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April 1, 2020 09:28 PM
Seahawks' Benson Mayowa: Heading to Seattle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mayowa agreed to a contract with the Seahawks on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Mayowa joined the Raiders on a one-year deal for 2019 and had 15 tackles (10 solo), seven sacks and three forced fumbles in 15 games. The 28-year-old worked in a rotational role in Oakland, having played over 50 percent of defensive snaps in only one contest. Mayowa should provide a boost to the Seahawks' pass rush, which ranked tied for 29th in the league last season with 28 total sacks.

January 28, 2020 04:48 PM
Raiders' Benson Mayowa: Second on team with seven sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mayowa recorded 15 tackles, seven sacks and three forced fumbles over 15 games in 2019.

Mayowa signed a one-year deal with the Raiders -- his third team in as many years -- over the offseason. The draft additions of Clelin Ferrell and Maxx Crosby didn't afford Mayowa a start all season, and he averaged just 21.1 defensive snaps per game. However, he was explosive in a pass-rushing role, finishing second on the team in sacks. The 28-year-old will be an unrestricted free agent in March.

November 8, 2019 12:56 AM
Raiders' Benson Mayowa: Sets new career high
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mayowa registered three tackles (two solo) and 1.5 sacks in Thursday's 26-24 win over the Chargers.

Mayowa is loving his second gig in Oakland -- he spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons with the team -- as he now has a career-high seven sacks through eight games. The 28-year-old is still a flaky IDP play with just 13 tackles in that span.

October 29, 2019 08:16 PM
Raiders' Benson Mayowa: Makes most of limited snaps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mayowa notched a sack in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Texans.

Mayowa only played 28 of 81 offensive snaps (34 percent), coming in tied for third among Raiders' defensive ends but with 24 fewer than Clelin Ferrell, who ranked second. Mayowa is used to the limited role, however, as he leads the team with 5.5 sacks over six games.

October 8, 2019 03:52 PM
Raiders' Benson Mayowa: Opportunistic in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mayowa recorded a sack in Oakland's 24-21 win over the Bears on Sunday.

Mayowa sacked Chase Daniel on an important third down in the second quarter. It was a big play that forced the Bears to punt from deep in their own territory. Despite making a positive impact in Sunday's win, Mayowa remains a situational pass rusher in the context of Oakland's defense and has only eight tackles to this point in the season. His value in IDP formats remains extremely low.

September 29, 2019 03:00 PM
Raiders' Benson Mayowa: Surprise inactive Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mayowa (coach's decision) won't play in Sunday's game against the Colts.

Mayowa was a limited participant due to a knee injury Thursday but practiced Friday with no designation, so this news comes is a surprise. The Idaho product has 3.5 of the team's five sacks this season, suggesting his absence comes as even more of a surprise. With Mayowa sidelined, look for rookie Maxx Crosby and Josh Mauro to possibly see an increase in snaps.

September 17, 2019 10:28 PM
Raiders' Benson Mayowa: Sack streak continues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mayowa recorded three tackles (one solo), 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble across 18 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.

Two weeks into the season, Mayowa finds himself second in the league in sacks with 3.5. What's even more impressive is the fact the defensive end is getting to the quarterback in his limited amount of reps, as he only played in 24 percent of the defensive snaps Sunday. However, if he keeps up this level of play, expect his workload to quickly start to rise.

September 10, 2019 03:28 PM
Raiders' Benson Mayowa: Marks two sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mayowa made three solo tackles and two sacks in Monday's 24-16 win over the Broncos.

Although Mayowa was used sparingly -- he played 25 of 64 defensive snaps (39 percent) -- he made good use of the opportunities by recording two of Oakland's three sacks Monday. It'll be tough for him to be a consistent IDP asset, however, unless Mayowa earns a more-consistent snap count.

April 13, 2019 01:00 AM
Raiders' Benson Mayowa: Secures one-year pact
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mayowa signed a one-year contract with the Raiders on Friday, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

This deal can eclipse $3 million if Mayowa hits certain incentives. Mayowa had a respectable 2018 season with 38 tackles and four sacks over 15 games with the Cardinals. He'll initially slot in behind Josh Mauro at defensive end with the Raiders.

December 30, 2018 03:20 PM
Cardinals' Benson Mayowa: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mayowa (back) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

With Markus Golden (ankle) also inactive, the Cardinals enter their season finale with Cameron Malveaux as the only healthy left defensive end on their roster.

December 28, 2018 06:12 PM
Cardinals' Benson Mayowa: Nursing back, neck injuries
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mayowa is listed as questionable for Sunday's tilt against the Seahawks due to back and neck injuries, Gregg Bell of reports.

Mayowa was unable to practice throughout the week after apparently suffering back and neck injuries in a loss to the Rams this past Sunday. Starting defensive end Chandler Jones could see a major workload Sunday if Mayowa and Markus Golden (ankle) are kept to the sideline.

December 26, 2018 12:44 AM
Cardinals' Benson Mayowa: Tallies fourth sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mayowa had three solo tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in Sunday's 31-9 loss to the Rams.

Mayowa made his presence known early, as he jarred the ball loose from QB Jared Goff less than three minutes into the game. The 27-year-old played 24 of 68 defensive snaps Sunday while serving in a rotational role at defensive end.

November 14, 2018 12:40 PM
Cardinals' Benson Mayowa: Tallies third sack of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mayowa tallied two tackles and one sack during Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.

Mayowa came up with a big sack on quarterback Patrick Mahomes, but he otherwise didn't do much to help stop the Chiefs' high-powered offense. That sack also marked his first since Week 2, and since that point, Mayowa has been averaging just 2.7 tackles per game. In other words, don't look to him for IDP production.

April 24, 2018 10:12 AM
Cardinals' Benson Mayowa: Inks one-year deal with Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mayowa signed with the Cardinals on Monday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Recently dumped by Dallas, Mayowa will look to make the most of his opportunity with Arizona this summer. As of now, Mayowa figures to be able to carve out a depth pass-rushing role should he take advantage of the opportunity. The 26-year-old provides a nice balance of experience and potential as he heads to the desert.

March 8, 2018 02:08 PM
Benson Mayowa: Cut by Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cowboys released Mayowa (back) on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

The 26-year-old was set to enter the final season of his three-year, $8.25 million contract, a price Dallas wasn't willing to pay for a rotational end who struggled to make an impact in 2017. Though he saw his sack total drop from six in 2016 to just one a season ago, Mayowa's extensive experience in his five NFL campaigns shouldn't make it too difficult for him to find work somewhere this offseason.

December 30, 2017 06:04 PM
Cowboys' Benson Mayowa: Won't play Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mayowa (back) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Mayowa started the week as a limited participant but was unable to practice Thursday and Friday. Taco Charlton and Datone Jones should serve as the Cowboys' reserve defensive ends for Sunday's season finale.

December 24, 2017 03:44 PM
Cowboys' Benson Mayowa: Active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mayowa is active Sunday against the Seahawks, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

It appears the limited practice session he put in Friday was enough. He'll provide reinforcement for the Cowboys' defensive line.

December 23, 2017 08:24 PM
Cowboys' Benson Mayowa: Questionable for Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mayowa is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks with a back injury, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Mayowa did not practice Wednesday and Thursday but was able to put in a limited session Friday. The 26-year-old is slated for his usual reserve role in the Cowboys' defensive line rotation if he's able to suit up Sunday.

August 24, 2017 09:00 PM
Cowboys' Benson Mayowa: Back practicing Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mayowa (knee) is back at practice Thursday, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Mayowa is practicing with the first team in drills, so it looks as if he's put the injury behind him entirely after being sidelined Wednesday. The 26-year-old is expected to open the regular season in a backup role on the defensive line.

August 24, 2017 12:04 AM
Cowboys' Benson Mayowa: Sidelined Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mayowa was absent from Wednesday's practice due to an undisclosed injury, Cowboys' beat writer Clarence Hill Jr reports.

It is unclear when Mayowa sustained an injury, but he started in the Cowboys most recent exhibition game. The 26-year-old has been dealing with knee stiffness during camp, so that could potentially be acting up again. The Cowboys likely are being cautious here, so look for Mayowa to enter the season still in a rotational role on the defensive line.

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