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Kyle Van Noy | Linebacker | #53

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/26/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 243
College: Brigham Young
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (40) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Patriots acquired OLB Kyle Van Noy from the Lions in exchange for a sixth-round pick.
Per ESPN's Field Yates, the Patriots are also receiving a seventh-round pick. Van Noy has been a seven-game starter at strong-side linebacker this season, playing 60 percent of the Lions' defensive snaps. A 2014 second-rounder, he'll be a depth piece in New England. The Pats have had great success acquiring spare-part defenders in trades in recent seasons. Fifth-rounder Antwione Williams is expected to see the biggest increase in playing time for the Lions. Tue, Oct 25, 2016 03:01:00 PM

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Lions SLB Kyle Van Noy has all but locked up a starting job.

"I think he's improved dramatically as a football player," DC Teryl Austin said. "Like anything, until we get to the games, we'll know more. But I'm pleased with his progress and what he's doing, and he's been competing well. I like where he is right now." On track to be a second-round bust through two seasons, Van Noy should finally get an opportunity to play a significant role.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 08:29:00 AM

Lions coach Jim Caldwell said SLB Kyle Van Noy is "in better shape than he's ever been."

"Body fat percentage, strength levels and all of those kinds of things -- he didn't take time off it appears looking at his numbers," Caldwell continued. "He's moving along extremely well. He's playing the position a lot better. He's making good progress." After doing next to nothing for two seasons, Van Noy is getting every opportunity to win the strongside linebacker job this year. Early returns sound promising, but the former second-round pick has a long way to go.
Sat, Jun 4, 2016 10:23:00 AM

Kyle Van Noy was working as the first-team strongside linebacker at Lions OTAs.

A 2014 second-round pick, Van Noy's career has been stuck in neutral thus far. He should be given every chance to win the strongside job this year, but nothing in his NFL career suggests he will run away with the opportunity. DeAndre Levy and Tahir Whitehead also worked with the first-team on Thursday.
Thu, May 26, 2016 12:48:00 PM

ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein predicts Kyle Van Noy will win the strong-side linebacker job.

Rothstein made it clear he is handicapping the race as the roster stands today, and things could certainly change in the draft. A second-round pick in 2014, Van Noy has been a massive disappointment to this point in his career. This will likely be a make-or-break offseason for him.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Apr 23, 2016 11:26:00 AM

Lions HC Jim Caldwell said the first opinion on SLB Kyle Van Noy's injury indicated surgery was not necessary.

The specific injury Van Noy is dealing with has not been specified, but Caldwell cryptically said it is not related to the hernia which forced him to miss the first half of 2014. Caldwell did say the injury was worsening on Monday, and he did not rule out injured reserve/designated to return as an option.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 01:08:00 PM

Lions coach Jim Caldwell said the undisclosed injury which has sidelined SLB Kyle Van Noy is worsening.

Van Noy played in the Lions' second preseason game, but he has missed the last two days of practice. Caldwell cryptically said the new injury is not related to the hernia which sidelined Van Noy for eight games last year. After only playing 51 snaps as a rookie, Van Noy cannot afford another injury setback.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 08:37:00 AM

Lions SLB Kyle Van Noy (abdominal) said he's still not 100 percent.

Van Noy returned for the final eight games of 2014, playing just 51 snaps. He’s fully participating in OTAs and getting some first-team reps, but his health status remains a concern. Van Noy is battling Tahir Whitehead for the strong-side job.
Sat, Jun 6, 2015 07:31:00 PM

The Detroit Free Press projects 2014 second-round pick Kyle Van Noy as the Lions' "third or fourth linebacker" this year.

Appearing in eight games as a rookie, Van Noy earned only 51 snaps while SLB Tahir Whitehead was a top-notch run stuffer. With MLB Stephen Tulloch and WLB DeAndre Levy locked into starting jobs, Van Noy will attempt to put heat on Whitehead. Our guess is that Whitehead will end up winning the camp battle.
Thu, Jun 4, 2015 06:48:00 PM

ESPN’s Michael Rothstein projects Kyle Van Noy as the Lions’ starting SAM linebacker.

A top-50 pick in 2014, Van Noy spent eight games on short-term I.R. He was limited to a reserve role over the second half, playing just 54 snaps. Van Noy will face competition from fourth-year LB Tahir Whitehead. Whitehead is coming off a great year in run defense, so we wouldn't pencil in Van Noy just yet.
Wed, May 6, 2015 07:21:00 PM

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.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 12:25:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 04:21:00 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. 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.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 07:09:00 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.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 05:18:00 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.
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 06:37:00 PM

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