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September 8, 2018 12:52 PM
Ben Heeney: Reaches injury settlement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heeney (ankle) reached an injury settlement with the Texans on Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Heeney underwent surgery after injuring his ankle against the Rams during the preseason. He will now be free to find a new landing spot once his ankle heals.

August 30, 2018 09:08 PM
Texans' Ben Heeney: Clears waivers, hits IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heeney (ankle) has cleared waivers and reverted to injured reserve Tuesday.

Heeney underwent season-ending surgery Wednesday, which will keep him on injured reserve for the rest of the season barring an injury settlement. He should be available to compete for a roster spot again in 2019.

August 29, 2018 04:20 PM
Ben Heeney: Waived by Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heeney (ankle) was waived by the Texans on Wednesday.

Heeney reportedly underwent surgery to repair an ankle issue Wednesday. Following the news of his season-long absence, the decision to part ways with Heeney became an easy one for Houston. Even without the injury, Heeney figured to be facing long odds of making the team.

August 29, 2018 11:28 AM
Texans' Ben Heeney: Out for season following ankle surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heeney underwent season-ending ankle surgery Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The news of Heeney's surgery popped up as somewhat of a surprise. Heeney was carted off during Saturday's preseason contest against the Rams, but there was no real word as to whether he'd need surgery until after the procedure was done. Heeney was likely to be a contributor on special teams prior to the injury.

August 26, 2018 01:44 PM
Texans' Ben Heeney: Records 19 snaps Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heeney (knee) made one tackle during Saturday's 21-20 preseason loss to the Rams.

Heeney was held to just five games in 2017 due to this knee condition, but he appears ready for Week 1. He played just eight defensive snaps last season, so he shouldn't be expected to work much outside of special teams.

March 26, 2018 11:20 PM
Texans' Ben Heeney: Rejoins Texans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heeney (knee) signed a contract with the Texans on Monday, the Laredo Morning-Times reports.

Heeney totaled two tackles in five games for the Texans last season before undergoing knee surgery and landing on injured reserve. The 25-year-old is likely to serve primarily as a special teams contributor again for Houston in 2018.

November 29, 2017 07:04 PM
Texans' Ben Heeney: Heads to injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Texans will place Heeney on injured reserve Wednesday with an unspecified injury, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Heeney likely sustained the injury in Monday's loss to the Ravens, a game in which he played 17 snaps, all on special teams. It's possible that Heeney would have lost his spot on the 53-man roster anyway if fully healthy with fellow linebacker Brian Cushing slated to return from a 10-game suspension ahead of the Week 13 matchup with Tennessee.

October 27, 2017 01:12 PM
Texans' Ben Heeney: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heeney (knee) returned to the Texans' practice as a full participant Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Heeney, who has been sidelined for three weeks following arthroscopic knee surgery, appears to be nearing the completion of his recovery. While he is seemingly on track to suit up for Week 8, he will likely just serve in a depth role at linebacker.

October 13, 2017 04:20 PM
Texans' Ben Heeney: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heeney (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Browns.

Heeney was absent from practice all week as he continues to recover from minor arthroscopic knee surgery. He's yet to be given a timetable for a return, and in his absence, Brian Peters and Dylan Cole will continue to operate as reserves at inside linebacker.

October 9, 2017 04:28 PM
Texans' Ben Heeney: Ruled out for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heeney (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Heeney is coming off minor arthroscopic knee surgery and though he'll sit out this week, he's not looking at an extended absence. Brian Peters and Dylan Cole will operate as the backups at inside linebacker Sunday.

October 6, 2017 01:27 AM
Texans' Ben Heeney: Claimed by Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heeney (knee) was claimed by the Texans on Wednesday, per the league's official transaction log.

Heeney, who was waived by the Saints on Tuesday, will provide the Texans with depth at linebacker once he recovers from the knee injury that he suffered during a practice with New Orleans last week. Houston waived safety Kurtis Drummond in a corresponding move.

October 4, 2017 08:04 PM
Ben Heeney: Waived by Saints
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heeney (knee) was waived by the Saints on Tuesday, Joel A. Erickson of reports.

Heeney missed Friday's practice due to a knee injury and was subsequently ruled out of Sunday's win over the Dolphins. The linebacker spent the first three weeks of the season on the Saints' practice squad.

September 29, 2017 12:32 PM
Saints' Ben Heeney: Ruled out Week 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heeney (knee) is ruled out of Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Heeney appears to have suffered a knee injury during Friday's practice. Since the specifics of his situation aren't clear, there's no telling how long he could be out.

September 27, 2017 05:16 PM
Saints' Ben Heeney: Promoted to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Saints signed Heeney to their 53-man roster Wednesday, Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Heeney, who had previously resided on the Saints' practice squad, will provide depth at linebacker in advance of Sunday's game against the Dolphins in London.

July 26, 2017 03:00 PM
Raiders' Ben Heeney: Stamped with NFI label
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heeney (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, Jimmy Durkin of the Mercury News reports.

Heeney spent 12 games on injured reserve last season due to a torn ligament in his ankle. In the four games he did play, he recorded 15 tackles. When he is healthy again, he should be the favorite to win the middle linebacker job in Oakland with only Cory James and 2017 fifth-round pick Marquel Lee to compete with. Keep an eye out for the talented linebacker's recovery as he heads into his third season.

January 31, 2017 02:10 PM
Raiders' Ben Heeney: Expects to be healthy for offseason program
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heeney, who was placed on injured reserve in October due to a torn ligament in his right ankle, expects to be healthy for the Raiders' offseason program, Jimmy Durkin of The Mercury News reports.

Heeney is coming up on 13 weeks since having surgery and is about three weeks from being able to do contact work. He recorded 15 tackles in only four games for the Raiders in 2016, so his return to action should give a boost to Oakland's front seven.

October 4, 2016 09:08 PM
Raiders' Ben Heeney: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heeney was placed on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury Tuesday.

Heeney will end his second season in an untimely manner, after recording 15 tackles in just four games. The 23-year-old started the season as the team's starting middle linebacker, but was replaced by Cory James in Week 3. The Raiders signed Perry Riley on Tuesday to replace Heeney.

September 19, 2016 07:40 PM
Raiders' Ben Heeney: Could lose snaps moving forward
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heeney recorded six tackles (six solo) during Sunday's loss to the Falcons.

Heeney racked up the third-most solo tackles for the Raiders during the team's Week 2 matchup, but lost a few snaps towards the end of the game to rookie Cory James as the defense struggled to stop the Falcons. According to coach Jack Del Rio, Oakland figures to once again try James at middle linebacker in spots throughout next week's contest against the Titans, Scott Bair of reports. It'll be a situation to monitor moving forward if James is able to become the better option.

September 12, 2016 01:07 AM
Raiders' Ben Heeney: Makes five tackles Sunday against Saints
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heeney notched five tackles (three solo) during Sunday's victory against the Saints.

Heeney's numbers figure to improve after the starting middle linebacker didn't have too many opportunities at making tackles Sunday, with the Saints running the ball just 22 times while quarterback Drew Brees recorded 42 pass attempts. It's not every week the Raiders will be able to give up more than 30 points and still win, so Heeney and his defense will look to improve next week against the Falcons.

August 26, 2016 11:14 PM
Raiders' Ben Heeney: Starting at middle linebacker
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heeney, a fifth-rounder in last year's NFL Draft, heads into the 2016 season as the starting middle linebacker for the Raiders, Jimmy Durkin of the Bay Area News Group reports.

At 6-foot, 231 pounds, there are questions regarding Heeney's ability to excel at the position due to being undersized, particularly against the run. The Raiders take on the Titans in their third preseason game Saturday, so Heeney figures to get plenty of reps against their run-first offense. In his rookie year, the 23-year-old racked up 38 tackles, 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble in 15 games; those numbers figure to rise with his increased role this season.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2015Oakland Raiders153831.072.5000.0001
2016Oakland Raiders41513.020000.0000
2017Houston Texans520.020000.0000
2017New Orleans Saints000.000000.0000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2015Oakland Raiders1500100000
2016Oakland Raiders400000000
2017Houston Texans500000000
2017New Orleans Saints000000000

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