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Kyle Love | Defensive Lineman | #77

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/18/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 315
College: Mississippi State
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Panthers re-signed DL Kyle Love.
Love was one of the Panthers' final cuts at training camp. He'll give Carolina some depth at defensive tackle with Vernon Butler out 2-3 weeks with a high-ankle sprain. Sep 27 - 12:42 PM

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Panthers DT Kyle Love is in the concussion protocol.

This is just for bookkeeping purposes. The rotational lineman is week to week, and should be cleared for Week 1.
Aug 18 - 5:15 PM

Panthers re-signed DT Kyle Love to a one-year contract.

Love was an important rotational lineman during the Super Bowl run last season. He should fill a similar role moving forward. Carolina also added veteran DT Paul Soliai to play behind Star Lotulelei and Kawann Short.
Apr 4 - 10:07 AM

Chiefs signed DT Kyle Love.

Love appeared in one game for the Chiefs last November before latching on with the Jaguars. The former Patriot started 25 games for New England from 2010-2012. Love will try to earn a spot as a reserve.
Mon, May 19, 2014 08:34:00 PM

Chiefs signed DT Kyle Love to a one-year contract.

DT Anthony Toribio was waived in a corresponding roster move. Released by the Patriots in May, Love couldn't make it past final cuts with the Jaguars. He'll be making his 2013 debut if he's active for Sunday's game against the Chargers. Love has 25 games of starting experience, and provides insurance for a defensive line that could be missing RE Mike DeVito (knee) in Week 12.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 05:10:00 PM

Free agent DT Kyle Love worked out for the Texans on Tuesday.

Love hasn't played in a game this season after being part of the Jaguars' final cuts. Also in attendance at the workout were DE Kyle Moore and DT Jerell Powe.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 01:28:00 PM

Free agent DT Kyle Love tried out for the 49ers on Tuesday.

The 49ers are thin up front after losing NT Ian Williams to a broken ankle. Love started 24 games for the Patriots between 2011-12, and could immediately slide into a reserve role.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 06:08:00 PM

Free agent DT Kyle Love worked out for the Seahawks.

Love has 25 career starts under his belt, 11 of which came last season for the Patriots. It shouldn't take him terribly long to find a new home.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 01:03:00 PM

Jaguars waived DT Kyle Love.

The Jaguars led the league with seven players claimed off waivers, so they're very much still in roster construction mode. Love is a former starter with the Patriots. The 26-year-old should continue to get looks around the NFL.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 02:40:00 PM

New Jaguars DT Kyle Love (diabetes) hasn't been limited in OTAs, and is expected to be a "big part" of Jacksonville's defensive tackle rotation.

Like Jay Cutler and a host of other professional athletes, Love has found a way to work around his diabetes diagnosis. A 24-game starter over the past two seasons, Love should play heavy snaps as a run stuffer as new coach Gus Bradley remakes the Jaguars' defensive line.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 08:40:00 AM

Jaguars claimed DT Kyle Love off waivers from the Patriots.

Love, 26, was waived by the Pats after recently being diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes. New England gave him the choice of sitting out a year or taking his walking papers and finding work elsewhere. Love started 24 games over the last two seasons, recording 58 tackles and 4.5 sacks. He'll likely compete with Roy Miller to fill the Brandon Mebane nose-tackle role in Gus Bradley's defense.
Thu, May 16, 2013 04:22:00 PM

Former Patriots DT Kyle Love's agent says his client will not pursue legal action against the team right now.

Per PFT, the Patriots cut Love for one reason: He has Type-2 diabetes. The former starting defensive tackle could have a case under the Americans with Disabilities Act, but Love's current focus is on finding a new team. The Patriots clearly didn't think Love would be able to contribute this season after recently losing 20 pounds. There's a good chance another team will.
Thu, May 16, 2013 12:51:00 PM

Patriots released/non-football illness DT Kyle Love.

Only 26 years old and a 24-game starter next to Vince Wilfork the past two seasons, Love recently lost a large amount of weight and was diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes. The Love camp is confident he'll be 100 percent soon. Love recorded 4.5 sacks between 2011 and 2012, and last year graded out as a top-20 run-stuffing defensive tackle in Pro Football Focus' ratings, although the Pats had clearly begun to sour on him. Still young with a history of effectiveness, 6-foot-1, 310-pound Love should generate interest around the NFL.
Source: ESPN Boston
Wed, May 15, 2013 04:57:00 PM

The injury that knocked Patriots DT Kyle Love from the AFC Championship game was a knee sprain.

Love will not need surgery, and a combination of rest and rehab should do the trick. After starting 12 games this season, Love will enter the final year of his rookie contract in 2013 and should be a rotational lineman next to Vince Wilfork.
Source: ESPN Boston
Thu, Jan 24, 2013 03:55:00 PM

Patriots DT Kyle Love was forced from the AFC Championship Game with a knee injury, and is questionable to return.

Love hasn't played since New England's first defensive series. It's bad news for the Pats, as DE Chandler Jones is already limited with an ankle injury. DL Justin Francis should be in for a much bigger workload than usual.
Sun, Jan 20, 2013 07:25:00 PM

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