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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 likely will have McNabb back

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 7:47 p.m. ET
There is mounting evidence that Donovan McNabb, who is heading into the final year of his contract, will return to the Eagles as the starting quarterback next season.

Eagles hire Savage as draft consultant

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
The Eagles have hired former Browns GM Phil Savage as a personnel consultant for the 2010 draft.

Eagles hire Jauron as DB coach

Posted Feb. 03, 2010 @ 9:45 p.m. ET
The Eagles have hired longtime NFL coach Dick Jauron as a senior assistant/DB coach, the team confirmed Wednesday.

Brookshier loved role of storyteller

Posted Jan. 30, 2010 @ 8:29 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk wrote a column about CBS' old announcing team of Pat Summerall and Tom Brookshier last November. With Brookshier succumbing to cancer Friday at the age of 78, it seemed appropriate to share some fond memories of the former ...

Eagles make it official, name Roseman as GM

Posted Jan. 29, 2010 @ 10:17 a.m. ET
The Eagles announced Friday that, in a long-expected move, they have named Howie Roseman as general manager, succeeding Tom Heckert, who left for Cleveland.

Eagles' Andrews brothers have lot to prove

Posted Jan. 23, 2010 @ 3 p.m. ET
Eagles offensive linemen Shawn and Stacy Andrews will enter the 2010 season with a lot of questions about health and their places on the team.

Eagles could see spike in kickoff returns

Posted Jan. 15, 2010 @ 10:03 a.m. ET
The Eagles ranked a disappointing 30th in the league in kickoff return despite some serious talent and depth among returners, but Bobby April should help in that department.

Eagles hire April to coach special teams

Posted Jan. 14, 2010 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
The Eagles landed highly regarded special-teams coordinator Bobby April, signing him before the Redskins or any other team could land him.

Reid: McNabb still Eagles' starter now

Posted Jan. 11, 2010 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
Head coach Andy Reid stood by his postgame statement following the Eagles' 34-14 playoff loss to the Cowboys that QB Donovan McNabb is his starter next season.

Eagles face tough decision on Westbrook

Posted Jan. 10, 2010 @ 3 p.m. ET
Was RB Brian Westbrook's one touch — a 27-yard reception — in the playoff loss to the Cowboys his final one as an Eagle?

Cowboys beat Eagles 34-14, end playoff skid

Posted Jan. 09, 2010 @ 11:44 p.m. ET
Tony Romo broke open a scoreless game with five straight scoring drives in the second quarter, sending Dallas past Philadelphia 34-14 Saturday night for the Cowboys' first playoff victory since 1996. Dallas had lost six straight postseason games and would ...

Reports: Browns expected to name Heckert GM

Posted Jan. 09, 2010 @ 6:21 p.m. ET
Multiple media outlets reported Saturday that the Browns are expected to name Eagles general manager Tom Heckert to a similar position in Cleveland, and perhaps as early as Monday.

NFC playoff primer

Posted Jan. 06, 2010 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
He may be only a bit player in the Saints' offense, but RB Reggie Bush is still a player to watch in the upcoming playoffs. PFW analyzes the offenses and defenses of the NFC's six postseason participants and speculates ...

Laying in weeds benefits Eagles, Cardinals, Bengals

Posted Jan. 04, 2010 @ 10:41 a.m. ET
After sacrificing the final game of the season, the Eagles, Cardinals and Bengals have a decided advantage in the playoffs, Nolan Nawrocki says in this week's version of Scout's Eye.

Ranking the defensive coordinators

Posted Jan. 04, 2010 @ 5:29 a.m. ET
In this PFW exclusive, we rank the NFL defensive coordinators from one to 32, based on their performances in 2009, with insiders' comments on each coordinator.

Eagles pick Jean-Gilles over struggling Andrews

Posted Jan. 02, 2010 @ 9:55 p.m. ET
With free-agent acquisition Stacy Andrews failing to live up to expectations after offseason knee surgery, according to NFC Whispers, the Eagles have elected to plug Max Jean-Gilles into the ORG spot vacated when Nick Cole was forced to move to ...

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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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