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  • Joe Schobert: Visiting Saints

    Schobert is set for a visit with the Saints, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports. Schobert was released by the Steelers in March after registering 112 tackles in 2021, but he will now meet with the Saints as a free agent. The linebacker was a Pro Bowler in 2017 and would likely slot in with fellow veteran Demario Davis at inside linebacker if he strikes a deal with New Orleans.
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  • Joe Schobert: End of the line in Pittsburgh

    The Steelers are releasing Schobert on Thursday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports. Schobert becomes a cap casualty with the Steelers, as his release saves the team roughly $7.8 million. The veteran linebacker has logged three straight 16-game seasons, though last year's 112-tackle effort was the least productive of those campaigns. In any case, the 28-year-old shouldn't have much difficulty earning a key role elsewhere in the league.
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  • Steelers' Joe Schobert: Lands on COVID-19 list

    Schobert was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday after testing positive for the virus. The Steelers currently have their top two inside linebackers in Devin Bush and Schobert on the list, potentially leaving the team shorthanded at the position as Monday's game against the Browns approaches. Marcus Allen and Robert Spillane would be in line for increased roles if neither of the aforementioned starters are available this week.
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  • Steelers' Joe Schobert: Forces fumble against Browns

    Schobert logged nine tackles (six solo) and a forced fumble in Sunday's 15-10 win over the Browns. Schobert had a season-low two tackles in the Steelers' Week 6 win over the Seahawks, but he led the team in tackles following the bye week and forced his first fumble of the year. Across his first seven games with the Steelers, the 27-year-old has totaled 45 tackles (27 solo), four pass defenses and a forced fumble.
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  • Steelers' Joe Schobert: Modest production Week 5

    Schobert had five tackles (three solo) and one pass breakup during Pittsburgh's win over the Broncos in Week 5. Schobert has 34 tackles (20 solo) through five contests, and he's been involved in coverage with four pass breakups. However, he has yet to record any other IDP-relevant stats this season.
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  • Steelers' Joe Schobert: Eight stops Week 4

    Schobert had eight tackles (five solo) and one pass deflection during Sunday's 27-17 loss at Green Bay. Schobert played 69 of 72 defensive snaps as he continues to fill an every-down role for the Steelers after being acquired from the Jaguars in August. He has 29 tackles (17 solo) and three pass deflections through the first four games of 2021.
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  • Steelers' Joe Schobert: Plays big role in Week 2

    Schobert totaled 10 tackles (seven solo) and defensed two passes in Sunday's 26-17 loss to the Raiders. Schobert played every defensive snap in Sunday's Week 2 loss, and he tied for the team lead in tackles. The 27-year-old has racked up 16 tackles (nine solo) across his first two games with the Steelers and should continue to play a large role, particularly if Devin Bush (groin) and T.J. Watt (groin) are sidelined for a Week 3 matchup against the Bengals.
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  • Steelers' Joe Schobert: Sent to Steelers

    The Jaguars traded Schobert to the Steelers on Thursday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. After reaching the 100-tackle threshold each season from 2017 through 2019 for Cleveland, Schobert landed a five-year, $53.8 million contract from Jacksonville last offseason. He responded to the investment with 141 tackles, three interceptions (one pick-six), 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in 16 games. But the Jags made changes in the front office and coaching staff earlier this year, and the new powers that be have decided to move on. In Pittsburgh, Schobert will slide into a starting role at inside linebacker next to Devin Bush.
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  • Jaguars' Joe Schobert: Leads team with 141 tackles

    Schobert had nine tackles (five solo) during the Week 17 loss to the Colts and finished the season with 141 tackles (84 solo) in 16 games. The 27-year-old led the defense in tackles during his first season in Jacksonville, and he was also first in interceptions (three), while co-leading the team in forced fumbles (two) and tying for second in sacks (2.5). Schobert played every defensive snap in 10 games and played at least 95 percent of the defensive snaps in each contest. He signed a five-year, $53.75 million contract last offseason, so he figures to have a similar role for the Jaguars in 2021.
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  • Jaguars' Joe Schobert: Double-digit tackles Sunday

    Schobert recorded 13 tackles (eight solo) across 75 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Steelers. Schobert has now recorded double-digit tackles in back-to-back games and leads the team with 85 tackles on the season thus far. He'll look to keep his double-digit tackle streak alive Sunday when the Browns come to town.
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  • Jaguars' Joe Schobert: Totals nine tackles

    Schobert had nine tackles (four solo) during Sunday's 24-20 loss at Green Bay. Jacksonville helped keep Green Bay's run game (3.2 YPC) in check and did his part to keep his team within striking distance, but it wasn't enough to break the seven-game losing streak. Schobert leads the defense with 71 tackles (42 solo) and has a half-sack and an interception through nine games.
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  • Jaguars' Joe Schobert: Leads defense in tackles

    Schobert had nine tackles (three solo) during Sunday's 39-29 loss to the Chargers. The Chargers' running backs had only 18 carries on 81 offensive plays, so Schobert did fairly well to still lead the team in tackles. The 26-year-old and Josh Jones are tied for the team lead with 56 total tackles heading into the bye week.
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  • Browns' Joe Schobert: Going to Jacksonville

    The Jaguars and Schobert reached an agreement on a five-year, $53.75 million contract Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. A 2016 fourth-round pick, Schobert has been eminently productive the past three seasons, racking up at least 100 tackles on each occasion. Overall, he posted 380 tackles, eight sacks, seven forced fumbles and six interceptions in 45 games during that stretch. Upon joining the Jags, Schobert likely will settle in as the team's starting middle linebacker while Myles Jack (knee) shifts to the strong side.
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  • Browns' Joe Schobert: Tallies seven tackles in win

    Schobert recorded seven tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 27-19 win over the Bengals. It was Schobert's second straight game with seven tackles. He currently has 110 on the season and has an outside shot at his career high of 144.
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  • Browns' Joe Schobert: Two more picks in win

    Schobert recorded five tackles and four passes defensed, including two interceptions, in Sunday's 41-24 win over the Dolphins in Week 12. Coming off what may have been his best game in a Week 11 win over the Steelers, Schobert battled through a groin injury to lead a Cleveland defense that was missing starters Myles Garrett (suspension), Olivier Vernon (knee) and Larry Ogunjobi (suspension) on its defensive line. Schobert, who entered the season with two interceptions over his first three years in the league, has recorded two picks in each of the last two games. He became just the sixth linebacker in NFL history to record at least two interceptions in consecutive games. He's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March 2020, though the Browns have been engaged in contract extension talks with the linebacker's agent.
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  • Browns' Joe Schobert: Avoids inactive list

    Schobert (groin) is listed as active Week 12 against Miami. Schobert showed in Week 11 why he's an elite IDP option as he recorded his fifth game with double-digit tackles on the season, in addition to two interceptions. He'll enter the matchup against Miami with 92 combined tackles, good for sixth in the NFL.
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  • Browns' Joe Schobert: Nursing groin injury

    Schobert is questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins due to a groin injury, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Schobert was added to the injury report as a limited participant Thursday, but the fact that he practiced in full Friday puts him on track to play this weekend. The 26-year-old is coming off an impressive showing against the Steelers as he had 10 tackles, a sack, two tackles for loss and two interceptions.
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  • Browns' Joe Schobert: Piles up 11 stops

    Schobert made 11 solo tackles in Monday's 31-3 loss to the 49ers. Schobert led the Browns in tackles, and he tacked on one for a loss as well. He still hasn't missed a defensive snap this season, and he comes with a solid IDP floor with at least eight tackles in four of five games. However, the extracurricular stats come around sparingly with just one each of sacks, pass breakups and forced fumbles so far.
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  • Browns' Joe Schobert: Monster stat line

    Schobert made 17 tackles -- two for a loss -- and a sack in Sunday's 40-25 win over Ravens. This is Schobert's second double-digit tackle performance of the year, as he now has 44 stops through four games. He's a strong linebacker who doesn't often get sacks, so dropping Lamar Jackson was an added bonus for his fantasy owners. Schobert will look to keep it up in Week 5 versus the 49ers, who run the ball more than any team in the league (38 times per game).
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  • Browns' Joe Schobert: Disruptive performance Week 2

    Schobert notched 13 tackles (10 solo) and one forced fumble during Monday's 23-3 win over the Jets. Schobert is pacing Cleveland's defense with 21 tackles (15 solo) through two games. The fourth-year linebacker's reliability compiling tackles gives him a steady floor in IDP formats, though his upside is capped due to a scarcity of sacks. Schobert will look to keep up his momentum versus the Rams in Week 3.
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