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Marcus Stroud | Defensive Lineman

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (36) / 6/25/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 310
College: Georgia
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DT Marcus Stroud will sign a one-day contract with the Jaguars so he can retire as a member of the organization.
Stroud, who turns 34 next week, spent seven productive seasons in Jacksonville after they drafted him with the No. 13 overall pick in 2001. In his prime, Stroud was a premier run-stuffer that also racked up 22 sacks as a Jaguar, playing alongside Big John Henderson. Stroud made three Pro Bowls. Shoulder injuries and an inability to fit in a 3-4 scheme crippled Stroud's late-season career in Buffalo and New England. Wed, Jun 20, 2012 10:04:00 AM

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Former Bills and Patriots DT Marcus Stroud is considering a return to the NFL this season.

After undergoing offseason surgery last year, Stroud came down with a staph infection in his shoulder, leading to his release from the Patriots. Now 33 after a year away from football, Stroud is seeking a job as a rotational lineman, likely in a 4-3 defense. Stroud estimates he's 60 percent healthy now and expects to be 100 percent by June.
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 02:14:00 PM

Patriots released DL Marcus Stroud.

The mistake signing cost the Pats a $150,000 signing bonus. Stroud reported to training camp with a bum shoulder, likely the same one he had surgery on during the early winter. He never fit New England's defensive scheme well anyway.
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 10:41:00 AM

Opposing GMs assure CSN New England's Tom Curran that Patriots DL Marcus Stroud "can still play and is very professional."

Stroud had some monster performances in the Bills' 4-3 defense back in 2008, but his play dropped off precipitously in the move to a 3-4 scheme. The Pats can use him as a rotational end in Bill Belichick's system, but expectations should be relatively low at age 33.
Fri, May 20, 2011 12:40:00 PM

The Patriots' two-year deal with DL Marcus Stroud includes base salaries of $1.2 million (2011) and $1.7 million (2012).

More telling is Stroud's meager $150,000 signing bonus -- the only portion of the contract that is guaranteed. If he's on the roster in 2011, Stroud will have collected $1.8 million for the year. Stroud won't be assured of a spot on the final 53 after struggling mightily at end in the Bills' 3-4 last season.
Source: ESPN Boston
Mon, Mar 7, 2011 04:01:00 PM

Three league sources have told the Boston Globe's Greg A. Bedard that DE Marcus Stroud is not a lock to make the Patriots this summer.

Specifically if the Pats focus on their defensive line in the draft. If Stroud does make the team, he isn't likely to be anything more than a rotational player, and is expected to make his biggest contribution in the locker room.
Sun, Mar 6, 2011 12:11:00 PM

Patriots signed DE Marcus Stroud to a two-year contract.

Stroud, 33 in June, was a total misfit for a 3-4 defense in Buffalo, so we can't imagine the Patriots are guaranteeing him much money. Ideally, he'd pan out as a rotational player, seeing about 20-25 snaps per game. The Pats are suddenly deep at defensive end with Stroud added to a mix that also includes Ty Warren, Ron Brace, Mike Wright, and Brandon Deaderick.
Tue, Mar 1, 2011 11:58:00 AM

Free agent DT Marcus Stroud is recovering from postseason shoulder surgery.

Stroud indicated that he plans to pursue his free agent options once he's 100 percent. Turning 33 in June, he could perhaps help a team as a situational 4-3 defensive tackle. Stroud was obviously out of his element as a 3-4 end.
Thu, Feb 17, 2011 11:17:00 AM

Bills released DT Marcus Stroud.

The move was not unexpected. The Stroud trade three years ago was a bad idea and the subsequent $20.5 million extension was even more ill-conceived. Stroud was due $4.5 million in 2011 on the heels of two straight years of poor run defense. The 32-year-old is not an ideal fit in the Bills' 3-4 scheme, and the team wanted to open up playing time for promising second-year end Alex Carrington. Expect Stroud to draw a look from 4-3 teams this offseason.
Wed, Feb 16, 2011 11:51:00 AM

The Buffalo News expects the Bills to consider releasing DE Marcus Stroud this offseason.

The suggestion is made to open playing time for 2010 third-round pick Alex Carrington. Stroud had 49 tackles and three sacks, but played poorly against the run for a second straight season. He turns 33 in June and is due a $4.5M salary. It wouldn't be surprising if Carrington is already a better option.
Sat, Jan 8, 2011 01:18:00 PM

Bills DE Marcus Stroud left in Week 7 for a period of time with a hyperextended elbow but was able to return.

He's expected to be fine for Week 8. Stroud has bounced back with strong play this season after a disappointing 2009.
Tue, Oct 26, 2010 09:59:00 AM

Bills DE Marcus Stroud (ankle) plans to practice Wednesday.

Stroud didn't play in Week 4 and was still sporting a brace on his ankle Monday, but he hopes to be ready for Week 5. "That’s the plan," said Stroud. "So Wednesday I’ll get out there and give it a whirl and we’ll see where its at."
Tue, Oct 5, 2010 09:00:00 AM

Bills declared DE Marcus Stroud, ILB Andra Davis, QB Levi Brown, OT Jamon Meredith, OT Ed Wang, DL John McCargo, CB Terrence McGee, and S Cary Harris inactive for Week 4 against the Jets.

Without Stroud and Davis, the Bills run defense is an even more attractive matchup for Shonn Greene and LaDainian Tomlinson this week.
Sun, Oct 3, 2010 12:07:00 PM

Bills DE Marcus Stroud had a boot on his left foot at team headquarters Wednesday and is expected to miss Week 4.

The Bills are getting back ILB Paul Posluszny to boost their run defense, but appear to be losing Stroud at the same time. His exact injury is undisclosed. After an awful 2009 season, Stroud had been playing the run well in 2010.
Wed, Sep 29, 2010 02:56:00 PM

Bills DE Marcus Stroud underwent offseason knee surgery, but is working fully at Organized Team Activities.

The procedure was clearly minor. Stroud missed one late-season game with a knee injury and may have had loose particles floating around in the joint. Now a 3-4 left defensive end, Stroud is further off the IDP radar than ever.
Thu, May 27, 2010 08:36:00 AM

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