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Courtney Upshaw | Linebacker | #91

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 272
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (35) / BAL
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Free agent DL Courtney Upshaw visited the Eagles.
It's Upshaw's first-known visit since his Falcons contract expired. The 28-year-old played 197 uneventful snaps last season. He would be a depth signing who would have to fight for his 53-man roster spot in Philadelphia. May 8 - 5:09 PM

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Falcons DE Courtney Upshaw (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 3 against the Lions.

Both Upshaw and Vic Beasley (hamstring) will be out. That leaves Brooks Reed, first-rounder Takk McKinley, and Adrian Clayborn to rush the passer.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 12:19:00 PM

Courtney Upshaw (ankle) will not to return to Week 2 against the Packers.

He limped slowly off the field and he may need to miss time based on him being ruled out somewhat quickly. Upshaw re-signed on a one-year deal this past offseason.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 09:07:00 PM

Falcons re-signed DE Courtney Upshaw.

Signed to a one-year deal last March, Upshaw only saw 310 snaps in his first year in Atlanta, but he is a versatile defender who can play along the defensive line or at linebacker. The Falcons should be looking for more on the defensive line, but bringing Upshaw back is a solid move.
Thu, Mar 9, 2017 09:58:00 AM

ESPN's Vaughn McClure expects the Falcons to re-sign impending free agent DE Courtney Upshaw.

Signed to a one-year deal last March, Upshaw only played 310 snaps over 13 games, but he is a versatile piece who can play both along the defensive line and at linebacker. He also should not cost much to re-sign. The Falcons should be able to bring him back if they want him.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Feb 21, 2017 08:49:00 AM

Falcons signed OLB Courtney Upshaw, formerly of the Ravens, to a one-year contract.

He also drew interest from the Jets, Patriots and 49ers. The former second-round pick has been a steady run-stuffing presence since arriving in the league as a second-round pick in 2012. Upshaw has recorded 183 tackles, four forced fumbles and five recoveries in that span without missing a game. He's expected to play strong side linebacker in the Falcons' 4-3 scheme. Upshaw's signing suggests the Falcons are ready to move on from free agent O'Brien Schofield.
Fri, Mar 25, 2016 06:38:00 PM

Free agent OLB Courtney Upshaw will visit the Falcons.

The Falcons are desperate for pass rushing help, but Upshaw is more of an edge setter than a pass rusher. He has five career sacks in four seasons. Upshaw has also visited the Jets. The Patriots and 49ers have reportedly shown interest as well.
Thu, Mar 24, 2016 11:45:00 AM

Profootballtalk reports the Patriots and 49ers could be interested in free agent LB Courtney Upshaw.

Upshaw is visiting the Jets on Thursday, so he'd have to escape East Rutherford without a deal to get a look from San Francisco or New England. Upshaw sets the edge in run defense, but isn't a pass rusher.
Thu, Mar 17, 2016 01:57:00 PM

Free agent LB Courtney Upshaw will visit the Jets on Thursday.

A two-down edge setter, Upshaw would be a rotational piece in Todd Bowles' 3-4, focusing on defending the run. Upshaw has five sacks in 64 career games.
Thu, Mar 17, 2016 12:44:00 AM

Coach John Harbaugh and GM Ozzie Newsome intimated at the Combine that the Ravens won't be able to re-sign free agent OLB Courtney Upshaw.

The 35th overall pick in the 2012 draft, Upshaw never developed into a pass-rushing threat, but he has appeared in all 64 games (51 starts) and turned into a well above-average edge-setting run defender. He was PFF's No. 6-ranked run-stopping 3-4 outside linebacker last season. Upshaw just turned 26 in December and should have plenty of suitors among 3-4 teams.
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 10:02:00 AM

Courtney Upshaw is expected to replace Terrell Suggs (out for season, Achilles) as the Ravens' starting outside linebacker.

Suggs is the Ravens' career leader in sacks with 106.5 over 12 seasons. Upshaw has three sacks total in three seasons and did not record a single quarterback takedown last year, though he has not been used exclusively as a pass rusher. Even if fourth-round pick Za'Darius Smith can step up as a rotational rusher, the Ravens' defense will find getting to the quarterback much more difficult moving forward.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 11:38:00 PM

Ravens OLB Courtney Upshaw will be asked to rush the passer more this season following the departure of Pernell McPhee in free agency.

A two-down player throughout most of his career, Upshaw will now be given the opportunity to rush from the inside in Baltimore's heavy pressure packages. McPhee excelled in a similar role last season, recording nine sacks and 40 hurries in 616 snaps. Upshaw does not have the same pass-rushing talent as McPhee, but he could at least offer a pocket-pressing force on the inside. Upshaw has just three sacks total through his first three seasons in the NFL.
Sat, Mar 28, 2015 10:08:00 AM

ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley observed that OLB Courtney Upshaw looked even bigger than he did in the spring when he reported to the team overweight.

Reporting to camp overweight is becoming an annual thing for Upshaw. His normal playing weight is in the 270-275 pound range, and he's likely knocking on the door of 300 at the moment. Upshaw is entering his third season and will be counted on to set the edge as a run defender on early downs.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 09:32:00 AM

Ravens OLB Courtney Upshaw reported to the team overweight once again this summer.

Upshaw was called out by coach John Harbaugh last year when Harbs said Upshaw "eats too much." Last year, he reported to the Ravens in the 295-pound range. Upshaw's ideal playing weight is 270-275. Upshaw is the early-down edge-setter against the run. He gives way to Elvis Dumervil on passing downs.
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 03:57:00 PM

The Ravens are using Courtney Upshaw as a starter on early downs, and replacing him with Elvis Dumervil in nickel and dime situations.

It's a sensible plan because Upshaw is a proficient edge-setting run defender, while Dumervil is an undersized if explosive outside pass rusher. The Ravens have dominant pass-rush potential this season with Dumervil and Terrell Suggs outside, and Chris Canty, Haloti Ngata, and Arthur Jones stressing the interior. Upshaw has not displayed impact pass-rush ability as a pro.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 03:30:00 PM

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