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Curtis Lofton | Linebacker | #50

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/2/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 245
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (37) / ATL
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Raiders released ILB Curtis Lofton.
Lofton made it just one season into a "three-year, $18 million" contract. His release clears up $2 million in cap space. Lofton was benched down the stretch last season, and ended up playing only 585 snaps. He struggled mightily when on the field. Lofton turns 30 in June. Mar 11 - 5:26 PM

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Raiders ILB Curtis Lofton was benched in favor of rookie Neiron Ball in Week 5 against the Broncos.

Lofton has been one of Pro Football Focus' worst inside linebackers through three weeks, and Ball got the start and played 36 snaps to Lofton's 22. Ball's strength is in coverage, and he was used primarily to stop Broncos TE Owen Daniels. It worked, as Daniels recorded zero catches on five targets. The Raiders gave Lofton $10 million guaranteed in March after he was released by the Saints.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 08:32:00 PM

Raiders agreed to terms with MLB Curtis Lofton, formerly of the Saints, on a three-year contract worth $18 million.

Lofton is a below-average run defender with next to no pass-coverage skills, so we'll assume the Raiders targeted him for leadership purposes. He was the defensive signal-caller in New Orleans last season and should handle the same responsibilities in Oakland. Miles Burris will back him up at middle linebacker. If nothing else, Lofton should be an asset in IDP leagues.
Wed, Mar 11, 2015 10:44:00 AM

The Raiders are hosting LB Curtis Lofton and NT Dan Williams for free agent visits on Tuesday.

The Raiders' starting middle linebacker would be Miles Burris if the season began today. That's not good enough. Williams would fill a role-player run-stopping need in Oakland, upgrading on Pat Sims at nose tackle.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 06:02:00 PM

Saints released/failed physical and cut ILB Curtis Lofton.

Per NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, Lofton is recovering from a shoulder scope, but will be ready for OTAs. The Saints had been shopping Lofton for trade, but predictably found no takers. The move clears $4.25 million in space for the cap-strapped Saints. A durable compiler, Lofton has never missed a game while racking up tackles, but is coming off an extremely rough 2014. He was uneven all three of his years in New Orleans. Going on 29, Lofton has been a starter for his entire seven-year career, but may have to accept a reduced role in free agency.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 03:34:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Saints have made MLB Curtis Lofton available for trade.

The Saints have work to do to get under the cap by Tuesday. New Orleans is still about $22 million over the threshold and seems reluctant to make tough decisions on overpaid veterans. Lofton is the quarterback of the defense and has yet to miss a game in seven seasons, but the Saints can clear $4.25 million in cap room by moving him. PFF docked Lofton for 22 missed tackles in 2014 while giving him poor marks against the run and in coverage.
Wed, Mar 4, 2015 03:30:00 PM

Saints ILB Curtis Lofton led the team in 2013 defensive snaps played, seeing 95.8 percent of the action for DC Rob Ryan.

Saints RE Cameron Jordan was next in snaps at 92.1 percent. Lofton calls New Orleans' plays on defense and has audible power over what Ryan sends in. Still only 27 years old -- he turns 28 in June -- Lofton is signed for a reasonable $3.3 million in 2014. He's never missed a game due to injury in his career, and finished 2013 with 125 tackles, two sacks, and one forced fumble.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Jan 24, 2014 03:19:00 PM

Saints ILB Curtis Lofton is learning multiple positions in the team's new 3-4 defense.

Lofton will primarily be an inside linebacker in Rob Ryan's 3-4 scheme, but says he's being cross-trained at outside linebacker as well. "You never know where we are going to be at. It gives us a lot of fluid to switch in and out," said Lofton regarding the new defense. Despite his ability to move outside, expect Lofton to spend the majority of his time in the middle where he's best suited to play.
Fri, May 31, 2013 03:52:00 PM

Saints ILB Curtis Lofton agreed to convert a $5 million roster bonus into a signing bonus, lowering his 2013 salary cap number.

The move cost Lofton no money, but will affect the Saints' future salary cap. It did clear $4 million for 2013. Lofton, who turns 27 in June, finished his first season as a Saint with 123 tackles, two forced fumbles, and seven pass breakups. He'll be a 3-4 inside linebacker in new DC Rob Ryan's scheme.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 05:06:00 PM

Saints MLB Curtis Lofton (high ankle sprain) insists he could play this week if it was a regular season game.

"I'm feeling good," Lofton said. "Just doing what I'm told. Just taking care of it. It's still preseason so it's still early. But once Week 1 rolls around, I'll be ready to go." Lofton said he played through a similar injury in the final three games of last season.
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 06:00:00 PM

Saints MLB Curtis Lofton will miss the remainder of preseason with a high ankle sprain.

"We certainly think Curtis will be ready for the first game," interim coach Joe Vitt assured. We'll see. High ankle sprains can cost players 4-8 weeks, and the Saints' September 9 regular season opener against the Redskins is 20 days away. Ramon Humber will stand in as New Orleans' starting middle linebacker. Humber is suspended for the first three games of the year.
Mon, Aug 20, 2012 03:45:00 PM

Curtis Lofton and David Hawthorne are working as the two passing-down linebackers in the Saints' nickel package at OTAs.

MIKE linebacker Lofton and weak-side starter Hawthorne will be every-down 'backers, with SLB Scott Shanle exiting in nickel sets. It's particularly notable for Lofton because he was considered weak in coverage in Atlanta. The Saints like him plenty in that role, and he should lead the club in tackles this year.
Thu, May 24, 2012 12:13:00 PM

Interim coach Joe Vitt suggested LB Curtis Lofton would move to the strong side when Jonathan Vilma is healthy and in the lineup.

If Vilma is suspended, as expected, Lofton will move back to the middle with David Hawthorne on the weak side and Scott Shanle on the strong side. Chris Chamberlain, signed away from the Rams, could end up competing for snaps with Shanle.
Tue, Apr 24, 2012 06:14:00 PM

Saints agreed to terms with MLB Curtis Lofton on a five-year contract.

Financial terms are not yet available. Considered a ''two-down player,'' Lofton is a prototype 4-3 middle linebacker and figures to provide insurance for Jonathan Vilma, who is at risk of a multi-game suspension for his involvement in the Saints' BountyGate program. Lofton has recorded 90-plus tackles in each of his first four seasons and has never missed a game to injury in his NFL career.
Sat, Mar 24, 2012 09:52:00 PM

The Tampa Tribune's Roy Cummings gives the Buccaneers a ''50-percent chance'' of signing free agent MLB Curtis Lofton.

The Buccaneers made an offer to Lofton on March 15, but progress between the two sides has reportedly ''cooled'' since. Despite his reputation as a ''two-down player,'' Lofton has never missed a game in career, and finished 13th among middle linebackers in defensive snaps. His only other known visit this offseason was with the Saints.
Sat, Mar 24, 2012 06:31:00 PM

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