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Bobby Wagner | Linebacker

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 241
College: Utah State
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Seahawks MLB Bobby Wagner averaged 10 total tackles per game over the final eight games of the regular season.
An ankle injury sidelined Wagner in Weeks 6 and 7, but he was a force in the middle for Seattle down the stretch. Only five players recorded more tackles than the 80 Wagner posted in the final eight weeks of the season - Paul Worrilow (110), Luke Kuechly (100), Vontaze Burfict (86), Lavonte David (84), and Paul Posluszny (81). Jan 31 - 12:04 PM

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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll expects MLB Bobby Wagner (probable, ankle) to play in Monday night's game against the Rams.

Wagner missed the last two games with a high-ankle sprain. He was a full participant in practice Saturday and is on track to return barring any setbacks.
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 04:09:00 PM

Speaking Thursday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said MLB Bobby Wagner (ankle) is "way ahead of schedule," but declined to say he'd be ready for Monday's game against the Rams.

"Way ahead of schedule" or not, it sounds like Wagner is going to miss his third straight game. WLB K.J. Wright has been subbing in the middle.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 04:00:00 PM

Seahawks MLB Bobby Wagner (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 7.

Wagner will miss his second straight game with the Seahawks playing on a short week. K.J. Wright will once again move over from weak-side linebacker to replace him in the starting lineup.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 04:06:00 PM

Seahawks MLB Bobby Wagner (ankle) is not expected to play in Week 6.

The Seahawks have a pretty good replacement lined up in K.J. Wright, who will move over from weak-side linebacker. Bruce Irvin will start on the strong side, and Malcolm Smith will replace Wright on the weak side. The Seahawks' run defense should remain stout as it faces off with Chris Johnson's Titans.
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 04:10:00 PM

Seahawks MLB Bobby Wagner (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

Wagner is dealing with a high-ankle sprain, but said he's optimistic he'll be able to play in Sunday's game against the Titans. If Wagner is held out, the Seahawks would kick WLB K.J. Wright over to middle linebacker.
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 03:47:00 PM

New Seahawks DC Dan Quinn has been impressed with MLB Bobby Wagner's offseason.

"The guy who’s had a really good offseason is Wagner, in terms of the approach and that kind of stuff," Quinn said. "One of the things that kind of fires you up about a guy like him is his approach, like, ‘OK, what are some things I need to do better?’ He’s totally trying to get his game to a spot that he aspires to go to, which is a cool thing." Wagner's 140 tackles last season were a Seahawks rookie record, and seventh in the entire league. The 2012 second-rounder should be an IDP dynamo.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 07:15:00 PM

Seahawks rookie MLB Bobby Wagner needs 36 tackles over the final four games to break Terry Beeson's 1977 single-season franchise record.

Wagner has averaged 9.4 tackles, posting double-digit totals in four of his past seven games since becoming an every-down player. "He's a first-year guy, but he acts and plays like a fourth-year guy," said LBs coach Ken Norton. "He sees the field well, and he has really good instincts." Norton also credits Wagner with better speed and athleticism than former Seahawks MLB Lofa Tatupu.
Fri, Dec 7, 2012 02:02:00 PM

Second-round MLB Bobby Wagner has been handling the defensive play-calling in this week's minicamp.

Strong-side LB K.J. Wright, who handled play-calling duties last season, expects Wagner to keep the responsibility into the season. With veteran Barrett Ruud recovering from groin, knee, and shoulder injuries, Wagner appears to have seized the reins in the middle.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Jun 14, 2012 07:15:00 PM

Second-round pick Bobby Wagner is working with Seattle's first-team defense at middle linebacker during full-squad OTAs.

Barrett Ruud is out with injury, but this is a big opportunity for the 47th overall pick to shine. Wagner has been flanked by SLB K.J. Wright and WLB Leroy Hill. Assuming Wagner does open the season as a starter, it will be interesting to see whether he earns a role in the nickel package. The Seahawks used outgoing MLB David Hawthorne as a nearly every-down linebacker.
Sat, May 19, 2012 02:50:00 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirms No. 47 pick LB Bobby Wagner has a "heck of a chance" to start at middle linebacker.

"The (MLB) spot is wide open and we have to see what happens," Carroll said. "We'd love to get that speed on the field if we could." Wagner is a hard-hitter with exceptional athleticism, but his instincts were questioned in the run up to the draft. He focused exclusively on middle linebacker in Seattle's rookie camp, however. Where Wagner lines up as a rookie could depend on the health of veteran MLB Barrett Ruud.
Mon, May 14, 2012 09:37:00 AM

Seahawks second-round LB Bobby Wagner has focused exclusively on middle linebacker in rookie camp.

Wagner started all four years at Utah State, playing on both the inside and outside. It appears he'll be in the mix to start in the middle as a rookie, especially with his main competition, Barrett Ruud, still recovering from several injuries. A hard hitter with good speed, Wagner needs to prove he has the instincts to quarterback the defense from day one.
Sun, May 13, 2012 12:46:00 PM

Seahawks selected Utah State LB Bobby Wagner with the No. 47 overall pick in the 2012 draft.

A four-year starter at both inside and outside linebacker, Wagner led his school in tackles in each of the past three seasons. Drawing comparisons to former Steelers LB Kendrell Bell, Wagner also impressed at the Combine with a blazing forty in addition to the top vertical (39.5") and long jump (11'0") scores. Although he's a hard hitter, Wagner' instincts have been questioned by multiple scouts and analysts. He's likely ticketed for the weak side in Seattle.
Fri, Apr 27, 2012 08:08:00 PM

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