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Danny Trevathan | Linebacker | #59

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 239
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 6 (188) / DEN
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Bears ILB Danny Trevathan's suspension for violating the league's policy on player safety has been reduced from two games to one.
This has been typical in cases like Trevathan's, especially since he was a first-time offender. Trevathan will miss Mitch Trubisky's debut against the Vikings on Monday Night Football before returning against the Ravens. Oct 3 - 6:07 PM

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NFL suspended ILB Danny Trevathan two games for violating player safety rules.

The suspension stems from Trevathan's hit on Davante Adams Thursday night. This was fully expected given Trevathan made clear helmet-to-helmet contact. Trevathan is eligible to return in Week 7 against the Panthers.
Sep 30 - 4:32 PM

Bears ILB Danny Trevathan (knee) avoided the PUP list and is on the field for the start of training camp.

This is important for Trevathan, who wasn't expected to be ready at the start of camp. Recovering from a torn patellar tendon, Trevathan will likely take it slow.
Jul 27 - 11:43 AM

Bears DC Vic Fangio did not seem optimistic about ILB Danny Trevathan's (knee) chances of being ready for training camp.

"I think that's in question whether he'll be ready at that point," Fangio said. Considering he ruptured his patellar tendon in November, it is possible we do not see Trevathan at all during camp or the early part of the season. GM Ryan Pace has said Trevathan is a candidate to open the season on the reserve/PUP list.
May 13 - 1:47 PM

Bears GM Ryan Pace said ILB Danny Trevathan (knee) is a candidate to open 2017 on the reserve/PUP list.

It seems like a good bet that will be the case. Trevathan suffered a ruptured right patellar tendon in Week 12. It's an injury that has become one of the toughest to come back from, although Jimmy Graham and Morris Claiborne have completed the journey in recent seasons. Trevathan was a big signing for the Bears last offseason and received strong marks from PFF for his run defense.
Jan 4 - 12:31 PM

Bears ILB Danny Trevathan has been diagnosed with a ruptured right patellar tendon, and is done for the season.

It's the worst possible news for the 26 year old. As Victor Cruz can attest, a torn patellar tendon is arguably the toughest injury to come back from, though Jimmy Graham provides a hopeful example. The injury at least comes at the right financial time, as Trevathan inked a four-year, $24.5 million contract last March. He's unlikely to be ready for the start of training camp, and is legitimately questionable for Week 1 2017. Trevathan was having a strong season playing all three downs. The Bears are going to be ludicrously thin for the final five weeks.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 02:30:00 PM

Coach John Fox said after the Week 12 loss to the Titans that ILB Danny Trevathan is believed to have a "serious" knee injury.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Bears think it's an ACL injury. The Bears can't catch a break. Their season has already gone off the rails. Fellow ILB Jerrell Freeman was just slapped with a four-game suspension this past week. With Trevathan sounding like he's done for the year, this Bears defense will only get softer. Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers visit Chicago next.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 06:17:00 PM

Bears ILB Danny Trevathan is undergoing thumb surgery, but is expected to return this season.

An excellent coverage 'backer who makes plays in all phases, Trevathan is arguably a bigger loss than Jay Cutler. For now, Trevathan should be considered likely to miss at least two games, and probably 4-6. The fact that he's not going on injured reserve suggests his absence won't be any longer. A key free agent signing, Trevathan's loss further thins Chicago's rapidly deteriorating defense.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 01:19:00 PM

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.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 04:16:00 PM

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.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 07:52:00 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.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 03:04:00 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.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 09:57:00 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
Mon, Feb 29, 2016 09:50:00 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.
Thu, Feb 25, 2016 05:02:00 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.
Tue, Feb 9, 2016 12:15:00 PM

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