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47 Uani' Unga LB

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February 10, 2017 08:15 PM
Uani 'Unga: Waived with injury designation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

'Unga (undisclosed) was waived with an injury designation Wednesday, NJ.com reports.

A one-time starter for the Giants back in 2015, 'Unga spent the entire 2016 season on injured reserve with an unknown injury. He'll need to get healthy in order to land another contract.

January 26, 2017 01:35 PM
Giants' Uani 'Unga: Spends season on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

'Unga spent the 2016 season on injured reserve due to an undisclosed injury.

'Unga was waived in May to make room for rookie cornerback Matt Smalley and, after clearing waivers, spent the entirety of the season on injured reserve. 'Unga started three games for the Giants in 2015 and will look to secure a roster spot during the upcoming preseason.

November 29, 2015 11:34 AM
Giants' Uani Unga: Active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Unga (neck) is active for Sunday's game in Washington.

Prior to missing three of the last four games due to a neck injury, Unga was among the Giants' leaders in tackles, but Jasper Brinkley has assumed mostly regular duty at middle linebacker during that span. As a result, Unga can't be trusted to match his output from the first half of the season.

November 27, 2015 02:06 PM
Giants' Uani Unga: Probable to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Unga (neck) is listed as probable for Sunday's game at Washington.

Unga used the bye week to regain his health, but it isn't entirely clear that he'll have a three-down role, as Jasper Brinkley proved to be a more than capable replacement. It's a situation best avoided for IDP purposes until there's some clarity.

November 13, 2015 02:59 PM
Giants' Uani Unga: Ruled out again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Unga (neck) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Jasper Brinkley will step in at middle linebacker, but he didn't get much playing time in nickel packages last week, so he isn't a recommended IDP option for Sunday's game against the Patriots. Unga won't necessarily have an every-down role once he's healthy.

November 8, 2015 02:55 PM
Giants' Uani Unga: Inactive Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Unga (neck) is listed as inactive Sunday in Tampa Bay, the Giants' official site reports.

Unga was limited in practice throughout the week, which resulted in questionable availability for Week 9, but he was surprisingly ruled out upon the release of the Giants' inactive list. The team will instead turn to Jasper Brinkley to cover middle linebacker.

November 6, 2015 02:47 PM
Giants' Uani Unga: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Unga (neck) is questionable for Sunday's game.

With Jon Beason officially ruled out for Week 9, Unga could see an increase in snaps if he is able to play. Considering the 27-year-old was able to play against the Saints last week with the same neck injury, he will likely be available again this week, but that decision won't arrive until closer to Sunday.

November 5, 2015 05:33 PM
Giants' Uani Unga: Limited participant in practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Unga (neck) was a limited participant in practice Thursday.

Unga was able to play in last week's game against the Saints, recording five tackles (three solos) in 43 snaps. If Jon Beason is unable to play this week due to a knee injury, Unga will likely play in his place so IDP owners should monitor his status closely Friday.

November 1, 2015 11:29 AM
Giants' Uani Unga: Active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Unga (neck) is active Sunday against the Saints.

Unga missed last week's game due to the neck issue, but he'll likely take on a big role in his return, with Jon Beason inactive due to an ankle injury.

October 30, 2015 02:03 PM
Giants' Uani Unga: Expected to return for Saints game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Unga (neck) is listed as probable for Sunday's game in New Orleans.

With Jon Beason (ankle) listed as questionable, Unga may return from his one-week absence to serve in an every-down role. The two linebackers have mostly split snaps this season, but Unga is a strong IDP option whenever the injury-prone veteran is unavailable.

October 29, 2015 06:07 PM
Giants' Uani Unga: Full practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Unga (neck) practiced in full Thursday.

After a limited showing Wednesday, Unga fit in all practice reps Thursday, meaning his DNP streak should end at one Sunday at New Orleans. Upon his return, he'll likely retain his starting gig at middle linebacker, as Jon Beason (knee) has failed to practice this week. Despite his absence in Week 7, Unga is tied for the team lead in tackles (43), interceptions (two), and forced fumbles (two).

October 25, 2015 03:17 PM
Giants' Uani Unga: Inactive Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Unga (neck) is listed as inactive Sunday versus the Cowboys, the Giants' official site reports.

Unga has surpassed all expectations, notching team-highs in tackles (42), interceptions (two), and forced fumbles (two) in his first professional season. The impetus was Jon Beason's (knee) continued injury concerns, but Unga's absence places the veteran back in the driver's seat at middle linebacker for the time being.

October 2, 2015 09:48 AM
​Giants linebacker Uani' Unga had six solo tackles, three assists, two passes defensed and an interception on 48 snaps (62 percent of the plays) against the Redskins last Thursday.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giants linebacker Uani' Unga had six solo tackles, three assists, two passes defensed and an interception on 48 snaps (62 percent of the plays) against the Redskins last Thursday.

While Jon Beason was back, Unga still saw the majority of the snaps and continues to produce. Beason played only on running downs last Thursday, but it remains to be seen how the playing time is distributed between the two going forward.

September 17, 2015 09:30 AM
Giants LB Unai' Unga could start in place of Jon Beason again Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giants linebacker Jon Beason (knee) didn't practice Wednesday, putting his availability for Week 2 against the Falcons in serious doubt, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

If and when he ever gets up to full speed, he'll be a decent source of tackles from the middle linebacker spot, but for now Uani' Unga is likely to get the bulk of the reps there.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/233
Birthdate:
12/28/1987
Age:
34
Hometown:
Pomona, CA, USA
School:
Brigham Young
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: