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Zac Diles | Linebacker

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/11/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 245
College: Kansas State
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Browns agreed to terms with LB Zac Diles.
Diles participated in this week's voluntary workouts on a tryout basis, and earned a spot on the Browns' 90-man roster. A 2007 seventh-rounder, Diles has appeared in only eight games over the past two seasons. Two of those came with the Titans in 2013. He'll be a long-shot to crack the 53-man roster. May 1 - 2:26 PM

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Titans waived LB Zac Diles and S Shann Schillinger.

Neither player was contributing outside of special teams. The Titans are churning the roster to clear spots for FB Quinn Johnson and Visanthe Shiancoe.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 05:31:00 PM

Titans signed LB Zac Diles.

Diles spent the summer with the Chiefs before being a part of final cuts. The 28-year-old spent last season with the Titans, making 11 tackles in six games. Diles will contribute on special teams if active on game days.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 01:51:00 PM

Chiefs released ILB Zac Diles.

Diles, 28, lost out to Akeem Jordan for the starting job next to Derrick Johnson, which therefore made him expendable. He's on his last legs in the NFL.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 12:43:00 PM

Chiefs signed LB Zac Diles, formerly of the Titans, to a one-year contract.

Diles, 28 in June, spent his first four years with the Texans, but he has bounced around since. He's been with the Rams, Bucs, Colts, and Titans over the last two seasons. Diles made 11 tackles for Tennessee before breaking his leg in Week 7 last season. The Chiefs have a hole at the inside linebacker position next to Derrick Johnson. Diles could compete to fill it.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 04:26:00 PM

Titans MLB Zac Diles (broken leg) is out for the season after going down in Week 7.

Diles had taken over as Tennessee's starting middle linebacker during Colin McCarthy's recovery from a recurring high ankle sprain. McCarthy is expected to return in Week 8 against the Colts, so the Titans shouldn't feel Diles' loss other than from a depth perspective.
Mon, Oct 22, 2012 04:46:00 PM

Titans MLB Zac Diles was carted off in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Bills with an ankle injury.

Diles tried to tackle C.J. Spiller in the open field and got his ankle shook. The Titans are really thin at linebacker now with Colin McCarthy (ankle) inactive.
Sun, Oct 21, 2012 01:42:00 PM

Titans signed LB Zac Diles.

Diles worked out for the Titans back in February. A 30-game starter for the Texans from 2008-2010, the injury-plagued Diles appeared in just four games as a special teamer with the Colts last year. He's purely a backup at this point.
Tue, May 1, 2012 05:42:00 PM

The Titans worked out free agent LB Zac Diles and NT Lamar Divens on Friday.

Diles was waived by the Colts this week and appeared in four games on special teams. Divens, 26, failed his physical with the Ravens in training camp and hasn't played in the NFL since 2010.
Sat, Feb 11, 2012 07:05:00 PM

Colts waived LB Zac Diles, OG Jaimie Thomas, and OT James Williams.

Diles, a former starter in Houston, was claimed off waivers from the Bucs in early December, recording two tackles in four games as a special teamer. Thomas battled back injuries on top of a four-game suspension last season.
Tue, Feb 7, 2012 05:04:00 PM

Colts claimed LB Zac Diles off waivers from the Bucs.

Diles played in a similar scheme with Tampa Bay and will add special teams value in Indianapolis. He has experience at all three linebacker positions.
Mon, Dec 5, 2011 05:59:00 PM

Bucs waived LB Zac Diles.

A former Texans starter, Diles was active just seven times this season, making one tackle after being picked up off the Rams' scrap heap. Known as a run defender, it doesn't bode well for Diles' future that he was cut by two teams with terrible run defenses. Still only 26, he has time to revive his career.
Sat, Dec 3, 2011 04:51:00 PM

Bucs signed LB Zac Diles, formerly of the Rams.

A 30-game starter for the Texans from 2007-2010, Diles recorded a career-high 82 tackles last season. He's reunited with HC Raheem Morris, who was defensive coordinator for Kansas State in 2006. Diles will play a reserve role in Tampa.
Sun, Sep 4, 2011 03:00:00 PM

Rams released LB Zac Diles.

Diles was signed in July with the intention of being the Rams' starting weak-side linebacker, but got outplayed by fellow free agent signing Ben Leber. Diles spent the previous four seasons in Houston, racking up 223 tackles, one sack and one interception. A physical run defender, he should be able to latch on somewhere else.
Sat, Sep 3, 2011 09:11:00 AM

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch confirms that Zac Diles is expected to be the Rams' starting weak-side linebacker.

Diles played all three linebacker spots in Houston, but the Post-Dispatch notes that he was at his best when able to focus on one position. The Rams will count on Diles to upgrade their run defense. He has a reputation for physicality.
Sat, Jul 30, 2011 01:42:00 PM

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