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Danny Trevathan | Linebacker | #59

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 240
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 6 (188) / DEN
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Bears agreed to terms with ILB Danny Trevathan, formerly of the Broncos, on a four-year, $28 million contract.
Trevathan was a sixth-round pick back in 2012, but turned into a strong starter for the Super Bowl champions. Coach John Fox was in Denver when the team drafted Trevathan. In Chicago, he'll call the plays and be the new linchpin in the middle of DC Vic Fangio's 3-4 defense. Trevathan was PFF's No. 6 inside 'backer last season, getting plus marks for his run defense and coverage. Mar 9 - 4:16 PM

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ESPN's Adam Schefter the Bears and Falcons are making the "strongest push" for free agent ILB Danny Trevathan.

Reports have the Bears offering Trevathan a four-year deal. ESPN's Vaughn McClure has "heard" Trevathan is seeking more than $7 million per season. Both teams need talent infusions at linebacker.
Mar 8 - 7:52 PM

According to Raul Martinez of FOX 31 Denver, it "sounds like" the Bears have offered a four-year deal to free agent ILB Danny Trevathan.

The money is unknown, but it wouldn't be surprising if Trevathan pushed for $8 million annually. Inside linebacker was by far Chicago's biggest defensive weakness last season, and inside linebacker is a key position in Vic Fangio's 3-4 defense, where he had Patrick Willis and Navorro Bowman in San Francisco. The Bears look like the early front-runners to land Trevathan.
Mar 8 - 3:04 PM

The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs reports the Titans and Bears could be interested in free agent ILB Danny Trevathan.

Trevathan has also been linked with the Falcons. Trevathan was drafted by Bears coach John Fox in Denver, and the Titans have plenty of money to splash around in free agency. Trevathan is Rotoworld's No. 2 available inside linebacker.
Mar 8 - 9:57 AM

ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure reports free agent ILB Danny Trevathan is "high on the Falcons' radar."

Current Falcons defensive coordinator Richard Smith is Trevathan's old position coach in Denver. Per McClure, "word is" the Falcons are willing to pay $5 million to $6 million per year to upgrade their linebacker corps. Atlanta is expected to face competition from the Bears for Trevathan's services.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 29 - 9:50 AM

Broncos GM John Elway concedes free agent ILB Danny Trevathan will "probably" hit the open market.

Elway has called re-signing Trevathan a priority, but he simply has too many other in-house free agents to juggle. Von Miller and Brock Osweiler are the priorities, followed by Malik Jackson. A 2012 sixth-rounder, Trevathan bookended an injury-ruined 2014 with stud 2013 and 2015 campaigns. NBC Denver believes Trevathan will end up walking in free agency.
Feb 25 - 5:02 PM

Broncos GM John Elway said re-signing impending free agent ILB Danny Trevathan will be a priority.

Denver should retain restricted free agent ILB Brandon Marshall on a one-year tender, but keeping Trevathan around could prove more difficult. The Broncos are about to shell out a huge contract to Von Miller, need to fill a likely hole at quarterback, and want to retain DE Malik Jackson as well. Trevathan recorded 109 tackles and intercepted two passes in 2015.
Feb 9 - 12:15 PM

Broncos ILB Danny Trevathan admitted he could "end up talking" to the Bears as a free agent next month.

Trevathan was drafted by now-Bears coach John Fox in Denver. "Coach Fox is one of the guys that gave me the opportunity to showcase I can fit within the scheme," Trevathan said. "I'm sure it'll be there, I'm sure we'll end up talking, but right now my main focus is this game. Whatever happens, happens." Trevathan started every game this season and received strong marks from Pro Football Focus for his run defense and pass coverage. He'll be 26 next month.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 3 - 3:23 PM

ILB Danny Trevathan has lost his battle with Brandon Marshall to be the Broncos every-down inside linebacker.

Trevathan may have recorded more tackles than Marshall in both games so far this year, but Marshall has out-snapped Trevathan 54 to 32 in Week 1, and 60 to 38 in Week 2. Sell high on Trevathan if you own him, as his fantasy production is not sustainable while playing less than 60 percent of snaps each week. Marshall has solidified himself as a dependable LB2.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 06:09:00 AM

Broncos ILB Danny Trevathan (kneecap) is healthy for the beginning of training camp.

As is Brandon Marshall (Lisfranc). It's great news for a Broncos linebacker corps that was ravaged by injury last year. Trevathan proved to be a difference maker in 2013 before injuries limited him to 100 snaps last season. He'll be an every-down player for Wade Phillips' defense.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 04:16:00 PM

Broncos ILB Danny Trevathan (knee) has been limited during offseason workouts.

"I'm limited," Trevathan said. "I can’t do too much movement, but it’s good for me." Trevathan recently declared himself 100 percent, but he's still not fully recovered from his knee issues. When healthy, Trevathan projects as an every-down inside linebacker in DC Wade Phillips' 3-4 scheme.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 06:13:00 PM

Broncos ILB Danny Trevathan participated as the team opened offseason workouts on Tuesday.

Trevathan recently declared himself "100 percent" recovered from a barrage of severe 2014 injuries, and his spring participation confirms it. One of the NFL's most underrated linebackers when healthy, Trevathan should be a full-time inside linebacker in new Broncos DC Wade Phillips' 3-4 scheme. At age 25, Trevathan is entering the final year of his rookie contract.
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 06:24:00 PM

Broncos ILB Danny Trevathan (knee) said he's 100 percent healthy.

Trevathan appeared in just three games last season, playing on 100 snaps. He fractured his leg in August, and returned in Week 5 only to fracture his kneecap in Week 6. Trevathan came back again Week 15, but fractured his kneecap again and was done for the season. He and Brandon Marshall should handle inside 'backer duties in new DC Wade Phillips' 3-4 scheme.
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 11:10:00 AM

Broncos OLB Danny Trevathan is done for the season after re-injuring his left knee in Sunday's win over the Chargers.

He has a dislocated kneecap, and requires surgery. Trevathan has been slowed by left-knee issues all season, and will close the book on 2014 having played just 100 snaps. It's a poorly-timed injury, as WLB Brandon Marshall is now dealing with a foot issue. A 16-game starter a year ago, Trevathan is signed cheaply ($660,000) for 2015. He'll be back with the Broncos.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 03:02:00 PM

Broncos activated WLB Danny Trevathan (knee) from injured reserve/designated to return.

Trevathan has practiced the last two weeks and is expected to return Sunday against the Chargers. The Broncos will keep him on the weak side, with Brandon Marshall moving to MIKE. Trevathan hasn't played since Week 6 and could be limited to nickel packages.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 02:30:00 PM

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