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51 Paul Posluszny LB

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March 13, 2018 11:12 AM
Jaguars' Paul Posluszny: Announcing retirement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posluszny (abdomen) is retiring, Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Posluszny averaged at least 7.4 tackles per game every season of his career until 2017, at which point he was scaled back to an early down role and managed just 61 tackles (3.8 per game). He was expected to spend his offseason rehabbing from sports hernia surgery, but he'll instead turns his focus to the next chapter of life, retiring with 1,212 tackles, 16 sacks, 15 interceptions and eight forced fumbles in 145 regular-season games. The 33-year-old was one of the top tackle compilers of his generation, but he hadn't reached the playoffs until last season, spending four years in Buffalo and seven in Jacksonville. The Jaguars will be in good hands with Telvin Smith and Myles Jack serving as three-down linebackers, while Donald Payne could get a chance to replace Posluszny in the base defense.

January 14, 2018 11:52 AM
Jaguars' Paul Posluszny: Likely to require offseason surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posluszny (abdomen), who is active for Sunday's divisional-round game against the Steelers, is expected to require sports hernia surgery after the season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The linebacker has been playing through the painful core-muscle injury for the last few weeks and was unable to finish out the Jaguars' 10-3 win over the Bills in the wild-card round. Though he avoided an injury designation heading into the weekend after practicing fully Friday, Posluszny could cede more snaps than usual to Blair Brown on Sunday while he plays at less-than-full strength.

January 12, 2018 07:44 PM
Jaguars' Paul Posluszny: Cleared to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posluszny (abdomen) was removed from the injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Posluszny missed some practice time this week due to an abdomen injury he sustained in the Jaguars' wild-card victory over the Bills. However, he was a full participant in Friday's session and appears ready to roll for Sunday's playoff game.

January 11, 2018 04:36 PM
Jaguars' Paul Posluszny: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posluszny (abdomen) returned to practice in a limited capacity Thursday.

Posluszny sustained some sort of abdominal injury last weekend against the Bills and wasn't available to practice Wednesday. His return to the field Thursday offers hope that he'll be cleared to play in time for Sunday's tilt with the Steelers.

January 10, 2018 11:32 AM
Jaguars' Paul Posluszny: Misses practice with abdominal injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posluszny isn't expected to practice Wednesday due to an abdominal injury, Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Posluszny was forced to exit the Jaguars' wild-card win over the Bills last weekend due to a hip issue, but it appears Jacksonville has since reclassified the veteran's injury. The linebacker may need to put in at least a limited practice Thursday or Friday in order to gain clearance for Sunday's divisional-round matchup with the Steelers.

January 8, 2018 10:28 AM
Jaguars' Paul Posluszny: Unable to finish playoff game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posluszny left Sunday's win over the Bills in the second quarter with a hip injury and did not return, NFL.com reports.

Poz did not register as much as a tackle before departing, though he probably felt a little better when the Jags eventually knocked his former team out of the playoffs. Jacksonville faces a far superior offense to the lackluster unit the Bills offered up when the team travels to Pittsburgh next week, so it'd a nice break if its starting middle linebacker can return for the divisional round.

December 9, 2017 02:48 PM
Jaguars' Paul Posluszny: Set to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posluszny (groin) logged a full practice Friday and heads into Sunday's matchup against the Seahawks without an injury designation.

Posluszny was originally considered questionable to play in Week 14 after practicing on a limited basis Thursday due to his groin injury, but the issue no longer appears to be a factor. The Jaguars' starting middle linebacker logged a season-high 14 tackles last week against the Colts, so he'll look to feed off that performance on Sunday.

December 8, 2017 08:24 AM
Jaguars' Paul Posluszny: Limited in practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posluszny (groin) was limited in practice Thursday.

The veteran linebacker appeared on the practice report after logging a full session on Wednesday. Posluszny is coming off his best performance of the season -- 14 tackles (10 solo) and 1.5 sacks Sunday against the Colts -- so his absence this week would be a major loss for the resurgent Jaguars defense. Look for more updates to come once Friday's injury report is released.

December 6, 2017 11:20 PM
Jaguars' Paul Posluszny: Leads Jags in tackles Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posluszny tallied 14 tackles (10 solo) and 1.5 sacks in Sunday's win over the Colts.

The effort from Posluszny is by far his best of the season, as he more than doubled his previous season-high tackle total and also broke into the sack column. The 33-year-old has put together a solid three-week stretch but remains a difficult to trust IDP-option given his numbers over the course of this season.

April 19, 2017 06:36 PM
Jaguars' Paul Posluszny: Shifting to strong-side linebacker
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posluszny will shift to strong-side linebacker this season to make room for Myles Jack at middle linebacker, Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Posluszny has been a stronghold for Jacksonville at middle linebacker the past six seasons but will now make the change as the team ushers in a new era on defense. "It will be a change, but that's what's going to be best for the team so we're going to give it a shot," the 32-year-old linebacker said. The shift means Posluszny isn't likely to be involved in nickel packages, which would significantly cut down his playing time. Last season, he registered 133 tackles, three pass deflections, 1.5 sacks, and one interception through 16 games.

December 20, 2016 10:25 PM
Jaguars' Paul Posluszny: Records 11 stops in Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posluszny registered 11 tackles in the Jaguars' 21-20 loss to the Texans.

Posluszny is finishing the season on a solid note by posting back-to-back double-digit tackle totals after four games in which he had six or fewer tackles. He now has seven games with at least 10 tackles on the season, and although he struggled for a month, he remains a strong IDP option.

December 13, 2016 05:10 PM
Jaguars' Paul Posluszny: Posts 10 tackles in Week 14 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posluszny notched 10 tackles in Sunday's loss to the Vikings.

Posluszny started off the season strong by recording double-digit tackles in five of his first seven games, but this was the first time he's gotten back to that level in five weeks. He's a one-category producer who has slowed down as the season progressed, though he's always capable of being a solid IDP option in any given week.

November 22, 2016 11:10 PM
Jaguars' Paul Posluszny: Has six tackles in Sunday loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posluszny recorded six tackles Sunday against the Lions.

This was the second week in a row Posluszny has had six or fewer tackles, and these were the only two weeks he's had fewer than eight stops over his last six matchups. Being that he's typically a single-category IDP producer, this two-week stretch is troubling, and if he has another sub-par game next week, the 32-year-old may need to go to the bench in fantasy leagues.

November 8, 2016 06:29 PM
Jaguars' Paul Posluszny: Posts 10 tackles in Week 9
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posluszny recorded 10 tackles against the Chiefs on Sunday.

Just another day of consistent tackling excellence for Posluszny, as he registered at least 10 stops for the fifth time in his last seven matchups. Although he'll occasionally throw in a sack or a pass defensed, he'll continue to be a staple in IDP lineups for his ability to pile up tackles.

November 1, 2016 11:23 PM
Jaguars' Paul Posluszny: Logs 10 stops in Week 8
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posluszny notched 10 tackles in Week 8.

The veteran has posted at least 10 tackles in four games in 2016, and he's now averaging nine per contest. Although he's not a big contributor in other categories, he's also added 1.5 sacks and an interception this year. In tackle-heavy leagues, he's a productive and consistent weekly option.

October 18, 2016 10:24 PM
Jaguars' Paul Posluszny: Registers 11 tackles in Sunday victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posluszny posted 11 tackles Sunday against the Bears.

Posluszny has been doing what he does best over the last four games, as he's averaging 10 tackles to go along with 1.5 sacks. As he's proven over the last three years, he'll consistently average nearly 10 tackles per contest while chipping in with a small number of sacks and interceptions. There are few players that provide the weekly stability that he brings to lineups in IDP leagues.

October 4, 2016 07:54 PM
Jaguars' Paul Posluszny: Notches 1.5 sacks in Week 4 victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posluszny recorded 1.5 sacks along with seven tackles Sunday against the Colts.

After posting at least 11 tackles in each of his last two games, fantasy owners won't likely be upset with his total going down to just seven because he was able to easily offset that with his first 1.5 sacks of the year. The sacks were a great bonus for the tackling machine, as he achieved half of his career-high of three sacks in 2013. For his ability to post big tackle numbers, Posluszny's an excellent IDP option.

September 27, 2016 08:42 PM
Jaguars' Paul Posluszny: Intercepts first pass of 2016 on Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posluszny intercepted a pass and recorded 12 tackles Sunday against the Ravens.

For the second game in a row, Posluszny has recorded at least 11 tackles, and he now 28 on the season. The pick was just a cherry on top for the 31-year-old tackle machine. Although he played just 21 of 32 games between 2014 and 2015, when healthy, he's one of the premier tackle-producers in the league.

September 20, 2016 08:18 PM
Jaguars' Paul Posluszny: Collects 11 tackles Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posluszny collected 11 tackles Sunday against the Chargers.

After posting five tackles in the season opener, Posluszny erupted for double-digits in tackles to give him 16 in his first two games of the year. He's the only player in each of the last three seasons to average 10 tackles per game, making him a consistent fantasy option.

December 21, 2015 06:52 PM
Jaguars' Paul Posluszny: Returns to the field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posluszny notched 10 tackles (nine solo) and an interception in Sunday's loss to the Falcons.

After a fractured hand kept him out of last week's game against the Colts, Posluszny returned to the field in a big way for the Jaguars on Sunday. Despite the loss, the veteran middle-linebacker recorded his third interception of the season, and brought his tackles total up to 114 on the year. He's the best player on the Jaguars' defense and he's a very solid IDP at his position when he's healthy.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/232
Birthdate:
10/10/1984
Age:
36
Hometown:
Butler, PA, USA
School:
Penn State
NFL Experience:
12
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