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Brandon Mebane | Defensive Lineman

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/15/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 311
College: California
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Seahawks placed DT Brandon Mebane on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, ending his season.
TE Rashaun Allen was signed off the Vikings' practice squad in a corresponding roster move. Mebane tore his hamstring on Sunday against the Giants. A part-time player who features against the run, Mebane turns 30 in January. He's due $5.5 million in 2015. It's quite possible the Seahawks will ask him to take a pay-cut. Nov 11 - 5:43 PM

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Sources tell FOX Sports that Seahawks DT Brandon Mebane (hamstring) is done for the season.

Mebane tore his hamstring against the Giants Sunday. It's a major blow to a run defense that will already be without ILB Bobby Wagner (toe). Mebane was playing about half the snaps for the Seahawks this season, but has been among their best defensive players for the last couple years. He was PFF's No. 2 tackle in terms of run defense in 2013.
Nov 11 - 12:56 PM

Coach Pete Carroll stated Monday that NT Brandon Mebane has a "legit" hamstring injury and will miss "some time."

It's a plus to Jamaal Charles' matchup. The Seahawks will also be without ILB Bobby Wagner (toe). Charles is averaging 5.12 YPC with two touchdowns over his last three meetings with top-eight run defenses. He defines "matchup proof," in the first place, and now gets an easier Week 11 draw against Seattle.
Nov 10 - 5:30 PM

Seahawks DT Brandon Mebane left Sunday's Week 10 game against the Giants with a hamstring injury and will not return.

Mebane was quickly ruled out for the day after going down in the second quarter, hinting at a serious pull. It's a blow to a defense that is surprisingly showing major holes against the Giants.
Nov 9 - 5:46 PM

Seahawks DT Brandon Mebane (calf) is listed as probable for Week 5.

Mebane was back on the practice field Friday after sitting out on Thursday. "Mebane made it back," Carroll said. "He's in good shape." There was concern because Mebane had missed four games in 2010 because of a calf injury and one game in 2009.
Sat, Oct 6, 2012 12:24:00 PM

Brandon Mebane has moved over to nose tackle for this season.

NFL teams have been moving away from mammoth nose tackles toward quicker penetrators over the past couple of seasons. Mebane's position switch and Alan Branch's positive play factored into the decision to release Colin Cole, who wasn't close to returning from ankle surgery.
Mon, Sep 5, 2011 12:42:00 AM

Seahawks re-signed DT Brandon Mebane.

The Seahawks held off a late pursuit from the Rams and reported interest from the Broncos to keep their top run-stuffer. With NT Colin Cole coming off ankle surgery, it was even more of a priority to retain Mebane. In Pete Carroll's system, Mebane won't be asked to rush the passer, but he's still a highly effective player.
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 06:32:00 PM

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch confirms the Rams have made an offer to free agent DT Brandon Mebane.

Beat writer Jim Thomas concedes the Rams are not considered the front-runner, though. Seahawks receiver Mike Williams hinted earlier in the day via Twitter that Mebane was returning to Seattle, though we've seen nothing official.
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 03:15:00 PM

ESPN's John Clayton thinks the Seahawks will retain free agent DT Brandon Mebane.

Mebane surprisingly hasn't generated much buzz this week despite being one of the best run-stuffers out there. The Seahawks' only competition appears to the Broncos. Perhaps the defensive tackle market has just been slow to develop as we haven't heard a peep about top free agent Aubrayo Franklin yet.
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 10:43:00 AM

According to Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times, the Seahawks have now made re-signing DT Brandon Mebane their "No. 1 priority" in free agency.

We haven't heard much movement on the Mebane front since a number of reports on interested teams trickled out late last night. Mebane was a top-notch run stuffer in Pete Carroll's defense last year, even if his sack numbers were down. The Broncos are believed to be Seattle's main competition. The Rams have sniffed around the situation, but don't seem willing to pay up.
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 01:00:00 PM

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch concedes that it "doesn't appear likely" free agent DT Brandon Mebane will sign with the Rams.

The Rams are said to be concentrating on defense, but the Broncos and Seahawks have been more aggressive on Mebane. The 26-year-old is expected to get "expensive" before deciding on a team.
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 11:41:00 PM

The Rams have reportedly joined the hunt for free agent DT Brandon Mebane.

They have competition from the Broncos, Seahawks, and perhaps the Saints. The Denver Post confirms the talks are serious, and Mebane is expected to get expensive by the end of the day. The Broncos lost out on Tony McDaniels to the Dolphins.
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 05:21:00 PM

The Seahawks reportedly have competition from the Broncos and Saints for free agent DT Brandon Mebane.

ESPN's John Clayton says the Broncos are "trying to get Mebane out of Seattle," so they appear to be the more aggressive of the two suitors. The Seahawks are fighting hard to keep Mebane.
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 02:51:00 PM

The Seahawks are turning their attention to re-signing free agent DT Brandon Mebane now that the quarterback situation has been addressed.

Mebane's agent indicated that his "most in-depth conversations" Tuesday have been with the Seahawks. Mebane lives in the area, and he's expected to return as long as he receives a competitive offer.
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 08:57:00 PM

Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune now believes the Seahawks will re-sign DT Brandon Mebane.

Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times also believes Mebane will be a priority with Colin Cole and Red Bryant both coming off surgeries. Mebane is expected to draw a ton of interested around the league, so the Seahawks will have to come strong with their initial offer.
Thu, Jul 21, 2011 11:24:00 PM

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