Akeem Ayers
LB IND (10)
2 months ago

Ayers has four tackles, a sack and a tackle for a loss in Sunday's loss to Jacksonville.

EDGE Analysis

Ayers played just 19 snaps, but his production could earn him more playing time.

Akeem Ayers
LB IND (10)
3 months ago

Ayers was signed by the Colts on Tuesday, Adam Caplan of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ayers was cut by the Rams on Saturday after playing all 16 games last season, recording 47 tackles and 0.5 sacks. The Colts' starting linebackers seem to be set in stone for Week 1, but Ayers could play a role off the bench, granted he can learn the playbook in time. As the season progresses, look for him to compete with fellow veterans Robert Mathis and Trent Cole for reps.

Akeem Ayers
LB IND (10)
3 months ago

Ayers was waived by the Rams, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a surprising move as it was thought Ayers would be a starter at outside linebacker. The five-year veteran started 11 games for the Rams in 2015, but Los Angeles lets him go, saving themselves $3.3 million in the process. At this point, who be the third linebacker alongside Alec Ogletree and Mark Barron is not known. The options remaining on the roster are Josh Forrest, Bryce Hager, Nic Grigsby and Cory LIttleton.

Akeem Ayers
LB IND (10)
2 years ago

Ayers is expected to sign a two-year deal with the Rams, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Ayers spent last season in New England where he compiled 23 tackles, four sacks, and one interception over nine games. It's still unclear exactly what his role will be with the Rams, but he'll have an opportunity to start alongside Alec Ogletree and James Laurinaitis.

Akeem Ayers
LB IND (10)
2 years ago

Ayers was traded to the Patriots on Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean reports.

Ayers had merely served as a backup linebacker in Tennesssee, so he should see an opportunity to play more snaps in a group of New England linebackers that recently lost Jerod Mayo (knee) for the remainder of the season. The 25-year-old linebacker recorded 104 combined tackles back in 2012, but has managed just 33 total snaps so far this season. The deal will be finalized after Ayers passes his physical with New England.

Akeem Ayers
LB IND (10)
2 years ago

Ayers is currently listed behind fellow linebacker Kamerion Wimbley on the Titans' depth chart.

Ayers had offseason surgeries on both knees, but he hasn't been limited in training camp. He'll be battling Wimbley for playing time, and even if he doesn't start, the former second-round pick, who had only one sack in 16 games in 2013, is expected to see his fair share of snaps.

Akeem Ayers
LB IND (10)
2 years ago

TitanInsider reports "there may be concerns about the timetable" of OLB Akeem Ayers' (knee surgeries) return to 100 percent.

Ayers underwent two separate knee operations in the offseason to repair both of his patellar tendons, first on his right one in January and then his left one in March. He's tentatively expected to be ready for camp, but may not be full-go at the start. Ayers plans on playing outside linebacker in DC Ray Horton's new 3-4 defense. When healthy, he can cover and get after the quarterback.

Akeem Ayers
LB IND (10)
2 years ago

TitanInsider reports "there may be concerns about the timetable" of Titans LB Akeem Ayers' (knees) return to 100 percent.

Ayers underwent two separate knee operations in the offseason to repair the patella tendons in his knees, first on his right one in January and then his left one in March. He's tentatively expected to be ready for camp, but may not be full-go at the start. Ayers plans on playing outside linebacker in DC Ray Horton's new 3-4 defense. When healthy, he can cover and get after the quarterback.

Akeem Ayers
LB IND (10)
3 years ago

Titans SLB Akeem Ayers is recovering from surgery to both knees.

Only one procedure had previously been disclosed. Ayers had operations to "repair the patella tendon" in both knees. He underwent surgery on his right knee in January before having the left operated on six weeks later. "Day to day" for OTAs, Ayers is expected to be ready for camp.

Akeem Ayers
LB IND (10)
3 years ago

Titans SLB Akeem Ayers (knee) remains without a timetable for a return.

Speaking Tuesday, coach Ken Whisenhunt hinted Ayers won't be ready to resume practicing before June. "Akeem is . working hard. He's been in here the last few weeks working, which he needed to do. He's making some progress." We'd still expect Ayers to gain full clearance before camp, but it shouldn't be considered a given until the Titans clear up his status. They haven't disclosed the exact nature of his January operation.