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Robert Ayers

Robert Ayers - #91 - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 274 lbs.
Birthday 09/06/1985
Birthplace Clio, SC
College Tennessee
Years played 5
Drafted 2009, 1st round, 18th pick by Broncos

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

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They said it: Patriots divisional-round edition

Posted Jan. 10, 2012 @ 9:39 p.m. ET
Here are the highlights of what Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, QB Tom Brady, DT Vince Wilfork and CB Devin McCourty said to the media Tuesday.

Pass rush is the key for Broncos

Posted Jan. 09, 2012 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
It didn't receive much attention, but the Broncos' defense was huge vs. the Steelers. Can Denver's "D" do it again vs. the Patriots?

Broncos' Ayers acclimating to new role

Posted Sept. 24, 2011 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
Denver DL Robert Ayers isn't recording gaudy sack numbers, but he's making an impact nonetheless as a down lineman, according to AFC Whispers.

Despite lockout, Broncos expect quick start from OLB Miller

Posted July 07, 2011 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
The lockout might delay the progress of many rookies around the NFL, but we hear the Broncos have no doubts that OLB Von Miller is capable of being a starter from Day One.

Questions will arise if Broncos switch to a 4-3 defense

Posted Jan. 27, 2011 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
All signs point toward the Broncos running a 4-3 defense, with both head coach John Fox and defensive coordinator Dennis Allen being more familiar with that scheme, but the Broncos have yet to publicly announce their defensive strategy.

Broncos expect quick return by Ayers

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 2:52 a.m. ET
Although he was initially expected to miss 2-3 months, Denver believes that OLB Robert Ayers will be able to return to the team from his broken foot much earlier than that, perhaps in the next few weeks, according to AFC ...

Broncos CB Cox's status unknown for London

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 11:06 a.m. ET
The Broncos head to London on Thursday and might not be joined by rookie CB Perrish Cox.

Broncos lose two key defenders

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 10:18 a.m. ET
The Denver Post reports that Broncos OLB Robert Ayers (foot) and FS Brian Dawkins (knee) will miss multiple games after suffering injuries in Week Five.

Broncos rule five out for Week Six

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
Broncos FS Brian Dawkins (knee), CB Andre Goodman (leg), LB Wesley Woodyard (leg), FS Darcel McBath (ankle) and OLB Robert Ayers will not play on Sunday.

Dumervil’s injury could devastate Broncos’ pass rush

Posted Aug. 05, 2010 @ 8:08 p.m. ET
Injuries to RBs Knowshon Moreno and Correll Buckhalter were only preliminary bumps in the road compared to the news of OLB Elvis Dumervil's torn pectoral muscle

Broncos’ Ayers will have to outdo Moss for starting spot

Posted June 23, 2010 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
Broncos OLB Robert Ayers doesn't appear to have momentum on his side as he prepares for a crucial training camp.

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Posted Dec. 02, 2012
The Denver Broncos are without slot receiver Brandon Stokley and defensive end Robert Ayers for their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.||||||| Ayers missed practice all week following the unexpected death of his father.
Posted June 07, 2010
Aside from one shining moment, Ayers had a forgettable rookie campaign for the Denver Broncos.||||||| A first-round pick out of Tennessee and the 18th overall selection by the Broncos a year ago, Ayers recovered a fumble and returned it a team rookie record 54 yards for a touchdown Nov. 9 against Pittsburgh. But he heads into his second season still looking for his first career sack. "Last year is last year and I've moved on from that," Ayers said Monday.
Posted Aug. 03, 2009
The Denver Broncos signed Ayers to a five-year deal Monday, leaving Knowshon Moreno, the team's top pick, as the only unsigned player from their 10-member draft class.||||||| Ayers was on the field before the evening practice session running sprints. He then headed into the locker room as his teammates made their way out. The Broncos used their 18th selection to take Ayers, a defensive end out of Tennessee. With the Broncos implementing a 3-4 scheme, Ayers will play a hybrid role as he alternates between the line and linebacker.
Posted July 31, 2009
Ayers and Knowshon Moreno missed the official start of Denver Broncos' training camp in Englewood, Colo., on Friday. They're the first rookie holdouts in Denver since running back Tatem Bell showed up late in 2004.||||||| Ayers, a pass-rusher from Tennessee, was the 18th selection and Moreno, a running back from Georgia, was the 12th overall pick in the draft. Both remain unsigned.

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