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Brian Price | Defensive Lineman

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 303
College: UCLA
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Cowboys waived/injured DT Brian Price.
Price, 24, was signed to a reserve/future contract in January. The former second-round pick of the Bucs hasn't appeared in a game since 2011 when he started 14 games for Tampa Bay. Price is battling a shoulder injury. Thu, May 9, 2013 03:58:00 PM

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Cowboys signed DT Brian Price, WR Danny Coale, WR Tim Benford, QB Nick Stephens, TE Andre Smith, CB Vince Agnew, CB Micah Pellerin, LB Brashton Satele, LB Monte Taylor, and DE Ikponmwosa Igbinosun to reserve/future contracts.

Price is the most intriguing name on the list as the 35th overall pick in the 2010 draft and a 14-game starter in 2011. He failed to make it out of training camp with the Bears after coming over in a July trade. Coale and Benford showed flashes in Cowboys camp last summer.
Tue, Jan 1, 2013 07:44:00 PM

Free agent DT Brian Price visited with the Vikings this week.

It's Price's second visit with the Vikings this season. The 2010 second-round pick of the Bucs has been on the street since the Bears waived him at final cuts this season.
Thu, Dec 20, 2012 10:00:00 AM

The Broncos worked out free agent DTs Brian Price, Terrell McClain and Daniel Muir Wednesday.

Denver is auditioning Ty Warren replacements. Price is the biggest name and has the most upside, but it remains to be seen if he has his head on straight after both the Bucs and Bears gave up on him this summer. McClain was the No. 65 pick in last year's draft.
Wed, Sep 12, 2012 06:11:00 PM

The Vikings are trying out free agent DT Brian Price on Friday.

Price has played in schemes like Leslie Frazier's with Tampa and Chicago, so he'd immediately know the terminology. The Vikings are looking for depth behind Kevin Williams and first-time starting NT Letroy Guion. Price has been a nose tackle in the league and could push Guion for snaps eventually if signed.
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 02:23:00 PM

Bears waived DT Brian Price.

Per FOX Sports' Jay Glazer, Price's release is due in part to his struggle to "get past the recent passing of his sister." Price's sister was killed in a May automobile accident. Acquired from the Bucs in July, Price is just two years removed from being a second-round pick. He drew the ire of former coach Raheem Morris during the Bucs' embarrassing 2011 collapse, however, and wasn't a fit for hard-nosed rookie coach Greg Schiano. It's an ominous sign that Bears defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli couldn't turn Price around, either. He'll surely resurface, but time away from the game might do Price well.
Mon, Sep 3, 2012 10:00:00 AM

Brian Price passed his physical with the Bears, making the trade with the Bucs official.

Multiple reports suggested Price failed to complete the Buccaneers conditioning test due to a leg injury, so it was far from a given that he'd pass his physical in Chicago. The trade is now official, with the Bucs receiving a seventh-round pick in return.
Sat, Jul 28, 2012 01:13:00 AM

Bears acquired DT Brian Price from the Bucs in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the 2013 draft.

Price will have to pass a physical, which is hardly a given. Late in 2010, Price became the first NFL player to undergo a radical procedure screwing his hamstring to the bone while also attaching the pelvic bones to themselves. New coach Greg Schiano is running a tight ship, and Price may have written his ticket out of town by punching rookie Mark Barron in the face during an offseason meeting. A cakewalk run defense last season, the Bucs will be thin up front again in 2012. If healthy and in football shape, Price is certainly worth the risk for Chicago. The 2010 second-rounder started 14 games last season.
Thu, Jul 26, 2012 04:45:00 PM

Bucs DT Brian Price reportedly punched first-round S Mark Barron in the face during a players meeting last month.

The fracas started when Price found Barron sitting in his seat at a team meeting. Although Barron's face was bloodied, he practiced later that day. Price can be forgiven for the short temper in the heat of the moment. He was hospitalized for "exhaustion and grief" after taking on his sister's children when she died in a car wreck earlier this spring. He had previously lost two brothers to gunshot wounds. We wouldn't make too much of the incident, as Price still carries plenty of respect among teammates and coaches.
Tue, Jun 19, 2012 01:15:00 PM

Bucs DT Brian Price was hospitalized this week for "exhaustion and grief" in the wake of his sister's death.

It's why Price was absent from Bucs OTAs. His sister was killed in a car accident last week. "It was just a situation where like the stress of the whole situation made him sick," Price's agent said. Price is planning to adopt his late sister's seven- and nine-year old sons. A 2010 second-round pick, Price started 14 games in 2011, notching 24 tackles and three sacks.
Sat, May 19, 2012 10:34:00 AM

Bucs coach Raheem Morris personally ejected DT Brian Price from Sunday's loss to the Panthers after a personal foul penalty.

"I told him go home. F---. Yeah," said Morris, using profanity in his post-game press conference. "Because it's foolish, it's selfish to your teammates, to everybody in your organization, to your fans. That's terrible." Added Morris of his team as a whole, "They're not listening. They've got to listen." The Bucs are now 4-8 and have dropped five straight games.
Sun, Dec 4, 2011 06:42:00 PM

Bucs DT Brian Price (ankle) said he expects to play in next week's game against the Panthers.

Price was on crutches following yesterday's loss to the Titans, and was in a walking boot Monday. The Bucs are currently ranked 30th in the league against the run, giving up 139.7 yards per game.
Mon, Nov 28, 2011 11:30:00 AM

Bucs DT Brian Price was carted to the locker room with an ankle injury just prior to halftime Sunday.

There's no word yet on the severity of the injury. Price went down then rode the cart after making it to the sideline.
Sun, Nov 27, 2011 02:23:00 PM

Though he was recently elevated to the starting lineup, DT Brian Price insists he's "nowhere near" 100 percent healthy.

"I'm probably more like 60 or 65 percent," said Price, returning from pelvis surgery. "I'm still playing in a lot of pain, so right now it's just a grind." Coach Raheem Morris has praised Price all week for his play in the opener, and teammate Roy Miller concedes that Price "deserves" the starting job.
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 01:28:00 PM

The Bucs have elevated DT Brian Price into the starting lineup.

The team is comfortable with Price's health after what appeared to be a Week 1 setback with his hamstring, and has now moved Price above Roy Miller on the depth chart. Price finished the opener against Detroit just two tackles, but he was an impact run defender, helping to hold Jahvid Best to 3.4 yards a carry.
Wed, Sep 14, 2011 03:37:00 PM

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10Chandler Harnish
11Chase Rettig
12Josh Freeman
13Cody Fajardo
14Shane Carden
15R.J. Archer
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2Dri Archer
3LaMichael James
4Trent Richardson
5Cyrus Gray
6Storm Johnson
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8Josh Harris
9Pierre Thomas
10Keshawn Hill
11Lache Seastrunk
12LaVance Taylor
13Mack Brown
14Kenneth Harper
15Jawon Chisholm
16Bronson Hill
17Jerome Smith
18Michael Dyer
19Daniel Thomas
20Jeremy Stewart
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3Joe Don Duncan
4Austin Johnson
5Henry Hynoski
6Trey Millard
7Brad Smelley
8Jordan Campbell
9Toben Opurum
10Emil Igwenagu
11Zach Boren
12Kiero Small
13J.C. Copeland
14Joey Iosefa
15John Conner
16Brandon Cottom
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3Kris Durham
4C.J. Goodwin
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8Josh Morgan
9Douglas McNeil
10Frankie Hammond
11Ryan Spadola
12Tevin Reese
13Cobi Hamilton
14Aldrick Robinson
15Armon Binns
16Reggie Dunn
17Nick Harwell
18Vincent Brown
19Carlton Mitchell
20Zach D'Orazio
21Kenzel Doe
22Antwan Goodley
23Ricky Collins
24Terrelle Pryor
25Jarrett Boykin
26Damian Williams
27Solomon Patton
28Travis Labhart
29G.J. Kinne
30Lance Lewis
31Josh Stewart
32Josh Harper
33Titus Davis
34Marquez Clark
35Donatella Luckett
36Deon Long
37L'Damian Washington
38David Porter
39DeAndre Carter
40Tyler McDonald
41Ezell Ruffin
42DaVaris Daniels
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2Tandon Doss
3A.J. Jenkins
4Damaris Johnson
5Emory Blake
6Walter Powell
7Onterio McCalebb
8Austin Pettis
9Joe Morgan
10Ryan Broyles
11Marcus Thigpen
12Mike Brown
13Jimmie Hunt
14Devante Davis
15Ryan Whalen
16Issac Blakeney
17Vince Mayle
18Milton Williams III
19Bernard Reedy
20Ryan Lankford
21Damarr Aultman
22Rasheed Bailey
23Josh Lenz
24Daniel Rodriguez
25James Butler
26Clyde Gates
27DeVier Posey
28Phil Bates
29Marcus Lucas
30Jordan Leslie
31Devon Wylie
32Michael Preston
33Shane Wynn
34Levi Norwood
35Trindon Holliday
36Demetrius Wilson
37Josh Reese
38Trevor Harman
39Paul Browning
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41LaRon Byrd
42Tom Nelson
43Juron Criner
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4Mickey Shuler
5Orson Charles
6Chase Dixon
7D.J. Williams
8Chase Coffman
9Adrien Robinson
10Sean McGrath
11Brian Leonhardt
12Alex Smith
13David Paulson
14Jimmay Mundine
15Steve Maneri
16Gerell Robinson
17Brandon Barden
18Jacob Maxwell
19Jake Murphy
20Ryan Taylor
21Brett Brackett
22Michael Egnew
23Dan Light
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LG1Taylor Boggs
C1Jacques McClendon
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2Jarvis Harrison
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5Michael Palardy
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