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Abdul Hodge | Linebacker

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 9/9/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 236
College: Iowa
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 3 (67) / GB

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Panthers re-signed LB Adbul Hodge.
Hodge will add depth at linebacker and on special teams with Dan Conner out for the season. Tue, Nov 9, 2010 05:11:00 PM

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Panthers signed LB Abdul Hodge.

Hodge replaces Jamar Williams, who has landed on IR. He'll provide depth at linebacker and be used on special teams.
Wed, Oct 27, 2010 12:51:00 PM

Bengals released LB Abdul Hodge.

It's a surprise as Hodge has provided the Bengals with solid depth in the middle and consistent special teams value. He'll turn 28 on Thursday and can still help a team.
Sat, Sep 4, 2010 04:48:00 PM

Bengals re-signed restricted free agent LB Abdul Hodge to a one-year, $1.176 million contract.

Hodge, entering his age-28 season, has overcome early-career knee woes to evolve into a decent backup-caliber inside 'backer with special teams value.
Mon, Mar 29, 2010 05:16:00 PM

Bengals extended a low tender offer to LB Abdul Hodge.

A backup and special teamer, Hodge will earn $1.176 million this year. His tender comes with third-round compensation.
Thu, Mar 4, 2010 02:40:00 PM

Bengals placed LB Abdul Hodge (triceps) on injured reserve, ending his season.

It's unknown when Hodge, a backup on defense, got hurt. Constant injuries make the former third-round pick's long-term outlook quite bleak.
Mon, Nov 17, 2008 05:38:00 PM

Bengals signed LB Abdul Hodge to the practice squad.

Hodge was released by the Packers at the end of training camp and has struggled to come back from knee surgeries, but as usual the Bengals need plenty of defensive help.
Tue, Sep 16, 2008 04:05:00 PM

Packers released LB Abdul Hodge and P Jon Ryan.

Ryan had to see this after Derrick Frost's signing. Ryan isn't a bad punter and will likely get a look elsewhere, possibly in Denver. Hodge's knee issues caught up with him. Desmond Bishop will back up Nick Barnett.
Mon, Sep 1, 2008 04:30:00 PM

Packers LB Abdul Hodge (surgery on both knees) expects to be at full speed for the first time in his NFL career when he returns to the practice field next week.

Hodge was once seen as the replacement for starter Brady Poppinga, but he's now fighting for a roster spot after two years and two knee surgeries.
Sat, May 24, 2008 10:00:00 AM

Packers LB Abdul Hodge is reportedly making "significant progress" in his recovery from surgery on both knees.

Hodge, a third-round pick in 2006, didn't see the field last season. The Pack could use him behind Nick Barnett, but he'll be fighting for a roster spot.
Thu, Mar 20, 2008 09:54:00 AM

Packers placed LB Abdul Hodge, S Tyrone Culver, and G Tyson Walter on injured reserve, ending their seasons.

Hodge has been a disappointment since being taken in the third round last offseason. The former Iowa Hawkeye will undergo surgery on both knees as he attempts to get back to health and make the club in 2008.
Sat, Sep 1, 2007 07:17:00 PM

Packers LB Abdul Hodge will likely undergo season-ending knee surgery and be placed on injured reserve.

He'll get a second opinion Wednesday, but thinks his season is over. Hard-hitting rookie Desmond Bishop will likely be Nick Barnett's new top backup.
Tue, Aug 28, 2007 12:30:00 AM

Packers LB Abdul Hodge is in danger of being waived or placed on injured reserve due to ongoing tendinitis in his knee.

The once-promising third-round pick has fallen behind seventh-rounder Desmond Bishop and starter Nick Barnett at middle linebacker. Hodge had an excellent rookie camp, but hasn't made many big plays this time around.
Thu, Aug 16, 2007 10:04:00 PM

Packers LB Abdul Hodge (knee) has resumed practicing.

Hodge got a scare when he was diagnosed with patellar tendonitis near the outset of training camp, but should return to his role behind Nick Barnett.
Sun, Aug 5, 2007 12:17:00 PM

Packers LB Abdul Hodge is currently struggling with patellar tendonitis.

He's being limited and may have been passed on the depth chart by late-round pick Desmond Bishop. Hodge appeared to be a promising rookie last year but his knee troubles are becoming chronic. He may wind up on I.R.
Mon, Jul 30, 2007 01:02:00 PM

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