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Barkevious Mingo | Linebacker | #51

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 240
College: LSU
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (6) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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The Patriots are sending their 2017 fifth-round pick to the Browns in the Barkevious Mingo trade.
It's a surprising price, as Mingo seemed unlikely to make the Browns' 53-man roster. It means he's guaranteed to make the Pats, and should see immediate snaps as a reserve on defense. Mingo had mostly been flashing on special teams in Browns camp. Drafted by longtime Bill Belichick advisor Mike Lombardi, Mingo is going to get the benefit of the doubt for the Patriots, who have a majorly banged up front seven. It's still highly unlikely the light flips on for the 2013 first-rounder. Aug 25 - 3:17 PM

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Patriots acquired DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo from the Browns.

The return compensation is unclear, but like many August trades, it's probably a conditional day-three pick. The No. 6 overall pick of the 2013 draft, Mingo has been a comprehensive bust, tallying seven career sacks, only two of which have come in the past two seasons. The Pats are low on edge depth, however, and Mingo was drafted by former Patriots associate Michael Lombardi in Cleveland. He'll start on special teams and fight for snaps on defense.
Aug 25 - 2:00 PM

Browns DC Ray Horton said he plans to play OLB Barkevious Mingo at multiple positions.

"We're going to move him around," Horton said. "He's not going to line up at just one position and win that way." Mingo had the best season of his career as a rookie under Horton, and the talented coordinator has said he wants to unlock Mingo's "God-given ability." That ability has resulted in just two sacks in the last two seasons, however, and it is hardly a given Mingo figures it out this year. The Browns declined Mingo's fifth-year option in May.
Jul 14 - 9:28 AM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Terry Pluto said it is "hard to see" where Browns OLB Barkevious Mingo fits on defense.

New DC Ray Horton said the right things about getting Mingo involved after being hired, but the Browns added Emmanuel Ogbah in the draft and declined Mingo's fifth-year option in May. Mingo did have the best season of his career under Horton as a rookie, but he has just two sacks in the two seasons since. With his roster spot potentially in jeopardy, Mingo needs a strong training camp.
Jul 9 - 10:26 AM

ESPN Browns reporter Pat McManamon believes OLB Barkevious Mingo's roster spot could be in jeopardy.

The Browns already decided against picking up Mingo's fifth-year option, but it would be a surprise if he failed to make the final roster out of camp. The former first-round pick's best season came under new/old DC Ray Horton, and Horton has already talked about utilizing Mingo in a "different" role this season. Still, if he does not respond in training camp, the new regime may decide to move on.
Source: ESPN
Jun 2 - 12:07 PM

The Browns will not exercise OLB Barkevious Mingo's fifth-year team option for 2017.

As you were. The 2013 first-round bust has already spent the offseason packing on pounds as he tries for one final revival of his NFL fortunes. Mingo got as low as 227 pounds, but is now in the 260 range. He's hoping to become harder to block. We aren't holding our breath.
May 2 - 2:32 PM

Browns OLB Barkevious Mingo weighed 227 pounds at the end of the 2015 season.

Mingo was listed at 240, but played ridiculously light. He's spent the offseason trying to bulk up — working out and eating 5,892 calories per day — and is now up to 251 pounds. The No. 6 overall pick of the 2013 draft is trying to get stronger and harder to take down. Mingo will still have to earn a bigger role in camp.
Apr 21 - 7:46 PM

Browns OLB Barkevious Mingo has bulked up from 240 pounds to 260.

With only two sacks in 31 games since his rookie season, Mingo is trying to get stronger and harder to block. The downside of bulking up, of course, is that it could sap his speed and athleticism. Mingo has clearly decided it's worth the trade off as he tries to save his stalled career. It's not a given Mingo cracks the 53-man roster, while a camp trade is another possibility. On the bright side for Mingo's 2016, he's reuniting with DC Ray Horton, who oversaw his decent rookie campaign.
Mar 29 - 2:22 PM

New Browns DC Ray Horton said OLB Barkevious Mingo's role will be "different than in the past."

Horton said they have to find a way to use Mingo's "God-given ability." Horton was the coordinator when the Browns made Mingo the No. 6 overall pick in 2013. Mingo had the best season of his career under Horton, recording five of his seven career sacks and 42 tackles in 15 games. With the Browns unlikely to pick up his fifth-year option, Mingo is entering the final year of his rookie deal.
Feb 18 - 12:53 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Dolphins explored a trade for Browns OLB Barkevious Mingo ahead of this past week's trade deadline.

MIami lost LE Cameron Wake to a torn Achilles' in Week 8 and was looking for an edge upgrade to fill Wake's spot in the rotation. The trade obviously didn't come to fruition, but the Browns appear to have soured on the No. 6 overall pick of the 2013 draft. He has seven sacks through 39 games.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 11:07:00 AM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the Browns have made it known OLB Barkevious Mingo is available for trade.

Add Mingo to a Browns trade-block list that also includes Paul Kruger, Alex Mack, and Joe Thomas. A role player in Cleveland, Mingo has managed 12 tackles and zero sacks through seven appearances this season, starting two. 25-year-old Mingo was the No. 6 overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Browns OLB Barkevious Mingo (knee scope) has resumed practicing.

Mingo is now on track to be healthy for Week 1, but he could be scratched after missing essentially the entire offseason and summer with various ailments.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 01:43:00 PM

Browns coach Mike Pettine said OLB Barkevious Mingo (knee surgery) resumed running this week.

Mingo had a knee scope to fix a slightly torn meniscus on August 6. Pettine said Mingo could be back for the season opener. Scott Soloman started the first two preseason games in Mingo's place.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 11:21:00 AM

Browns OLB Barkevious Mingo suffered a torn meniscus and will undergo arthroscopic surgery on Thursday.

It's only a slight tear, but he'll still be sidelined three to four weeks. Scott Solomon will get most of the first-team reps at outside linebacker in Mingo's absence. Injury plagued, Mingo was limited at minicamp after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery. He'll be playing catch-up when he comes back.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 10:14:00 AM

Browns OLB Barkevious Mingo (knee) will undergo an MRI on Wednesday.

Mingo has been limited to individual/defense-only drills since the start of training camp. The Browns want to make sure he’s not dealing with any structural damage. Mingo’s missed time has allowed Scott Solomon to get the majority of first-team snaps opposite Paul Kruger.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 04:18:00 PM

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