Austen Lane DL CHI 4 months ago

Lane's vested contract was terminated by the Bears on Monday, ESPN.com's Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reports.

With the Bears transitioning from a 4-3 to a 3-4 defensive scheme this season under new coordinator Vic Fangio, Lane, a holdover of the previous regime, was deemed a poor fit. The 27-year-old was only on the roster for the Bears' Week 17 game against the Vikings in 2014, but wasn't active for the contest.

Austen Lane DL CHI 12 months ago

Lane was waived by the Bears on Saturday, ESPN Chicago reports.

Lane offered more NFL experience than most of the other options competing for a depth roles on the defensive line in training camp, but his limited impact in the preseason ultimately contributed to his demise. He could still latch on with another team at some point later this season.

Austen Lane DL CHI 2 years ago

Bears signed DE Austen Lane, formerly of the Lions.

A 2010 fifth-round pick by the Jaguars, Lane appeared in two games last season, failing to record a statistic. He had three sacks across 17 appearances from 2011-2012. Lane isn't a cure for the Bears' defensive line woes.

Austen Lane DL CHI 2 years ago

Lions waived DE Austen Lane.

Lane was signed earlier this month and appeared in two games mainly on special teams while RE Ziggy Ansah was battling an ankle injury. G Rodney Austin was promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding move.

Austen Lane DL CHI 2 years ago

Lions signed DE Austen Lane to a one-year contract.

Ziggy Ansah is nursing an ankle injury and the Lions were carrying just eight defensive linemen anyway. Lane, a 2010 fifth-round pick of the Jags, has been on the street since the Chiefs waived him at final cuts.

Austen Lane DL CHI 2 years ago

Chiefs waived or released DE Austen Lane, OG Rokevious Watkins, CB Kennard Cox, LB Orie Lemon, OT Steven Baker, WR Josh Bellamy, S Malcolm Bronson, S Greg Castillo, OL Tommie Draheim, LB Darin Drakeford, WR Frankie Hammond, CB Semaj Moody, FB Toben Opurum, OT Matt Reynolds, WR Rico Richardson and DE Ridge Wilson.

Lane was claimed off waivers from the Jags in June. Although a promising prospect, Watkins has let poor conditioning derail his career. Cox and Lemon are both special teamers.

Austen Lane DL CHI 2 years ago

Chiefs claimed DE Austen Lane off waivers from the Jaguars and released DT Daniel Muir.

Austen Lane DL CHI 2 years ago

Jaguars waived DE Austen Lane and CB Trey Wilson.

A fifth-round pick of the Jags in 2010, Lane managed just three sacks in his three seasons. He was buried on a defensive end depth chart that included Tyson Alualu, Jason Babin, Jeremy Mincey and Andre Branch. Wilson was an undrafted rookie out of Vanderbilt.

Austen Lane DL CHI 3 years ago

Jaguars DE Austen Lane's 2013 salary jumped from $575,000 to $630,000 based on rookie-deal incentives.

Lane started nine games as a rookie in 2010, then was limited to seven games in 2011 before coming back in 2012 to make seven more starts. He leaves a lot to be desired as a pass rusher with just three career sacks, but Lane showed well against the run last year. After the Jags claimed Jason Babin off waivers, Lane was pushed back into a reserve role.

Austen Lane DL CHI 3 years ago

Jaguars DE Austen Lane (foot) has been ruled out for Week 13.

With Lane out, newly acquired DE Jason Babin could get the start in his Jaguars debut. Coach Mike Mularkey was noncommittal on Babin's role. "We just have to make sure he's on board with the calls and [stunts]. I don't have a concern with that," Mularkey said. Babin notoriously struggled to produce fantasy relevant numbers with the Eagles this season. Despite the change of scenery, it's tough to trust him in IDP leagues.