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NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
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2-4-0 5-12-0

2021 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 21 0.0 0 0 0

Top Mike Pennel News

  • Falcons' Mike Pennel: Promoted from practice squad

    Pennel was promoted to the Falcons' active roster from the practice squad Tuesday, Scott Bair of the team's official site reports.

    Pennell signed with Atlanta's practice squad in mid-September and will now join the active roster ahead of Week 5. The 30-year-old spent the past two seasons in Kansas City and totaled 29 tackles (23 solo) in 14 games in 2021.

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  • Mike Pennel: Joins Atlanta's practice squad

    Pennel (undisclosed) has signed a deal to be on the Falcons' practice squad.

    Pennel was released from the Bears with an injury settlement ahead of Week 1, but he has now agreed to join Atlanta's practice squad. The defensive tackle will fill a depth role for the Falcons' defensive line and will likely only play if Atlanta's line suffers any injuries. The veteran played in 14 games for Kansas City last season.

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  • Mike Pennel: Let go with injury settlement

    Pennel (undisclosed) was released from the Bears' injured reserve with an injury settlement Tuesday.

    Pennel landed on injured reserve last week with the unspecified injury, but he'll now hit free agency after reaching the injury settlement. The 30-year-old appeared in 14 games for Kansas City last season and recorded 29 tackles (13 solo).

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  • Bears' Mike Pennel: Lands on IR

    Pennel (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve by the Bears on Tuesday, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

    Pennel appeared in 14 games for the Chiefs last season, registering 29 tackles (13 solo). The 30-year-old was expected to play a sizeable depth role on the Bears' defensive line this season. Khyiris Tonga will replace him as the primary backup behind Eddie Goldman.

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  • Bears' Mike Pennel: Picked up by Bears

    Pennel signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Thursday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Pennel has spent time with the Packers, Jets and Chiefs since being drafted in 2014. He recorded 29 tackles (13 solo) in 14 games last year in Kansas City. The veteran figures to help boost the depth on the Bears' defensive line.

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  • Chiefs' Mike Pennel: Posts career-high tackle total

    Pennel collected a career-best 10 tackles (five solo) Monday versus the Patriots.

    Pennel saw a significant bump to a 61 percent snap percentage share on defense Monday with Chris Jones (groin) sidelined and he took advantage of the opportunity with a massive tackle total. While he's not the pass-rushing threat that Jones is, Pennel could be in line for a hefty snap count again next week if Jones remains unavailable.

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  • Chiefs' Mike Pennel: Back with team

    Pennel saw his roster exemption lift Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Pennel had his two-game suspension lifted Monday, but the team was given a roster exemption to give it time to make a corresponding roster move. Now that Pennel will return to the team, the Chiefs will have to make a move to clear roster space for him.

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  • Chiefs' Mike Pennel: Suspension lifted

    Pennel's suspension has been lifted but he remains on the Commissioner Exempt list, according to the league's official transaction report.

    Pennel served a two game suspension and will likely be added to the active roster once the space is made for him. The defensive tackle recorded 24 tackles (13 solo) across eight regular-season games with the Chiefs in 2019 and will give them a little more depth along the defensive line.

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  • Chiefs' Mike Pennel: Sustains two-game suspension

    Pennel was handed a two-game suspension Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    There's no report about why Pennel was suspended, but the defensive tackle released an apology Tuesday that said, "I take full responsibility for what goes into my body and I promise to be more vigilant moving forward." Khalen Saunders is in line for the largest uptick in playing time during Pennel's absence.

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  • Chiefs' Mike Pennel: Remaining in Kansas City

    Pennel is re-signing with the Chiefs on a one-year deal, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Pennel signed on with the eventual Super Bowl Champions in Week 8 of the 2019 season, notching 24 tackles (13 solo) during the second half of the season. A rotational lineman, he could see increased reps next season as he becomes more acclimated with the Chiefs' defensive schemes.

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  • Chiefs' Mike Pennel: Makes 24 tackles in 2019

    Pennel notched 24 tackles (13 solo) across eight regular-season games with the Chiefs in 2019.

    Pennel also made seven tackles in three postseason appearances. The 28-year-old joined Kansas City in Week 8 of the regular season after spending time with New England during training camp, and he immediately slotted into a rotational role at defensive tackle. He's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

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  • Chiefs' Mike Pennel: Heading to Kansas City

    Pennel signed a contract with the Chiefs on Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    Pennel spent training camp with the Patriots but was unable to make the season-opening roster. The 28-year-old should serve as a rotational defensive tackle for the Chiefs and fills the spot of Terrell McClain, who was released in a corresponding move.

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  • Mike Pennel: Let go by Pats

    Pennel was released by the Patriots on Monday, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

    Pennel originally signed a two-year deal with New England in March after playing for the Jets in 2017 and 2018. Over his two seasons in a rotational role with New York, the 28-year-old logged 62 total tackles. Now Pennel will be free to explore a deeper role with another club after originally trying to earn a depth or backup position with New England.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 332 lbs
Birthplace: Topeka, KS
Age: 31
School: Colorado State-Pueblo
Experience: 9