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August 4, 2017 11:24 PM
IK Enemkpali: Scooped up by Raiders
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Enemkpali signed a one-year deal with the Raiders on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Enemkpali hasn't played a snap since the 2015 season, as a torn ACL knocked him out for all of last season. This means he'll have to prove he still has what it takes to be a linebacker in the league, and Enemkpali was likely just brought in for extra competition with the chance to win special teams snaps.

July 25, 2017 05:52 PM
IK Enemkpali: Ready to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Enemkpali (knee) was "given a clean bill of health" by Dr. James Andrews, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The free agent linebacker last played in 2015, where he logged 13 tackles in 11 games for the Bills. Enemkpali had to sit out the entire 2016 season due to a torn ACL, but now that he's fully healthy he'll be on the market again. Expect a team to pick him up for a training camp tryout at the very least.

March 7, 2017 03:24 PM
IK Enemkpali: Will become free agent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Enemkpali (knee) will become a free agent March 9, Mike Rodak of ESPN reports.

Enemkpali spent the entirety of last season on injured reserve due to a torn ACL suffered in the preseason. In his only other season with Buffalo, Enemkpali recorded 13 combined tackles in 11 games. He will test the free-agent market and look to make another 53-man roster come September.

August 15, 2016 07:22 PM
Bills' IK Enemkpali: Listed as waived/injured
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Enemkpali (knee) was designated as waived/injured by the Bills on Monday, reports.

Enemkpali tore his right ACL in Buffalo's preseason opener versus the Colts. Now, the Bills have lost two key linebackers to torn ACLs, the other being rookie Reggie Ragland, and are still without their first-round pick, LB Shaq Lawson. If Enemkpali clears waivers, he'll likely be placed on the Bills' injured reserve list.

August 14, 2016 02:32 PM
Bills' IK Enemkpali: Suffers torn ACL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Enemkpali was officially diagnosed with a torn ACL and will miss the 2016 season, Ian Rapoport of reports.

Enemkpali suffered the injury during Saturday's preseason opener versus the Colts and will now be the latest Bills' defensive player to suffer a significant injury. He's been ruled out for the rest of the season, meaning Lorenzo Alexander could see an uptick in reps, while Manny Lawson (pectoral) is also expected to see increased playing time once back from injury.

August 14, 2016 11:48 AM
Bills' IK Enemkpali: ACL tear feared
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Enemkpali is believed to have suffered a torn ACL during Saturday's preseason game against the Colts, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Enemkpali is undergoing an MRI to confirm the initial diagnosis, but at this stage it looks like the Bills' defense has suffered yet another significant hit to its banged-up outside linebacker corps.

August 13, 2016 11:08 PM
Bills' IK Enemkpali: Leaves game with "major knee injury"
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Enemkpali suffered what Bills head coach Rex Ryan is calling a "major knee injury" during Saturday's preseason game against the Colts, Mike Rodak of reports.

Enemkpali went down in the second quarter as he was engaged with a blocker while rushing Indianapolis quarterback Scott Tolzien. The injury further depletes the Bills' depth at outside linebacker. Rookie first-round pick Shaq Lawson is out until Week 6 at the earliest after undergoing shoulder surgery in May while veteran Manny Lawson remains out with a partially torn pectoral muscle.

August 4, 2016 10:00 AM
Bills' IK Enemkpali: Opportunity lost?
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Enemkpali has seemingly been passed by Eric Striker on the outside linebacker depth chart, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.

With Manny Lawson expected back from injury around the third preseason game, that may be it for Enemkpali's chance for a temporary starting spot. Coach Rex Ryan still likes him, but his pass coverage is well below par and with starter Reggie Ragland not being so great in that area either, it looks like the Bills will look to the more well-rounded and undersized Striker for now.

August 1, 2016 09:40 AM
Bills' IK Enemkpali: Opportunity knocks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

With both Shaq Lawson and Manny Lawson injured, Enemkpali has a chance to take over as a starting outside linebacker in the short term, The Buffalo News reports. "Well I think, the number one thing is he's probably playing the position we envisioned him as a true outside linebacker," says coach Rex Ryan.

Shaq Lawson may end up missing at least half the season, while the seriousness of Manny Lawson's pectoral injury is unknown. Enemkpali has never done anything noteworthy in the league except for punching Geno Smith in the jaw, but Ryan really likes him and he could end up seeing the field more than expected.

October 12, 2015 03:02 PM
Suspension over for Bills' Ikemefuna Enemkpali
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ikemefuna Enemkpali has been added to the Bills' active roster now that his four-game suspensions for violating the league's personal conduct policy has ended, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

Rex Ryan likes Enemkpali and thinks he's a good kid even though the linebacker has a history of violent actions, including a punch to Geno Smith's jaw that may have ruined the quarterback's entire 2015 season. Enemkpali will slot in as a special teams guy and linebacker, as the Bills moved running back Cierre Wood to injured reserve in order to make room.

August 12, 2015 06:30 PM
Bills claim IK Enemkpali off waivers after Jets release for punching Geno
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

The Bills claimed linebacker IK Enemkpali off waivers Wednesday. The waiver claim comes a day after he was released by the Jets for punching quarterback Geno Smith, who is out 6-10 weeks with a fractured jaw.

The 24-year-old Enemkpali is reunited with coach Rex Ryan, who was with the Jets when they selected the 6-foot-1, 261-pound linebacker in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

"Nothing justifies hitting somebody. I recognize it was a mistake, but I also believe he will learn from this," Ryan said. "We had IK last year. A lot of us were around IK. He was a good teammate. It's as simple as that.

"This isn't a bad guy. I know firsthand being around him for a year, I feel confident he will be just fine. This guy wouldn't be here if we didn't think he'd be successful on the field, in the locker room and in the community.

"We think this young man can have a chance to compete for a job, make us a better football team."

August 11, 2015 03:40 PM
Jets sign CB Javier Arenas, cut LB IK Enemkpali
by Ruben Palacios | CBS Sports Staff

The Jets made a pair of roster moves on Tuesday, as they signed cornerback Javier Arenas and released linebacker IK Enemkpali, the team announced.

Enemkpali was released after he was involved in a locker-room fight with quarterback Geno Smith, which resulted in a broken jaw for Smith.

Arenas recorded nine tackles in six games for the Falcons last season.

August 11, 2015 02:50 PM
Jets' Geno Smith punched by teammate, suffers broken jaw
by Ruben Palacios | CBS Sports Staff

Jets quarterback Geno Smith will be out 6-10 weeks after suffering a broken jaw as a result of a punch by teammate IK Enemkpali, coach Todd Bowles said according to the New York Times.

Smith was sucker punched in the locker room on Tuesday, and Enemkpali was subsequently released from the organization.

"You don't walk up to another man and punch him in the face," Bowles said per the New York Times.

Bowles implied that the altercation between the two was 'childish' and something that 'sixth graders could have talked about."

Smith's jaw is broken in two places, according to ESPN's Adam Shefter. 

June 2, 2015 05:33 AM
Jets feature only one injured on Sunday inactive list
by Marty Gitlin |

Expected scratch Darrin Walls is the lone injured player on the inactive list submitted by the Jets for their Sunday game against the Steelers. The cornerback is dealing with a calf injury that prevented him from practicing all week.

The healthy scratches are defensive linemen Ikemefuna Enemkpali and T.J. Barnes, offensive linemen Wesley Johnson and Dakota Dozier, wideout Walt Powell and quarterback Matt Simms .

June 2, 2015 05:42 AM
Geno Smith among Jets players inactive Week 9
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Jets quarterback Geno Smith was listed as inactive Sunday against the Chiefs due to a shoulder injury. Smith was going to be the backup quarterback to Michael Vick, if he was active.

The other Jets inactives for Week 9 were Walt Powell, Darrin Walls, IK Enemkpali, Dakota Dozier, Wesley Johnson and T.J. Barnes.

June 2, 2015 05:51 AM
Jets announce Week 8 inactives vs. Bills
by R.J. White |

The Jets have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 8 matchup with the Bills: linebacker Trevor Reilly (knee), wide receivers Greg Salas (wrist, ankle) and Walt Powell, linebacker IK Enemkpali, guards Dakota Dozier and Wesley Johnson and nose tackle T.J. Barnes.

Reilly and Salas were both questionable going into the game but are unable to suit up. With two receivers inactive, Percy Harvin could be in for a role in both the return game and on offense. The team had ten players listed as probable on the final injury report and all are active for the game.

June 2, 2015 06:08 AM
Only two injured on Jets inactive list for Week 6
by Marty Gitlin |

Despite a lengthy injury report, the Jets have just two injured inactives for their Sunday game against visiting Denver. The headliner is wide receiver David Nelson (ankle). The other is safety Josh Bush (quad).

The healthy scratches are defensive lineman T.J. Barnes, guard Dakota Dozier, linebacker Ikemefuna Enemkpali, tackle Ben Ijalana and wideout Chris Owusu.

June 2, 2015 06:25 AM
Dee Milliner among inactives for Jets in Week 4
by Igor Mello |

The following players were listed inactive for the Jets in Week 4 at home against the Lions: Dakota Dozier, A.J. Edds, Kenrick Ellis, IK Enemkpali, Ben Ijalana, Dee Milliner (quadriceps) and Jalen Saunders.

June 2, 2015 06:31 AM
Jets announce Week 3 inactives
by Larry Hartstein |

The Jets declared defensive tackle T.J. Barnes, guard Dakota Dozier, linebacker A.J. Edds (hamstring), receiver Walt Powell, offensive tackle Ben Ijalana, cornerback Dee Milliner and linebacker IK Enemkpali inactive for Monday night's game against the Bears.

June 2, 2015 06:41 AM
Jets announce Week 2 inactives vs. Packers
by R.J. White |

The Jets have announced that the following players are inactive for Week 2's matchup with the Packers: defensive tackle T.J. Barnes, defensive back Josh Bush, linebackers A.J. Edds and IK Enemkpali, offensive tackle Ben Ijalana, guard Dakota Dozier and wide receiver Walt Powell.

Bush was questionable to play with a quad injury, while Edds had already been ruled out with a hamstring issue. Enemkpali was probable in the injury report with a foot injury but will not play.


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