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Top Brandon Mebane News

  • Brandon Mebane: Parts ways with Chargers

    The Chargers released Mebane on Friday, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.

    Mebane, who contemplated retirement last offseason, has spent the last four seasons with Los Angeles. He notched 27 tackles and a sack across 13 regular-season games in 2019. If the 35-year-old opts to continue his career, he'll be immediately free to look for a shot as a rotational linebacker elsewhere in the league. Per Daniel Popper of The Athletic, Mebane's release frees up $4.25 against the salary cap for the Chargers.

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  • Chargers' Brandon Mebane: Nearing end of his career

    Mebane tallied 27 tackles (15 solo) and a sack over 13 games during the 2019 season.

    The end of the road appears to be looming for the 35-year-old. Mebane, who contemplated retirement last offseason only to return for his fourth season with the Chargers, missed three games in 2019 due to injury, and posted his lowest tackle figures since the 2016 season as a result. Relatively deep along the defensive line, the Chargers could very well choose not to retain Mebane should the veteran nose tackle opt to play in his 14th professional season.

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  • Chargers' Brandon Mebane: One tackle in return

    Mebane recorded one tackle in the team's Week 10 loss to the Raiders.

    Mebane had been battling a knee injury that held him out of action for three consecutive contests prior to Thursday's loss. He played 34 defensive snaps for the team in his return, roughly equaling his playing time prior to the injury. The Chargers remain somewhat shorthanded at defensive tackle with both Justin Jones (shoulder) and Cortez Broughton (illness) sidelined, meaning Mebane could play a bigger role going forward if their absences persist.

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  • Chargers' Brandon Mebane: Back in action

    Mebane (knee) is active for Thursday's game against the Raiders.

    Mebane will take the field for the first time since Oct. 13 versus the Steelers. The veteran defensive tackle recorded a 63-percent snap share in that contest, and he'll be expected to clog the running lanes against highly touted rookie Josh Jacobs.

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  • Chargers' Brandon Mebane: Won't play Sunday

    Mebane (knee) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against Green Bay.

    Mebane was listed as doubtful for the contest after just a limited showing in Friday's practice, so his absence isn't surprising. With fellow starter Justin Jones (shoulder) also inactive for the clash, Jerry Tillery and Damion Square are expected to get the starts at defensive tackle for Week 9.

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  • Chargers' Brandon Mebane: Doubtful for Week 9

    Mebane (knee) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game versus Green Bay.

    Mebane returned to the practice field for a limited session Friday but may end up sitting out his third straight contest. Fellow starter Justin Jones (shoulder) is also doubtful, likely leaving Jerry Tillery and Damion Square to start at defensive tackle.

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  • Chargers' Brandon Mebane: Still out Week 8

    Mebane (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's game at Chicago.

    Mebane will miss his second straight game after picking up the knee injury Week 6 versus the Steelers. Damion Square and Jerry Tillery should start at defensive tackle Sunday since Justin Jones (shoulder) is also sidelined.

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  • Chargers' Brandon Mebane: Ruled out for Week 7

    Mebane (knee) is ruled out for Sunday's tilt against the Titans.

    Mebane appears to have picked up a knee injury Week 6 against the Steelers. With Justin Jones (shoulder) also ruled out, the Chargers will have to rely on Jerry Tillery and Damion Square as starters at defensive tackle Sunday.

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  • Chargers' Brandon Mebane: Sack in loss

    Mebane recorded two tackles (one solo) and a sack across 31 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

    The veteran nose tackle rarely records sacks these days, as this is just his third in his three-plus seasons with the Chargers. A run stuffer on the defensive line, Mebane doesn't offer much IDP value, especially considering he is only playing in about half of the team's defensive snaps this season.

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  • Chargers' Brandon Mebane: Sticking in Los Angeles

    Mebane re-signed with the Chargers on Wednesday on a two-year contract, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    The money involved in the deal isn't known, but it's likely that the 34-year-old veteran agreed to a pay cut after receiving a three-year, $13.5 million deal from the Chargers the last time he was a free agent. A valuable leader in the locker room, Mebane should remain a prominent part of the Chargers' defensive-line rotation.

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  • Chargers' Brandon Mebane: Possibly returning to Chargers

    Mebane's representation met with general manager Tom Telesco at the NFL Scouting Combine and discussed the possibility of him returning to the Chargers, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

    Mebane will enter unrestricted free agency at the start of the new year, but there's certainly a chance the 34-year-old could return to the Chargers after three productive seasons with the team. Darius Philon and Justin Jones are expected to compete for the starting nose tackle job regardless of whether Mebane returns, so it's likely the veteran defensive tackle will have to return for less than his previous three-year, $13 million contract.

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  • Chargers' Brandon Mebane: Will play Sunday

    Mebane (personal) will play during Sunday's AFC divisional-round game against the Patriots, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Mebane sat out last week's win over the Ravens following the tragic loss of his daughter but is expected to suit up versus the Patriots. Justin Jones will likely return to a backup role with Mebane active.

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  • Chargers' Brandon Mebane: Won't play Sunday

    Mebane (not injury-related) is inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Ravens.

    The Chargers' nose tackle did not practice this past week while tending to a family matter and was listed as doubtful for the contest. The 33-year-old posted 40 tackles and a sack in 12 games (all starts) during the regular season.

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  • Chargers' Brandon Mebane: Practices in full

    Mebane (personal) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice.

    Mebane is trending toward retaking the field Saturday against the Ravens after having missed four straight games due to personal reasons. If the 32-year-old practices fully Wednesday and Thursday, he could resume his full workload immediately.

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  • Chargers' Brandon Mebane: Expects to play Saturday

    Mebane (personal) is confident he will playe in Saturday's game against the Ravens, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Mebane has missed the last four games due to complications following the birth of his daughter, though he can now return to the team since she has stabilized. It remains to be seen whether the 32-year-old resumes his full workload immediately, but he appears on track to play Saturday's game.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 311 lbs
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Age: 37
School: California
Experience: 14