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DeMeco Ryans | Linebacker | #59

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/28/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 247
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (33) / HOU
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Eagles released ILB DeMeco Ryans.
Ryans was entering the final year of his contract and had a $1 million roster bonus due March 11. On top of his $2.5 million salary, the Eagles save $3.5 million against the cap and allow the 10-year veteran to get a jump on the rest of the free-agent class. The Eagles will hand the keys to sophomore Jordan Hicks alongside Kiko Alonso and Mychal Kendricks in new DC Jim Schwartz's 4-3. Going on age 32, Ryans is no longer even a useful two-down run thumper. He lost his cover skills several years back. Feb 24 - 3:26 PM

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Eagles ILB DeMeco Ryans could be a cap cut this offseason.

Ryans is a respected veteran and two-time Pro Bowler, but injuries have limited him the last two seasons. With the Eagles switching to a 4-3 scheme under new DC Jim Schwartz, there is not a starting spot for Ryans, and his $4.5 million cap hit is too much for a backup. Ryans' $2.5 million base salary becomes fully guaranteed March 11. There's a good chance he's off the roster by then.
Source: CSN Philly
Feb 11 - 9:25 AM

Eagles ILB DeMeco Ryans exited Week 6 against the Giants with a hamstring injury.

Ryans suffered the injury in the second quarter and did not return. Ryans said after the game he could have come back in, but he would not have been 100 percent. Regarding his availability for Week 7, Ryans said, "We'll see how it goes." Ryans' injury brings even more importance to the recoveries of Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) and Kiko Alonso (knee).
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 09:23:00 AM

DeMeco Ryans and Jordan Hicks will be the Eagles starting inside linebackers against the Jets.

Kiko Alonso (ACL) and Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) are out for Week 3. Alonso is expected to miss multiple weeks, and may yet opt for surgery that could cost him his second consecutive season. Kendricks will be expected back next week. In the meantime, veteran Ryans and rookie Hicks will man the middle as every-down ‘backers, and offer LB2/3 scoring potential in IDP leagues.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 04:47:00 AM

Eagles DC Bill Davis said ILB DeMeco Ryans (Achilles') may not be 100 percent for Week 1.

Ryans admitted in early August he was not quite 100%, and he will be just 10 months removed from tearing his Achilles' when the regular season begins. Achilles' tears are always difficult to come back from, and the 31-year-old Ryans may never get back to his pre-injury form. Ryans' struggles to recover could explain why the Eagles extended Mychal Kendricks on Monday.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 11:52:00 AM

Eagles ILB DeMeco Ryans (Achilles) will not play in the preseason opener.

The Eagles are taking a cautious approach with Ryans coming off his torn Achilles. ILB Mychal Kendricks will also be held out.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 07:49:00 PM

Eagles ILB DeMeco Ryans (Achilles') admitted he's not quite 100 percent yet.

Ryans, 31, is just nine months removed from an Achilles' tear. "Still need to gain a little bit of strength, a little bit of explosiveness. Once I do that, I'll be ready," he said. We'd hesitate to assume Ryans will ever get back to where he was, which is probably why Chip Kelly hasn't traded Mychal Kendricks.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 09:33:00 AM

Eagles ILB DeMeco Ryans (Achilles') has been limited in OTAs.

It's not unexpected, as Ryans is only seven months removed from going down. He remains on pace for training camp.
Thu, May 28, 2015 06:50:00 PM

Eagles ILB DeMeco Ryans (Achilles') says he'll "definitely be back for the start of training camp."

"(It's) going great," Ryans said of his rehab. The Eagles obviously agree, otherwise they wouldn't have signed Ryans to a one-year extension last month. The extension is a sign the Eagles view the 31-year-old (in July) Ryans as a starter even though Mychal Kendricks and Kiko Alonso are both in the mix at inside linebacker.
Thu, Apr 16, 2015 06:16:00 PM

Eagles signed ILB DeMeco Ryans to a one-year extension through 2016.

The deal lowers Ryans' cap number and will pay him $7.5 million over the next two years. It includes $6.25 million guaranteed. Recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon, Ryans had been going into the final year of his contract. The two-year commitment by Philadelphia strongly suggests coach Chip Kelly is counting on Ryans to immediately return to form despite the severe 2014 injury. There is speculation the Eagles will now trade Mychal Kendricks, and start Ryans next to Kiko Alonso at inside linebacker.
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 02:50:00 PM

Eagles GM/coach Chip Kelly expects ILB DeMeco Ryans back with the team for 2015.

Coming off a torn Achilles' tendon, Ryans' Eagles future was cast into doubt after the team acquired Kiko Alonso, but Alonso is also coming off major injury. It wouldn't be the worst idea to keep Ryans behind Alonso and Mychal Kendricks, though his $6.9 million salary-cap number needs to be lowered. As of the moment, Ryans is questionable for training camp.
Wed, Mar 11, 2015 01:45:00 PM

The Philadelphia Daily News' Paul Domowitch believes Eagles ILB DeMeco Ryans is a candidate for a contract extension.

Going on 31, Ryans counts $6.9 million against the salary cap in the final year of his deal. A two-year extension that lowers his cap number this year and offers Ryans some security could work for both sides. Ryans is questionable for training camp after tearing his Achilles' tendon early in November.
Sat, Feb 28, 2015 10:49:00 AM

Eagles placed ILB DeMeco Ryans on injured reserve with a torn Achilles' tendon, ending his season.

They signed ex-Jaguars S Chris Prosisnki to replace Ryans on the roster. The loss is a big one from a leadership perspective, and could also soften Philly's run defense. Through eight starts, Ryans had 45 tackles, four pass breakups, and an interception. The Eagles will be forced to lean on some combination of Casey Matthews and Emmanuel Acho next to Mychal Kendricks the rest of the way.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 05:09:00 PM

Speaking Monday, Eagles coach Chip Kelly confirmed ILB DeMeco Ryans suffered an Achilles' injury in Sunday's win over the Texans.

The Eagles are apparently awaiting MRI results before officially declaring Ryans out for the season, but he's fully expected to miss the rest of 2014. Replacement-level talent Casey Matthews is the next man up on the depth chart.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 01:13:00 PM

A source tells PFT that Eagles ILB DeMeco Ryans tore his Achilles' tendon during Sunday's Week 9 win at Houston and is out for the season.

Ryans blew out his Achilles' after intercepting a Ryan Fitzpatrick pass in the fourth quarter Sunday. The unquestioned leader of the Eagles, it will be a big blow to a defense that is already of the "bend but don't break" variety. Liability Casey Matthews will have to step up next to Mychal Kendricks. Ryans, 30, is facing a very long rehab process as heads into the final year of his contract in 2015. This is the same Achilles' tendon he tore a few years ago.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 04:21:00 PM

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