Robert Ayers DL TB moments ago

Ayers could see significant time at tackle with the addition of rookie defensive end Noah Spence in the draft, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The soon-to-be nine-year veteran, a free-agent acquisition from the Giants, saw 2.5 of his 9.5 sacks in 2015 come when he was shifted inside, a strategy that he commends his former coaches for implementing. With the addition of Spence, considered by some to be the most gifted pass rusher in the draft, Ayers can foresee opportunities at tackle in his first Bucs season as well, particularly after what he put on film last season. "I think that's something that (the Bucs) saw that I do extremely well,'' Ayers said of kicking inside. "And I definitely think I'm in a situation here where they're going to try to utilize me the way Coach Nunn and Coach Spags did. I think they're going to put me in position to be successful.''

Robert Ayers DL TB 2 months ago

Ayers has agreed to a three-year, $21 million contract with the Buccaneers, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ayers' deal reportedly includes $10.5 million guaranteed. His addition bolsters Tampa Bay's defensive front, an area of need this offseason. In 11 starts last season, Ayers registered a career-high 41 tackles and 9.5 sacks, while also forcing two fumbles along the way.

Robert Ayers DL TB 4 months ago

Ayers notched six tackles (five solo) and 1.5 sacks in Sunday's loss to the Vikings.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Despite the fact that the Giants gave up 49 points to the Vikings, Ayers was one of the few bright spots on defense as he recorded 1.5 sacks for the second straight week. The veteran pass-rusher now has eight sacks on the year which marks a new career-high for him. He'll be a solid IDP play next week against the Eagles at home.

Robert Ayers DL TB 4 months ago

Ayers notched six tackles (five solo), adding 1.5 sacks in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ayers was in Cam Newton's face from start to finish on Sunday as he recorded 1.5 sacks to give him 6.5 on the year. The Giants have given up big plays and a lot of points throughout much of the year, but Ayers has been one of the bright spots along the defensive front. Ayers holds solid IDP value as a pass-rusher from week-to-week.

Robert Ayers DL TB 5 months ago

Ayers (neck) is active for Monday's game in Miami.

Competitive Edge Analysis

A mid-week addition to the injury report, Ayers missed practice both Friday and Saturday, leading to a questionable designation for Monday's game. His presence is good news for the Giants' middling pass-rush, but Ayers doesn't get enough snaps to warrant IDP consideration.

Robert Ayers DL TB 5 months ago

Ayers (neck) is listed as questionable on the Giants' Saturday injury report, Tom Rock of Newsday reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Added to the injury report Friday, Ayers remains questionable heading into Monday night's showdown with the Dolphins. Ayers will likely be a 50-50 call leading up to kickoff, but if he is unable to go, George Selvie would likely take over at left defensive end. Ayers' potential absence could inhibit the Giants' ability to take advantage of a Miami offensive line that has allowed the eighth-most sacks in the NFL this season.

Robert Ayers DL TB 5 months ago

Ayers (neck) was added to the Friday injury report as a non-participant at practice, ESPN's Dan Graziano reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With fellow defensive end Damontre Moore released earlier in the day, the Giants may be a bit thin at defensive end in Monday's game against the Dolphins. Ayers had five tackles and two sacks in a Week 13 loss to the Jets, but he previously had no more than three tackles or one sack in any game this season.

Robert Ayers DL TB 5 months ago

Ayers (toe) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ayers has only managed a total of ten tackles since returning to action in Week 7, but he is available for IDP consideration this week if you need him.

Robert Ayers DL TB 6 months ago

Ayers (hamstring) is listed as active Sunday against the Cowboys, the Giants' official site reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Logging his first appearance since Week 2, Ayers will attempt to revitalize a dismal Giants pass rush that has totaled just eight sacks in six games in 2015.

Robert Ayers DL TB 6 months ago

Ayers (hamstring) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ayers is expected to play for the first time since Week 1, and while his presence should boost the Giants' non-existent pass rush, he'll have a tough matchup against the excellent Cowboys offensive line. He had 22 tackles and five sacks in 12 games last season.