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Patrick Kerney | Defensive Lineman

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (41) / 12/30/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 272
College: Virginia
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 1 (30) / ATL

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Seahawks DE Patrick Kerney has changed his mind and will retire from football after all.
After a January Profootballtalk report that he had held a retirement party, Kerney indicated he would return for one more season. Citing wear and tear on his body, Kerney is now hanging up the spikes. A first-team All Pro as recently as 2007, the 33-year-old will end his career with 82.5 sacks, the majority with the Falcons. He's a Ring of Honor candidate in Atlanta. Tue, Apr 13, 2010 03:27:00 PM

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Patrick Kerney indicated Tuesday that he will return for at least one more season in 2010.

Kerney says his surgically repaired elbow is now healed. Due $5.6M in 2010, the 33-year-old will likely be asked to take a pay cut this offseason. Kerney hinted that he would wait to see how Pete Carroll operates before he would decide whether or not to restructure his contract.
Tue, Feb 16, 2010 08:57:00 PM

King 5 Sports in Seattle disputes an earlier report that Patrick Kerney held a retirement party last week.

We know that Kerney remains on the Seahawks roster, and he has yet to file retirement paperwork. Whether he held a retirement party last week or not is hearsay at this point. We'll see what happens when he's asked to take a pay-cut this offseason.
Fri, Jan 29, 2010 04:54:00 PM

According to, Seahawks DE Patrick Kerney surprisingly held a retirement party last week. The Tacoma News Tribune confirms the report.

Per PFT, some of those in attendance last week are still "amused" that the retirement has yet to be reported. Kerney, 33, went without a sack in the final five games. Battling injuries for the past two seasons, he was expected to undergo elbow surgery this offseason while the Seahawks asked him to take a paycut. He was a first-team All Pro as recently as 2007.
Fri, Jan 29, 2010 11:19:00 AM

Seahawks DE Patrick Kerney will undergo elbow surgery this offseason.

Kerney, 33, may miss the start of the offseason program. The elbow nagged Kerney for much of the season's second half, and affected his production. Seattle's new GM will determine whether he's worth keeping for $5.17 million.
Wed, Jan 6, 2010 05:57:00 PM

The Tacoma News Tribune speculates that Seahawks DE Patrick Kerney will be asked to take a pay cut this offseason.

Kerney is due $5.16 million in 2010, a hefty price for a 33-year-old pass rusher who went sack-less in the season's final five games. Kerney also continued to battle injuries, at one point appearing to lose his starting job because of a midseason groin issue. It's unclear if Kerney would consider a pay cut, but he'd still definitely generate interest on a weak UFA market.
Mon, Jan 4, 2010 11:55:00 AM

Patrick Kerney will be used as a nickel rusher in Week 8, as Darryl Tapp starts in his place.

Kerney has been dealing with a groin injury over the past few weeks and has four sacks on the season so far. Tapp will be in there on first and second downs with Kerney stepping in on third downs. Kerney is, by far, Seattle's best pass rusher.
Source: Fox Sports
Sun, Nov 1, 2009 08:51:00 AM

Seahawks RE Patrick Kerney (groin) will rejoin the starting lineup this week.

Kerney got the Week 7 bye to heal. He is Seattle's best pass rusher and all-around defensive end. The Seahawks rank eighth in the league in sacks, and will be worth fantasy consideration when they play poor offenses.
Fri, Oct 30, 2009 03:50:00 PM

Seahawks RE Patrick Kerney aggravated his groin injury in Week 6.

He came out in the third quarter and will not return. Kerney was the only Seahawk with a sack Sunday, netting two and forcing a Kurt Warner fumble.
Sun, Oct 18, 2009 06:12:00 PM

Seahawks DE Patrick Kerney is slated to return from his groin injury this week.

Kerney was playing well before the injury, particularly as a pass rusher. He'll square off with beatable Cardinals LT Mike Gandy in Sunday's game.
Fri, Oct 16, 2009 04:38:00 PM

Seahawks RE Patrick Kerney is expected to miss Week 5 after suffering a groin injury in the club's Week 4 loss.

Kerney is Seattle's best all-around end, so his loss bodes well for Maurice Jones-Drew and David Garrard's matchups. Usual nickel rusher Darryl Tapp and 2008 first-round pick Lawrence Jackson are options to start at right end.
Mon, Oct 5, 2009 06:27:00 PM

Seahawks DE Patrick Kerney was knocked out of Sunday's blowout loss with a groin injury.

The extent is unknown, but he never returned. Kerney, who was moved from left defensive end to the right by Seattle's new coaching staff, has been active with two sacks, 12 tackles, and a forced fumble through four weeks.
Sun, Oct 4, 2009 05:50:00 PM

Seahawks coach Jim Mora indicated that Patrick Kerney will switch from left defensive end to right defensive end this season.

This is a major switch for an 11-year vet who's made his money beating less athletic right tackles. Kerney will now face left tackles, the most agile big men in football. Cory Redding will play left end on first and second down, and Kerney will probably move back there in the nickel defense. Darryl Tapp and 2008 first-round pick Lawrence Jackson will be situational backups.
Sun, Aug 2, 2009 11:55:00 PM

Updating a previous item, the Seattle Times does not expect RE Patrick Kerney (elbow surgery) to be ready for the start of training camp.

Kerney may go on active/PUP. Teams often claim players are "on schedule" for training camp, but it can be misleading. Kerney should be ready for Week 1, but the lost practice time could cost him early-season snaps. Seattle is deep at end with Lawrence Jackson, Cory Redding, and Darryl Tapp.
Wed, Apr 29, 2009 03:49:00 PM

Patrick Kerney underwent surgery Tuesday to remove bone chips from his left elbow.

The Seahawks are calling this surgery "maintenance cleanup." Though he's had two major surgeries in less than a year, he's still expected to be ready for training camp. Kerney will be a poor bet to make it through 2009 unscathed.
Wed, Apr 29, 2009 02:43:00 PM

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