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Coy Wire | Linebacker

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (39) / 11/7/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 225
College: Stanford
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 3 (97) / BUF

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Falcons released LB Coy Wire.
The 32-year-old was due a reasonable $765,000 base salary, but the Falcons are moving forward with younger players as backup linebackers and on special teams. Wire managed just six tackles in kickoff and punt coverage last year. Fri, Sep 2, 2011 04:36:00 PM

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Falcons signed LB Coy Wire to a two-year contract.

Wire was previously scheduled for unrestricted free agency. Though he's of little assistance on defense, the 32-year-old Falcons special teams captain racked up eight tackles in kickoff and punt coverage last season.
Wed, Feb 9, 2011 03:00:00 PM

Falcons re-signed free agent LB Coy Wire.

Wire, who received a two-year contract, emerged as the early down replacement for Michael Boley down the stretch. With Boley leaving and Keith Brooking ready to hit free agency, Wire returns as veteran insurance.
Thu, Feb 26, 2009 07:26:00 PM

Impending free agent LB Coy Wire is reportedly close to agreeing to terms with the Falcons.

Wire took over for Michael Boley as the strong side linebacker on early downs last year, providing improved run defense. Boley won't be brought back and Keith Brooking's future is in question, so the Falcons will need the veteran depth.
Sun, Feb 15, 2009 09:17:00 AM

Coy Wire has replaced Michael Boley as the Falcons strong side linebacker on early downs.

Boley has retained the nickel back role, but Wire is giving the team a lift with stronger run defense. Wire finished with second on the team with eight solo tackles and also broke up a pass. He figures to keep the role going forward.
Sun, Dec 14, 2008 08:15:00 PM

Falcons signed LB Coy Wire and CB Blue Adams.

Wire, once an integral piece of Buffalo's special teams, will likely perform the same duties in Atlanta. Adams is a CB/S who also can track down kicks.
Sun, Jul 27, 2008 10:59:00 PM

Bills released LB/S Coy Wire.

Wire is coming off neck surgery that included nerve damage and couldn't pass his exit physical. He also doesn't have a clear position on defense.
Wed, Feb 27, 2008 04:21:00 PM

Bills LB Coy Wire will undergo surgery on his neck this offseason.

The reserve had nerve damage as a result of a neck stinger he suffered late in 2007. It's uncertain when he'll be able to resume football activities.
Wed, Jan 2, 2008 04:54:00 PM

Bills placed LB Coy Wire (neck) on injured reserve, ending his season.

The converted safety worked full time at linebacker for the first time in his career in 2007, but didn't play much due to injuries. He'll return to back up Keith Ellison on the weak side and play special teams in 2008.
Fri, Dec 28, 2007 03:03:00 PM

Bills LB Coy Wire (knee) is expected to return to action this week.

Wire, coming off a torn MCL, will likely be Buffalo's fourth linebacker for now. Keith Ellison is healthy and entrenched on the weak side.
Thu, Oct 18, 2007 02:11:00 PM

Bills LB Coy Wire reportedly suffered a torn, not sprained, MCL in Week 1.

John DiGiorgio has emerged as the leader to start on the weak side while Wire and Keith Ellison (high ankle sprain) recover. Wire is out indefinitely.
Fri, Sep 14, 2007 09:28:00 AM

Bills LB Coy Wire suffered a grade 2 MCL sprain in Sunday's loss.

Wire was on crutches after the game and coach Dick Jauron declared him "out indefinitely" on Monday. With usual starting weak-side 'backer Keith Ellison out with a high ankle sprain, Mario Haggan is next in line for snaps.
Mon, Sep 10, 2007 02:30:00 PM

Bills LB Coy Wire went to the locker room with a sprained knee on Sunday.

The severity of the injury is unknown.
Sun, Sep 9, 2007 02:42:00 PM

Bills WLB Coy Wire will begin the season as a starter.

Buffalo's run defense is in bad shape. Wire, a converted safety, is unlikely to be nearly as effective as Keith Ellison (ankle). The Bills will host Denver in the opener, then travel to Pittsburgh and New England for Weeks 2 and 3.
Mon, Sep 3, 2007 02:04:00 PM

Bills S/LB Coy Wire's new contract is for three years.

Wire was Buffalo's top-rated special teamer in 2006, says assistant coach Bobby April. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
Tue, Feb 6, 2007 10:03:00 AM

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