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Shawn Crable | Linebacker

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 250
College: Michigan
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 3 (78) / NE

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Former Patriots third-round pick Shawn Crable has signed with the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
The 78th overall pick in the 2008 draft, Crable is just one of several recent early-round busts in New England. (They haven't been drafting well lately.) Per The Sideline View's Adam Caplan, Crable was simply too tall and stiff to make it as a big-league pass rusher. Crable turned 27 last December. Fri, Jun 8, 2012 06:22:00 PM

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Patriots waived OLB Shawn Crable.

The move is somewhat surprising considering Crable played a lot of snaps as a pass-rusher off the defensive left side in sub packages against the Steelers Sunday night. The Pats will get to work on a different package for the Colts this week.
Tue, Nov 16, 2010 06:06:00 PM

Patriots signed OLB Shawn Crable off their practice squad.

He takes the roster spot vacated by Kevin Faulk's placement on year-ending injured reserve. Crable will play special teams if he's on the game-day 45.
Fri, Sep 24, 2010 08:59:00 PM

Patriots signed OLB Shawn Crable, DB Sergio Brown, G Rich Ohrnberger and WR Darnell Jenkins to their practice squad.

Crable was a third-round pick in 2008 but has yet to register an NFL tackle. He was a big-time pass rusher at Michigan but has had trouble staying healthy. Jenkins showed some flashes during preseason, but it wasn't enough.
Mon, Sep 6, 2010 11:03:00 AM

Patriots waived OLB Shawn Crable.

The Pats did Crable a favor by cutting him now, because he wasn't going to make the team. An enigmatic 2008 third-round pick, Crable never appeared in a single game for New England. Crable was a standout pass rusher at Michigan, but he couldn't beat the injury bug. A change of scenery can't hurt.
Wed, Jul 28, 2010 04:23:00 PM

Patriots placed OLB Shawn Crable and DL Kade Weston on the active/physically unable to perform list.

It's not a good sign for Crable, who has spent his first two seasons on injured reserve. The Pats have not disclosed an injury, and Crable did participate in offseason practices. He may have just failed his conditioning test.
Tue, Jul 27, 2010 01:05:00 PM

Patriots third-year OLB Shawn Crable was working with the scout team during Monday's OTA practice.

As the Boston Globe notes, this "can't be a good sign" for Crable, who is already well behind rookie Jermaine Cunningham on the depth chart. Crable may need to exhibit special teams value to win a roster spot in September.
Tue, Jun 8, 2010 10:44:00 AM

Patriots OLB Shawn Crable (leg, groin, back) says he will finally be ready to play when training camp opens this summer.

Crable was a third-round pick in 2008 that has yet to play in a single game. He was a big (6'5/243) pass rusher at Michigan that will be given an outside shot at camp to compete for an OLB job.
Sun, May 16, 2010 09:15:00 AM

Patriots OLB Shawn Crable is making progress in his recovery from leg, groin, and back injuries.

The 2008 third-rounder has yet to play in a game, spending each of the past two seasons on injured reserve. Crable understands he "could have easily been gone" and says "this year's everything" for his career.
Thu, Mar 25, 2010 04:52:00 PM

Patriots placed OLB Shawn Crable (groin) on injured reserve, ending his season.

This will mark the second straight year Crable's spent on I.R. The 2008 third-round pick is swiftly falling out of the Patriots' future plans.
Sat, Sep 5, 2009 08:02:00 PM

The Patriots have activated OLB Shawn Crable from the active/PUP list.

His chances of winning the weak outside 'backer job were crushed when Derrick Burgess was acquired. Crable will have to show special teams value to stick. He's behind Burgess, Adalius Thomas, and Pierre Woods at OLB.
Sun, Aug 9, 2009 03:52:00 PM

2008 third-round pick Shawn Crable has spent most of his time at weak outside linebacker during Patriots OTAs.

Crable will compete for this position with fellow Michigan alum Pierre Woods. New England has discussed bringing in free agent Greg Ellis, but Ellis wants to play in a 4-3 defense. The winner here could generate 5-7 sacks.
Wed, Jun 3, 2009 12:40:00 PM

The Boston Herald calls Shawn Crable a potential "wild card" to fill the Patriots' void at weak outside linebacker.

Crable, battling Vince Redd, Tully Banta-Cain, and Pierre Woods for the starting job, was the highest draft pick among them but didn't play last year. The Pats figure to end up rotating at the position, limiting any IDP upside.
Thu, May 14, 2009 11:22:00 AM

Patriots placed LB Shawn Crable on injured reserve with a shin injury, ending his season.

The third-round pick had a lost rookie year. Expected to help the Patriots pass rush, he simply couldn't go on the field. Undrafted free agent Gary Guyton has made a far bigger impact. Crable will compete for spot duty on defense again next season.
Wed, Nov 5, 2008 10:23:00 AM

Patriots signed third-round LB Shawn Crable to a multi-year contract.

Crable, a versatile pass rusher from Michigan, is currently in direct competition with Pierre Woods for the Pats' third OLB job behind Mike Vrabel and Adalius Thomas. Crable could see spot duty on defense as a rookie.
Mon, Jul 21, 2008 10:39:00 AM

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