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January 3, 2021 04:04 PM
Lions' Danny Shelton: Leaves with triceps injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelton (triceps) will not return to Sunday's game against the Vikings, Michael Rothstein of reports.

Shelton had one solo tackle before being forced out of Sunday's regular-season finale. Through 11 appearances in 2020, Shelton notched 37 tackles (15 solo), one sack and one defended pass.

January 3, 2021 12:00 PM
Lions' Danny Shelton: Green light for Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelton (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Shelton was activated from injured reserve Saturday, and he'll return to the lineup for the first time since Week 12. The sixth-year defensive tackle may not start at defensive tackle. He should handle a modest workload regardless.

January 2, 2021 07:16 PM
Lions' Danny Shelton: Questionable following activation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelton (knee) has been activated from IR and is questionable for Sunday's clash against Minnesota.

Shelton was injured during a Week 12 loss to Houston and was subsequently placed on injured reserve. Though Detroit has little to play for in the season finale, Shelton's return would be a notable boost to a defense that ranks last in the league in points allowed this season.

December 23, 2020 07:44 PM
Lions' Danny Shelton: Designated to return from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelton (knee) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Shelton was originally placed on IR on Dec. 2, and his 21-day evaluation window is now open for possible activation. With both Shelton and Everson Griffen returning to practice, Detroit's defensive line could be significantly boosted.

December 2, 2020 01:08 PM
Lions' Danny Shelton: Hits injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions placed Shelton (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday.

The transaction will force Shelton to miss at least three games due to the right knee injury he sustained Thanksgiving Day. Over at least that span, John Penisini stands to handle increased snaps.

November 26, 2020 02:00 PM
Lions' Danny Shelton: Questionable to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelton (knee) is questionable to return to the Lions' Week 12 matchup against the Texans, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.comreports.

Shelton suffered a right knee injury early in the second quarter. He immediately headed to the locker room for further evaluation and it is unclear if he will be able to return. John Penisini should see an uptick is snaps in Shelton's absence.

March 18, 2020 03:52 PM
Patriots' Danny Shelton: Joining Patricia in Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelton agreed Wednesday with the Lions on a two-year, $8 million contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

A 2015 first-round pick, Shelton never quite lived up to expectations in Cleveland but had a career year for the Patriots in 2019, recording 61 tackles and three sacks on 492 defensive snaps. The 345-pound space eater now heads to Detroit as a replacement for Damon Harrison, who was released by the Lions in February.

November 19, 2019 06:32 PM
Patriots' Danny Shelton: Season high in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelton generated seven tackles, one sack and one forced fumble during Sunday's 17-10 victory over the Eagles.

Shelton made a number of impressive plays, none bigger than his strip-sack of Carson Wentz in the second quarter. By the final whistle, he finished with a new season high in tackles while continuing to raise his career high with his third sack of the season. Clearly an important piece of a stout Patriots defense, Shelton will need to keep performing at a high level in order for New England to shut down Ezekiel Elliott in Week 12.

November 17, 2019 03:16 PM
Patriots' Danny Shelton: Playing vs. Philadelphia
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelton (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

Shelton practiced in a limited capacity all week, but he's been cleared for action. The 2015 first-round pick has started at nose tackle this year, and he figures to continue this role. Shelton has 31 tackles and two sacks through nine contests.

November 16, 2019 12:12 PM
Patriots' Danny Shelton: Considered questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelton (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Eagles.

Shelton was limited at practice all week, which seemingly indicates he is a true game-time decision. Adam Butler would presumably replace Shelton at nose tackle should he ultimately be unable to give it a go, but more information should come closer to kickoff.

October 10, 2019 05:36 PM
Patriots' Danny Shelton: Registers second sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelton made three tackles (two solo) and a sack in Sunday's win over the Redskins.

Shelton already has a career-high two sacks through five games, but this can be considered an anomaly. He only posted 1.5 sacks through his first 59 NFL games, including going without one for the last two seasons.

August 20, 2019 10:40 AM
Patriots' Danny Shelton: Pushing to start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelton has consistently received more snaps with the first team than Mike Pennel throughout training camp, Doug Kyed of reports.

Shelton served as a depth option in New England last season and now appears to be thriving in a more aggressive role. If the former first-round pick is able to continue building momentum, he could conceivably carve out a starting gig in the Patriots' defense, which is in need of disruptive playmakers along the defensive line.

August 18, 2019 05:40 PM
Patriots' Danny Shelton: Healthy return to action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelton (undislcosed) suited up in 19 defensive snaps and made one tackle in Saturday's preseason game against the Titans.

Shelton had been dealing with an injury leading up to the game, but it seems to be just a minor nick. Now that the former first-round pick is back healthy, he can resume his battle for a depth role on the interior of the defensive line with Adam Butler and David Parry.

August 14, 2019 01:36 PM
Patriots' Danny Shelton: Limited Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelton did not participate in team drills during Wednesday's practice, Zack Cox of reports.

Shelton participated in individual drills away from the practice field Wednesday. It appears that the reserve defensive tackle is dealing with an undisclosed injury. A timetable for Shelton's return is currently unknown.

May 20, 2019 04:52 PM
Patriots' Danny Shelton: Rejoins Pats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelton signed a contract with the Patriots on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Shelton had his fifth-year option for 2019 declined shortly after being acquired by the Patriots from the Browns in March 2018, but he nonetheless returns to New England after testing the waters in free agency. The 25-year-old had 21 tackles (10 solo) and did not record a sack in 13 games for the Patriots last season.

May 3, 2018 01:24 PM
Patriots' Danny Shelton: Fifth-year option declined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots won't exercise Shelton's fifth-year option for the 2019 season, Mike Reiss of reports.

After three years with the Browns, Shelton was dealt to New England in March and is currently penciled in as a starter along the defensive line. Considering Shelton has yet to play a snap for the Patriots, however, the organization isn't willing to paying him $7.14 million for 2019. As a result, the team will decline the option and allow Shelton to prove his worth on the field first. Look for Shelton to become an unrestricted free agent in 2019, though he and the Patriots could ultimately agree to an extension if he plays well in his first year with the team.

March 10, 2018 12:12 PM
Patriots' Danny Shelton: Traded to Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Browns traded Shelton to the Patriots on Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

The Browns will receive a conditional draft pick in return for Shelton. The Patriots have a need at defensive tackle, and it looks like Shelton will not only get an opportunity to carve out a role on the line, but potentially earn a starting spot. He has logged 128 tackles (71 solo) and 1.5 sacks in 46 games across three seasons with the Browns. While his numbers do not necessarily jump off the page, he is a big body who can eat up blockers and allow the Patriots' linebackers freedom to roam.

December 16, 2017 12:52 PM
Browns' Danny Shelton: Sheds injury designation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelton (chest/ribs) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Shelton finished the week with a full practice after initially being limited due to the dual injuries. The 24-year-old was inactive for last week's loss to the Packers but should return to his starting role along the defensive line in Week 15.

December 14, 2017 03:52 PM
Browns' Danny Shelton: Limited Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelton was limited during Wednesday's practice due to chest and rib injuries.

Shelton sat out during the Week 14 loss to the Packers after failing to practice all week, so the fact that he returned Wednesday as a limited participant is a positive sign for his status heading into Sunday's game against the Ravens.

December 10, 2017 05:56 PM
Browns' Danny Shelton: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shelton (ribs) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Packers.

Shelton has been a key factor in a quality Cleveland run defense this season but will take a seat for the Week 14 matchup. Look for Caleb Brantley or Larry Ogunjobi to see extra snaps in his stead.

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Game Log
Sun 09/13vs CHIL 23-2721300000
Sun 09/20@ GBL 21-4223500000
Sun 09/27@ ARIW 26-2302200000
Sun 10/04vs NOL 29-3525700100
Sun 10/25@ ATLW 23-2214500000
Sun 11/01vs INDL 21-4141510000
Sun 11/08@ MINL 20-3403300000
Sun 11/15vs WASW 30-2710100000
Sun 11/22@ CARL 0-2013400000
Thu 11/26vs HOUL 25-4110100000
Sun 01/03vs MINL 35-3710100000
Career Defensive Stats
Total8772247 126.0121 5.500-02

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