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42 Devon Kennard OLB

Arizona Cardinals

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October 18, 2020 02:04 AM
Cardinals' Devon Kennard: Deemed questionable for Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennard (calf) is questionable for Monday's game versus the Cowboys, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Kennard has missed the last two games, but after logging three straight limited practice sessions, he has a shot to return to the lineup Monday. If he's able to go, the 29-year-old is expected to start at outside linebacker, where he's produced seven tackles and two sacks through the first two games. His pass-rushing ability will be even more important with Chandler Jones (biceps) out for the year.

October 9, 2020 03:36 PM
Cardinals' Devon Kennard: Unavailable Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennard (calf) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jets, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

The 29-year-old will be sidelined for the second consecutive game due to the calf injury. Haason Reddick and Kylie Fitts should see increased snaps in Kennard's continued absence.

October 4, 2020 11:40 AM
Cardinals' Devon Kennard: Unavailable against Panthers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennard (calf) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Panthers.

Kennard recorded a sack in two straight games before suffering a calf injury that kept him out of practice all week. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return to the lineup, but his next chance will be Week 5 against the Jets. For the time being, Haason Reddick will likely start at outside linebacker.

October 3, 2020 01:56 AM
Cardinals' Devon Kennard: Considered questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cardinals have handed Kennard (calf) a questionable designation ahead of Sunday's Week 4 matchup against the Panthers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Kennard's questionable status is seemingly optimistic as he was unable to practice all week. Still, the team will wait to see how he is feeling closer to kickoff before making a final decision. Look for some combination of Haason Reddick and Kylie Fitts to see increased reps at outside linebacker if Kennard is ultimately unable to go.

October 1, 2020 05:24 PM
Cardinals' Devon Kennard: Not practicing Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennard (calf) did not practice Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Kennard has now missed back-to-back practices, and he'll only have one more chance to increase his reps ahead of Sunday's game in Carolina. Haason Reddick would stand to see an uptick in defensive snaps if Kennard is forced to miss any time.

March 18, 2020 07:08 PM
Cardinals' Devon Kennard: Finds new home quickly
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennard (hamstring) agreed Wednesday with Arizona on a three-year contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Kennard was cut by the Lions on Tuesday and reached an agreement with the Cardinals one day later. The 28-year-old isn't dominant at any specific facet of playing defense but he's shown the versatility to line up as an edge rusher or an off-ball linebacker, and he's capable of defending the run, pressuring quarterbacks or dropping into coverage. Kennard could play inside linebacker, outside linebacker or both in a 3-4 scheme under Cardinals defensive coordinator Vance Joseph. A hamstring injury from December shouldn't be any problem by the time training camp begins.

March 17, 2020 01:00 PM
Devon Kennard: Cut by Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions released Kennard (hamstring) on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Kennard is coming off back-to-back seven-sack seasons in Detroit, where he displayed competence as a pass rusher, run defender and cover man. However, he wasn't necessarily great at any of those tasks, and the Lions are now signing a similarly versatile (and flashier) player in Jamie Collins. It shouldn't take Kennard too long to find a new home, assuming his hamstring injury from Week 17 isn't serious.

December 29, 2019 03:56 PM
Lions' Devon Kennard: Won't return Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennard (hamstring) will not return to Sunday's contest against the Packers.

Kennard concludes the 2019 season with 58 tackles (45 solo) and seven sacks across 16 contests. He also forced recovered two fumbles, one of which was forced and one of which he returned for a score.

December 29, 2019 03:00 PM
Lions' Devon Kennard: Exits with hamstring injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennard exited Sunday's game against the Packers with a hamstring injury.

Kennard shook off a shoulder injury to suit up for Sunday's game, but it appears his day could be over. The 28-year-old outside linebacker didn't record a tackle before departing. If he's unable to return, Kennard will finish the year with 58 tackles and seven sacks, with the latter tying his career high.

December 29, 2019 11:44 AM
Lions' Devon Kennard: Ready for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennard (shoulder) is officially active for Sunday's game versus Green Bay.

Kennard received the questionable tag despite putting in a full practice session Friday, so it's no surprise he's good to go Week 17. The 28-year-old should work in his typical starting role against the Packers.

December 28, 2019 12:44 AM
Lions' Devon Kennard: Status for Week 17 uncertain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennard (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's divisional matchup versus the Packers, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

After logging two limited practice sessions, Kennard was a full participant Friday, suggesting he's likely to suit up Week 17. If he's forced to miss the final game of the regular season, however, look for Anthony Pittman to draw the start at one of the outside linebacker positions.

December 26, 2019 05:20 PM
Lions' Devon Kennard: Limited in practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennard (shoulder) put in a limited practice Thursday.

Kennard entered Week 16 wearing the questionable tag with a hamstring issue but emerged with a shoulder injury. Nevertheless, he's logged two limited practices this week. If the 28-year-old is forced to miss Sunday's game against the Packers, Jahlani Tavai would stand to see more snaps.

December 22, 2019 02:52 PM
Lions' Devon Kennard: Ready to face Broncos
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennard (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

Kennard is having a solid campaign, as his 53 tackles are just eight shy of a career high, and his seven sacks are already tied for a career best. The sixth-year linebacker will continue filling a starting outside linebacker role.

December 20, 2019 04:56 PM
Lions' Devon Kennard: Dons questionable tag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennard (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

Kennard wasn't able to practice until Friday and was limited while doing so. Jahlani Tavai and Jalen Reeves-Maybin should continue to get extra playing time.

December 18, 2019 05:40 PM
Lions' Devon Kennard: Misses practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennard (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Kennard suffered a hamstring injury in the second half of last Sunday's game versus the Buccanneers and did not return. He recorded four tackles (two solo) and a sack in the loss to Tampa Bay. If Kennard continues to be held out of practice, don't expect him to be on the field Sunday when the Lions visit Denver.

December 15, 2019 10:28 PM
Lions' Devon Kennard: Dealing with hamstring injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennard left Sunday's game against the Buccaneers due to a hamstring injury.

Kennard suffered the injury during the second half and won't be able to return. Jalen Reeves-Maybin and Jason Cabinda may see increased defensive snaps for the Lions.

November 27, 2019 09:32 PM
Lions' Devon Kennard: Forces fumble in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennard registered two solo tackles, one sack and a forced fumble in Sunday's 19-16 loss to the Redskins.

Kennard extended his sack streak to three games Sunday, but he forced his first fumble of the season as well. The starting outside linebacker has not recorded more than two tackles in a contest since Week 9, however.

November 19, 2019 12:44 AM
Lions' Devon Kennard: Notches fifth sack of the season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennard registered two tackles and one sack during Sunday's 35-27 loss to the Cowboys.

Detroit is finally starting to see some more payoff from an expensive investment in Kennard, who's now gotten to the quarterback in back-to-back games after failing to do so in his seven previous outings. The USC product now has 37 tackles and five sacks through 10 games.

October 29, 2019 11:04 PM
Lions' Devon Kennard: Season high in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennard racked up seven tackles and returned a fumble for a touchdown during Detroit's 31-26 victory over the Giants.

Kennard has been exposed in run coverage a little bit this year and he's yet to log a sack since racking up three of them in the season opener against a poor Cardinals offensive line. Considering his seven tackles also topped his previous season high by two, it's hard to get behind Kennard as an IDP option despite the fact he was able to scoop and score against his former team Sunday.

September 11, 2019 02:00 AM
Lions' Devon Kennard: Three sacks in opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennard recorded four tackles, all solo, and three sacks across 81 defensive snaps in Sunday's tie with the Cardinals.

Fellow linebacker Jarrad Davis was sidelined for Sunday's opener with a high-ankle sprain, which forced Kennard to take over the play-calling responsibilities. The veteran played in 81 percent of the defensive snaps and made an impact, as he took down Kyler Murray on three separate occasions.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13@ SFW 24-2010100000
Sun 09/20vs WASW 30-1530310000
Sun 09/27vs DETL 23-2621310000
Sun 10/04@ CARL 21-3100000000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020ARI43981200000
2019DET1615584513700010
2018DET1515463016700000
2017NYG1511412417400002
2016NYG169614021100001
2015NYG99583721010004
2014NYG126433584.500001
Total8768316 219.097 25.510018
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/256
Birthdate:
6/24/1991
Age:
29
Hometown:
Tempe, AZ, USA
School:
USC
NFL Experience:
7
Awards: