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Jason Trusnik | Linebacker | #57

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/6/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 250
College: Ohio Northern
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Saints signed LB Jason Trusnik.
This is Trusnik's 10th season. He spent eight games with the Vikings last year but had been out of the league all of 2016. Trusnik is purely a special teamer. Wed, Dec 14, 2016 09:55:00 AM

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Panthers signed LB Jason Trusnik, formerly of the Dolphins, to a one-year contract.

An eight-year veteran, Trusnik played both inside and out for the Dolphins last season, logging 397 snaps. He appeared in all 16 games, making six starts. He'll be a run-stopping specialist and special teamer in Carolina.
Tue, Mar 31, 2015 03:20:00 PM

Free agent LB Jason Trusnik is visiting the Jets.

Trusnik logged 397 snaps last season, mostly playing at inside linebacker. A non-existent pass rusher who struggles in coverage, Trusnik's main focus is run-stopping. Defending the run was one of the few things New York did well last season. Trusnik would merely be a depth signing behind starters David Harris and Demario Davis.
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 08:51:00 AM

Jason Trusnik is practicing as the Dolphins' starting middle linebacker this week.

Jelani Jenkins is working at weak-side 'backer, while the Fins will decide between Jonathan Freeny and street free agent addition Kelvin Sheppard on the strong side. With all three of their starting linebackers on the shelf, the Dolphins will hope to bottle up Buffalo's running game at and/or behind the line of scrimmage. If C.J. Spiller gets onto the second level, look out.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 11:50:00 PM

Dolphins signed LB Jason Trusnik to a two-year, $2.17 million extension in November.

The deal included a $600,000 signing bonus. Trusnik, a reserve linebacker and special teams player, is now under contract through the 2014 season. The 28-year-old has appeared in all 15 games this season, starting two games at strong-side linebacker, and has amassed 21 tackles.
Sat, Dec 29, 2012 01:09:00 PM

Dolphins agreed to terms with LB Jason Trusnik on a two-year contract.

The Browns didn't bother to tender Trusnik after he plummeted on the depth chart last season, but he has more value in a 3-4 scheme. Mostly a special teamer, the 27-year-old has experience at both inside and outside 'backer. With just 3.5 carer sacks in five seasons, however, Trusnik won't bring much pass rush.
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 02:23:00 PM

The Browns failed to tender LB Jason Trusnik before the lockout, meaning he'll be an unrestricted free agent.

They didn't deem him a fit for the new 4-3. Trusnik, 27, was a special teamer last year until injuries struck and forced him into five late-season starts. 2009 was his career year, with Trusnik posting 2.5 sacks and 56 tackles in ten more starts. He should find work as a versatile 3-4 inside/outside 'backer.
Mon, May 23, 2011 11:10:00 PM

Browns coach Eric Mangini revealed that LB Jason Trusnik sustained a concussion against the Ravens last week.

The backup linebacker and special teams ace is expected to return to practice on Friday, along with defensive linemen Shaun Rogers, Kenyon Coleman, and Robaire Smith.
Fri, Oct 1, 2010 10:54:00 AM

Browns re-signed restricted free agent LB Jason Trusnik to a one-year, $1.684 million contract.

A pleasant surprise for Cleveland after being acquired in-season in the Braylon Edwards trade, Trusnik racked up 62 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 11 games. He will most likely return to a backup/special teams role in 2010.
Fri, Mar 12, 2010 08:12:00 PM

Browns extended a second-round tender offer to LB Jason Trusnik.

Trusnik, who came over in the Braylon Edwards trade, was a spot-starter and key special teamer down the stretch for the Browns.
Thu, Mar 4, 2010 08:17:00 PM

Jason Trusnik has started the past two games at outside linebacker for the Browns.

"I think we really got someone special here that we can develop," coordinator Rob Ryan said of the Braylon Edwards trade throw-in. "He'll be a final part of our defense for years to come." Trusnik is coming off an eight-tackle game after pushing David Bowens back inside.
Fri, Nov 20, 2009 09:29:00 AM

Browns acquired special teamer Jason Trusnik as part of the Braylon Edwards deal.

Trusnik, a reserve-caliber linebacker, is an excellent on special teams. He can help the winless Browns there immediately, but won't contribute on defense.
Wed, Oct 7, 2009 08:55:00 AM

Jets activated LB Jason Trusnik from their PUP list.

He spent some time during his rookie year on the active roster after making the practice squad as an undrafted free agent. He'll help on special teams.
Sat, Nov 1, 2008 05:07:00 PM

Jets placed LB Jason Trusnik on the PUP list.

If the Jets want him back, he'll be available to them in Week 7.
Wed, Aug 27, 2008 01:27:00 AM

Jets placed OLB Jason Trusnik on injured reserve, ending his season.

Trusnik, a rookie, made 8 tackles (4 solo) after being signed off the practice squad in early November. He'll return to push for a roster spot in 2008.
Wed, Dec 26, 2007 08:20:00 PM

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