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Kroy Biermann | Linebacker

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/12/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 255
College: Montana
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Falcons DE/LB Kroy Biermann (Achilles) has begun on-field work.
Biermann blew out his Achilles during Week 2 of last season. He's ahead of schedule and figures to be near full strength by the time training camp rolls around. Biermann is a valuable and versatile piece in Mike Nolan's hybrid scheme. Mar 26 - 11:27 AM

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Falcons placed DE/LB Kroy Biermann (Achilles) and FB Bradie Ewing (shoulder) on injured reserve, ending their seasons.

The loss of Biermann is huge; he was a movable chess piece in Mike Nolan's defense, playing every snap and operating as both an up-front and second-level player. Look for the Falcons to lean on Jonathan Babineaux more at defensive end going forward. Ewing's loss is less significant; he only played 14 snaps through the first two games. Still, the Biermann injury is big and could cause a ripple effect on an Atlanta defense that already had average talent.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 02:42:00 PM

Falcons LE Kroy Biermann left Sunday's Week 2 game against the Rams with an ankle injury.

Biermann was carted to the locker room after making his way to the sideline. Atlanta defenders are dropping like flies these first two weeks.
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 02:29:00 PM

Falcons DE Kory Biermann saw extensive playing time at linebacker during Saturday's camp practice.

Just like last year, Biermann will be a "movable piece" in Mike Nolan's hybrid defense. Nolan even used Biermann to play some safety in 2012. The Falcons have upgraded at end by adding fourth-round pick Malliciah Goodman, fifth-rounder Stansly Maponga, and Osi Umenyiora to the defensive line rotation.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 09:08:00 PM

Falcons DE Kroy Biermann could see the majority of his snaps at 3-4 OLB in the team's multiple defense.

The Falcons plan on running a hybrid defense under Mike Nolan, which will feature more 3-4 looks. The team drafted two traditional defensive ends and signed Osi Umenyiora, increasing the odds Biermann will focus on more of "movable" role. Nolan added Biermann is a player he believes can help cover athletic tight ends, implying he may also see time at SAM linebacker in 4-3 alignments.
Sat, Jun 1, 2013 11:07:00 AM

Speaking at Monday's season-ending presser, Falcons coach Mike Smith didn't rule out switching from a 4-3 defense to 3-4 scheme in 2013.

"I'm not ruling out anything," Smith said. DC Mike Nolan was a 3-4 man until arriving in Atlanta, and a switch has been rumored for over a year. The Falcons' 4-3 attack generated just 29 sacks in 2012, which was 28th in the league. DE Kroy Biermann would be a candidate to shift to linebacker in a 3-4 scheme, while OLB Sean Weatherspoon would likely kick inside.
Mon, Jan 21, 2013 03:41:00 PM

In addition to special teams, Falcons DE Kroy Biermann has played four different spots in Mike Nolan's defense this season.

"The man is a beast," says veteran pass rusher John Abraham. Biermann has been used as a "spy" on Cam Newton, Robert Griffin III and Michael Vick, and has even dropped into coverage as a safety. In his 4-3/3-3-5 hybrid scheme, Nolan has used Biermann as a "movable chess piece," to borrow a favorite term of NFL Films guru Greg Cosell.
Fri, Nov 2, 2012 09:45:00 AM

Falcons re-signed DE Kroy Biermann to a three-year, $9 million contract.

Biermann, 26, played off the bench behind RE John Abraham and LE Ray Edwards last season, mostly seeing action on running downs. He managed 37 tackles and 2.5 sacks. Biermann is a solid left end, rotational type, but he seems to have maxed out as a 30 snap-per-game player who's not going to bring much pressure. Defensive end remains a need spot for Atlanta this offseason.
Wed, Mar 7, 2012 06:01:00 PM

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Falcons are expected to re-sign free agent DE Kroy Biermann within the next 36 hours.

Per beat writer D. Orlando Ledbetter, the re-signing is "imminent." Biermann should come relatively cheap after a disappointing 2011 season. Per Ledbetter, the estimated cost will be $10 million to $12 million over 3-4 seasons.
Thu, Mar 1, 2012 10:34:00 AM

The Falcons are expected to use a "revolving door" approach at defensive end this season.

Incumbent LE Kroy Biermann was oh-so-close to countless sacks last season, but finished off only three of them. He's now No. 3 on the depth chart, sharing snaps with RE John Abraham and new starting LE Ray Edwards. The wave-type rotation should keep all three pass rushers fresh. Biermann has plenty to play for in the last year of his deal. Abraham's in a contract season too.
Source: SI.com
Sun, Jul 31, 2011 07:45:00 PM

Scouts Inc.'s Matt Williamson believes Falcons LE Kroy Biermann may be "on the cusp of breaking out."

Williamson praises Biermann's "better-than-advertised speed" and "motor that never stops." He also suggests that Biermann is a better pass rusher than given credit, which echoes data from Pro Football Focus. Though the Falcons are expected to target defensive ends in free agency, that may be more due to John Abraham's age and expiring contract than Biermann's effectiveness.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, May 30, 2011 09:05:00 PM

Although Falcons LE Kroy Biermann recorded only three sacks in 2010, his 48 quarterback disruptions were just nine fewer than Pro Bowl teammate John Abraham's total.

Biermann put pressure on the quarterback on 11.71 percent of pass-rushing opportunities, which put him in the same neighborhood as Terrell Suggs and Julius Peppers. He also played the run well, finishing 13th in Pro Football Focus' defensive end ratings. Biermann is a candidate to break out with double-figure sacks in 2011.
Tue, Apr 12, 2011 07:43:00 PM

The Falcons first regular-season depth chart confirms that Kroy Biermann has beaten out Jamaal Anderson for the starting left end job.

From a production standpoint, it was no contest. Biermann was one of the most active reserves in the league last season while Anderson has failed to make plays since being drafted in the first round four years ago. The switch will improve Atlanta's pass rushing up front.
Tue, Sep 7, 2010 07:01:00 PM

Falcons coach Mike Smith confirmed that DE Kroy Biermann is pushing for a starting job.

Jamaal Anderson is the current starter opposite John Abraham. Biermann has had a sack in each of the first two preseason games and caused a fumble from Tom Brady last night. "Production is what's it's all about," Smith said. Biermann had five sacks last season as a situational pass rusher.
Fri, Aug 20, 2010 08:25:00 AM

Falcons DE Kroy Biermann solidified his spot in the defensive line rotation with a big game in Week 1.

Biermann, the team's fifth-round pick in 2008, had two sacks and forced a fumble against the Dolphins. The Falcons are using a seven-man rotation on their defensive line with Biermann as the nickel end ahead of Chauncey Davis.
Mon, Sep 14, 2009 08:56:00 AM

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