Barrett Ruud LB HOU Apr 10 '13

Free agent LB Barrett Ruud worked out for the Bears on Wednesday.

Ruud bounced around three different teams in a reserve role last season. Going on 30, Ruud recorded 12 tackles and a sack for the Texans in 2012. He would provide veteran depth for Chicago's depleted linebacker core.

Barrett Ruud LB HOU Oct 14 '12

Texans declared LB Barrett Ruud, CB Roc Carmichael, CB Brandon Harris, SS Quintin Demps, OT Andrew Gardner, OG Cody White and OG Brandon Brooks inactive for Week 6 against the Packers.

Barrett Ruud LB HOU Oct 10 '12

Texans signed ILB Barrett Ruud.

Barrett Ruud LB HOU Aug 20 '12

The Saints have acquired MLB Barrett Ruud from the Seahawks for an undisclosed draft pick.

With their linebacker corps devastated with suspensions (Jonathan Vilma, Lawrence Wilson, and Ramon Humber) and injuries (Chris Chamberlain, David Hawthorne, and Curtis Lofton), the Saints were desperate for help at the position. The 29-year-old Ruud lost out to impressive rookie Bobby Wagner for the starting middle linebacker in Seattle, but figures to compete for the top gig in New Orleans. Once healthy, Lofton could move to the strong side and Hawthorne will stick on the weak side.

Barrett Ruud LB HOU Jul 31 '12

Seahawks LB Barrett Ruud (knee, shoulder) has been practicing since training camp opened on Saturday.

Ruud spent more time rehabbing than practicing during the offseason, allowing second-rounder Bobby Wagner to gain a toe-hold on the starting job. Wagner continues to work with the first-team during camp, and he's a prime candidate to take over play-calling duties.

Barrett Ruud LB HOU Apr 23 '12

Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that projected starting MLB Barrett Ruud is not healthy.

Ruud continues to recover from groin, knee, and shoulder injuries that cost him seven games in 2011. "He is working out, and he's doing a lot of stuff," Carroll said. "But we're going to be very careful with him in bringing him back." After struggling mightily a season ago, the 28-year-old will need to get back to full health if he hopes to hold down a starting job on an up-and-coming defense.

Barrett Ruud LB HOU Apr 19 '12

Barrett Ruud is expected to start at middle linebacker for the Seahawks this season.

"They like his veteran presence and his knowledge of the system," a team source tells Pro Football Weekly. Ruud played under DC Gus Bradley with the Bucs from 2007-08. He'll be taken off the field on passing downs, when the Seahawks use their "Big Nickel" alignment with SS Kam Chancellor moving to the middle.

Barrett Ruud LB HOU Apr 06 '12

Seahawks signed LB Barrett Ruud, CB Roy Lewis, and OG Deuce Lutui to one-year contracts.

Ruud is one of the least effective inside linebackers in football, but he at least gives Seattle a veteran presence at the position after David Hawthorne got away. Lewis is a special teamer, but the Seahawks won't want him playing as much defense as he did last year. Lutui will earn a spot if he's in shape.

Barrett Ruud LB HOU Mar 03 '12

The Nashville Tennessean reports the Titans are not expected to re-sign free agent MLB Barrett Ruud.

Ruud was badly outplayed by rookie Colin McCarthy down the stretch last season, and landed on injured reserve in December with a groin injury. He underwent shoulder surgery in January. One of the league's worst linebackers before going down last season, Ruud says he "absolutely" has not considered retirement.

Barrett Ruud LB HOU Jan 02 '12

Titans MLB Barrett Ruud will undergo shoulder surgery next week.

Ruud's regular season ended on injured reserve with a groin ailment, so he'll be nursing two injuries entering free agency. Ruud turns 29 in May. He was severely outplayed by rookie Colin McCarthy down the season's stretch.