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Andrew Gachkar | Linebacker | #57

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 224
College: Missouri
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 7 (234) / LAC
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Free agent LB Andrew Gachkar visited the Patriots.
Headed into his seventh year in the league, Gachkar is a special teamer. He played just 75 snaps on defense for the Cowboys last season. Tue, May 9, 2017 04:30:00 PM

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Cowboys LB Andrew Gachkar will undergo surgery to repair a broken thumb.

He's headed back to Dallas for surgery. Gachkar suffered the injury during Thursday's practice. Coach Jason Garrett said there's no timetable for his return. It's another blow to a front seven that's already been depleted by injuries and multiple suspensions.
Fri, Aug 5, 2016 03:53:00 PM

Andrew Gachkar is a candidate for the Cowboys’ middle linebacker job.

He’ll compete with Anthony Hitchens, though Hitchens is the clear favorite. Gachkar has been mostly a rotational player over his five-year career, but is solid against the run.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 02:40:00 PM

Cowboys agreed to terms with LB Andrew Gachkar, formerly of the Chargers, on a two-year contract worth up to $5.5 million.

A 2011 seventh-rounder out of Missouri, Gachkar played a career-high 395 snaps on defense last season. He primarily functions as a run stopper on the inside, but holds his own in coverage. Also a core special teamer, Gachkar helps the Cowboys replenish their linebacker depth. Justin Durant and Bruce Carter departed in free agency, while free agent Rolando McClain is up in the air.
Sun, Mar 15, 2015 04:16:00 PM

Free agent LB Andrew Gachkar is generating interest from the Vikings, Panthers and Raiders.

A seventh-round pick of the Chargers in 2011, Gachkar has started just eight NFL games. He's a bit of a cheap sleeper as a player who can help on special teams, stuff the run and has shown some speed from the inside linebacker position.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 09:39:00 AM

Chargers signed seventh-round LB Andrew Gachkar to a four-year contract.

The Bolts had the worst special teams in football last season, and they're hoping guys like Gachkar can improve it. "We believe he's going to be an exceptional special teams player and we targeted him," GM A.J. Smith said after San Diego drafted Gachkar. "We believe he will be contagious."
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 11:38:00 PM

The Chargers envision seventh-round OLB Andrew Gachkar primarily as a special teamer.

"We believe he's going to be an exceptional special teams player and we targeted him," said GM A.J. Smith. "We believe he will be contagious. We need special teams core guys. It wasn't long ago we had six of ’em, running around with their hair on fire."
Sun, May 1, 2011 07:57:00 PM

Chargers selected Missouri OLB Andrew Gachkar with the No. 234 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft.

A two-year starter for the Tigers, Gachkar is an effective sideline-to-sideline chaser but needs to add power at just 229 pounds. An underrated prospect, Gachkar has a shot to make the team as a backup linebacker and special teamer.
Sat, Apr 30, 2011 06:40:00 PM

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