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Chris Draft | Linebacker

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (38) / 2/26/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 235
College: Stanford
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Redskins released LB Chris Draft.
The 34-year-old played under defensive coordinator Jim Haslett in St. Louis, but he has little left in the tank at this point. Draft may resurface elsewhere as an injury fill-in as he did with the Bills late last year. Mon, Aug 23, 2010 01:08:00 PM

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Redskins signed LB Chris Draft to an undisclosed contract.

Now 34 years old, Draft played under defensive coordinator Jim Haslett in St. Louis. He certainly won't help the Redskins' run defense, but he does offer versatility and depth. Draft will have to battle to make the club in a reserve capacity.
Fri, May 7, 2010 08:38:00 AM

Bills SLB Chris Draft left Thursday's game with a shoulder injury and did not return.

The severity of the injury is undetermined. The Bills have already lost four linebackers to injured reserve. Draft was a part of a group of a fill-ins that got blown off the ball all night against the Jets.
Fri, Dec 4, 2009 11:05:00 AM

Recently signed Chris Draft practiced with the starting unit this past week and will likely start at weak side linebacker on Sunday.

The 11-year veteran will start in place of rookie Ashlee Palmer. In his one snap last Sunday, Draft sacked Mark Sanchez. He isn't going to help the Bills' rush defense much, but he offers versatility and provides some much needed depth.
Sat, Oct 24, 2009 09:32:00 AM

Bills signed LB Chris Draft, formerly of the Rams.

Draft is a versatile reserve, but he's not going to help the Bills' run defense. He played in the middle on last year's Rams squad that couldn't stop anyone on the ground. He'll provide depth with Kawika Mitchell and Marcus Buggs out for the year.
Tue, Oct 13, 2009 05:58:00 PM

Rams released LB Chris Draft.

The Rams take a slight cap hit, but save $1.3 million in cash. Draft lost out to rookie James Laurinaitis for the MIKE linebacker job, but was expected to start on the strong side. Now it looks like David Vobora will start there. The Rams must not think Larry Grant's knee injury is too serious.
Thu, Sep 10, 2009 10:46:00 AM

Chris Draft will likely shift from middle linebacker to strongside linebacker when rookie James Laurinaitis officially becomes a starter.

Laurinaitis is obviously the Rams' MIKE linebacker of the future and probably present. He hasn't been named the starter yet and is still running mostly with the second unit, but it's only a matter of time.
Sun, Aug 9, 2009 09:59:00 AM

Chris Draft recently revealed that he's currently running as the Rams' starting middle linebacker.

Larry Grant and David Vobora are competing for the strong-side job, with rookie James Laurinaitis backing up Draft. We expect Laurinaitis to unseat Draft in training camp, pushing the veteran into a reserve role or the SAM position, where neither Vobora nor Grant would present any obvious upgrade.
Thu, Jul 2, 2009 09:46:00 PM

Though Chris Draft is penciled in as the starting strong side linebacker, the Rams reportedly prefer him as a backup to all three positions.

According to linebacker David Vobora, the competition at strong side "is a wide-open thing" with Larry Grant and Quinton Culberson also in the mix. Ideally, one of the three would step up and allow Draft to play the backup role.
Fri, May 29, 2009 01:29:00 PM

Rams LB Chris Draft manned the middle linebacker position for the first team defense during Wednesday's practice and is expected to start there Sunday against the Cardinals.

David "Mr. Irrelevant" Vobora started at middle linebacker for the Rams last week and racked up 10 tackles, but coach Jim Haslett wants to give Draft a shot. He had been out for over a month with a fractured foot. Usual starter Will Witherspoon continues to battle labrum tears in both shoulders.
Thu, Dec 4, 2008 08:51:00 AM

Rams LB Chris Draft is expected to return to practice this week after suffering a fractured foot that kept him out a month.

There's a chance he could suit up Sunday, although it isn't certain he'll be back in the starting lineup yet.
Tue, Dec 2, 2008 11:28:00 AM

The Rams confirmed that SLB Chris Draft has a fractured foot. He will be replaced in the starting lineup by Quinton Culberson.

Apparently they aren't putting him on IR yet. St. Louis has the weakest linebacker depth in the league now and can't afford anymore losses.
Mon, Nov 3, 2008 05:06:00 PM

According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, LB Chris Draft may have suffered a fractured right foot in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

Draft left in the third quarter and did not return. He will be reevaluated early this week. Quinton Culberson is Draft's backup on the strong side.
Mon, Nov 3, 2008 09:15:00 AM

The Rams have replaced SLB Quinton Culberson with Chris Draft, DT La'Roi Glover with Clifton Ryan, and DE James Hall with Victor Adeyanju in the starting lineup.

They're probably still going to lose against the Bills on Sunday, but coach Scott Linehan is pulling out all the stops in his bid to save his job.

Chris Draft is currently the Rams' starting strong-side linebacker.

St. Louis is working in Quinton Culberson with the first unit, but it's Draft's job to lose. This won't be a spot to expect much production from in IDP leagues.
Mon, Jul 28, 2008 03:32:00 PM

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