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Curtis Lofton

Curtis Lofton - #50 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 0"/ 241 lbs.
Birthday 06/02/1986
Birthplace Kingfisher, OK
College Oklahoma
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 2nd round, 6th pick by Falcons

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

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Key matchup: Saints defense vs. Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray

Posted Dec. 19, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s key matchup, we look ahead to the Week 16 meeting between the Saints and Cowboys.

Run defense under Falcons' microscope during bye

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
The Falcons anticipated there would be a drop-off vs. the run, but it's an area the team is focused on improving.

Saints having hopes dashed at linebacker

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
The Saints tried to fortify their linebacking corps in free agency during the offseason, but the position has not been exempt from the struggles plaguing the team.

Key matchup: Redskins QB Robert Griffin III vs. Saints MLB Curtis Lofton

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
In Thursday’s key matchup, PFW’s Eric Edholm focuses on the battle between Robert Griffin III and Curtis Lofton in Sunday’s Redskins-Saints game.

NFC South teams have questions at MLB spot

Posted Aug. 29, 2012 @ 7:51 p.m. ET
A tie binding each of the four NFC South teams is concern at middle linebacker, but how worried should they really be?

Saints' confidence in Lofton keeps growing

Posted Aug. 12, 2012 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
Even if Jonathan Vilma does return to the field this season, there will be a starting spot for free-agent pickup Curtis Lofton.

Saints bracing for player sanctions

Posted March 25, 2012 @ 4:56 a.m. ET
The Saints wonder what Roger Goodell might have in store for players involved in their "bounty" program, such as MLB Jonathan Vilma.

Saints land big fish: MLB Lofton

Posted March 25, 2012 @ 3:33 a.m. ET
The Saints signed a replacement for MLB Jonathan Vilma on Saturday, coming to terms with ex-Falcons free-agent LB Curtis Lofton.

Five steps for Saints' Benson to take

Posted March 21, 2012 @ 9:09 p.m. ET
It's up to owner Tom Benson to pick up the pieces following the stiff punishment the NFL gave the Saints for their violation of the league's bounty rules.

Free-agent scouting report: Falcons MLB Curtis Lofton

Posted March 05, 2012 @ 10:44 a.m. ET
Re-signing MLB Curtis Lofton before the start of free agency is a priority for the Falcons.

Dimitroff perplexed by Falcons' playoff disappointment

Posted Feb. 25, 2012 @ 2:51 p.m. ET
Frustration is mounting in Atlanta, but it doesn't make the Falcons' lack of postseason success any easier for the team to fathom or correct.

Agent: Abraham likely to test market

Posted Feb. 22, 2012 @ 9:13 p.m. ET
Falcons DE John Abraham is likely to hit the free-agent market, according to his agent, Rich Rosa.

Flynn, Lofton, Akers named NFC Players of the Week

Posted Jan. 04, 2012 @ 3:37 p.m. ET
Packers QB Matt Flynn, Falcons LB Curtis Lofton and 49ers PK David Akers are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for Week 17.

Vikings-Falcons matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 24, 2011 @ 11:44 a.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Falcons game.

Falcons MLB Lofton improving in contract year

Posted Nov. 10, 2011 @ 9:57 p.m. ET
Falcons MLB Curtis Lofton is well on his way to making 2011 the best and most productive season of his career.

Run ‘D,’ Lofton’s knee concerns for Falcons

Posted Dec. 17, 2010 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
While the team is happy with his performance, we hear Falcons MLB Curtis Lofton hasn't been satisfied with his play of late, and one team observer said Lofton's long bout with a knee injury is a lingering concern.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Aug. 20, 2012
Saints starting linebackers Curtis Lofton and David Hawthorne are injured and it's not certain whether either will be back for New Orleans' regular-season opener against Washington.||||||| Assistant head coach Joe Vitt says Lofton has a high ankle sprain. Hawthorne has a torn meniscus and was scheduled for surgery Monday. Vitt is not specifying which leg either player hurt. He says he is hopeful Lofton will return for the Redskins game and possibly before the preseason ends. Vitt says that while Lofton is out, Ramon Humber will take over at middle linebacker, relaying defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo's calls on the field.
Posted March 24, 2012
Lofton has agreed to a five-year contract with the New Orleans Saints.||||||| Saints general manager Mickey Loomis, who announced the deal Saturday night, says New Orleans sought Lofton because he can play all three linebacker positions and is just entering the prime of his career. The 6-foot, 241-pound Lofton was a second-round draft choice by the Falcons in 2008 and has started 63 of the 64 games in which he has played.
Posted Dec. 12, 2010
Lofton is starting for Atlanta on Sunday despite a knee injury.||||||| Lofton has a team-best 95 tackles this season for the Falcons.

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