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Paul Posluszny | Linebacker

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 242
College: Penn State
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Coach Gus Bradley said he envisions MLB Paul Posluszny returning as a three-down player.
Posluszny is due $7.45M in 2015, way too much for an oft-injured and mediocre player at a low-value position. But at least on the surface, Bradley appears high on Poz as he comes off a torn pectoral. "He did such a good job for us," Bradley said. The Jaguars, armed with deep cap space, aren't under any pressure to move on. Feb 20 - 8:57 AM

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Jaguars MLB Paul Posluszny (pectoral) expects to be 100 percent for the start of OTAs.

"I’ll be 100 percent," Posluszny said. "That shouldn’t be an issue for us." Posluszny tore his pectoral in October and missed the final nine weeks of the season. He's the leader of the Jaguars' defense as a tackling machine in the middle, but Poz's play has gone downhill the past three seasons. Due a $7.45 million salary in 2015, Posluszny is a candidate to be cut this offseason.
Jan 27 - 8:13 PM

Jaguars placed MLB Paul Posluszny on injured reserve with a torn pectoral muscle, ending his season.

Fringe player J.T. Thomas will get the first shot at replacing Posluszny, who has been the Jaguars' leading tackler each of the past four seasons. Jeremiah George is next up behind Thomas. Posluszny is far from a star, but has been a reliable presence for a defense without much talent or valuable experience. Now on the wrong side of 30, Posluszny is signed through 2016, but it's quite possible his $7.45 million 2015 salary gets him cut in the offseason.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 01:07:00 PM

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said he expects MLB Paul Posluszny to be with the team in 2014.

Posluszny, 29, is the owner of the Jaguars' steepest salary cap figure for next season at $9.5 million. Money is not an issue in Jacksonville. Posluszny led the team with his 161 tackles and recorded three sacks and nine pass breakups. Per Pro Football Focus, he was below average against the run, pass, and as a pass rusher. IDP leaguers love Posluszny because he racks up tackles.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 09:55:00 AM

Jaguars MLB Paul Posluszny (concussion) has been cleared.

It's safe for IDP owners to get Posluszny back into lineups ahead of the Week 12 game against the Texans. He's averaging 9.7 tackles per game on the year with one sack, one forced fumble and two interceptions.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 12:58:00 PM

Jaguars MLB Paul Posluszny (questionable, concussion) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

Posluszny hasn't been cleared to return from his Week 10 concussion and will miss his first game since joining the Jaguars in 2011. Russell Allen will move inside to replace Posluszny, with John Lotulelei starting at weak-side linebacker.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 01:31:00 PM

Jaguars MLB Paul Posluszny (concussion) is not practicing Wednesday.

Posluszny went down late in the win over the Titans. His inability to get cleared for practice Wednesday clouds his availability for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. Posluszny is a far better IDP linebacker than real-life option, racking up 9.7 tackles per game this season with one sack, one forced fumble and two interceptions. The Jags will move Russell Allen inside if Pos can't go.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 12:08:00 PM

Jaguars MLB Paul Posluszny has been diagnosed with a concussion.

The Jaguars' middle linebacker suffered the injury in Sunday's win. Posluszny is struggling through another rough season, grading out as a bottom-five MIKE 'backer in Pro Football Focus' ratings. He's 50-50 for Sunday's game against Arizona.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 03:03:00 PM

The Florida Times Union suggests the Jaguars will pursue a linebacker in the draft who can be "groomed" to replace MLB Paul Posluszny.

As beat writer Ryan O'Halloran notes, Posluszny's cap number "explodes" in 2014 with a $7.45M salary. He is the NFL's seventh highest paid inside linebacker, but Pro Football Focus graded Posluszny 47th out of 53 qualifying ILBs last season. Posluszny also was not acquired by the current Jags regime.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 02:23:00 PM

Paul Posluszny set the Jaguars unofficial franchise record for tackles (231), breaking Hardy Nickerson's 2001 record of 230.

The Jacksonville coaching staff was liberal in their tackle count, also awarding WLB Russell Allen (201) the third-highest total in franchise history. The Florida Times-Union suggests there may have been some "fuzzy math" on Posluszny's total, as he broke Nickerson's record by one tackle. Posluszny graded out near the bottom of Pro Football Focus' ratings for 2012.
Fri, Jan 4, 2013 11:19:00 AM

Jaguars MLB Paul Posluszny (shoulder surgery) was cleared for practice two weeks ago.

Poz was able to participate in offseason practices at less than 100 percent, so it's no surprise that he has since received the green light. Jacksonville's leading tackler expects to be "full-go" throughout training camp.
Thu, Jul 26, 2012 01:43:00 PM

Jaguars MLB Paul Posluszny (shoulder surgery) is participating in OTAs.

Posluszny said in early April he was still "several steps" away from 100 percent, so he's apparently made a lot of progress in the past month. Posluszny has a lengthy injury history, but was the Jaguars' leading tackler as he appeared in all 16 games for the first time since 2008 last season.
Tue, May 15, 2012 12:13:00 PM

Jaguars MLB Paul Posluszny (shoulder surgery) believes he would be able to play were it the regular season, but admits he's still "several steps" away from being 100 percent.

Posluszny remains without a firm return date, but could still be cleared to participate in OTAs. Barring a setback, he will be ready for training camp. A 2007 second-round pick, Posluszny has appeared in all 16 games just twice in five seasons.
Mon, Apr 2, 2012 11:24:00 AM

Jaguars MLB Paul Posluszny (shoulder surgery) is "out of his sling."

Posluszny still doesn't have a concrete timetable for a return to football activities, but has a shot at being ready for OTAs. Barring a setback, the Jaguars' leading tackler from 2011 will be ready for training camp.
Sat, Feb 11, 2012 04:41:00 PM

Jaguars MLB Paul Posluszny has "no doubt" that he will be ready for the start of the 2012 season after undergoing shoulder surgery on January 11.

Posluszny does not consider the procedure to be "major." After having his sling removed in a few weeks, he'll meet with doctors to get a timetable on his return. It sounds like he will be fine for training camp.
Thu, Jan 26, 2012 03:39:00 PM

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