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Dan Skuta | Linebacker | #57

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 252
College: Grand Valley State
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Bears signed OLB Dan Skuta, formerly of the Jaguars.
Released by the Jaguars last month, Skuta also visited the Patriots. The 31-year-old played for Bears DC Vic Fangio in San Francisco in 2013-14 and is being brought to Chicago to compete for a depth and special teams job. Mon, May 8, 2017 12:55:00 PM

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Free agent LB Dan Skuta is visiting the Patriots on Wednesday.

Skuta, 31, was released by the Jaguars earlier this month, and this is his first known interest. He never became more than a bit player on Jacksonville's defense and is likely looking for special teams work at this stage.
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 02:52:00 PM

Jaguars released LB Dan Skuta.

The Jags lavished $20.5 million on Skuta as a supposed free agent sleeper in 2015, but he remained little more than a role player. He played just 697 snaps on defense in two years. Skuta should latch on elsewhere as a depth piece/special teamer, but nothing more. He turns 31 later this month.
Tue, Apr 11, 2017 03:43:00 PM

Jaguars declared LB Dan Skuta, OT Jeremiah Poutasi, QB Brandon Allen, WR Bryan Walters, CB Josh Johnson, DT Richard Ash, and DE Chris Smith inactive for Week 11 against the Lions.

Skuta is dealing with a back injury, Walters is sidelined with a concussion, and Smith was ruled out Friday with an eye issue. The rest are healthy scratches.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 11:41:00 AM

Jaguars OLB Dan Skuta's lawyer claims Skuta was actually the victim in an alleged battery last month in Orlando, Fla.

Skuta was arrested on misdemeanor battery charges and released on $500 bond. He claims the story was completely fabricated, and he was the one who was assaulted. "Eyewitnesses will attest that Dan was alongside his girlfriend when this fabricated event supposedly took place," Skuta's lawyer said. "Dan was then struck in the face by one of the women, as is evidenced by his mugshot which clearly shows where he was struck." Skuta has a black eye in his mugshot.
Mon, Jun 27, 2016 06:36:00 PM

Action News Jacksonville reports Jaguars OLB Dan Skuta was arrested on misdemeanor battery charges June 19 in Orlando.

Skuta was released on $500 bond. In a statement, the Jaguars said they are "aware of the situation" and "are currently gathering more information." Skuta started eight games last season, his first with the Jaguars.
Mon, Jun 27, 2016 12:16:00 PM

Jaguars OLB Dan Skuta shed 15 pounds this offseason.

Skuta finds himself in the 248-250 range after playing at 265 last season. "We’re playing a little more man coverage and knowing that, I lost 15 pounds," said Skuta. "I just want to be able to run." He's expected to split time at strong-side linebacker and weak-side defensive end.
Sun, Jun 26, 2016 09:42:00 AM

Jaguars OLB Dan Skuta is recovering from sports-hernia surgery.

Skuta played through the issue for much of the season's second half. Going on 30, Skuta played just 430 snaps this season. His $3.6 million salary for 2016 makes him a candidate for a restructure or release.
Thu, Jan 7, 2016 04:35:00 PM

Jaguars OLB Dan Skuta is dealing with a groin injury.

Skuta first suffered the injury in Week 10, and then aggravated it on Thursday evening. In the midst of a decent season, he'll undergo an MRI on Friday.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 12:49:00 AM

Dan Skuta is expected to be the Jaguars' starting "Otto" strong-side linebacker.

He'll play on or near the line of scrimmage and stop the run on early downs before moving into a pass-rushing role on passing downs. Skuta's five-year, $20.5 million deal was an eye-opener at the start of free agency, but he's shown well in limited starts and has the ability to play any linebacker position.
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 09:15:00 AM

Jaguars agreed to terms with LB Dan Skuta on a five-year, $20.5 million contract.

It's one of the first truly eye-opening deals of free agency. A six-year veteran going on 29, Skuta has made just 22 career starts, but was routinely effective in place of Aldon Smith in San Francisco. Five of his 5.5 career sacks came in 2014. He'll likely play outside linebacker, though ESPN's Adam Caplan reports Skuta could also kick inside. We suspect Skuta will primarily end up playing the "Otto" strong-side position in Gus Bradley's defense. The Jaguars are gambling they've found a diamond in the rough.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 11:52:00 PM

Jaguars will sign LB Dan Skuta.

A veteran special-teamer who got his start with the Bengals, Skuta got a chance to play some outside linebacker for the 49ers last year. He responded with 33 tackles and five sacks while handling himself well against the run on 398 snaps.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 10:35:00 PM

49ers LB Dan Skuta (ankle) is questionable for Week 10.

Skuta had his leg rolled up in the fourth quarter of the 49ers' embarrassing Week 9 loss to the Rams. Skuta did not participate in practice this week, but still believes he has a chance to play on Sunday. The 49ers will promote Chase Thomas off the practice squad if Skuta cannot go.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 09:29:00 AM

49ers LB Dan Skuta left the 49ers' Week 9 game against the Rams with a left-leg injury.

Skuta had his leg rolled up while missing a tackle on Tre Mason. He was able to limp off the field under his own power. Skuta is questionable to return.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 06:25:00 PM

The 49ers are "mainly" using Dan Skuta at outside linebacker.

"He's got some good versatility outside and inside," coach Jim Harbaugh said. "But, right now, (we are) mainly working as an outside linebacker. But he has the ability to go inside as well." Regardless of his position designation, the majority of Skuta's snaps will come on special teams.
Tue, Jun 4, 2013 09:24:00 PM

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