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Johnathan Cyprien | Defensive Back | #37

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 223
College: Florida International
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (33) / JAC
Contract: view contract details

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Titans declared SS Johnathan Cyprien, Josh Carraway, Kevin Dodd, Corey Levin, Nate Palmer, Kalan Reed and Tye Smith inactive for Week 2 against the Jaguars.
Cyprien is out with a knee issue while Tye is battling a hand injury. Jurrell Casey (back), LeShaun Simms (groin) and Wesley Woodyard (illness) are all active for Tennessee. Sun, Sep 17, 2017 11:55:00 AM

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Titans SS Johnathan Cyprien is expected to miss a "few weeks" with a hamstring injury.

Da'Norris Searcy will slide back into the starting lineup while Cyprien mends. Cyprien's loss will be felt against the run after the Titans struggled to slow Marshawn Lynch in Week 1.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 03:26:00 PM

Titans agreed to terms with S Johnathan Cyprien, formerly of the Jaguars, on a four-year, $25 million contract.

A starter since being drafted 33rd overall in 2013, Cyprien somewhat struggled through the first three years of his career before a light came on in 2016. He was a tackling machine, and swatted away passes on the back end. Not yet 27 years old, Cyprien could see snaps at linebacker in DC Dick LeBeau's oft-used dime package with FS Kevin Byard and SS Da'Norris Searcy manning the safeties.
Thu, Mar 9, 2017 02:14:00 PM

Jaguars GM David Caldwell said impending free agent SS Johnathan Cyprien will hit the open market.

Cyprien has struggled throughout his career when asked to play in coverage, but he had easily his best season in 2016 when he was allowed to play closer to the line of scrimmage. Almost 220 pounds, it is possible some teams view him as a potential fit at linebacker.
Thu, Mar 2, 2017 11:23:00 AM

Free agent SS Johnathan Cyprien is expected to test the open market.

Cyprien put together one of his better seasons, starting all 16 games and finishing with 127 tackles. The addition of Tashaun Gipson allowed him to play closer to the line of scrimmage and support the run. A 2013 second round pick, Cyprien is entering the prime of his career but might not have a huge market as a box safety. The Jaguars "haven't closed the door" on bringing him back.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Feb 4, 2017 04:04:00 PM

Johnathan Cyprien is "the favorite" for the Jags' strong safety job.

He will battle 2015 fourth-rounder James Sample for the starting job. Cyprien has been a disappointment since arriving in the second round of the 2013 draft, but the addition of a true center fielder in Tashaun Gipson should allow him to play a more comfortable role closer to the line of scrimmage. Entering the final year of his rookie deal, this is a make-or-break season for Cyprien.
Sat, Jul 16, 2016 11:21:00 AM

Jaguars SS Johnathan Cyprien isn't a lock to keep his starting job.

Cyprien has started every game he's been healthy the past three seasons, but is a liability against the pass and had a team-high 21 missed tackles last year. The Jaguars could start sophomore James Sample and convert Cyprien into a sub-package linebacker to limit his coverage exposures. The Florida Times-Union expects Sample to open 2016 opposite FS Tashaun Gipson.
Sat, Mar 26, 2016 08:31:00 PM

Jaguars SS Johnathan Cyprien will play closer to the line of scrimmage this season.

"We took a look at him and divided it – when he was close to the line of scrimmage and when he was back – and where did he play better and was more consistent," coach Gus Bradley said. "We felt being in the box allowed him to utilize his skill set." Jacksonville strengthened the secondary by adding ball-hawking FS Tashaun Gipson in free agency, and that move should allow Cyprien to play more in the box. The Jaguars have done a solid job adding defensive talent this offseason.
Tue, Mar 22, 2016 12:55:00 PM

The Jaguars have discussed moving SS Johnathan Cyprien to linebacker.

With the addition of FS Tashaun Gipson to shore up the back end of the defense, the Jaguars are playing around with the idea of getting Cyprien even closer to the line of scrimmage. Even when he entered the NFL, Cyprien was viewed as a box safety because of his severe deficiencies in coverage. Teams saw what the Rams did with Mark Barron, turning him from safety into a weak-side linebacker, and Barron just cashed in with a five-year, $45 million deal on Wednesday.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 10:38:00 AM

Jaguars SS Johnathan Cyprien was not on Friday's injury report.

Cyprien practiced in full this week after missing Weeks 2-3. He'll slot straight back into the lineup and be a DB1 in IDP leagues this week against the Colts. RG Brandon Linder, WR Marqise Lee, DT Sen'Derrick Marks, RB Denard Robinson and TE Julius Thomas have all been ruled out for Week 4.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 05:33:00 PM

Jaguars SS Johnathan Cyprien (finger/calf) is doubtful for Week 2 against the Dolphins.

Cyprien missed most of the preseason with a broken bone in his hand. He was able to make it back for the season opener, but injured his calf in the loss. With CB Dwayne Gratz (ankle) also out, the Jaguars' secondary should present an easy target for Ryan Tannehill.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 09:38:00 AM

The Jaguars expect SS Johnathan Cyprien (broken hand) back for the regular season opener.

Cyprien's injury is slightly more complicated than the one to teammate Julius Thomas, but both are expected to be on the field when the season begins. Even if he suits up, Cyprien will likely wear a cast the first several weeks of the season.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 11:32:00 AM

Jaguars SS Johnathan Cyprien will miss the rest of the preseason with a broken hand.

Cyprien suffered the injury in the Jaguars' preseason opener. It is similar to the injury Julius Thomas suffered in the same game, and both players are expected to miss the rest of the preseason. Cyprien has had an up-and-down career since being selected as the No. 33 overall pick in the 2013 draft, but he finished out 2014 strong.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 12:36:00 PM

The Jaguars want third-year SS Johnathan Cyprien to be their version of Kam Chancellor.

Coach Gus Bradley developed Chancellor in Seattle. Since being the No. 33 overall pick in 2013, Cyprien has had an up-and-down two seasons as he's been exposed in coverage. The Jaguars hope that the signing of FS Sergio Brown will allow them to play Cyprien closer to the line of scrimmage and focus on the run game. Cyprien was PFF's No. 1 safety in run defense Weeks 15-17 last season.
Fri, Mar 20, 2015 10:12:00 AM

Jaguars SS Johnathan Cyprien (concussion) has been cleared to play in Week 3 against the Colts.

Cyprien was knocked out in Week 1 and missed last week's blowout loss to the Redskins. The Jaguars looked competent on defense against the Eagles when Cyprien was in the game. They've since surrendered 75 points the past six quarters. Cyprien is a big hitter and key cog in Jacksonville's young defense.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 09:38:00 AM