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Manti Te'o | Linebacker

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/26/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 241
College: Notre Dame
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Chargers ILB Manti Te'o (sprained foot) has resumed practicing.
Te'o had been battling a left-foot issue after undergoing offseason surgery on his right foot. Te'o went down in the Bolts' second preseason game on August 15, but sounds like he'll be ready for next Monday's opener. Sep 1 - 3:00 PM

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Chargers ILB Manti Te'o suffered a left foot sprain in San Diego's second preseason game.

Te'o had offseason surgery on his right foot. "It’s not the same foot, it’s not the same injury – it’s something completely different," coach Mike McCoy insisted. Te'o is backed up by Reggie Walker and former Colt Kavell Conner.
Aug 17 - 2:41 PM

Chargers ILB Manti Te'o will be more involved in nickel packages this season.

Te'o reportedly looks faster, more comfortable and is playing with more confidence in his second NFL season. "It is time" for his role to expand, according to the Union-Tribune, who expects Te'o and Donald Butler to be the nickel linebackers. The increase in snaps makes Te'o a fine LB3 target in IDP.
Aug 13 - 7:47 AM

Chargers ILB Manti Te'o (foot surgery) is participating fully in training camp.

Te'o went under the knife two weeks after the season and missed some offseason work, but says he's 100 percent now. He's down to his college weight of 235 pounds after playing at 245 last year as he fights for a three-down role. There's some LB3 appeal here in IDP formats.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 1 - 10:14 AM

Chargers ILB Manti Te'o (foot surgery) has been cleared for individual drills.

Te'o went under the knife two weeks after the Chargers' playoff loss, but has been slow to recover. It appears he underwent more than a simple clean-up procedure. It's not outside the realm of possibility Te'o begins camp on the active/PUP list, but there's been nothing to suggest he won't be ready for Week 1.
Jun 9 - 2:14 PM

Chargers ILB Manti Te'o said his right foot affected him throughout his rookie season.

Te'o originally sprained his right foot early in training camp. He went on to appear in 15 games (including playoffs), but says he was "slowed" by the injury. Te'o underwent surgery two weeks after the Chargers' season ended and is still in the rehab process, suggesting something more than a simple sprain.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 28 - 12:26 PM

Chargers ILB Manti Te'o underwent right foot surgery earlier this month.

The procedure is related to the broken foot that cost Te'o most of training camp and the first three games of the season, but it's unclear what kind of operation he had performed. The fact that Te'o played on the foot for 15 games suggests it was likely just a clean-up procedure. Te'o should be back as a starter next season, but didn't have the looks of a future star as a rookie.
Jan 28 - 11:54 PM

Chargers ILB Manti Te'o suffered a concussion in Sunday's Divisional Round game at Denver.

Te'o is obviously done for the day after the early-game brain injury. A second-round pick out of Notre Dame, Te'o wound up making 13 starts as a rookie, tallying 61 tackles and four pass breakups but no turnovers forced. Pro Football Focus graded him negatively versus the run but positively in coverage.
Jan 12 - 6:14 PM

Chargers ILB Manti Te'o said he hasn't been bothered by "catcalls" from opposing fans during this rookie season.

Hobbled by preseason foot injury, Te'o has been solid but not spectacular while playing the majority of snaps. In 10 games, he has 46 tackles and four pass breakups, but no sacks, forced fumbles or interceptions. Te'o is PFF's No. 35 inside linebacker out of 54 qualifiers so far.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 09:06:00 AM

Making his NFL debut in Sunday's Week 4 win over the Cowboys, Manti Te'o (foot) had three tackles.

Te'o had not played in a game since hurting his foot way back in the preseason opener. He rotated with Reggie Walker at inside linebacker. Te'o won't be on the IDP radar unless he earns a true every-down role.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 10:02:00 AM

Chargers ILB Manti Te'o (foot) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Te'o resumed practicing last week, but was ruled inactive for the third straight game. He's now on track to make his regular season debut Sunday against the Cowboys.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 04:21:00 PM

Chargers declared LB Manti Te'o, QB Brad Sorensen, S Brandon Taylor, CB Shareece Wright, LB Tourek Williams, OT D.J. Fluker, and WR Malcolm Floyd inactive for Week 3 against the Titans.

Te'o (foot) has yet to confirm his regular season existence.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 11:45:00 AM

Chargers ILB Manti Te'o (foot) is listed as doubtful for Week 3.

In terms of regular season game participation, it's still unclear whether Te'o actually exists.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 03:10:00 PM

Chargers ILB Manti Te'o (foot) returned to practice Wednesday, as expected.

It's his first practice since suffering a foot injury in the Chargers' preseason opener. Te'o will immediately resume his starting job over Bront Bird when healthy. If he can avoid setbacks, Te'o has a chance to make his regular season debut Sunday against the Titans.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 02:46:00 PM

Chargers ILB Manti Te'o (foot) is expected to practice Wednesday.

It would be Te'o's first practice since suffering his injury way back on Aug. 8. Backup Bront Bird is tied for the team lead in tackles with 15, but only played six snaps in Week 2. Te'o will play plenty once healthy, but he did come off the field in a lot of subpackages during the preseason.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 10:08:00 AM

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