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Kyle Van Noy | Linebacker

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/19/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 243
College: Brigham Young
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Lions activated SLB Kyle Van Noy (abdominal) off IR/designation to return.
The rich get richer up front. Van Noy, second-round rookie out of BYU, was ticketed for significant rotational snaps before going down in the preseason. He'll ramp back up now. Nov 3 - 12:25 PM

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Lions placed SLB Kyle Van Noy (abdominal surgery) on injured reserve/designated to return.

Van Noy's timeline has never been publicly established, but the Detroit Free Press estimated he'd miss 4-6 weeks after undergoing "core muscle surgery" last week. That would mean he should be ready to rock when first eligible to return in Week 10. The Lions are on bye in Week 9. The Lions will be rolling with Tahir Whitehead after spending the No. 40 overall pick on Van Noy.
Sep 2 - 4:21 PM

Lions second-round SLB Kyle Van Noy is recovering from surgery to "repair a core muscle injury," and is without a timetable for a return.

DetroitLions.com considers the No. 40 overall pick a candidate for injured reserve/designated to return. The Detroit Free Press estimates that he'll miss 4-6 weeks. Van Noy suffered the injury before the Lions' third preseason game. Van Noy was slated to be the Lions' strong-side linebacker, but at the very least, appears poised to miss all of September. Tahir Whitehead is the next man up on the depth chart.
Aug 28 - 7:09 PM

Lions rookie OLB Kyle Van Noy is being evaluated for a sports hernia injury.

Van Noy missed Detroit's third preseason game with an abdominal injury, but could be dealing with something more serious. He's expected to undergo further evaluation. The Lions should provide an update on his status early next week.
Aug 23 - 5:18 PM

Lions signed second-round OLB Kyle Van Noy to a four-year contract.

Van Noy, the 40th pick, is expected to start at strong-side linebacker on early downs before moving to left end on passing downs. In passing situations, the Lions could feature a line of RE Ziggy Ansah, DT Ndamukong Suh, DT Jason Jones/Devin Taylor, and LE Van Noy. Van Noy had 26 career sacks at BYU.
Jun 4 - 6:37 PM

The Lions plan to use second-round pick Kyle Van Noy at strong-side linebacker on early downs and left end in pass-rush situations.

Van Noy tallied 26 career sacks at BYU and has some pass-rush tools. The Lions will use Jason Jones as their starting left end on early downs, and he'll kick inside in sub-packages, freeing up Van Noy to rush with his hand in the dirt. Detroit is likely hoping its talented front seven can mask back-end deficiencies. The Lions are weak at strong safety and arguably both cornerback spots.
May 18 - 7:26 PM

Lions selected BYU OLB Kyle Van Noy with the No. 40 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Van Noy (6-foot-3 1/4, 243) was the 2013 FBS Independent Defensive Player of the Year, finishing his career with 62 TFLs, 26 sacks, seven picks, and 11 forced fumbles. He blocked three kicks on special teams. Van Noy ran 4.71 at the Combine, but underwhelmed in the broad jump (9-foot-4) and vertical (32 1/2"). A noted film junky, Van Noy is a better football player than athlete, but lacks explosiveness off the edge. He's like a less-physical version of Connor Barwin with cover skills, range, and plus closing speed. Van Noy should slot in at strong-side 'backer in Detroit, upgrading on Ashlee Palmer, and could rush the passer with his hand in the dirt in sub-packages.
May 9 - 7:47 PM

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