'll be facing a suspension from the NFL at some point. After this move, the Cardinals are expected to slot rookie Zach Allen into the starting lineup.

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  • Cardinals' Darius Philon: In legal hot water

    Philon was arrested Friday morning after he was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for an alleged incident from May, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Coach Kliff Kingsbury wouldn't comment beyond a vanilla statement and also didn't say whether Philon has been suspended by the team. As for the NFL, the league office likely won't levy punishment until the legal process plays itself out. If Philon misses time in the regular season, he'll be replaced on the starting defensive line with 2019 third-round pick Zach Allen.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 286 lbs
Birthplace: Mobile, AL
Age: 28
School: Arkansas
Experience: 5