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Tyler Brayton | Defensive Lineman

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (36) / 11/20/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 280
College: Colorado
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (32) / OAK
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Colts signed DE Tyler Brayton, formerly of the Panthers.
The Colts are actively trying to upgrade their depth behind Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis, which has become a bigger concern with Jerry Hughes not panning out. A former first-round pick like fellow reclamation project Jamaal Anderson, the 31-year-old Brayton had zero sacks in 14 starts last season. Mon, Aug 15, 2011 11:49:00 PM

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Panthers released DE Tyler Brayton.

They weren't willing to pay his $3.5 million salary. The 31-year-old Brayton is known as a power end, but he wasn't a high-impact run defender last season and had zero sacks in 14 starts. Maybe Al Davis will give his old-first round pick a ring. Davis made Brayton the 32nd overall selection in the 2003 draft.
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 05:34:00 PM

Panthers LE Tyler Brayton is a candidate to be cut this offseason.

Brayton is due just over $3.5 million in 2011, a high figure for a starter who failed to register even one sack last season. Brayton also finished 16th on the team with just 22 tackles.
Thu, Feb 10, 2011 05:24:00 PM

Panthers LE Tyler Brayton (ankle) returned to practice on Wednesday and is expected to be ready for Week 1.

Brayton was toying with the Baltimore front five before going down in the preseason opener, posting two sacks in the first quarter alone. He's never been that good in real games, but does appear to finally be healthy.
Wed, Sep 8, 2010 01:15:00 PM

Coach John Fox revealed that Panthers LE Tyler Brayton escaped Thursday's game without a broken ankle.

The injury looked bad when it happened, but it appears Brayton got away with a sprain. He's wearing a soft boot on his foot, and doctors will look at it in-depth on Friday. Brayton gave Ravens LT Michael Oher fits before the injury.
Fri, Aug 13, 2010 12:15:00 AM

Tyler Brayton injured his leg on a QB sack during the first quarter of Thursday's preseason opener, and indications are that he will not return.

And the curse of Julius Peppers begins. It was Brayton's second sack on the night, though they did come against newly minted and inexperienced LT Michael Oher. The severity of the injury is unknown.
Thu, Aug 12, 2010 08:37:00 PM

Panthers agreed to terms with DE Tyler Brayton on a three-year contract.

While he was part of one of the league's worst run defenses, Brayton had perhaps his best season in 2009. The 30-year-old collected five sacks, two forced fumbles, and 45 tackles (36 solo) as Carolina's strong-side defensive end. He'll enter camp as the favorite to continue starting at that position.
Wed, Mar 17, 2010 02:45:00 PM

Updating a previous item, free agent DE Tyler Brayton's visit with the Seahawks is scheduled for Tuesday.

A prior report had the meeting set for Sunday. Restricted free agent RB Mike Bell will also be in Seattle Tuesday, according to Scout.com's Adam Caplan.
Mon, Mar 8, 2010 08:11:00 PM

Free agent DE Tyler Brayton has reportedly scheduled a visit with the Seahawks on Sunday.

Brayton's first choice was to return to Carolina, but the sides were unable to come to an agreement. After resurrecting his career the past two seasons, he's drawing interest as a rotational lineman.
Fri, Mar 5, 2010 01:45:00 PM

The Panthers are expected to re-sign veteran DE Tyler Brayton for 2010.

Brayton resurrected his career in Carolina in 2008 and the Panthers love his work ethic and high motor playing style. He also said last season that he would be "heartbroken" if the Panthers didn't bring him back. Brayton, 30, notched five sacks and 45 tackles in 15 games in 2009.
Sat, Feb 6, 2010 10:34:00 AM

Panthers DE Tyler Brayton will miss Sunday's game against the Patriots with a concussion.

Brayton suffered the head injury in last week's win over the Bucs. The injury-plagued Panthers will be forced to start a different defensive unit for the 13th time through 13 games. Rookie Everette Brown will see extensive playing time.
Sat, Dec 12, 2009 09:53:00 AM

Panthers DE Tyler Brayton left Sunday's win over the Bucs with a head injury and did not return.

No one in the Panthers' front seven can seem to stay healthy. Brayton was coming off a nine tackle, 1 1/2 sack game in Week 12 and it's unclear if he suffered a concussion.
Mon, Dec 7, 2009 10:01:00 AM

Tyler Brayton opened Panthers camp as the team's starter at left end.

Speedier DEs Charles Johnson and rookie Everette Brown will have plenty to say about this. Brayton is coming off a career best 4.5-sack season, but Johnson had six while playing off the bench and Brown led the ACC in sacks.
Mon, Aug 3, 2009 05:42:00 PM

Tyler Brayton started the Panthers' third preseason game at left defensive end.

He has the inside track over Charles Johnson and Stanley McClover, but there's a good chance they'll all rotate. Both Johnson and Brayton had a sack in the exhibition. Johnson is a better rusher, but Brayton can play the run.
Sun, Aug 24, 2008 10:48:00 PM

Tyler Brayton was the Panthers' first-team left defensive end as the Panthers opened up the minicamp season on Friday.

Carolina is serious about using Julius Peppers on the weak side. For now, Charles Johnson and Stanley McClover will be looked at as situational ends.
Fri, May 2, 2008 01:22:00 PM

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9Tim Tebow
10Brad Sorensen
11Bryn Renner
12Ryan Williams
13McLeod Bethel-Thompson
14Pat Devlin
15Garrett Gilbert
16R.J. Archer
17Cody Fajardo
18Shane Carden
19Griffin Neal
20Jerry Lovelocke
21Chase Rettig
22Chandler Harnish
23Dylan Thompson
24Jake Waters
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2Joseph Randle
3Zurlon Tipton
4Toby Gerhart
5LaMichael James
6Alonzo Harris
7Joique Bell
8Antone Smith
9Anthony Dixon
10Josh Harris
11Ross Scheuerman
12Kenneth Harper
13Jawon Chisholm
14Brandon Ross
15Jerome Smith
16Rajion Neal
17Michael Dyer
18Jeremy Stewart
19LaVance Taylor
20Lache Seastrunk
21Keshawn Hill
22Kevin Monangai
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3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Jorvorskie Lane
3Erik Lorig
4Derrick Coleman
5Ryan Mueller
6Henry Hynoski
7Joe Don Duncan
8Brad Smelley
9Trey Millard
10Abou Toure
11Jordan Campbell
12Emil Igwenagu
13Zach Boren
14Kiero Small
15J.C. Copeland
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2Marques Colston
3Andre Johnson
4Shane Wynn
5Miles Austin
6Dwayne Bowe
7Andre Roberts
8Preston Parker
9Kris Durham
10Seantavius Jones
11Josh Morgan
12Jacoby Ford
13Tyler Davis
14Tevin Reese
15Ricky Collins
16Zach D'Orazio
17Kenzel Doe
18Damaris Johnson
19Robert Herron
20Solomon Patton
21Damian Williams
22Reggie Dunn
23Armon Binns
24Carlton Mitchell
25Tyler McDonald
26Ezell Ruffin
27DaVaris Daniels
28Travis Labhart
29Donatella Luckett
30Lance Lewis
31Joseph Anderson
32Josh Stewart
33Josh Harper
34Marquez Clark
35L'Damian Washington
36David Porter
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2Roddy White
3Ace Sanders
4Riley Cooper
5Denarius Moore
6Marcus Thigpen
7Joe Morgan
8Austin Pettis
9Jacoby Jones
10Ryan Broyles
11Rico Richardson
12Emory Blake
13A.J. Jenkins
14Onterio McCalebb
15Tandon Doss
16Mike Brown
17Devante Davis
18Devon Wylie
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20Marlon Brown
21Phil Bates
22Isiah Ferguson
23Ryan Lankford
24Milton Williams III
25Michael Preston
26Daniel Rodriguez
27James Butler
28Clyde Gates
29Ryan Whalen
30Marcus Harris
31Juron Criner
32Tom Nelson
33Andre Davis
34Demetrius Wilson
35Josh Reese
36Trevor Harman
37Paul Browning
38Saalim Hakim
39Trindon Holliday
40Christion Jones
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2Marques Colston
3Riley Cooper
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2Scott Chandler
3Dante Rosario
4Kyle Miller
5Orson Charles
6Chase Ford
7Beau Gardner
8Mickey Shuler
9D.J. Williams
10Rob Blanchflower
11Jacob Maxwell
12Mike McFarland
13Richard Gordon
14Nick Kasa
15Chase Dixon
16Cameron Clear
17David Paulson
18Steve Maneri
19Jimmay Mundine
20Brandon Barden
21Kevin Greene
22Gerell Robinson
23Dan Light
24Jordan Thompson
25Jake Murphy
26Ryan Taylor
27Brett Brackett
28Michael Egnew
29Adrien Robinson
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2John Fullington
3Micah Hatchie
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5Jason Fox
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8Mitchell Van Dyk
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