Brady Poppinga LB DAL 3 years ago

Cowboys signed LB Brady Poppinga.

Poppinga has been out of the league since appearing in 15 games for the Rams last season. The veteran has 56 starts under his belt, but also hasn't shown he's over a 2010 ACL tear. Poppinga will be depth for the Cowboys after they placed Bruce Carter (elbow) on injured reserve Monday.

Brady Poppinga LB DAL 4 years ago

Free agent LB Brady Poppinga calls Rams DC Gregg Williams' actions in the Saints' bounty program "degrading," "animalistic," and "repulsive."

"Football is my profession and I take it seriously. It's an art form. It's technical, strategic and takes a lot of intelligence to play," said Poppinga. "When this came out, it started to confirm the idea that football guys are idiots. That's not who we are. ... It's a huge problem in society not knowing how to compete with the right perspective." The comments could hurt Poppinga's chances of re-signing with the Rams.

Brady Poppinga LB DAL 5 years ago

Rams SLB Brady Poppinga suffered a left calf injury in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys and did not return.

Poppinga went down in the second quarter and was replaced by Bryan Kehl. After yesterday's debacle, the Rams' are giving up a league-worst 183.8 yards per game on the ground.

Brady Poppinga LB DAL 5 years ago

Rams agreed to terms with LB Brady Poppinga, formerly of the Packers.

The 32-year-old Poppinga will a Sam linebacker consideration for St. Louis, likely playing behind either Na'il Diggs or Zac Diles while focusing on special teams. Poppinga tore his ACL last October, but should be healthy by now.

Brady Poppinga LB DAL 5 years ago

The Rams will host free agent LB Brady Poppinga on Sunday.

Poppinga, a former defensive end at BYU, was a Sam (strong-side) linebacker the last time he played in a 4-3 scheme. He turns 32 in September and is coming off a torn left ACL, so Poppinga should be available for the veteran's minimum.

Brady Poppinga LB DAL 5 years ago

Packers released LB Brady Poppinga.

Poppinga was coming off an ACL tear and was due $2.34 million. The Packers just can't afford that for a backup. He's also a better fit in a 4-3 scheme than the Packers' current 3-4.

Brady Poppinga LB DAL 5 years ago

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel disclosed that OLB Brady Poppinga's season-ending knee injury was a torn ACL.

It was first announced as an arthroscopic procedure last October. If the Journal-Sentinel is correct, Poppinga could end up as a cap casualty with a $2.35 million salary as a backup returning from a serious injury. Other candidates for release: RT Mark Tauscher, DL Justin Harrell, and LB Brandon Chillar