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July 29, 2018 12:32 AM
Courtney Upshaw: Waived by Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Upshaw (undisclosed) was waived/injured by the Jets on Saturday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

Upshaw signed with the Jets this offseason in hopes of resurrecting his value as a pass rusher. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear as though Upshaw will be able to do so with the Jets. Upshaw spent last season with Atlanta, where he registered nine total tackles and a sack.

July 27, 2018 04:34 PM
Jets' Courtney Upshaw: Lands on NFI list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Upshaw (undisclosed) was moved to the Non-Football Injury list Friday, Randy Lange of the Jets' official site reports.

While the reasoning for Upshaw's placement on this particular list isn't clear, the linebacker can immediately return to practice upon gaining medical clearance. When healthy, the 2012 second-rounder will compete for the starting job at defensive end opposite Leonard Williams.

June 15, 2018 11:44 AM
Jets' Courtney Upshaw: Signs with Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Upshaw has signed a contract with the Jets.

Upshaw spent the early years of his career playing outside linebacker in Baltimore's 3-4 scheme, but he has spent the past couple of seasons with a hand in the dirt at either defensive end or defensive tackle for the Falcons. Now at 272 pounds, he will return to a 3-4 scheme in New York, though it wouldn't be surprising if the Jets keep him at defensive end. Either way, the 2012 second-round pick's versatility should give him a shot to make an impact this coming season.

May 10, 2018 09:48 AM
Courtney Upshaw: Visits Philadelphia
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Upshaw recently attended a meeting with the Eagles, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

A 2012 second-round pick, Upshaw spent the first four seasons of his career playing outside linebacker in Baltimore's 3-4 defense, then spent the past two years at end and tackle in Atlanta's 4-3 scheme. He only has 216 tackles, seven sacks and six forced fumbles in 90 career regular-season games, but the positional and scheme versatility might make him useful if the Eagles were to run into injury issues along their fantastic defensive line. The 28-year-old probably would have a better shot at a meaningful Week 1 role if he signed with a less talented team.

October 21, 2017 12:12 PM
Falcons' Courtney Upshaw: Gearing up for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Upshaw (ankle) was a limited participant in Friday's practice but will be ready to play Sunday against the Patriots, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Upshaw will make his first appearance since leaving after the first snap in Week 2 against the Packers. He'll immediately return to his starting role, and it'll be interesting to see how he reacts to a full workload. Upshaw should be considered a wait-and-see IDP option for the time being.

October 13, 2017 07:24 PM
Falcons' Courtney Upshaw: Will not play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Upshaw (ankle) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Upshaw did not practice this week and has not seen game action since suffering the injury Week 2 against the Packers. Derrick Shelby should continue to see snaps a starting defensive end in his absence.

October 12, 2017 05:48 PM
Falcons' Courtney Upshaw: Held out of Thursday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Upshaw (ankle) did not practice Thursday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Upshaw has not played since leaving Week 2's game against the Packers with the injury, and even following a bye week, the linebacker is still unable to return to the practice field. Upshaw will likely have to log at least a limited practice session this week in order to have any chance of playing Sunday against the Dolphins.

September 29, 2017 04:24 PM
Falcons' Courtney Upshaw: Won't play vs. Bills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

Upshaw failed to practice for the second straight week and will be absent from the Falcons' defensive front Sunday as a result. Adrian Clayborn and Derrick Shelby are expected to take on Upshaw's workload at defensive end once again.

September 21, 2017 05:36 PM
Falcons' Courtney Upshaw: Ruled out for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Upshaw (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday and won't play Sunday against the Lions, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Upshaw left in Week 2 after just one defensive snap. Adrian Clayborn and Derrick Shelby filled in for him, and they are both expected to continue that workload against the Lions.

September 18, 2017 12:16 PM
Falcons' Courtney Upshaw: Leaves game with ankle injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Upshaw left Sunday's game against the Packers with an ankle injury and will not return, Judy Battista of reports.

Upshaw exited Sunday's game in the first quarter, but the severity of his injury is currently unknown. Both Adrian Clayborn and Derrick Shelby likely will see extended snaps at defensive end in Upshaw's absence.

March 9, 2017 02:52 PM
Falcons' Courtney Upshaw: To remain with Falcons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Upshaw has agreed to remain with Atlanta,'s Ian Rapoport reports.

Upshaw's 2016 campaign with the Falcons was largely disappointing, as he started just five games and only recorded half of a sack. He'll continue his role as a situational run stuffer in the 2017 season.

March 25, 2016 07:09 PM
Falcons' Courtney Upshaw: Agrees to deal with Falcons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Upshaw agreed to terms on a contract with the Falcons on Friday.

The details of the signing remain a bit unclear, but the 6-foot-2, 272-pound outside linebacker specializes in stuffing the run, but the bulkiness keeps him from becoming an elite linebacker. He will need to transition from a 3-4 to a 4-3 outside linebacker with the move to Atlanta, which will result in him serving in coverage more often. Upshaw collected 51 tackles (29 solo) last season, starting 15 of 16 games after Terrell Suggs suffered a torn Achilles, and will look to build on that to secure a starting job again in 2016.

January 28, 2016 03:37 PM
Ravens' Courtney Upshaw: Starts career-high 15 games in 2015
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Upshaw finished the 2015 season with 51 tackles (29 solo), two sacks, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

With Terrell Suggs (Achilles) suffering a season-ending injury in Week 1, Upshaw started a career-high 15 games. Now set to become an unrestricted free agent, the former second-round pick will surely draw interest as an early-down run stopper, but his lack of pass-rushing ability will limit the size of his second contract. It's unclear if the Ravens are interested in retaining Upshaw.

September 16, 2015 03:50 PM
Ravens place linebacker Terrell Suggs on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs, who suffered a torn left Achilles tendon in Week 1, was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.

As a result, Elvis Dumervil is in line to occupy the Ravens' rush linebacker spot formerly handled by Suggs, while Courtney Upshaw is slotted to work as the team's strong-side linebacker.

June 2, 2015 04:59 AM
Justin Forsett among notable questionables for Ravens in Week 14
by Igor Mello |

The Ravens ruled out cornerback Tramain Jacobs (thigh) out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. He was the only player on Baltimore's final injury report ruled out for Week 14.

Wide receiver Michael Campanaro (thigh), running back Justin Forsett (knee), tight end Crockett Gilmore (back) and linebacker Albert McClellan (thigh) were all deemed questionable. Forsett returned to practice Friday and is expected to play.

Meanwhile, the following players were ruled probable: Wide receiver Marlon Brown (concussion), tight end Owen Daniels (rest), linebacker C.J. Mosley (wrist), linebacker Daryl Smith (rest), wide receiver Torrey Smith (knee), linebacker Terrell Suggs (rest), defensive tackle DeAngelo Tyson (rest), linebacker Courtney Upshaw (hand) and center Jeremy Zuttah (ankle).

June 2, 2015 04:59 PM
Courtney Upshaw has four tackles
by Nando Di Fino |

Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw had four tackles in Sunday's 10-17 overtime victory over the Bengals. Upshaw now has 20 tackles on the season. 

The Ravens face the Bears in Week 11. 

June 2, 2015 05:35 PM
Banged up Ravens ready to roll
by Igor Mello |

The Ravens have listed the following players active for Week 7 against the Steelers despite dealing with injuries:  defensive back Chykie Brown (thigh), defensive lineman Chris Canty (thigh), linebacker Albert McClellan (shoulder), defensive lineman Haloti Ngata (elbow), defensive lineman Marcus Spears (knee), linebacker Courtney Upshaw (foot) and defensive back Lardarius Webb (thigh).

June 2, 2015 05:59 PM
Courtney Upshaw picks up first sack
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw picked up his first sack of the season Sunday, in a 26-23 Week 5 win over the Dolphins.

Upshaw picked up two tackles, one of which ended up a sack. He now has 10 tackles and one sack through the first five games. 

June 2, 2015 08:02 PM
Courtney Upshaw loses 20 pounds
by Nando Di Fino |

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw has his weight down to about 275 pounds, after showing up at 295 during spring practices -- a gain that he attributed to offseason personal issues. The heavier Upshaw failed his conditioning test on the first try. 

"He's been very dedicated," head trainer Troy Jones told the Sun. "He has a great work ethic, he works extremely hard. He's a quiet guy. When Courtney makes up his mind, he doesn't hesitate. He'll pass the conditioning test. Courtney is very explosive."

Upshaw had 60 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks, while forcing two fumbles, in 2012, his rookie season. 

June 2, 2015 10:19 AM
Upshaw working to make impact
by Bill Passonno |

Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw registered his first unassisted sack of the season and had two tackles during Baltimore's 16-13 overtime victory over San Diego in Week 12. Upshaw, a rookie out of Alabama, assisted on a sack in the season opener for his season total of 1.5.


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