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April 1, 2020 12:24 PM
Browns' Adrian Clayborn: Inks deal with Browns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clayborn (knee) signed a two-year contract with the Browns on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Clayborn heads over from Atlanta, where he produced 18 tackles (12 solo) and four sacks across 15 games this past season. The 31-year-old will most likely be deployed in a rotational role for the Browns during the 2020 season.

January 11, 2020 05:28 PM
Falcons' Adrian Clayborn: Four sacks during 2019 campaign
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clayborn accumulated 18 tackles, four tackles for loss, seven QB hits, four sacks and two forced fumbles across 15 appearances for Atlanta in 2019.

The veteran edge rusher had a sparse output in the tackle column despite fielding an average of 29.3 defensive snaps per game, but he continues to be a formidable pocket disrupter for the Red and Black. Clayborn endured an underwhelming 2.5-sack campaign during a one-year stint with New England in 2018, but he's collected 13.5 combined sacks during his past two seasons with Atlanta between 2017 and 2019. The 31-year-old becomes an unrestricted free agent when his contract expires in March, and it remains to be seen if the cash-strapped Falcons will possess sufficient financial flexibility to bring him back for a fifth season with the club.

December 27, 2019 03:12 PM
Falcons' Adrian Clayborn: Ruled out for Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clayborn (knee) is ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Buccaneers, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.

Clayborn is set to miss his first game of the year due to a knee issue. In the veteran defensive end's stead, John Cominsky is a candidate to handle additional defensive snaps. Clayborn logged 18 tackles (12 solo), four sacks and two forced fumbles across 15 contests in 2019.

December 25, 2019 11:24 PM
Falcons' Adrian Clayborn: Not practicing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clayborn (knee) was listed as a non-participant in Wednesday's estimated practice report.

Clayborn must have picked up some sort of knee injury during last weekend's victory over the Jaguars, in which the defensive end recorded one tackle over 35 defensive snaps. It's premature to be concerned over a missed practice this early in the week, but Clayborn will probably need to return to practice Thursday or Friday in order to suit up for this weekend's finale in Tampa.

December 13, 2019 06:08 PM
Falcons' Adrian Clayborn: No injury status for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clayborn (back) does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Clayborn played a season-high 47 snaps in Week 14 before being limited with a back issue this week. He'll be back in the rotation Sunday.

December 12, 2019 12:00 AM
Falcons' Adrian Clayborn: Sits out Wednesday's session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clayborn (back) did not participate during Wednesday's practice session, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.

The 31-year-old Clayborn has landed on the injury report after playing 66 percent of the defensive snaps Sunday during a 40-20 win against the Panthers. He was saddled with knee and groin injuries earlier in the season but has yet to sit out a game since returning for his second stint with the Falcons. On the season he has 17 tackles, four sacks and seven QB hits, heading into a Week 15 matchup against the 49ers' No. 2 scoring offense.

November 22, 2019 02:52 PM
Falcons' Adrian Clayborn: Clear of injury designation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clayborn (groin) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Clayborn began the week not practicing due to the groin issue but showed enough by Friday's session to avoid the questionable tag. The 31-year-old should see his usual rotational workload at defensive end for the Falcons in Week 12.

November 21, 2019 05:04 PM
Falcons' Adrian Clayborn: Limited in practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clayborn (groin) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Clayborn is nursing a groin injury sustained during Week 11's win over the Panthers. He wasn't able to practice in any capacity Wednesday, so Thursday's limited session represents tangible progress. The veteran defensive end's availability for Week 12 could come down to what he's able -- or unable -- to accomplish in Friday's practice.

November 20, 2019 05:40 PM
Falcons' Adrian Clayborn: No practice after Sunday's injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clayborn (groin) didn't practice Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of reports.

After exiting this past Sunday's game due to this groin injury, Clayborn's in danger of missing his first game of the season. The 2011 first-rounder has been a key part of the Falcons' defensive resurgence, generating three sacks over the last two games. If he's unable to get healthy in time, Allen Bailey may see an uptick in usage.

November 17, 2019 04:12 PM
Falcons' Adrian Clayborn: Suffers groin injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clayborn won't return to Sunday's game against the Panthers due to a groin injury, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

It's unclear how Clayborn picked up the injury, but he left the game late in the fourth quarter, so it could be more maintenance for the injury. In any event, Allen Bailey will take on the depth defensive lineman snaps, and look for an update on Clayborn's health in the coming days.

November 12, 2019 09:28 PM
Falcons' Adrian Clayborn: Collects sack in Week 11 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clayborn registered a sack during Sunday's 26-9 win against the Saints.

The veteran defensive end sure made his one tackle of the afternoon count, sacking Drew Brees for a 10-yard loss shortly before the half to force a punt. Coming into Sunday's game, Clayborn had accounted for a combined 3.5 sacks in 22 games between 2018 and the first half of 2019, after leading the Falcons with 9.5 sacks during 2017. The 31-year-old Clayborn broke that slump as Atlanta's pass rush came to life against New Orleans, and he has a strong chance to stay hot in Week 11 against a Panthers offensive line that is surrendering 3.2 sacks per game.

October 19, 2019 11:08 AM
Falcons' Adrian Clayborn: Ready for Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clayborn (knee) is absent from the Falcons' final injury report ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Rams.

After being limited earlier in the week, Clayborn logged a full practice Friday. He looks on track to take on his usual workload of about 15-30 snaps per game assuming he avoids any setbacks. The veteran defensive end has just one sack through six games this season.

October 17, 2019 12:08 PM
Falcons' Adrian Clayborn: Puts in limited practice session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clayborn (knee) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice session, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.

The 31-year-old defensive end briefly exited Sunday's loss to the Cardinals due to injury but was able to return to action and field 42 percent of the defensive snaps in total. Clayborn has one sack through six games, as the Falcons are tied with Miami for an NFL-worst five team sacks. Looking forward to Week 7, Atlanta's front seven will face a Rams offensive line that was exposed by the 49ers on Sunday, allowing four sacks and only facilitating a 3.6 yards-per-carry average for the team's busiest ball-carrier Malcolm Brown.

April 10, 2019 09:40 PM
Falcons' Adrian Clayborn: Heads back to Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clayborn is rejoining the Falcons on a one-year contract worth up to $4 million, Tom Pelissero of reports.

Clayborn previously played for Atlanta from 2015 to 2017, notching a career-high 9.5 sacks in his third season with the team. He then signed a two-year, $10 million contract with New England last offseason, but he was released in March after managing just 11 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 14 games. Clayborn will turn 31 in July and should be a key part of Atlanta's defensive line rotation in 2019.

March 15, 2019 12:20 PM
Adrian Clayborn: Released by Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clayborn announced on Twitter that he's been granted his release from the Patriots.

The way Clayborn phrased his tweet suggested it was his decision to move on. Regardless, he'll now take his new Super Bowl ring and bolt elsewhere, clearing roughly $6 million in cap space for New England.

December 23, 2018 08:08 PM
Patriots' Adrian Clayborn: Healthy inactive Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clayborn (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Bills, Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports.

Clayborn has seen his snap counts decrease in recent weeks and doesn't have a sack in the last five games. The Patriots' two healthy reserve defensive ends, Deatrich Wise and Ufomba Kamalu, should both see an uptick in usage in this outing.

November 5, 2018 11:00 PM
Patriots' Adrian Clayborn: Half sack in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clayborn recorded three tackles (two solo) and 0.5 sacks in Sunday's win over the Packers.

Clayborn plays a rotational role on the defensive line but now has 2.5 sacks across the past three games. The run-stuffing defensive end doesn't stuff the stat sheet by any means, as he has 10 tackles across nine games this season.

October 23, 2018 02:32 PM
Patriots' Adrian Clayborn: Logs sack Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clayborn recorded two tackles (both solo), including a sack, in Sunday's win over the Bears.

Clayborn's sack was his first of the season. He saw the field on 40 percent of New England's defensive snaps. Due to what has mostly been pedestrian production, he hasn't warranted much consideration as an IDP this season. He'll look to maintain his strong play from Sunday into Week 8 when the Patriots head to Buffalo to take on the Bills.

May 24, 2018 06:16 PM
Patriots' Adrian Clayborn: Participating in OTAs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clayborn (quad) has returned to action in the Patriots' OTAs, Andy Hart of the Patriots' official site reports.

Clayborn tweaked his quad during an offseason workout but he appears to be over the issue and hasn't been limited in the team's practice sessions, where he's been operating as a starting defensive end.

May 21, 2018 10:04 PM
Patriots' Adrian Clayborn: Injures quad during offseason workouts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Claybord recently tweaked his quad during offseason workouts, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports.

It doesn't sound like Clayborn is dealing with anything serious. While he might miss the third phase of the Patriots' offseason workouts this month, there doesn't seem to be any concern about his availability for the start of training camp in late July.

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