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Barkevious Mingo | Linebacker

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 240
College: LSU
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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. Nov 8 - 11:07 AM

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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.
Nov 1 - 11:00 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.
Aug 31 - 1:43 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.
Aug 24 - 11:21 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.
Aug 6 - 10:14 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.
Aug 5 - 4:18 PM

Browns OLB Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) will be full-go for training camp.

Mingo was held out of team drills at OTAs. He’ll be seven months removed from surgery for the start of camp. Mingo is locked in as an edge rusher in sub packages, but the Browns are making him compete for a role on early downs.
Jul 15 - 5:51 PM

Browns DC Jim O'Neil said third-year OLB Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) will have to "earn playing time" this year.

"We're deep in every position group," said O'Neil. "Mingo is going to have to come back ready to go, and he's going to have to earn it." O'Neil said Mingo will have a role in sub-packages but will have to "compete for playing time on early downs." Mingo underwent offseason surgery to fix a torn labrum and was limited to 7-on-7 drills during minicamp. When healthy, he'll compete with Armonty Bryant, Nate Orchard and Scott Solomon for snaps at outside linebacker.
Jun 18 - 7:27 PM

Browns OLB Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) said he'll be "pretty close to all-go" for OTAs.

The Browns will hold Mingo back a bit during early offseason workouts, but he should be 100 percent for minicamp and training camp. Entering his third season, Mingo is a candidate to make a big leap with Jabaal Sheard now out of the picture. Mingo should rush the passer more in 2015.
Apr 15 - 9:05 AM

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

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

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