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44 Sione Takitaki OLB

Cleveland Browns

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January 3, 2021 11:44 AM
Browns' Sione Takitaki: Suiting up for finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Takitaki (ankle) is active Week 17 against Pittsburgh.

A week of limited practices won't get in the way of Takitaki taking the field for the season finale, especially after he logged 50 defensive snaps last week. He's lined up to start alongside Jacob Phillips and Mack Wilson to compose the Cleveland trio of linebackers with B.J. Goodson on the COVID list.

January 1, 2021 03:00 PM
Browns' Sione Takitaki: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Takitaki (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Andrew Gribble of the Browns' official site reports.

Takitaki has been a limited participant in practice throughout the week, so he may be a true game-time decision Sunday after logging seven tackles (three solo) last week against the Jets.

December 28, 2020 01:48 PM
Browns' Sione Takitaki: Bothered by ankle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Kevin Stefanski said Monday that Takitaki is day-to-day with an ankle injury, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.

Takitaki appeared to suffer this injury in a Week 16 loss to the Jets. The second-year linebacker tied his season high with seven tackles in that game. The day-to-day designation is encouraging for Takitaki's chances to play in the season finale against the Steelers; his Wednesday practice capacity should be more revealing about this status.

December 4, 2020 12:24 PM
Browns' Sione Takitaki: Returns from COVID list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Browns activated Takitaki (undisclosed) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday.

Takitaki wasn't able to face Jacksonville in Week 13 due to his placement on the COVID-19 list, but he's now on track to return in Tennessee on Sunday. The second-year pro has handled at least 25 percent of defensive snaps in six of his last seven appearances.

November 26, 2020 12:48 AM
Browns' Sione Takitaki: Goes to COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Browns placed Takitaki on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Takitaki has either tested positive for the virus or come into close contact with an infected person. As such, he won't be available for this Sunday's game against the Jaguars. The second-year linebacker is coming off an impressive performance against the Eagles during which he produced three solo tackles and added a pick-six. Jacob Phillips could start in his place Week 12.

November 24, 2020 12:20 AM
Browns' Sione Takitaki: Contributes defensive TD
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Takitaki two tackles, one for a loss, and an interception return for a touchdown in Sunday's 22-17 win over Philadelphia.

Takitaki had the game's first score, stepping in front of Miles Sanders to snatch a lazy lob from Carson Wentz and never breaking stride on a 50-yard touchdown return. It was the second-year linebacker's first interception.

January 30, 2020 07:24 AM
Browns' Sione Takitaki: Has special-teams role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Takitaki played 15 games in 2019 and recorded 21 tackles while playing mostly on special teams.

The Browns expended a 2019 third-round pick on Takitaki, who didn't see much playing time while sitting behind Joe Schobert on the depth chart. That investment was made by the previous administration, so new head coach Kevin Stefanski does not have an attachment to Takitaki. The Browns are expected to lock up Schobert and prevent him from becoming a free agent, so Takitaki is looking at a depth spot at linebacker and another year on special teams in 2020.

September 13, 2019 09:44 PM
Browns' Sione Takitaki: Full participant Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Takitaki (hamstring) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Takitaki missed Sunday's season opener with a hamstring issue after being limited in practice all week. Now seemingly healthy, the 24-year-old will likely resume his backup position behind Joe Schobert for Monday's clash against the Jets.

September 8, 2019 11:40 AM
Browns' Sione Takitaki: On inactive list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Takitaki (hamstring) is inactive Week 1 against Tennessee.

Takitaki was listed as a limited participant in practice all week, but the backup linebacker and presumed special teamer will end up taking a seat for the opener. As expected, Joe Schobert will start at middle linebacker Week 1.

September 6, 2019 05:04 PM
Browns' Sione Takitaki: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Takitaki (hamstring) was a limited participant in Friday's practice and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Takitaki has been limited since returning to practice earlier this week, but it remains to be seen whether or not he has put in enough work to play in Week 1. Expect a final update on Takitaki's status to come Sunday.

September 4, 2019 03:00 PM
Browns' Sione Takitaki: Limited capacity Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Takitaki (hamstring) participated in Wednesady's practice in a limited fashion, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Takitaki has been back at practice for a few days now, and he still carries an injury tag on Cleveland's first official injury report. The rookie third-round pick still has two practices to shake the hamstring injury so he can make his NFL debut Sunday versus the Titans. If he is active for that game, expect him to play sparingly on defense behind Joe Schobert while sticking mainly to special teams.

September 2, 2019 04:36 PM
Browns' Sione Takitaki: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Takitaki (hamstring) returned to the practice field Monday, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports.

Takitaki, a 2019 third-round draft pick from BYU, has been out since mid-August. There's been a lot of buzz about the Browns' defense, particularly its front line, a unit that could create sack or interception opportunities for a linebacker. In the one preseason game he played, Takitaki was used on both defense and special teams. He currently sits second on the depth chart.

August 21, 2019 09:24 PM
Browns' Sione Takitaki: Unlikely for Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Takitaki did not practice Wednesday and is not expected to play during Friday's preseason game against the Buccaneers, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Takitaki is trending toward missing his second consecutive preseason tilt. The rookie third-round pick appears primed to play a depth role in Cleveland's linebacker corps, and any time missed due to injury could impede his path to snaps. He'll work to get fully healthy and resume practicing as soon as possible.

April 27, 2019 05:32 PM
Browns' Sione Takitaki: Teaming with Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Browns selected Takitaki in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 80th overall.

Takitaki isn't the fastest linebacker, posting a 4.63 40-yard dash at the Combine, but he's a thumper capable of attacking the gaps vertically when needed. It's possible Takitaki might be best suited as a special teams ace, but the Browns evidently don't feel that way after investing a third-round pick into the BYU product. It'd be surprising to see the inside linebacker push out Joe Schobert or Christian Kirksey when it comes to a starting position, so consider this selection to improve the team's admittedly unheralded linebacker depth.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13@ BALL 6-3852700000
Thu 09/17vs CINW 35-3032500000
Sun 09/27vs WASW 34-2024600000
Sun 10/04@ DALW 49-3813400000
Sun 10/11vs INDW 32-2331400000
Sun 10/18@ PITL 7-3820200000
Sun 10/25@ CINW 37-3421300000
Sun 11/01vs LVL 6-1611200000
Sun 11/15vs HOUW 10-710100000
Sun 11/22vs PHIW 22-1720201100
Sun 12/06@ TENW 41-3520200000
Mon 12/14vs BALL 42-4732510000
Sun 12/20@ NYGW 20-612300000
Sun 12/27@ NYJL 16-2334700000
Sun 01/03vs PITW 24-2220200000
Sun 01/10@ PITW 48-3721301100
Sun 01/17@ KCL 17-2232500000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020CLE151267412611505011
2019CLE15121147000000
Total301388 55.033 11505011
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/238
Birthdate:
06/08/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Fontana, CA
School:
BYU
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: