Austen Lane DL CHI 21 Days
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 6 Months
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 9 Months
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 Jan 30 '13
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 Dec 01 '12
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.
Austen Lane DL CHI Aug 08 '12
Jaguars DE Austen Lane (ankle) is now expected to miss three weeks.
Lane's sprain is worse than anticipated. Originally scheduled to return in mid-August, the projected starting left end is targeting early September. Expect a rotation with impressive second-round rookie Andre Branch.