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Josh Bynes | Linebacker

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 235
College: Auburn
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Josh Bynes is expected be the Lions' weak-side linebacker with DeAndre Levy (hip, doubtful) sidelined.
Bynes is solid as a run defender, but he is not as adept in coverage as Levy. If Ladarius Green (concussion) suits up, he should be able to exploit Bynes in the passing game. Levy missing is also a slight upgrade to Keenan Allen and Stevie Johnson. Sep 12 - 8:47 AM

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Lions re-signed LB Josh Bynes.

Bynes, who wasn't tendered as a restricted free agent, has some run-stuffing appeal as an inside linebacker. He's a Teryl Austin favorite.
Mar 10 - 4:33 PM

The Lions won't tender restricted free agent LB Josh Bynes but still hope to retain him.

Detroit could have tendered Bynes for $1.323 million, which would have allowed them to match any team's offer. Instead, they'll roll the dice and try to bring Bynes back at the league minimum. It makes sense as the Lions will need every penny if they want to keep Ndamukong Suh. Suh has expressed a desire to stay in Motown, but he's not willing to take a hometown discount.
Feb 12 - 12:48 PM

Lions signed LB Josh Bynes off the Ravens' practice squad.

Bynes appeared in 15 games last season for Baltimore, making six starts and grading out as a top-15 inside linebacker at Pro Football Focus. He's a run stopper at 6'1/240. Lions DC Teryl Austin was with Bynes in Baltimore last season. Detroit needs the help after losing MLB Stephen Tulloch to a torn ACL.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 08:35:00 PM

Ravens waived ILB Josh Bynes.

Bynes appeared in 15 games last season, making six starts. He graded out as a top-15 inside linebacker at Pro Football Focus, and excelled against the run. The Ravens since drafted ILB C.J. Mosley and will continue to develop second-year ILB Arthur Brown. Bynes should find a role as an early-down thumper.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 11:59:00 AM

Ravens re-signed exclusive rights free agent ILB Josh Bynes.

Bynes made six starts for the Ravens last year, finishing with 45 tackles and three pass breakups. He's now signed for $570,000 this season. 24-year-old Bynes will return as a situational run stopper opposite Daryl Smith.
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 05:52:00 PM

Ravens ILB Josh Bynes underwent finger surgery and is out for Week 7.

Bynes is dealing with an infection and is on antibiotics. He's week-to-week. Bynes has graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 9 inside linebacker after six weeks. He's registered 33 tackles while playing next to Daryl Smith. Second-round rookie Arthur Brown will get the start at inside 'backer this week.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 01:13:00 PM

The Carroll County Times calls Ravens LB Josh Bynes the "clear leader in the competition" to start opposite Daryl Smith at inside linebacker.

It was widely assumed second-rounder Arthur Brown would earn the job, but he hasn't run with it. "(Bynes has) earned it," coach John Harbaugh said. "He’s practiced really well. He’s physical. He understands our defense inside and out. He’s done a heck of a job." A 2011 undrafted free agent, Bynes started three games last season. Holding off Brown for the entire season would be a tall task.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 01:23:00 PM

Ravens re-signed exclusive rights free agent LB Josh Bynes to a one-year, $480,000 contract.

Bynes, 23, appeared in ten games last season, starting three. He made 36 tackles, including the final stop in the Super Bowl. Bynes could compete for a starting job in 2013, but most likely will see most of his time on special teams.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 08:54:00 PM

Ravens signed LB Josh Bynes off their practice squad.

Bynes has been a fringe player for the Ravens for two years now. He figures to stick on the active roster going forward thanks to Ray Lewis' season-ending triceps injury.
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 11:22:00 AM

Ravens LB Josh Bynes is out four weeks with a chipped bone in his spine.

He's now a candidate to be waived/injured. Bynes, 22, was an undrafted rookie out of Auburn last year. He was trying to hang on as a special teamer.
Tue, Aug 7, 2012 05:44:00 PM

Ravens promoted LB Josh Bynes from the practice squad.

The move gives the Ravens insurance at linebacker with both Jameel McClain and Brendon Ayanbadejo questionable for Sunday's Divisional Round game. Active just once during the regular season, Bynes was held off the stat-sheet.
Sat, Jan 14, 2012 12:13:00 PM

Ravens waived LB Josh Bynes.

Bynes was promoted to add depth with Ray Lewis (turf toe) out of the lineup. His release could be taken as a sign that Lewis has a decent chance to return at Cleveland this week.
Tue, Nov 29, 2011 04:24:00 PM

Ravens promoted LB Josh Bynes from the practice squad.

An undrafted free agent out of Auburn, Bynes should mostly be used on special teams against the 49ers, but could see a few snaps at linebacker with both Ray Lewis and Dannell Ellerbe banged up.
Wed, Nov 23, 2011 02:53:00 PM

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