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November 28, 2018 01:52 PM
Falcons' Derrick Shelby: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelby (groin) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Shelby started in three games for Atlanta in 2018 but missed time earlier this season with a groin injury. The Utah product is the fourth defensive starter to be placed on injured reserve, joining Keanu Neal (knee), Ricardo Allen (Achilles) and Deion Jones (foot) -- although Jones was activated prior to playing the Cowboys. Shelby didn't carry an injury designation prior to facing the Cowboys in Week 11, but the injury seems to have lingered and will force him to miss the remainder of the season.

November 16, 2018 04:22 PM
Falcons' Derrick Shelby: Cleared to face Cowboys
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelby (groin) doesn't carry an injury designation ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Cowboys, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Shelby didn't practice Wednesday but was able to practice in a limited capacity Thursday and Friday. The Utah product has played in each of the Falcons' last three games after missing the previous four. In last week's contest against the Browns, Shelby logged four tackles (three solo) over 25 defensive snaps.

November 14, 2018 05:36 PM
Falcons' Derrick Shelby: Not practicing Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelby (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.

Shelby was able to suit up during Atlanta's loss to the Browns in Week 10 despite being listed as questionable due to a groin issue, and still appears to be managing his recovery. It remains to be seen whether the 29-year-old will play against the Cowboys on Sunday. If Shelby is unable to go, Steven Means will serve as the primary backup to Vic Beasley.

November 11, 2018 01:08 PM
Falcons' Derrick Shelby: Active Week 10
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelby (groin) is active for Sunday's Week 10 tilt against the Browns.

Shelby had just been added to the injury report Friday, but it appears his groin issue wasn't overly serious. The 29-year-old end will look to help the Falcons contain mobile rookie signal-caller Baker Mayfield, as well as a Browns rushing attack that has been effective since Nick Chubb was given the reins of the No. 1 running back job.

November 10, 2018 01:32 PM
Falcons' Derrick Shelby: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelby (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Shelby was a surprising addition to Friday's injury report after having participated in the week's first two practices without issue. If the 29-year-old were to remain sidelined for any amount of time, Steven Means would serve as the primary backup to Vic Beasley.

October 20, 2018 05:12 PM
Falcons' Derrick Shelby: Clear of injury designation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelby (groin) won't carry an injury designation into Monday's game against the Giants, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.

Shelby was a limited practice participant throughout the week but the team saw enough Saturday to avoid handing him the questionable tag. The 29-year-old should serve as a rotational defensive end for the Falcons on Monday after missing the last four games.

October 19, 2018 04:52 PM
Falcons' Derrick Shelby: Practices in limited capacity Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelby (groin) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

The veteran defensive end sustained this lingering groin injury during a Week 2 win over Carolina and has been held out of the lineup for the Falcons' past four games. Shelby being able to partake in practice is not necessarily a sign that he will be activated for a Week 7 tilt against the Giants, as he has been able to participate in walk-throughs and individual drills for three weeks now without yet being able to return for full-speed game action. His presence on the field, even on a restricted snap count, would be beneficial in trying to slow down electrifying rookie running back Saquon Barkley.

October 12, 2018 02:44 PM
Falcons' Derrick Shelby: Out again vs. Bucs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelby (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Shelby was able to put in limited work at practice this week, but he still was not deemed healthy enough to play this weekend. This is Shelby's fourth straight absence while he nurses a groin injury, and he will continue to be evaluated on a week-to-week basis.

October 11, 2018 11:36 AM
Falcons' Derrick Shelby: Week 6 status undetermined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelby (groin) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

The veteran defensive end was a limited practice participant for each of the team's practice sessions last week, but ultimately was unable play against Pittsburgh in Week 5. Shelby has been forced to sit out Atlanta's past three games, however, the front seven has only fared slightly worse in his absence. The Falcons have allowed 124 rushing yards per game since Shelby first went inactive in Week 3, compared to 117 yards per game in two outings when he was healthy.

October 6, 2018 11:36 AM
Falcons' Derrick Shelby: Ruled out for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelby (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Steelers, Kelsey Conway of AtlantaFalcons.com reports.

Shelby is close to returning from a groin injury that has kept him sidelined since Week 2, but the defensive end wasn't quite ready for a Week 5 appearance. He'll have a solid chance to see the field Week 6 against the Buccaneers, but Brooks Reed and Steven Means could earn additional snaps at defensive end Sunday behind Vic Beasley and Takkarist McKinley.

October 1, 2018 11:32 PM
Falcons' Derrick Shelby: Potential return coming in Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said Monday that he is hopeful Shelby (groin) will be able to play Sunday against the Steelers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Shelby has missed each of the Falcons' past two games as he continues to work his way back from injury. The veteran defense end was deemed inactive for all three of the team's practices last week, but has a chance of returning in time for a must-win road game against the Steelers and an offensive line that has held opponents to 1.6 sacks per game since the start of the 2017 season (NFL-best is 1.2 sacks allowed per game during that span).

September 28, 2018 01:44 PM
Falcons' Derrick Shelby: Ruled out again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelby (groin) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bengals, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Shelby continues to nurse a groin injury suffered during Atlanta's Week 2 victory over the Panthers. The depth defensive end's lack of availability is no surprise, considering that Shelby has yet to fully return to practice. Steven Means stands to receive increased defensive snaps as long as Shelby remains sidelined.

September 28, 2018 02:04 PM
Falcons' Derrick Shelby: No contact Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelby (groin) was cleared for walkthroughs but did not participate in individual drills during Thursday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

After being held out last Sunday against the Saints, Shelby carries a questionable designation for a Week 4 showdown versus Cincinnati. The Falcons are thin at defensive end with Takk McKinley (groin) also battling injury, so it would be tremendously beneficial to get Shelby in the lineup against a Bengals offensive line that has excelled in pass protection in the early going.

September 21, 2018 04:12 PM
Falcons' Derrick Shelby: Inactive for Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelby (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against New Orleans, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

With Takkarist McKinley (groin) already on the shelf for Week 3, Shelby's absence leads to Atlanta having to face New Orleans without the team's starting left defensive end and backup right defensive end. Brooks Reed is in line to start in place of McKinley, while Steven Means will see playing time as Vic Beasley's substitute.

September 21, 2018 02:20 PM
Falcons' Derrick Shelby: Held out of practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelby (groin) did not practice Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Shelby has been unable to return to practice since tweaking his groin in Sunday's win over Carolina, as he's now had to sit out two consecutive days of workouts with the ailment. Atlanta suddenly finds itself in dire need of depth at defensive end, as both Shelby and Takkarist McKinley (groin) are in danger of missing a pivotal Week 3 matchup with the Saints.

September 16, 2018 03:40 PM
Falcons' Derrick Shelby: Ruled out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelby is ruled out with a groin injury and will not return against the Panthers on Sunday, Wendy Adams of the Falcons Radio Network reports.

Shelby will remain sidelined for the duration of Sunday's contest, so Vic Beasley will take snaps without the presence his primary rotational backup. The severity of Shelby's injury remains undisclosed, so expect an update after the game.

March 22, 2018 06:36 PM
Falcons' Derrick Shelby: Re-signs with Falcons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelby agreed to a one-year, $3.25 million contract with Atlanta on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Shelby was cut by the Falcons in early March, but he now returns to the team on restructured terms. After recording 6.5 sacks and two interceptions between 2014 and 2015 with Miami, Shelby has tallied just one sack with zero forced turnovers during his first two years as a Falcon. The return of Shelby became a necessity with the team thinning out along the defensive line, having seen reigning team sack-leader Adrian Clayborn dart to New England in free agency.

March 8, 2018 09:28 PM
Derrick Shelby: Visits with Seattle, headed to Cleveland next
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelby had a free agent visit with the Seahawks on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

After recording nine sacks in four seasons with the Dolphins, Shelby signed a four-year, $18 million deal with Atlanta in 2016 to compete for the role of starting defensive end. The acquisition proved to be non-lucrative for the team, as Shelby tore his Achilles midway through the regular season in 2016, and recorded just one sack in 18 regular season and postseason games during 2017. Now the Utah alum aims to find a seamless fit in free agency to revive his recently stagnant production.

March 2, 2018 04:08 PM
Derrick Shelby: Released by Falcons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelby was released by the Falcons on Friday, Vaughn McClure of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Shelby was entering the third year of the four-year, $18 million contract he signed in March of 2016. His release allowed the Falcons to save more than $3 million against this year's cap, but he remains a solid player at this stage in his career and could provide another team with quality depth to its pass rush.

January 24, 2018 02:04 AM
Falcons' Derrick Shelby: Posts 30 tackles on season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelby recorded 30 tackles (16 solo) and one sack in 16 games this season.

Shelby averaged slightly under 25 defensive snaps per game this season as part of the Falcons' defensive line rotation. The 28-year-old is under contract through 2020 and will look to have an expanded role on the team next season.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/280
Birthdate:
03/04/1989
Age:
30
Hometown:
Houston, TX, USA
School:
Utah
NFL Experience:
8
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