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Marcus Stroud

Marcus Stroud - #99 - DE

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 6"/ 310 lbs.
Birthday 06/25/1978
Birthplace Thomasville, GA
College Georgia
Years played 11
Drafted 2001, 1st round, 13th pick by Jaguars

DT Stroud to retire with Jaguars

Posted June 20, 2012 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
DT Marcus Stroud will sign a one-day contract with the Jaguars on Wednesday and announce his retirement.

Report: Patriots to release DT Stroud

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 12:41 p.m. ET
The Patriots will release DT Marcus Stroud on Thursday, PFW correspondent and Boston Herald writer Ian Rapoport reported.

Starting spot not set in stone for Patriots DE Warren

Posted April 14, 2011 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Despite all the D-line shuffling that went on in 2010, Patriots veteran DE Ty Warren will be fighting to regain his starting spot, and possibly to stay on the roster, after missing all last season with a hip injury.

Stroud looking for resurgence in New England

Posted April 01, 2011 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
Marcus Stroud hopes to get a similar lift by playing in New England that the Patriots received from Gerard Warren in 2010.

Report: Patriots sign DL Stroud

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
Former Bills DL Marcus Stroud has signed a two-year contract with AFC East rival New England, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Time for Bills' young D-linemen to step up

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
With DE Marcus Stroud out of the rotation, the Bills' young defensive linemen will be asked to play a larger role in 2011.

Bills release DE Stroud

Posted Feb. 16, 2011 @ 12:34 p.m. ET
DE Marcus Stroud, a disapointment in his three seasons in Buffalo, has been released by the team.

Formation switch on Bills' D-line leads to improvement

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
During their stretch of four wins in six games, the Bills' defensive line has shown major improvement compared to the start of the year.

Bills LB Ellison, S Scott out for Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 3:30 p.m. ET
Knee injuries will force Bills LB Keith Ellison and S Bryan Scott to miss Buffalo's Week Five game against the Jaguars.

Patriots-Bills matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Here's a look at a key matchup in the trenches when the Patriots host the Bills this Sunday.


Posted June 20, 2012
Stroud, a three-time Pro Bowler, is retiring after a decade in the NFL.||||||| Stroud is planning to sign a one-day contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Wednesday before calling it quits. A first-round draft pick from Georgia in 2001, Stroud spent seven years in Jacksonville. Teamed with John Henderson, Stroud gave the Jaguars one of the most formidable defensive fronts in football between 2002 and 2006. Stroud had 274 tackles and 22 sacks with the Jaguars and was voted a Pro Bowl starter in 2003, 2004 and 2005.
Posted March 01, 2011
Stroud, released by the Buffalo Bills last month, will stay in the AFC East. On Tuesday, he signed a two-year deal with the New England Patriots, according to Stroud, 32, is a former first-round pick out of Georgia by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He will enter his 11th season in the NFL, and has been to three Pro Bowls.||||||| Stroud, at 6-foot-6 and 310 pounds, didn't fit in the with Bills' plans, long term. He struggled in their switch from a 4-3 scheme to a 3-4 last season. For his career, he has 29.5 sacks and 39 passes defensed. Though the Patriots have not officially announced the move, Stroud did accept congratulations from former teammates on Twitter.
Posted Feb. 16, 2011
The Buffalo Bills have released Stroud in a move that frees up salary and playing time for the team's developing players.||||||| The move was not considered a surprise after the 10-year NFL veteran struggled in making the transition in Buffalo's switch to a 3-4 defensive scheme. Stroud was scheduled to make $10 million in base salary over the final two years of his contract, including $4.5 million next season.
Posted Sept. 30, 2010
Stroud will miss the Bills' game against the New York Jets on Sunday with an ankle injury.||||||| Stroud, who has made 13 tackles so far this year, suffered the injury in Buffalo's Week 3 loss at New England.
Posted Nov. 20, 2009
Stroud was ruled out of Sunday's game against the Jaguars because of a knee injury that has prevented him from practicing.||||||| This will hurt the Bills' run defense, and fantasy owners can take advantage by using Maurice Jones-Drew this week to gain some valuable points.