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Brodrick Bunkley | Defensive Lineman

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/23/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 306
College: Florida State
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Saints NT Brodrick Bunkley exited the team's Week 7 game against the Lions with a concussion.
He was briefly down on the field before walking to the sideline under his own power. He walked to the locker room to be evaluated. He is out for the rest of the game. Oct 19 - 3:04 PM

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Saints NT Brodrick Bunkley has agreed to a pay cut, trimming his 2014 salary from $4.4 million to $1.3 million.

Bunkley was previously scheduled to count $6.1 million against the cap. His 2015 and 2016 salaries remain at $4.4 million. Bunkley played just over 21 snaps per game last season, and they were largely empty ones. John Jenkins is the future at nose tackle for the Saints. Bunkley is entering his age-31 season.
Apr 9 - 3:52 PM

Brodrick Bunkley is scheduled to cost $6.1 million against the 2014 salary cap.

Bunkley averaged just 21.1 snaps per day in his 12 appearances this season, losing playing time at nose tackle to rookie John Jenkins. Bunkley graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 41 NT/DT among 69 qualifiers, hurrying the quarterback just three times. The Saints will almost certainly ask him to take a major pay cut or move along.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 13 - 9:33 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Saints NT Brodrick Bunkley (calf) will be out "several weeks."

Bunkley injured his calf in the opener versus Atlanta and was spotted in a walking boot and on crutches following the win. Rookie John Jenkins will slide into the starting lineup at the nose. The Saints just keep taking hits on defense. OLBs Will Smith and Victor Butler and LE Kenyon Coleman have already been lost for the season. ILB Jonathan Vilma is on short-term injured reserve.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 01:23:00 PM

Saints NT Brodrick Bunkley (undisclosed) was in a walking boot and crutches following Sunday's win over the Falcons.

Bunkley went down following a first-quarter goal-line play and never returned. His backup is third-round rookie John Jenkins.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 09:55:00 PM

Saints NT Brodrick Bunkley was forced from Sunday's game with a lower-leg injury, and is questionable to return.

Bunkley went down midway through the first half, and wasn't seen again before halftime. It's possible he'll return after the break.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 02:38:00 PM

Brodrick Bunkley is practicing as the Saints' first-team nose tackle in training camp.

Akiem Hicks saw early-camp reps on the nose, but will be needed to play full-time end with Kenyon Coleman done for the year. Rookie John Jenkins is Bunkley's backup. Bunkley is undersized for 3-4 nose at 6-foot-2, 306, but DC Rob Ryan has a history with smallish nose tackles. The Saints' defense remains one to target in fantasy matchups after losing Coleman and top OLB Victor Butler.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 08:12:00 PM

The Saints have reworked DT Brodrick Bunkley's contract, dropping his 2013 base salary from $3.7 million to $750,000.

In exchange, the Saints cut a $2.95 million check for Bunkley in the form of a "signing" bonus. Previously scheduled to count $4.7 million versus the cap, Bunkley's cap number dipped to $2.5 million. Bunkley is an undersized, 6-foot-2, 306-pound nose tackle, but Rob Ryan isn't afraid to use smaller guys on the nose in his 3-4. Bunkley will likely compete to retain his starting job.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Mar 4, 2013 03:53:00 PM

Saints signed DT Brodrick Bunkley to a five-year, $25 million contract with $9 million guaranteed.

With GM Mickey Loomis' suspension not yet implemented, it's business as usual in the Saints' front office as the team stays the course amid bounty scandal discipline. The Broncos were making a "hard" push to re-sign Bunkley as of Tuesday, but the Saints apparently beat Denver's offer. Bunkley has only six sacks in six seasons, but he is an effective one-gap, 4-3 nose tackle. He projects as an upgrade on outgoing Shaun Rogers and Aubrayo Franklin.
Wed, Mar 21, 2012 02:04:00 PM

The Broncos are "working hard" to re-sign free agent DT Brodrick Bunkley.

Bunkley spent Tuesday evening in New Orleans, but has otherwise been greeted by a slow-developing market for defensive tackles. Now that the Broncos are no longer preoccupied by the chase for Peyton Manning, they could have Bunkley back in the fold in relatively short order.
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 08:34:00 PM

Free agent DT Brodrick Bunkley will visit the Saints Sunday.

It's Bunkley's first known visit since the start of free agency. The Saints have a hole at defensive tackle with both Shaun Rogers and Aubrayo Franklin expected to walk.
Sat, Mar 17, 2012 10:03:00 AM

At least one AFC personnel director believes Brodrick Bunkley is the best 4-3 nose tackle available in free agency.

The 4-3 nose position is different from the 3-4 nose. 4-3 NTs are ordinarily lighter and expected to rush the passer more. "He's got some talent," the AFC exec said of Bunkley. "He can get up the field and be that penetrator." Other potential 4-3 nose tackles on the market include Pat Sims (Bengals), Luis Castillo (Chargers), Trevor Laws (Eagles), and Cory Redding (Ravens).
Mon, Mar 12, 2012 12:27:00 PM

Broncos DT Brodrick Bunkley sustained a concussion in Saturday's loss to the Patriots.

Bunkley left in the third quarter and did not return. He heads into free agency after recording 43 tackles and no sacks in 16 regular season games.
Mon, Jan 16, 2012 08:14:00 AM

Broncos DT Brodrick Bunkley was knocked out of Saturday's Divisional round playoff game in the third quarter with a neck injury.

Bunkley looked like he got knocked out while going for a Stevan Ridley fumble recovery. He's questionable to return.
Sat, Jan 14, 2012 10:39:00 PM

Broncos DT Brodrick Bunkley (sprained knee) resumed practicing Thursday.

Listed as the starter opposite Kevin Vickerson, Bunkley had been sidelined since the third preseason game. It's not yet clear if he will be in the lineup for Monday night's game. Either way, Darren McFadden has an excellent matchup.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Sep 8, 2011 02:21:00 PM

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