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DeMeco Ryans

DeMeco Ryans - #59 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 247 lbs.
Birthday 07/28/1984
Birthplace Bessemer, AL
College Alabama
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 2nd round, 1st pick by Texans

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
113 0 1

Eagles take risk on Sims' aggressiveness, health

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
If the Eagles can get recent trade acquisition Ernie Sims to play within the scheme and keep him healthy, he could he a valuable and versatile weapon.

Chiefs' choice of McCluster shocks Eagles

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 8:14 p.m. ET
The Eagles were poised to draft Dexter McCluster, writes Eric Edholm, but K.C. beat them to the punch. In "Around the NFL," Edholm will be posting blog entries throughout the draft.

Eagles pay price to land Graham

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 9:13 p.m. ET
I have to say I wasn’t expecting Brandon Graham to be the pick at No. 13 once I heard the Eagles had traded up to that spot.

Eagles land Sims in three-team deal; Lions get Scheffler

Posted April 19, 2010 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
The Eagles have acquired LB Ernie Sims from the Lions in a three-way trade on Monday. The Lions also landed TE Tony Scheffler from Denver, with the Broncos getting draft picks.

Eagles OG Jean-Gilles signs one-year tender

Posted April 15, 2010 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
The Eagles announced Thursday that they have signed OG Max Jean-Gilles, a restricted free agent, to a one-year contract.

Eagles surprisingly deal McNabb to rival Redskins

Posted April 04, 2010 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
In what is the most surprising move of the entire NFL offseason, the Eagles have traded QB Donovan McNabb to the division-rival Redskins.

Eagles ship Brown, Gocong to Browns for Hall, picks

Posted April 02, 2010 @ 12:06 p.m. ET
The Eagles and Browns completed a trade Friday, sending CB Sheldon Brown and LB Chris Gocong to Cleveland in exchange for LB Alex Hall, plus fourth- and fifth-round draft picks in 2010.

Eagles extend Banner's contract

Posted April 01, 2010 @ 3:47 p.m. ET
The Eagles announced Thursday that they have extended the contract of president Joe Banner and promoted Don Smolenski to chief operating officer.

Eagles re-sign LB Gaither

Posted March 31, 2010 @ 2:51 p.m. ET

Draft's second day won't lack for intrigue

Posted March 30, 2010 @ 10:46 a.m. ET
The second day of the NFL draft could be very interesting this year, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening, with the Eagles and Browns two teams to watch.

Trading McNabb right move for Eagles

Posted March 29, 2010 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
Eagles fans have not known a full-time quarterback other than Donovan ­McNabb for the past 10 seasons, but they better get used to hearing a new QB's name in 2010.

Reid: Eagles willing to listen on QB offers

Posted March 24, 2010 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
The Eagles have a wealth at quarterback, and other teams are calling to gauge the team's interest in trading one of them, head coach Andy Reid said this week at the NFL spring meetings.

Saints allow RB Bell to sign with Eagles

Posted March 24, 2010 @ 2:11 a.m. ET
The Saints have decided not to match the Eagles' offer to restricted free-agent RB Mike Bell, allowing him to join Philadelphia.

Maclin ready for more in Year Two

Posted March 20, 2010 @ 8:50 a.m. ET
Jeremy Maclin might have hit the rookie wall by the end of his first season in Philadelphia, but it was otherwise an unquestioned success.

DE Babin joins Titans

Posted March 19, 2010 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
DE Jason Babin will join the Titans after the Eagles declined to match an offer sheet the restricted free agent signed with Tennessee on Wednesday, the Titans announced Friday. Babin reportedly signed a one-year, $1 million deal with Tennessee.  

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Posted March 21, 2012
The Philadelphia Eagles have acquired Ryans from the Houston Texans for a fourth-round draft pick in 2012.||||||| The 27-year-old linebacker leaves Houston as the Texans all-time leader with 637 tackles while also contributing eight sacks, six forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries and two interceptions in his six-year career. Ryans missed most of the 2010 season after tearing his left Achilles' tendon. Eagles coach Andy Reid calls Ryans a "proven Pro Bowl linebacker" that he can plug into the middle of the defense.
Posted Oct. 17, 2010
Ryans will miss the rest of the season after tearing his left Achilles' tendon just before halftime of the Texans' 35-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.||||||| Ryans jumped and fell to the turf on a touchdown by the Chiefs. He remained on the turf for a few minutes while trainers attended to him before being helped to the cart. Coach Gary Kubiak says Ryans will have surgery in the next couple of days to repair the injury.
Posted March 04, 2010
The Houston Texans have tendered offers to Pro Bowl middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans and six other restricted free agents.||||||| Ryans, the 2006 Defensive Rookie of Year, had 123 tackles and a sack last season.
Posted Jan. 03, 2007
Ryans was named the NFL's defensive rookie of the year this season. Ryans finished the season with 156 tackles, the most by a rookie since Zach Thomas had 154 in 1996.||||||| Ryans played much better than No. 1 overall pick Mario Williams this season. Ryans has the potential to be one of the best middle linebackers in the game and be the cornerstone of the defense. If the Texans knew this before the season, they would have selected Reggie Bush.
Posted Jan. 01, 2007
Ryans finished the season with 156 tackles, the most by a rookie since Zach Thomas had 154 in 1996. Ryans had 10 in the Texans' 14-6 win over the Browns on Sunday.||||||| Ryans has played much better than No. 1 overall pick Mario Williams this season. Ryans has the potential to be one of the best middle linebackers in the game and be the cornerstone of the defense. If the Texans knew this before the season, they would have selected Reggie Bush.

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