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August 10, 2019 07:16 PM
Eagles' Eli Harold: Traded to Eagles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harold was traded to Philadelphia from Buffalo in exchange for Ryan Bates on Friday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Harold signed with the Bills in April after coming off of a four-sack season for the Lions in 2018. He played primarily outside linebacker in his first-four seasons but was converted to a 4-3 defensive end in his brief stint with Buffalo. The Eagles also run a 4-3 defense and they'll likely elect to use Harold as a defensive end as well. He projects as a backup defender and special teams player with Philadelphia.

April 16, 2019 12:40 PM
Bills' Eli Harold: Could undergo position change
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

GM Brandon Beane said Monday that the team sees Harold as a defensive end in the Bills' 4-3 set, Chris Brown of the team's official site reports.

Harold signed with Buffalo in the offseason after he spent the past four seasons with Detroit and San Francisco, primarily playing at linebacker. The 24-year-old set a career mark in sacks last season with four, so he's capable of handling an edge rush role. Listed at just 243 pounds, some added bulk this offseason could help him if he wants to establish himself at his new position.

April 11, 2019 02:08 PM
Bills' Eli Harold: Signing with Buffalo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harold signed a one-year contract with the Bills on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Harold set a personal high with four sacks last season despite missing the first three games of his professional career. It's not clear if he'll operate as a defensive end or linebacker in Buffalo, but it's possible he could see time at both spots.

January 18, 2019 04:40 PM
Lions' Eli Harold: Sets new career high in sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harold tallied 10 tackles, four sacks and one pass breakup in 13 games for the Lions in 2018.

Detroit acquired Harold from San Francisco in the preseason and the 2015 third-rounder ultimately served as Devon Kennard's backup all season. Harold still managed to find his way to a career high in sacks, though he also logged a career low in tackles and will now become an become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year.

December 3, 2018 10:28 AM
Lions' Eli Harold: Logs sack on third down
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harold logged two tackles, one sack and one pass breakup during Sunday's loss to the Rams.

Harold's fourth sack of the season set a new career high, and it came at a critical time for the Lions, considering it forced a critical three-and-out. However, the edge rusher is still seeing up-and-down playing time and, consequently, hasn't been a consistent producer in the tackle column, making it impossible to endorse Harold as a worthwhile IDP option.

November 16, 2018 05:47 PM
Lions' Eli Harold: Will play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harold (shoulder) has been cleared to play Sunday against the Panthers.

Harold logged limited practices Wednesday and Thursday but managed to get in a full practice Friday. The Lions' linebacking corps will be at full strength Sunday, as Jalen Reeves-Maybin (neck) has also been cleared to play. Harold will likely resume his second-string role behind Devon Kennard.

November 10, 2018 06:44 PM
Lions' Eli Harold: Ruled out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harold (shoulder) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Bears, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Harold drew a doubtful designation after being limited at practice throughout the week. He has only played nine defensive snaps over the previous three games, so his absence is not expected to impact the Lions' defense.

November 10, 2018 02:16 PM
Lions' Eli Harold: Unlikely to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harold is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bears with a shoulder injury.

Harold was a limited participant at practice this week, but he apparently didn't show enough to earn the questionable tag. The 24-year-old has played only nine defensive snaps over the last three games, so the Lions defense is unlikely to be significantly affected by his potential absence.

October 17, 2018 09:32 PM
Lions' Eli Harold: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harold (personal) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Harold missed two consecutive games for personal reasons following the birth of his newborn child but appears to be back with the team. The fourth-year depth linebacker is expected to suit up for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

October 7, 2018 12:08 PM
Lions' Eli Harold: Inactive for Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harold (personal) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Packers.

Harold didn't practice this week while he spent time with his newborn child. The fourth-year pro was averaging less than 18 defensive snaps per game, so his absence won't affect the fantasy realm.

October 5, 2018 04:40 PM
Lions' Eli Harold: Draws questionable tag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harold (personal) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Harold missed practice all week while spending time with his newborn child. There's a good chance he finds his way onto the field Sunday.

September 26, 2018 12:32 AM
Lions' Eli Harold: Two sacks in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harold recorded three tackles, all solo, and two sacks across 21 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Patriots.

Harold battled a hip injury throughout the week but managed to take the field and deliver in a big way Sunday night. The 24-year-old linebacker was shipped to Detroit just before the start of the regular season but already has three sacks in the new defense. If he sees an increased role on defense, he could become a consistent IDP play.

September 23, 2018 07:12 PM
Lions' Eli Harold: Will play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harold is active for Sunday's game with New England, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Harold battled a hip injury during the week, but it wasn't enough to keep him out. He has two solo tackles and a sack on the season.

September 22, 2018 11:32 AM
Lions' Eli Harold: Considered questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harold (hip) is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Patriots.

Harold was limited in practice to end the week due to an unspecified hip injury. It remains to be seen whether the 24-year-old will suit up in Week 3, but If Harold were to miss any time Marquis Flowers could be in line to receive increased situational snaps.

August 24, 2018 10:04 AM
Lions' Eli Harold: Shipped to Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions sent the 49ers a 2020 conditional seventh-round pick for Harold (knee) on Thursday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

Harold bruised his knee in the Niners' first preseason game, but it appears he shook the issue. The 24-year-old played in situational roles the last two seasons, making 71 tackles and five sacks. However, San Francisco brought in Malcolm Smith (hamstring) and Korey Toomer during the offseason, effectively pushing Harold out of the lineup.

August 11, 2018 11:40 AM
49ers' Eli Harold: Knee issue not considered serious
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harold (knee) is being considered day-to-day after suffering a knee contusion in Thursday's preseason opener, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

It sounds like Harold will return sometime before the regular season kicks off, where he projects to start at weakside linebacker. The 23-year-old had a disappointing season from an IDP standpoint last year, recording just 34 tackles (26 solo) and two sacks despite starting (in base formations) for the majority of the season.

August 10, 2018 12:00 PM
49ers' Eli Harold: Suffers knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harold exited Thursday's preseason win over Dallas with a knee injury, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Harold was one of several 49ers players who sustained injuries in the preseason opener. The extent of the 24-year-old's injury is unclear at the moment. Harold is projected to start at weakside linebacker this season, and there are several options who could slide in his place if the injury forces him to miss the start of the regular season.

January 19, 2018 09:44 AM
49ers' Eli Harold: Records 34 tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harold totaled 34 tackles (26 solo) to go along with a pair of sacks in 16 games during the 2017 season.

The third-year linebacker surprisingly beat out Ahmad Brooks -- who was subsequently released -- for the starting weak-side linebacker job during training camp. While he spent a good chunk of the year as a starter, his IDP numbers were fairly underwhelming. That was partly due to his position not being a part of defensive passing formations, but it is worth noting that Brock Coyle turned in far superior totals after taking over the same role down the stretch. The rebuilding 49ers wanted to get a look at Harold, but judging from his lack of involvement during the second half of the season, it would stand to reason that he would have to fight for a spot on the 53-man roster in his final contract year.

September 22, 2017 03:28 PM
49ers' Eli Harold: Active Thursday night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harold (foot) is officially active for Thursday night's game against the Rams.

Harold first appeared on the injury report Wednesday, so it was difficult to know his chances of suiting up tonight. The 23-year-old will likely start at outside linebacker for the 49ers Thursday night, although he played only 34 percent of the defensive snaps in Week 2.

September 21, 2017 09:28 AM
49ers' Eli Harold: Questionable for Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harold is dealing with a foot injury and is questionable for Thursday's game against the Rams, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Harold first appeared on the injury report Wednesday as a limited participant, so there's no clear indication on whether he'll play. The 23-year-old received only 28 of 82 defensive snaps against the Seahawks on Sunday, and Dekoda Watson is next on the 49ers' depth chart if he is unable to play.

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Height/Weight:
6-3/243
Birthdate:
1/20/1994
Age:
26
Hometown:
Virginia Beach, VA, USA
School:
Virginia
NFL Experience:
5
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