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Barkevious Mingo | Linebacker

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 240
College: LSU
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Browns OLB Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) said he'll be 100 percent by training camp.
Mingo is two months removed from right shoulder surgery. DC Jim O'Neil asked Mingo to drop in coverage more often in 2014, which would explain why he only recorded two sacks. Mingo was drafted to be an edge rusher and should resume that role with Jabaal Sheard gone. Mingo also holds up well against the run. Mar 13 - 8:59 AM

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Browns OLB Barkevious Mingo recently underwent shoulder surgery.

Mingo battled the shoulder issue all last season after initially hurting it during the summer. He still graded out as a top-15 3-4 outside linebacker at Pro Football Focus as a part-time player across 681 snaps. Mingo received especially strong marks in run defense. The No. 6 overall pick of the 2013 draft has seven sacks through two seasons. Cleveland would like to see improvement there.
Feb 18 - 3:18 PM

Browns DC Jim O'Neil said OLB Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) probably won't be healthy all season.

Mingo hurt his shoulder over the summer and has been playing with a harness to protect it. It's causing him to have trouble getting off blocks and also from wrapping up on tackles. Last year's No. 6 overall pick doesn't have a sack, but is at least playing stout run defense off the edge.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 09:07:00 AM

ESPN Cleveland calls second-year OLB Barkevious Mingo a "coverage specialist."

Coach Mike Pettine says Mingo is the Browns' best cover linebacker, and "that's just the way we decided to proceed with that rotation." That's certainly not what the Browns had in mind when they selected Mingo with the No. 6 overall pick last year, but Pettine wasn't in Cleveland for that decision. Mingo has played 104 defensive snaps in two games this season, rushing the passer on just 28 of those. He's a top-five run-stopping 3-4 OLB at Pro Football Focus.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 04:29:00 PM

Coach Mike Pettine said he's been "very pleased" with second-year OLB Barkevious Mingo.

"Hopefully, the switch has been flipped," Pettine said. "All signs are pointing that way." Mingo racked up three sacks in his first four games last season as the No. 6 overall pick, but generated just two over his final 12. He's expected to have a much bigger role under Pettine, a coach who tends to get the most out of his players. Mingo is a threat for 8-10 sacks as a sophomore.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 10:00:00 AM

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.
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 08:09:00 PM

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).
Thu, Feb 6, 2014 12:04:00 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