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Barkevious Mingo | Linebacker

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 240
College: LSU
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ESPN Cleveland expects OLB Barkevious Mingo to have an expanded role under coach Mike Pettine this season.
Mingo was mostly a situational pass rusher as a rookie, posting five sacks and 18 hurries on 668 snaps. He should see an increase in playing time in Pettine's aggressive, blitz-heavy scheme and is a potential breakout candidate. ESPN's Tony Grossi believes Mingo will be more productive this year, but still questions his strength and ability to beat teams with more than one pass-rush move. Mar 29 - 8:09 PM

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New Browns coach Mike Pettine said he'll push OLB Barkevious Mingo to gain weight.

The No. 6 pick in last year's draft, Mingo was something of a disappointment as a rookie. Operating mostly as a rotational edge rusher at 6'4/241, he posted five sacks and 18 hurries on 668 snaps. We're expecting Mingo and the entire Browns defense to live up to their sizable talent under Pettine, a Rex Ryan pupil that guided the Bills to 57 sacks last year (second in the NFL).
Feb 6 - 12:04 PM

Making his NFL debut, Browns OLB Barkevious Mingo had two tackles, one tackle for a loss, one sack and one quarterback hurry in Sunday's Week 2 loss to the Ravens.

Mingo was forced into more action than expected thanks to Quentin Groves' ankle injury. The first-round rookie responded well, flying around the field and drawing rave reviews from coaches. The Browns won't miss Groves too badly if he's forced to miss time.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 08:44:00 AM

Browns first-round OLB Barkevious Mingo (bruised lung) resumed practicing in full on Thursday.

He'll make his NFL debut on Sunday against the Ravens. Mingo will serve as a situational pass rusher for a Browns front seven that showed very well in Week 1.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 04:43:00 PM

Browns first-round OLB Barkevious Mingo (bruised lung) has been medically cleared for contact.

Mingo is expected to practice this week and make his NFL debut against the Ravens Sunday. It's a boost to a front seven that turned in a dominating performance in Week 1, limiting Lamar Miller/Daniel Thomas to 17 yards on 18 carries and sacking Ryan Tannehill four times. Mingo will come off the bench behind Paul Kruger and Jabaal Sheard.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 08:09:00 AM

Browns first-round OLB Barkevious Mingo (bruised lung) has been ruled out for Sunday's opener against the Dolphins.

Mingo put in limited practices this week, but there was no reason to push him out on the field for Week 1. The Browns have Paul Kruger and Jabaal Sheard locked in as the starting edge rushers. Veteran Quentin Groves will spell them. Mingo should be ready to play in Week 2 against the Ravens.
Fri, Sep 6, 2013 12:34:00 PM

Browns OLB Barkevious Mingo (bruised lung) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

It's the third straight day he's practiced on a limited basis. Mingo hasn't had any setbacks, but the Browns will continue to move him along slowly. He'll undergo "further medical testing" before his Week 1 status is determined.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 01:45:00 PM

Browns OLB Barkevious Mingo (bruised lung) needs to undergo "further medical testing" before his Week 1 status is determined.

Mingo got in a limited practice on Monday. "I think that we’re pleased in how he’s doing and the fact that he’s back out on the field, limited, but back out on the field," CEO Joe Banner said. Mingo is unlikely to make his NFL debut before Week 2.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 03:07:00 PM

Browns first-round OLB Barkevious Mingo (bruised lung) is not expected back until Week 2.

Mingo had to be hospitalized after sustaining his injury against the Lions on Aug. 15. It's the kind of ailment that takes extended time to recovery from because he can't keep up with conditioning work. Mingo, the No. 6 overall pick, is slated to serve as a rotational rusher behind Paul Kruger and Jabaal Sheard this season.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 10:49:00 AM

Browns OLB Barkevious Mingo (bruised lung) "ran a little bit" on Tuesday.

"He's doing better and he continues to be monitored," coach Rob Chudzinski said, before stressing Mingo remains without a timetable for a return. "We'll just have to see how he progresses and how he heals.'' Mingo is 50-50 for Week 1.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 07:25:00 PM

Browns coach Rob Chudzinski admits "nobody really knows" when OLB Barkevious Mingo (bruised lung) will return.

"It's just how his body is going to heal," Chudzinski said. A source tells the Cleveland Plain Dealer the Browns expect Mingo back in a "week or two," but it's clear they don't feel comfortable putting that on the record. For the time being, Mingo should be considered questionable for Week 1.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 09:45:00 PM

Browns first-round OLB Barkevious Mingo (bruised lung) was released from the hospital Saturday morning.

Mingo spent the past day-and-a-half in a Cleveland hospital after exiting Thursday night's preseason game. He's expected to be sidelined anywhere from a week to three weeks, but he should be ready for the regular season opener.
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 11:20:00 AM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports OLB Barkevious Mingo (bruised lung) will miss at least 2-3 weeks.

Mingo's bruised lung is more serious than originally thought and he'll likely miss the rest of the preseason. His status for Week 1 is also now in jeopardy. Mingo is expected to be limited to a rotational pass rush role once healthy.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 09:32:00 PM

Browns OLB Barkevious Mingo (bruised lung) is expected to be released from the hospital Friday, and miss "only a week or so."

It's the best-case scenario for a player who had to be hospitalized following only his second professional game. Mingo will almost certainly miss next week's tilt against the Colts, but could see some tune-up time in Cleveland's preseason finale on August 29.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 09:53:00 AM

Browns first-round OLB Barkevious Mingo sustained a bruised lung in Thursday's preseason game against the Lions.

Mingo will stay overnight in the hospital as a precaution. The injury is not considered serious and the No. 6 overall pick should be ready for Week 1. Mingo will likely be a rotational rusher this season, highlighting the talent in the Browns' very underrated front seven.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 11:01:00 PM

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