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Akeem Ayers

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Titans | Akeem Ayers undergoes surgery

Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:48:12 -0800

Tennessee Titans DE Akeem Ayers (knee) underwent knee surgery this offseason.

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Titans | Friday practice report for Week 15

Fri, 13 Dec 2013 13:56:12 -0800

Tennessee Titans DE Karl Klug (back), OG Andy Levitre (hip), C Brian Schwenke (ankle) OT David Stewart (shoulder) and RB Leon Washington (ankle) all fully practiced Friday, Dec. 13, and are probable for Week 15. LB Akeem Ayers (groin) and DB Alterraun Verner (groin) both fully practiced and are questionable.

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Titans | Thursday practice report for Week 15

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:06:49 -0800

Tennessee Titans OT David Stewart (shoulder), LB Akeem Ayers (groin) and CB Alterraun Verner (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 12. RB Leon Washington (ankle), C Brian Schwenke (ankle), OG Andy Levitre (hip), DE Karl Klug (back) and SS Bernard Pollard (non-injury) fully participated in practice.

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Titans | Wednesday practice report for Week 15

Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:07:13 -0800

Tennessee Titans LB Akeem Ayers (groin), DE Karl Klug (back), S Bernard Pollard (non-injury) and DB Alterraun Verner (groin) all did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 11. RB Leon Washington (ankle) was limited in practice. C Brian Schwenke (ankle) and OT David Stewart (shoulder) fully practiced.

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Titans | Friday injury report for Week 14

Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:17:04 -0800

Tennessee Titans TE Craig Stevens (concussion), OT David Stewart (shoulder) and WR Damian Williams (hip) are questionable for Week 14. LB Akeem Ayers (groin), P Brett Kern (back) and FB Quinn Johnson (hamstring) are probable. Stevens and Stewart were limited in practice Friday, Dec. 6, while the others practiced in full.

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Titans | Thursday practice report for Week 14

Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:35:06 -0800

Tennessee Titans OT David Stewart (shoulder) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 5. LB Akeem Ayers (groin), P Brett Kern (back) and TE Craig Stevens (concussion) were limited. LB Quinn Johnson (hamstring) and WR Damian Williams (hip) practiced in full.

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Titans | Akeem Ayers to call defensive plays

Sat, 09 Nov 2013 07:11:39 -0800

Tennessee Titans LB Akeem Ayers is expected to call the defensive plays in the team's Week 10 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Titans | Akeem Ayers injury update

Mon, 23 Sep 2013 10:06:54 -0700

Tennessee Titans LB Akeem Ayers (ankle) said he is about 90 percent healthy, which is an improvement from the start of the season.

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Titans | Two questionable

Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:10:16 -0700

Tennessee Titans OT David Stewart (calf) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 6, and is questionable for Week 1. LB Akeem Ayers (ankle) fully participated in practice, and is questionable.

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Titans | Akeem Ayers limited

Thu, 05 Sep 2013 16:01:50 -0700

Tennessee Titans LB Akeem Ayers (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 5.

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Titans | Two limited

Wed, 04 Sep 2013 15:04:11 -0700

Tennessee Titans OT David Stewart (calf) and LB Akeem Ayers (ankle) were limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 4.

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Titans | Akeem Ayers injury update

Tue, 20 Aug 2013 14:27:53 -0700

Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans LB Akeem Ayers (ankle) will sit out the last two preseason games with an ankle issue.

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Titans | Akeem Ayers to undergo MRI

Sun, 18 Aug 2013 09:05:39 -0700

Tennessee Titans LB Akeem Ayers (ankle) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on the ankle injury he suffered in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 17. X-rays on the ankle came back negative.

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Titans | Akeem Ayers leaves game

Sat, 17 Aug 2013 17:45:18 -0700

Tennessee Titans LB Akeem Ayers (ankle) limped off with an ankle injury in the first half of the preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals Saturday, Aug. 17. He was carted to the locker room for further evaluation.

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Titans | Akeem Ayers aiming high

Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:22:37 -0700

Tennessee Titans LB Akeem Ayers is working on the strong side, and he will also see time at defensive end this season. Defensive coordinator Jerry Gray has big expectations. "I think this will be his year," Gray said. Ayers said he is aiming for at least 10 sacks.

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Titans | Akeem Ayers sees time at MLB

Sun, 30 Dec 2012 21:27:43 -0800

Tennessee Titans LB Akeem Ayers used use in the middle during nickel-package situations in Week 17 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He had very little experience at MLB, but finished with eight tackles, one sack and two quarterback hits with a forced fumble. "I never practiced it last year or much this year," Ayers said. "We had some guys down, and Coach said this week, 'We need you to play middle linebacker.' I really had to study the playbook."

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Titans | Linebackers more effective

Wed, 19 Dec 2012 13:48:40 -0800

Tennessee Titans LB Akeem Ayers has two of his four sacks and LB Zach Brown has 3.5 of his 4.5 sacks in the last four games. "I think both," head coach Mike Munchak said. "(Defensive coordinator Jerry Gray) has been calling blitzes. They're just knowing when to blitz better and learning how to disguise things better. That's a big part of it."

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Titans | New roles for Akeem Ayers, Zach Brown

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 20:08:55 -0700

Tennessee Titans LB Akeem Ayers was on the field for just 36 snaps in the Week 8 game against the Indianapolis Colts, while rookie LB Zach Brown was on the field for 56 of his team's 76 defensive snaps. "We felt Zach was ready to take over the nickel 'Will' linebacker spot off the ball," head coach Mike Munchak said. "He's been doing some of that the last two or three weeks." Ayers is being used more as a rush end or defensive end.

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Titans | Will Witherspoon trying to hold off rookie

Sun, 29 Jul 2012 18:11:14 -0700

Tennessee Titans LB Will Witherspoon is considered the team's starting weak-side linebacker, and he started training camp with LBs Akeem Ayers and Colin McCarthy in the linebacking corps. Witherspoon is trying to hold off rookie LB Zach Brown for a starting job.

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Titans | Akeem Ayers working on pass rush

Thu, 17 May 2012 12:01:05 -0700

Tennessee Titans LB Akeem Ayers said improving his pass-rush abilities will be a focus for him this season.

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Titans | Akeem Ayers believes he could have played better

Mon, 13 Feb 2012 11:16:20 -0800

Tennessee Titans LB Akeem Ayers was happy with how he played this season but believes he could have made more of an impact on defense. "I know I did some good things. But I am my harshest critic, and I feel like I could've done a lot better. I feel like I could've impacted games more than I did. But I can take positives in that I know what I can work on, and that is why this offseason is so important to me," Ayers said.

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Titans | Looking to expand Akeem Ayers' role in 2012

Mon, 13 Feb 2012 11:06:40 -0800

The Tennessee Titans plan on expanding LB Akeem Ayers' role in the defense next season and use him more as a pass rusher. The team may line Ayers up on the defensive line during obvious pass situations so he can rush the quarterback.

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Titans | New defensive assistant praises Akeem Ayers

Wed, 25 Jan 2012 20:29:02 -0800

Tennessee Titans defensive assistant/pass rush specialist Keith Millard specifically mentioned LB Akeem Ayers as a player who can develop into a fierce pass rusher. "He's going to be fun to work with," Millard said. "I'm looking forward to working with all the guys."

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Titans | Akeem Ayers injured

Mon, 12 Dec 2011 12:51:46 -0800

Tennessee Titans LB Akeem Ayers (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in the team's Week 14 game.

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Titans | Young LBs showing more consistency

Mon, 28 Nov 2011 19:16:20 -0800

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Monday, Nov. 28, that LBs Akeem Ayers and Colin McCarthy are starting to show more consistency.

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Titans | Mike Munchak praises Akeem Ayers

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 17:17:24 -0800

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak praised the play of LB Akeem Ayers in Week 10 against the Carolina Panthers. "He did a lot of things, and he was put in some good situations," Munchak said. Ayers ended up with six tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery.

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Titans | Three rookies have been pleasant surprises

Tue, 18 Oct 2011 18:59:36 -0700

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Tuesday, Oct. 18, that LB Akeem Ayers, DL Jurrell Casey and DL Karl Klug, all rookies, have been pleasant surprises so far.

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Titans | Akeem Ayers leaves briefly

Sat, 20 Aug 2011 21:31:01 -0700

Tennessee Titans LB Akeem Ayers (undisclosed) left the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the St. Louis Rams with an undisclosed injury. He was able to run on the sidelined and return a short time later.

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Titans | Akeem Ayers agrees to deal

Fri, 29 Jul 2011 08:00:04 -0700

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with second-round draft pick LB Akeem Ayers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Titans | Holding workouts Wednesday

Tue, 07 Jun 2011 13:21:28 -0700

Tennessee Titans CB Cortland Finnegan is organizing a team workout for Wednesday, June 8, in Nashville, and 40 players, including rookies, are expected to show up. LB Akeem Ayers and DT Zach Clayton both plan on attending.

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Titans | Select Akeem Ayers at No. 39

Fri, 29 Apr 2011 15:42:55 -0700

The Tennessee Titans selected UCLA LB Akeem Ayers with the 39th overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft.

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Jets | Interested in Akeem Ayers

Thu, 28 Apr 2011 06:48:56 -0700

UCLA LB Akeem Ayers is on the New York Jets' short list in regards to their first-round selection in the NFL Draft. The Jets own the No. 30 overall pick.

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Chargers | Showing interest in Akeem Ayers

Fri, 22 Apr 2011 15:08:27 -0700

The San Diego Chargers have taken a close look at UCLA LB Akeem Ayers, reports Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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Jets | Could be interested in three draft prospects

Fri, 22 Apr 2011 12:32:26 -0700

The New York Jets are believed to be interested in Baylor DT Phil Taylor, UCLA LB Akeem Ayers and University of Arizona DE Brooks Reed as possibilities for their first-round draft choice, reports ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini.

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Saints | Akeem Ayers visits

Fri, 15 Apr 2011 07:15:29 -0700

UCLA LB Akeem Ayers is believed to have visited the New Orleans Saints, according to Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

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Titans | Akeem Ayers visits

Fri, 15 Apr 2011 07:12:10 -0700

UCLA LB Akeem Ayers visited the Tennessee Titans Thursday, April 14, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

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Jets | Akeem Ayers to visit

Wed, 13 Apr 2011 08:03:21 -0700

The New York Jets are scheduled to meet with UCLA LB Akeem Ayers Wednesday, April 13, reports NewYorkJets.com.

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Dolphins | Met with Akeem Ayers

Wed, 13 Apr 2011 07:05:20 -0700

The Miami Dolphins have met with UCLA LB Akeem Ayers, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

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Falcons | Scheduled to work out Akeem Ayers

Sat, 09 Apr 2011 14:56:45 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons are scheduled to conduct a private workout with UCLA LB Akeem Ayers, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

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NFL | Akeem Ayers receiving plenty of interest

Fri, 08 Apr 2011 08:05:15 -0700

UCLA LB Akeem Ayers has drawn the most interest from the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, New England Patriots and San Diego Chargers, reports Bo Marchionte, of NFL Draft Bible.

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Ravens | Akeem Ayers visited

Fri, 08 Apr 2011 06:50:29 -0700

UCLA LB Akeem Ayers visited the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, April 7, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

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Buccaneers | Scheduled to meet with Akeem Ayers

Wed, 06 Apr 2011 12:24:55 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are scheduled to meet with UCLA LB Akeem Ayers, sources told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

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Eagles | Scheduled to meet with Akeem Ayers

Wed, 06 Apr 2011 12:18:52 -0700

The Philadelphia Eagles are scheduled to meet with UCLA LB Akeem Ayers, sources told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

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Lions | Akeem Ayers visits

Wed, 06 Apr 2011 10:29:56 -0700

The Detroit Lions met with UCLA LB Akeem Ayers at the team's facility Tuesday, April 5, reports Tara Altman, of DetroitLions.com.

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Chiefs | To meet with Akeem Ayers

Tue, 05 Apr 2011 10:49:47 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs are scheduled to meet with UCLA LB Akeem Ayers before the 2011 NFL Draft, according to ESPN.com's Bill Williamson. Ayers is expected to be drafted in the second half of the first round.

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Chargers | Have visited with Akeem Ayers

Tue, 05 Apr 2011 10:49:20 -0700

The San Diego Chargers have met with UCLA LB Akeem Ayers, according to ESPN.com's Bill Williamson. Ayers is expected to be drafted in the second half of the first round.

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Broncos | To meet with Akeem Ayers

Tue, 05 Apr 2011 10:44:31 -0700

The Denver Broncos are scheduled to meet with UCLA LB Akeem Ayers before the 2011 NFL Draft, according to ESPN.com's Bill Williamson. Ayers is expected to be drafted in the second half of the first round.

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Chiefs | High on Akeem Ayers

Fri, 01 Apr 2011 16:38:54 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs are believed to be very high on UCLA LB Akeem Ayers, according to Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

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Patriots | High on Akeem Ayers

Fri, 01 Apr 2011 16:37:44 -0700

The New England Patriots are believed to be very high on UCLA LB Akeem Ayers, according to Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

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Giants | High on Akeem Ayers

Fri, 01 Apr 2011 16:36:06 -0700

The New York Giants are believed to be very high on UCLA LB Akeem Ayers, according to Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

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