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Darius Fleming | Linebacker | #53

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/19/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 250
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 5 (165) / SF
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Patriots released OLB Darius Fleming.
A core special teamer, Fleming recorded 10 tackles in 11 games this past season. He made headlines in January by rescuing a woman from a burning vehicle just days before the Patriots' Divisional win over Kansas City. Mar 4 - 1:49 PM

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Patriots OLB Darius Fleming played the Divisional Round against the Chiefs with 22 stitches in his leg.

Fleming cut his leg open by kicking through the window of a burning car last Friday so the woman inside could escape the vehicle. It's truly an amazing story. The former fifth-round pick out of Notre Dame is a key special teams player.
Jan 20 - 11:57 AM

Patriots promoted LB Darius Fleming from the practice squad.

Fleming will add depth with Chris White (questionable, ankle) not expected to play this week. He'll contribute on special teams if active.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 08:35:00 PM

Patriots signed LB Darius Fleming.

Fleming, 24, was waived by the 49ers earlier this week. A 2012 fifth-round pick, he's missed the last two seasons due to ACL injuries. Even if healthy, Fleming is a long-shot to make the Patriots.
Fri, May 16, 2014 06:09:00 PM

49ers waived LB Darius Fleming, WR DeMarco Sampson, and CB Dax Swanson.

Fleming, a 2012 fifth-round pick out of Notre Dame, tore his ACL during rookie minicamp before tearing it again last summer. His career may be in jeopardy.
Mon, May 12, 2014 06:11:00 PM

49ers waived/injured LB Darius Fleming (knee).

Fleming tore his ACL during his rookie minicamp last season and then tore the same ligament again in Monday's training camp practice. The Notre Dame product's career is in jeopardy. The Niners will sign Travis Johnson to take Fleming's place on the 90-man roster.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 12:35:00 PM

49ers second-year LB Darius Fleming will transition to inside linebacker this season.

Fleming was drafted as an outside linebacker in the fifth round out of Notre Dame last year, but he tore his ACL in rookie minicamp. He's expected to be full-go for the start of training camp next week, and he'll try to earn a roster spot behind starters Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 02:17:00 PM

49ers kept LB Darius Fleming (knee) on reserve/PUP, ending his season.

The rookie fifth-rounder suffered a torn ACL in the first practice of the year in May. While he is said to be ahead of schedule in his recovery, the 49ers have the linebacker depth to avoid rushing him back this season.
Tue, Nov 6, 2012 02:10:00 PM

49ers placed LB Darius Fleming (knee) and RB Jewel Hampton on the reserve/NFI list.

A fifth-round pick this year, Fleming tore his ACL ten minutes into training camp. Hampton tore both ACLs at Iowa before transferring to Southern Illinois. Coach Jim Harbaugh revealed in late July that the undrafted free agent had bone spurs removed from a "lower extremity." Both players are eligible to be removed from NFI in Week 7. We don't expect to see either this year, though.
Mon, Aug 27, 2012 03:57:00 PM

49ers rookie OLB Darius Fleming was placed on PUP to open training camp.

Fleming tore his left ACL at May rookie camp, and will likely spend the entire season on PUP. The 49ers could conceivably revisit Fleming's recovery after the first six regular season games, but we don't expect to see him before 2013.
Mon, Jul 23, 2012 02:33:00 PM

49ers fifth-round OLB Darius Fleming tore his left ACL during his first minicamp practice.

Fleming's injury was of the non-contact variety, bending his knee awkwardly. Initial reports suggested a hamstring injury, but an MRI confirmed a torn ACL. Fortunately for the former Notre Dame star, Fleming signed a four-year, $2.264 million contract one day before the injury. Fleming will likely spend his rookie season on injured reserve.
Tue, May 15, 2012 04:54:00 PM

49ers signed fifth-round OLB Darius Fleming to a four-year contract.

Fleming played all over the formation at Notre Dame, seeing action at both inside and outside 'backer and with his hand in the dirt. He'll be a special teamer and reserve initially, and could push for a Parys Haralson sort of role down the line. Fleming isn't dangerously explosive, but he is a sure tackler, plays through the whistle, and should have a long career.
Thu, May 10, 2012 10:33:00 AM

49ers selected Notre Dame OLB Darius Fleming with the No. 165 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

Fleming was highly recruited out of high school, but wasn't terribly productive at Notre Dame. He had 55 tackles, 3.5 sacks and one forced fumble as a senior. At 6'2/245, Fleming will have to make a mark as an outside rusher to have an impact in San Francisco. He's been slapped with a "tweener" tag.
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 03:22:00 PM

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