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Kevin Minter | Linebacker | #53

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/3/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 246
College: LSU
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (45) / ARZ
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Jets signed ILB Kevin Minter and WR Charles Johnson.
Minter should have a chance to compete for early-down snaps at inside linebacker for the Jets. He is a non-factor on passing downs. Johnson spent last season on injured reserve with a knee issue. He will slide onto the end of a deep Jets wideout depth chart. Apr 9 - 3:54 PM

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The Bills hosted free agent LB Kevin Minter on Monday.

Buffalo has a void at inside linebacker after losing Preston Brown to Cincinnati. Minter spent last year with the Bengals, operating as a rotational run stopper. In Buffalo, Minter would likely leave the field on passing downs.
Mar 19 - 5:24 PM

Bengals placed ILB Kevin Minter on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, ending his season.

He suffered the injury in Sunday's loss to Chicago. Minter logged 32 tackles over 196 defensive snaps this season.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 01:46:00 PM

Bengals signed ILB Kevin Minter to a one-year contract.

Minter gives the Bengals an every-down starter next to Vontaze Burfict. He played inside in Arizona and could bump MLB Rey Mauluga off the roster in Cincinnati. 26-year-old Minter was one of the top linebackers left in free agency.
Sat, Mar 18, 2017 06:00:00 PM

Free agent ILB Kevin Minter will visit the Bengals on Wednesday.

The ex-Jet visited Indianapolis on Monday. Minter is an average player, but has improved the past few seasons. He would get legitimate snaps in either Indianapolis or Cincinnati.
Tue, Mar 14, 2017 04:24:00 PM

Free agent ILB Kevin Minter is visiting the Colts on Monday.

Minter was an every-down player for the Cardinals the past two seasons. 26 years old, Minter has slowly improved since being selected with the No. 45 overall pick of the 2013 draft. The Colts have one of the league's most barren linebacker corps, so any addition would be big.
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 02:09:00 PM

Free agent ILB Kevin Minter indicated he'd be open to signing with the Jets.

Minter has ties to coach Todd Bowles, who coached him the first two years of his career in Arizona. The Jets don't have a huge need at inside linebacker, but Minter could be an option if Darron Lee moves outside. Minter is Rotoworld's No. 6 free agent inside linebacker.
Wed, Feb 22, 2017 05:40:00 PM

The Cardinals have penciled in Kevin Minter as a starting inside linebacker next to Sean Weatherspoon.

A disappointment through two seasons, Minter played only 344 snaps last year, earning positive run-defense grades from PFF but struggling in coverage. The Cardinals hope the more-athletic Weatherspoon will key their pass coverage at inside linebacker. Minter will only be an early-down player.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 09:39:00 PM

Cardinals ILB Kevin Minter has been practicing since August 25 after missing much of camp with a strained pectoral muscle.

He played in Arizona's preseason finale, grading out well per Pro Football Focus across 28 snaps. Minter is tentatively expected to open the season as a two-down player next to ex-Steeler Larry Foote. With one career NFL defensive snap to his name, Minter is a total wild card. He's not worthy of IDP investment, yet.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 11:37:00 PM

The Cardinals are considering holding out ILB Kevin Minter (pectoral) for the rest of the preseason.

Inside linebacker is a spot where the Cardinals can't afford any more issues. Karlos Dansby fled to the Browns as a free agent and Daryl Washington is suspended for the entire season. If rest doesn't fix Minter's pectoral, a last resort is going under the knife -- a procedure that often costs players 3-5 months. Raw special teamer Kenny Demens is behind Minter on the depth chart.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 10:51:00 AM

Cardinals second-year ILB Kevin Minter is making all the defensive calls after playing just one defensive snap as a rookie.

Minter is being thrust into the job after Arizona let Karlos Dansby go to the Browns and Daryl Washington was lost to a yearlong suspension. Minter is a downhill, thumping inside 'backer who excels against the run, but will stay on the field for passing downs if he remains the Cardinals' defensive playcaller. Minter is a big-time IDP breakout candidate at Washington's old playmaking role.
Mon, Jun 2, 2014 07:07:00 PM

Kevin Minter and Larry Foote are working as the Cardinals' starting inside linebackers at OTAs.

They're being asked to "replace" All-Pro types Karlos Dansby and Daryl Washington on the interior of Todd Bowles' defense. Minter played one defensive snap as a 2013 rookie, while Foote is 34 years old and missed all but one game last season due to a torn biceps. In one offseason, the Cards have gone from having one of the NFL's top position groups to one of its most suspect.
Mon, Jun 2, 2014 02:56:00 PM

The Cardinals plan to plug 2013 second-round pick Kevin Minter into Karlos Dansby's vacated inside linebacker role.

Minter was the 45th overall pick in last April's draft, and potentially one of the reasons the Cardinals were comfortable not matching Dansby's deal with the Browns. Dansby racked up 122 tackles, 6.5 sacks, and a whopping 19 pass breakups last season. We can't expect the same numbers from Minter, but he'll be an IDP asset if he reaches 80 percent of Dansby's old production.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 10:58:00 PM

Cardinals GM Steve Keim said he still likes 2013 second-round ILB Kevin Minter.

Minter played special teams last season, seeing just one defensive snap. He was expected to challenge for a starting job with Daryl Washington suspended, but lost out to journeyman Jasper Brinkley. Keim's recent comments about being prepared to let free agent ILB Karlos Dansby walk certainly bring Minter into the picture. If Dansby isn't re-signed, Minter would be favored to start opposite Washington.
Fri, Feb 21, 2014 10:36:00 AM

Cardinals signed second-round ILB Kevin Minter to a four-year contract.

Minter is a violent, attacking linebacker who excels against the run. As Daryl Washington serves out his suspension, Minter is all but locked into a starting role next to Karlos Dansby in Todd Bowles' 3-4 defense.
Mon, May 13, 2013 07:10:00 PM

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4Claude Pelon
5Lawrence Thomas
NT1Steve McLendon
2Deon Simon
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2Darron Lee
3Kevin Pierre-Louis
4Kevin Minter
5Neville Hewitt
OLB1Jordan Jenkins
2Josh Martin
3Lorenzo Mauldin
4Freddie Bishop
5Dylan Donahue
CB1Trumaine Johnson
2Morris Claiborne
3Buster Skrine
4Juston Burris
5Darryl Roberts
FS1Marcus Maye
2Terrence Brooks
3Doug Middleton
SS1Jamal Adams
2Rontez Miles
P1Lac Edwards
2Ben Turk