Ryan made 81 tackles (52 solo) and recorded a sack over 15 games during the 2017 season.
Ryan played one more game than he did in 2016, but he fell just one stop short of tying the career-high 82 tackles he put up a year ago. He finished second among Packers inside linebackers in defensive snaps each of the last two seasons, and he figures to get a chance to again be the No. 2 man at his position in 2018.
Ryan totaled 11 tackles (10 solo) in Saturday's 16-0 loss to the Vikings.
It's the second time this season Ryan has reached double digit tackles, and both occasions have occurred in his last three games. The 25-year-old has come on strong as an IDP option in the latter portion of the season and played 55 of 65 defensive snaps Saturday.
Ryan (knee) is active Sunday against the Panthers.
A knee injury landed Ryan on the injury report leading up to Week 15, but with limited practice sessions Thursday and Friday, it was expected that the third-year linebacker would suit up. Having logged six or more combined tackles in four straight weeks, Ryan provides a decent floor as an IDP.
Ryan (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Ryan was a limited participant in practices Thursday and Friday. It's expected that Ryan will be able to take the field Sunday, but if he ends up sitting out, Joe Thomas and Kyler Fackrell could pick up increased snaps at inside linebacker in Ryan's stead.
Ryan (neck, illness) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Jason Wilde of ESPN.com reports.
In addition to hurting his neck in the Packers' Week 13 win over the Buccaneers, Ryan was also dealing with flu-like symptoms to begin Week 14 preparations, with the two ailments conspiring to keep him out of practice Wednesday. A day to recuperate was seemingly all Ryan needed though, so look for him to step back into a starting role at inside linebacker Sunday in Cleveland. Ryan has made some noise for IDP owners over the last three weeks, producing 25 tackles and a sack during that stretch.
|2015||Green Bay Packers||14||50||35.0||15||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||14||82||57.0||25||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||15||81||52.0||29||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2015||Green Bay Packers||14||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||14||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||15||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|