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Keyunta Dawson | Linebacker

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 258
College: Texas Tech
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Saints re-signed DE/OLB Keyunta Dawson to a one-year contract.
Dawson played just over 100 snaps for the Saints in 2013, recording three tackles, a half-sack, and one forced fumble. Going on age 29, Dawson will compete for a roster spot in training camp. His versatility gives him a boost. Feb 12 - 11:42 AM

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Saints signed DE Keyunta Dawson.

DE Jay Richardson was released in a corresponding roster move. Dawson waived by the Titans on Saturday. He's appeared in just seven games since the end of the 2010 season.
Tue, Oct 8, 2013 05:47:00 PM

Titans waived DE Keyunta Dawson.

It clears a roster spot for QB Rusty Smith, who was promoted from the practice squad to back up Ryan Fitzpatrick in the wake of Jake Locker's hip injury.
Sat, Oct 5, 2013 12:25:00 PM

Titans re-signed DE Keyunta Dawson to a one-year contract.

Dawson lasted just three games last season before a severe hamstring pull landed him on injured reserve. He's back as pass-rushing depth behind Kam Wimbley and Derrick Morgan. Dawson did have three sacks in the preseason a year ago.
Thu, Mar 7, 2013 10:29:00 AM

The Titans "may bring back" free agent DE Keyunta Dawson.

Dawson appeared in just three games last season before landing on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. He made three tackles, but Tennessee liked Dawson's preseason work that saw him register seven tackles and three sacks. He won't make anything more than the minimum on his next contract.
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 04:07:00 PM

Titans placed DE Keyunta Dawson (hamstring) on injured reserve, ending his season.

The hamstring injury Dawson sustained in Week 3 sounds like it was of the Grade 3 variety. The Titans didn't want to tie up a roster spot for him, so he's gone and Pannel Egboh is in as a rotational end.
Wed, Sep 26, 2012 09:36:00 AM

Titans DE Keyunta Dawson is expected to miss multiple games with a hamstring injury sustained in Week 3.

A rotational end, Dawson has played fewer than 20 percent of the defensive snaps through three games. He could be a candidate for injured reserve.
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 04:39:00 PM

Lions waived DE Keyunta Dawson.

The Lions' formidable defensive line is healthy while their secondary is really banged up. Dawson had one tackle in two games with the Lions since signing on in late November.
Thu, Dec 22, 2011 10:22:00 AM

Lions signed DL Keyunta Dawson.

The Lions were granted a roster exemption during Ndamukong Suh's suspension. Dawson, who was with the Lions in camp, can play both end and tackle. He'll provide depth with DE Lawrence Jackson (thigh) still nagging.
Wed, Nov 30, 2011 12:16:00 PM

Lions signed DL Keyunta Dawson, formerly of the Colts.

A versatile swing lineman throughout his career, Dawson figures to play end in the Lions' 4-3 scheme. The 2007 seventh-round pick played in all 16 games for the Colts last year, recording 31 tackles and no sacks.
Mon, Aug 8, 2011 09:15:00 AM

Keyunta Dawson and Eric Foster are candidates to replace Raheem Brock, according to the Indianapolis Star.

Fili Moala, the team's second-round pick in 2009, doesn't appear ready yet. Foster is dealing with some legal issues now, but will probably be the Colts' best option if he can avoid league discipline. The Colts are also expected to address the defensive line in this week's NFL draft.
Wed, Apr 21, 2010 10:51:00 AM

Colts DT Keyunta Dawson left Thursday's game with knee injury.

Dawson was able to walk off under his own power. His return is considered questionable.
Thu, Dec 17, 2009 08:36:00 PM

The Colts have moved former DT Keyunta Dawson back to his college position -- defensive end.

Dawson was a starting three-technique tackle under Tony Dungy, but the Colts are getting bigger on the interior line. He'll struggle for snaps at end.
Tue, Aug 4, 2009 11:37:00 PM

Colts DL Keyunta Dawson indicated to the team's website that his position has yet to be determined.

He made 42 stops in 14 starts at tackle last season. At 6'3/254 however, Dawson has the build of an end, where he played at Texas Tech. The Colts are trying to get bigger in the middle, so Dawson's snaps could decrease.
Source: colts.com
Mon, Jul 13, 2009 03:45:00 PM

The Colts expect DT Keyunta Dawson (hamstring) to play Thursday.

The also expect DT Eric Foster (neck) to return. Both were out against the Lions Sunday.
Tue, Dec 16, 2008 10:33:00 AM

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