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Israel Idonije | Defensive Lineman | #72

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (37) / 11/17/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 279
College: Manitoba
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Giants released or waived DL Israel Idonije, TE Kellen Davis, CB Bennett Jackson, LB Dan Fox, OL Jamaal Johnson-Webb, OL Adam Gress and DT Kelcy Quarles.
Idonije, 33, was on the roster for less than a month after getting the boot from Chicago earlier this summer. He's at or near the end of the line. Kellen Davis started the Giants' dress rehearsal, but offered next to nothing in the passing game. Jackson is dealing with an ankle injury. He is a candidate for the practice squad. Sat, Aug 30, 2014 08:52:00 AM

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Giants signed DL Israel Idonije.

33-year-old Idonije was uninspiring in 347 snaps with the Lions last season, and was cut by the Bears in June after only three months with the team. He will serve as veteran depth during training camp.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 05:49:00 PM

Bears released DL Israel Idonije.

Idonije's Bears reunion ended up lasting three months. Idonije spent 2004-2012 in the Windy City before appearing in 15 games for the Lions last season. He ended up playing just 347 defensive snaps, notching only 0.5 sacks in the process. He became expendable depth after the Bears drafted DTs Ego Ferguson and Will Sutton on Day 2.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 07:33:00 PM

Bears signed DL Israel Idonije, formerly of the Lions, to a one-year contract.

After a one-season stop in Detroit, Idonije returns to the Windy City where he spent the previous nine seasons. The 33-year-old is a movable piece along the defensive front for DC Mel Tucker but will have to earn his roster spot. Idonije appeared in 15 games last season, notching 11 tackles and a half-sack.
Tue, Mar 18, 2014 01:14:00 PM

Free agent DL Israel Idonije will visit the Bears Tuesday.

Idonije spent the first nine seasons of his career in Chicago, posting 28.5 sacks while playing all over the formation. He spent last season as a backup left end for the Lions, recording just a half-sack and two quarterback hits. Idonije, now 33 years old, would at least give the Bears' defensive line some familiarity as they incorporate Lamarr Houston and Willie Young.
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 12:21:00 PM

Lions placed DL Israel Idonije on injured reserve with a neck injury, ending his season.

Idonije appeared in all 15 games prior to getting injured, making 11 tackles. He's strictly a situational run stopper and is unlikely to attract much interest in free agency this offseason.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 05:16:00 PM

New Lions DL Israel Idonije said his primary role will be as a run-stopping end on early downs.

"In that the 4-3 style defense, stopping the run is the first focus," Idonije said. As a Bear, he was asked to get after the quarterback a little more, leading to 7.5 sacks and 51 disruptions last season. Now part of the Lions' deep defensive line rotation, we wouldn't expect Idonije to match those numbers.
Source: MLive.com
Thu, Jul 4, 2013 08:28:00 AM

Israel Idonije's one-year deal with the Lions is worth $840,000, and includes $485,000 in guaranteed money.

Idonije can earn $65,000 in bonuses for a potential total of $905,000. Because he was signed for the veteran's minimum, Idonije's cap hit is only $620,000. The Lions let Cliff Avril walk in free agency, and subsequently found themselves lacking depth at defensive end. Idonije will give Detroit quality snaps in their defensive line rotation.
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 09:31:00 AM

New Lions DL Israel Idonije had 51 quarterback disruptions last season, just three fewer than Jason Pierre-Paul.

Idonije did his damage on 56 fewer pass-rush attempts. He can also stop the run from left end and rush from the inside on nickel downs. Although Idonije will turn 32 in November, the Lions stole a highly productive player. Pro Football Focus suggests that this year's Detroit defensive line might be better than the 2010 unit that graded out best in the entire league.
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 08:20:00 AM

Lions signed DL Israel Idonije to a one-year contract.

After spending the first nine years of his career with the Bears, Idonije decides to stay in the division and join one of the league's top defensive lines. Capable of rushing the passer from both the end and tackle spots, he has racked up 20.5 sacks over the last three seasons while playing in Lovie Smith's 4-3 scheme. Idonije will be high-quality rotation piece in a unit that boasts Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley, Jason Jones and rookie Ziggy Ansah as starters.
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 12:29:00 PM

The Chicago Tribune believes the Bears are out of the hunt to re-sign free agent DT Israel Idonije.

The Bears had a standing offer to Idonije at one point, but he didn't accept it and they moved forward with Sedrick Ellis. Idonije visited the Titans in late April. Otherwise, his free-agent market has been quite cool.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 09:41:00 PM

According to the Chicago Tribune, there are "no signs" the Bears plan to re-sign free agent DL Israel Idonije.

The Bears released DT Andre Fluellen on Monday, but it apparently wasn't with re-signing Idonije in mind. To date, the 32-year-old D-lineman has visited only the Titans in free agency.
Mon, May 20, 2013 01:01:00 PM

The Titans hosted DL Israel Idonije for a free-agent visit Monday.

Idonije would add to Tennessee's defensive line rotation. He can play left end on running downs and rush inside in the nickel. "Izzy" is 32 years old.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 03:47:00 PM

The Bears have a "standing offer" out to free agent DL Israel Idonije, but a deal isn't "imminent."

The "standing offer" could be rescinded depending on what the Bears do in the draft, so Idonije has little more than a week to think things over. Idonije has made zero visits since the start of free agency.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 07:44:00 PM

The Chicago Sun-Times reports the Bears could still re-sign free agent DL Israel Idonije despite Wednesday's signings of DE Kyle Moore and DT Andre Fluellen.

Moore would seem to be Idonije's replacement, but perhaps he'll be back for a 10th season in Chicago if the price is exceedingly cheap. Idonije has reportedly drawn interest from the Titans and 49ers, but hasn't made any visits since the start of free agency.
Tue, Apr 9, 2013 07:05:00 PM

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