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Heath Farwell | Linebacker | #55

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (35) / 12/31/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 235
College: San Diego State
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Seahawks LB Heath Farwell needs groin surgery.
Farwell was injured in Friday night's preseason game. He doesn't play much defense, but is a stalwart on special teams. Farwell had nine tackles in kick coverage in 2013. He's likely headed for season-ending I.R. Tue, Aug 26, 2014 08:31:00 AM

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Seahawks re-signed LB Heath Farwell.

Seattle signed Farwell off the street last October and he immediately made an impact on special teams. He won't he adding much to the linebacker corps.
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 07:26:00 PM

Seahawks signed LB Heath Farwell, formerly of the Vikings.

Farwell, 29, was once one of the top special teamers in football, but he hasn't been the same in recent seasons due to injuries. In Seattle, Farwell will cover kickoffs and punts and step in as the team's No. 5 or 6 linebacker.
Wed, Oct 19, 2011 03:44:00 PM

Vikings re-signed LB Heath Farwell to a three-year, $7.75 million contract with $3.25 million in guarantees.

Farwell took to the open market searching for a team willing to let him play defense, but nothing surfaced after feelers in Cleveland and New England. He figures to return in the same special teams/backup linebacker role in which he's played in the past. Farwell says his knee is 100 percent after tearing his ACL last August.
Fri, Mar 6, 2009 03:05:00 PM

Vikings GM Rick Spielman revealed Friday that he's made a "significant offer" to retain free agent LB Heath Farwell.

Farwell, who's drawn interest from the Browns and Patriots, is looking for a team willing to let him play defense. None of the above are great fits.
Fri, Mar 6, 2009 11:29:00 AM

Free agent LB Heath Farwell will visit with the Browns later this week.

Farwell, a pure special teamer, was in New England Tuesday. Eric Mangini doesn't feel comfortable doing much if Bill Belichick hasn't done it first.
Tue, Mar 3, 2009 07:14:00 PM

Free agent LB Heath Farwell is believed to be visiting with the Patriots.

Farwell, who missed all of last season with a torn ACL, could replace free agent Larry Izzo for the Pats. Farwell wouldn't play defense in New England.
Mon, Mar 2, 2009 09:41:00 PM

Vikings LB Heath Farwell intends to test free agency this offseason.

Farwell was a top special teamer in 2006-2007, but he's not likely to draw a ton of interest coming off ACL surgery early in the 2008 season.
Wed, Feb 18, 2009 11:28:00 AM

The Vikings are expected to try to re-sign free agent LB Heath Farwell this offseason.

One of the NFL's top special teamers in 2006-2007, Farwell missed all of '08 with a torn ACL. He should be easy to retain with a one-year, $1 million deal.
Mon, Jan 5, 2009 02:17:00 PM

Vikings LB Heath Farwell tore his ACL in Saturday's first preseason game and will miss the 2008 season. He'll be placed on injured reserve.

Rufus Alexander will need to step up. Farwell, the Vikings' best special teamer, needed this season because he's in a contract year and wanted to prove himself worthy of a starting job for 2009. The injury stalls his career, but he'll still get his $1.417 million salary.
Sun, Aug 10, 2008 07:08:00 PM

Vikings LB Heath Farwell was carted off the field with an injured knee during Friday's game.

The special teams standout will have an MRI Saturday, but it didn't look good. The team believes he tore the ACL in his right knee and will miss the season.
Sat, Aug 9, 2008 08:55:00 AM

Vikings signed restricted free agent LB Heath Farwell to a one-year, $1.417 million contract.

Farwell, a 26-year-old former undrafted free agent, has made a name for himself as an ubiquitous special teams player. He may never be more than a fourth linebacker, but could rack up tackles on the weak side if given the shot.
Tue, Mar 25, 2008 05:39:00 PM

The Vikings extended restricted free agent LB Heath Farwell a second-round ($1.417 million) tender.

A huge upgrade for Farwell, who made $435,000 in 2007. He isn't starting caliber, but is one of the league's most relentless special teamers. Farwell could replace Dontarrious Thomas as the Vikes' fourth 'backer this year.
Wed, Feb 27, 2008 04:50:00 PM

Vikings re-signed LB Heath Farwell to a one-year contract.

The exclusive rights free agent will be restricted in 2008. Farwell is a core special teamer who could be the Vikes' nickel linebacker this year.
Thu, May 3, 2007 10:15:00 AM

Vikings extended a tender to LB Heath Farwell, an exclusive rights free agent.

Farwell, a trusty special teamer, made 27 tackles as a backup linebacker in 2006. He could push for more of a role in the base defense this year.
Tue, Feb 20, 2007 03:38:00 PM

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