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Shaun Dion Hamilton LB

Detroit Lions

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January 12, 2021 05:56 PM
Lions' Shaun Dion Hamilton: Scooped off waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions claimed Hamilton (elbow) off waivers from Washington on Tuesday.

Hamilton was waived with an injury settlement Monday, but the Lions are seemingly undeterred by his elbow injury. The Lions need depth at linebacker moving forward, and Hamilton can provide it. The 2018 sixth-round pick played 14 games (three starts) for Washington this year, posting 21 tackles.

January 12, 2021 03:28 PM
Shaun Dion Hamilton: Cut by Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamilton was waived from injured reserve by Washington on Monday.

Hamilton missed the last three games due to an elbow injury, and Washington made the decision to waive the 25-year-old. He posted 21 tackles (14 solo) throughout his 13 games this season.

December 21, 2020 06:52 PM
Football Team's Shaun Dion Hamilton: Moves to injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamilton (elbow) was placed on injured reserve Monday.

The 25-year-old made a spot start in place of Kevin Pierre-Louis (ankle) Sunday against the Seahawks, but he's now sidelined by the elbow injury. Hamilton will be sidelined for the final two games of the regular season plus the opening round of the playoffs, should Washington advance.

December 20, 2020 03:24 PM
Football Team's Shaun Dion Hamilton: Sustains elbow injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamilton won't return to Sunday's game against the Seahawks due to an elbow injury, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports.

The 25-year-old stepped into the starting role Sunday in place of Kevin Pierre-Louis (ankle) but suffered an injury of his own. Hamilton had four total tackles before exiting the contest.

December 20, 2020 06:44 PM
Football Team's Shaun Dion Hamilton: Set for increased role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamilton will replace Kevin Pierre-Louis in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against Seattle, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Hamilton has been quiet in a depth role this season, notching 17 tackles (11 solo) across 13 games. The Alabama product will get a chance to assume the starting role Sunday with Pierre-Louis (ankle) missing the contest. Expect Pierre-Louis to return to the starting role at weakside linebacker once he returns from injury.

January 6, 2020 08:40 PM
Redskins' Shaun Dion Hamilton: Career high in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamilton notched 49 tackles (37 solo), one sack, two defended passes and one interception across 16 contests in 2019.

Hamilton also forced and recovered one fumble, and he contributed on special teams for Washington. The 24-year-old stands to reprise a depth role in the team's linebacker corps for 2020.

November 27, 2019 09:32 PM
Redskins' Shaun Dion Hamilton: Notches first sack of season in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamilton recorded six tackles (three solo) and a sack in Sunday's 19-16 win over the Lions.

Hamilton saw a season high with 34 defensive snaps a week after playing only special teams. He also tied his season-best mark with six tackles and is up to 35 on the year.

September 4, 2019 06:48 PM
Redskins' Shaun Dion Hamilton: On track for season opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamilton (chest) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

Hamilton suffered the chest injury during the preseason opener and did not play in another preseason game, but he appears ready to go for Week 1. The 23-year-old is expected to work as a starter at inside linebacker after totaling 27 tackles (19 solo) and 1.5 sacks during his rookie campaign.

August 16, 2019 09:52 AM
Redskins' Shaun Dion Hamilton: Unable to suit up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamilton (chest) didn't play in Thursday's preseason loss to the Bengals.

Listed as a starter on the preseason depth chart, Hamilton could be tasked with a three-down role after the Redskins lost Reuben Foster to a severe knee injury and later released Mason Foster. Such a role likely would lead to IDP utility, but Hamilton first needs to get healthy before Week 1. Other candidates for playing time at inside linebacker include Jon Bostic, Cole Holcomb and Josh Harvey-Clemons.

August 9, 2019 10:48 PM
Redskins' Shaun Dion Hamilton: Leaves game Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamilton suffered a chest injury and will not return to Thursday's preseason game against the Browns, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

It's unclear how Hamilton picked up the injury, but it's serious enough to keep him out of the game. Hamilton is expected to take on a starting role at linebacker this season, so his absence for the rest of the game could be for precautionary reasons. Expect the team to comment on his status following the game.

July 11, 2019 03:52 PM
Redskins' Shaun Dion Hamilton: Working with starting defense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamilton worked with the starting defense at OTAs in late May, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

Washington has a few different options to replace Reuben Foster, who suffered a torn ACL on May 20. The team may also opt to use a rotation, with some combination of Hamilton, Josh Harvey-Clemons, Cole Holcomb and Jon Bostic all in the mix to get playing time alongside Mason Foster at inside linebacker. A 2018 sixth-round pick, Hamilton played 247 snaps on special teams and just 129 on defense during his rookie season, but he did manage 27 tackles (19 solo), 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble.

January 2, 2019 11:56 AM
Redskins' Shaun Dion Hamilton: Finishes rookie season strong
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamilton finished his rookie season with 28 tackles (19 solo), 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble in 16 games.

Hamilton got the vast majority of his playing time in December, starting the final four games of the season while Zach Brown saw his own role reduced. Team tackle leader Mason Foster is expected back in 2019, but there should be a nice opportunity for Hamilton to earn a starting job with Brown shaping up as a likely cap casualty. The 2018 sixth-round pick may need to compete with 2017 seventh-round pick Josh Harvey-Clemons, who has strictly been used on passing downs.

December 14, 2018 04:44 PM
Redskins' Shaun Dion Hamilton: Clear of injury designation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamilton (shoulder) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

Hamilton started over Zach Brown last week but suffered a strained shoulder and began the week as a limited participant, but was able to practice fully Friday. It remains unclear whether Brown or Hamilton will draw the start at Jacksonville, muddling any IDP potential for both players.

December 11, 2018 07:40 AM
Redskins' Shaun Dion Hamilton: Strains shoulder in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamilton strained his shoulder in Sunday's game against the Giants, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

Hamilton drew the start over Zach Brown on Sunday and totaled a team-high eight tackles before exiting with his injury. He had seen just nine defensive snaps prior to Sunday, and he performed fairly well in his starting debut. It's unclear if the strain will sideline him in Week 15, or if he'll be able to play through the injury. He should be considered questionable for the time being.

December 9, 2018 10:56 PM
Redskins' Shaun Dion Hamilton: Exits with shoulder injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamilton is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Giants with a shoulder injury.

Hamilton received the designation shortly after halftime, and the severity of the injury remains unclear. The rookie sixth-round pick had played only nine defensive snaps entering Sunday's game.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 11/15@ DETL 27-3010100000
Career Defensive Stats
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2018WAS164271981.500000
Total46797 70.027 2.510002
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/235
Birthdate:
09/11/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Montgomery, AL
School:
Alabama
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: