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Darrell Stuckey | Defensive Back

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/16/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 212
College: Kansas
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Chargers re-signed FS Darrell Stuckey to a four-year, $7.6 million contract.
Stuckey was the Chargers' highest remaining in-house priority after extending Donald Butler, and will return as a special teams captain and reserve safety. He appeared in all 16 games last season, finishing with 21 tackles and 12 on special teams. Stuckey regularly drew double teams as a gunner. The 2010 fourth-round pick remains unlikely to push for significant defensive snaps in 2014. Mar 8 - 2:19 PM

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The Chargers are expected to re-sign free agent FS Darrell Stuckey.

Stuckey was a reserve safety and standout special teamer last season, appearing in all 16 games and finishing with 21 tackles. The Chargers don't have any important in-house free agents to re-sign after extending Donald Butler, so bringing back Stuckey is a priority.
Mar 1 - 10:13 PM

Chargers S Darrell Stuckey sustained a concussion in Sunday's Week 12 win at Kansas City.

Stuckey is the Chargers' special teams captain. It's a concern as he missed a few games during the 2012 season due to a serious concussion.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 08:29:00 AM

Chargers placed S Darrell Stuckey on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, ending his season.

Stuckey originally went down in Week 12 before apparently aggravating the injury on Sunday. The third-year pro appeared in 12 games this season, but made zero starts. He finishes with 12 tackles and two forced fumbles. Signed through next season, Stuckey should be back as a special teamer and reserve defensive back.
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 02:24:00 PM

Chargers S Darrell Stuckey hasn't practiced since August 9 due to a concussion.

There's no timetable for Stuckey's return to practice. He's a core special teamer and third safety for the Chargers.
Wed, Aug 29, 2012 10:15:00 AM

Coach Norv Turner expects Darrell Stuckey to compete for playing time at strong safety in 2012.

Stuckey emerged as a key special teamer last season, and the defensive staff likes his size and speed package. Bob Sanders won't be back after lasting just two games in San Diego, and 13-game starter Steve Gregory is intent on testing the market as a free agent. More of a two-down safety, Stuckey could split the job with a player acquired through free agency or the draft.
Tue, Feb 7, 2012 06:41:00 PM

Chargers S Darrell Stuckey (groin) has resumed practicing during the bye week.

Stuckey hasn't practiced in over a month after re-injuring his groin in Week 3. He's not expected to see much time on defense, but the Chargers hope he can help out a miserable special teams coverage unit.
Thu, Nov 11, 2010 05:46:00 PM

Rookie SS Darrell Stuckey was a healthy scratch for the Chargers' opener.

Steve Gregory started against the Chiefs, played on all three downs, and made a team-high seven tackles. Stuckey has a bright future in IDP leagues, but he's not even roster worthy yet. Gregory is a sleeper in the meantime.
Fri, Sep 17, 2010 11:06:00 PM

Chargers rookie SS Darrell Stuckey worked with the second team all week and won't start the Chargers' second preseason game.

Don't read too much into this. Stuckey will play some with the first unit also at strong safety after Steve Gregory gets his reps. We still expect Stuckey to play on early downs and Gregory to replace the rookie on passing downs.
Thu, Aug 19, 2010 05:45:00 PM

The Chargers plan to use rookie SS Darrell Stuckey only on early downs in his first season.

We'll see how long this lasts. The plan is to replace Stuckey with nickel safety Steve Gregory in passing situations. Stuckey is not poor in coverage, however, and his playmaking ability will be hard to keep off the field.
Mon, Aug 16, 2010 05:29:00 PM

Rookie Darrell Stuckey is listed as the starting strong safety on the Chargers' initial preseason depth chart.

Steve Gregory is the second-team SS, though he's ticketed for nickel back duties. Stuckey hasn't practiced fully in over a week due to a pulled groin, so the listing is a show of San Diego's undaunted faith in the fourth-round pick.
Wed, Aug 11, 2010 06:37:00 PM

Chargers coach Norv Turner complimented fourth-round SS Darrell Stuckey, saying that the rookie is "playing fast."

To Turner, playing fast is a sign that Stuckey studied his playbook hard since minicamps. Stuckey is set for a battle with Steve Gregory for the starting strong safety gig. The winner will be worth an IDP roster spot.
Wed, Jul 28, 2010 10:49:00 AM

Chargers agreed to terms with fourth-round SS Darrell Stuckey on a multi-year contract.

Stuckey is expected to compete for the starting strong safety job following the release of Kevin Ellison. Although the rookie has a talent edge on his competition, beat writer Kevin Acee believes veteran Steve Gregory will get the nod to start the season. Regardless, the Bolts aren't a good bet to improve in tight end defense.
Thu, Jun 24, 2010 05:06:00 PM

Rookie Darrell Stuckey becomes the favorite to open the season as San Diego's starting strong safety with Kevin Ellison waived.

His competition will be Steve Gregory, who like Ellison is better in run support than coverage. Stuckey, a do-it-all rookie from Kansas, should shoot up IDP draft boards. Strong safety can be a productive position in San Diego.
Mon, Jun 21, 2010 01:32:00 PM

Chargers SS Kevin Ellison has been asked to stay away from OTAs while dealing with his drug possession charge, so rookie Darrell Stuckey and Steve Gregory are rotating with the first-team defense.

Gregory served as the Bolts' nickel back and third starter at safety last year, struggling in coverage. Stuckey projects as an upgrade there. Still, the Chargers will continue to have one of the shakiest safety situations in the league. We don't expect much of a bounce-back for their fantasy defense.
Wed, May 26, 2010 06:04:00 PM

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