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Top Duke Ejiofor News

  • Duke Ejiofor: Let go by Atlanta

    Ejiofor (undisclosed) was waived by the Falcons from the non-football injury list Wednesday.

    Ejiofor inked a reserve/future contract with the Falcons after Week 18, but he's apparently dealing with an injury and has now been cut. He hasn't seen game action since his rookie campaign with Houston in 2018.

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  • Falcons' Duke Ejiofor: Lands with Falcons

    The Falcons signed Ejiofor to a reserve/future contract Thursday.

    Ejiofor was waived by Houston in early June with a failed physical designation after he missed the 2020 campaign with a torn ACL. He failed to find a spot with another organization in 2021 but will now join Atlanta heading into the offseason.

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  • Duke Ejiofor: Let go with failed physical

    The Texans waived Ejiofor (knee) on Wednesday with a failed physical designation, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    The 26-year-old missed all of last season after tearing his ACL during training camp. It's unclear when Ejiofor is expected to return to full health.

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  • Texans' Duke Ejiofor: Shifts to IR

    The Texans placed Ejiofor (knee) on injured reserve Friday.

    Ejiofor missed the entire 2019 season due to an Achilles injury, and now a torn ACL will force him to miss another year. It's a tough break for the 25-year-old linebacker, who played in 12 games in his 2018 rookie campaign, recording nine tackles and a sack. Ejiofor will aim to get healthy for the 2021 season.

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  • Texans' Duke Ejiofor: Suffers ACL injury

    Ejiofor sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament at Friday's practice session, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    It's a tough break for Ejiofor, who was coming back from a torn Achilles' injury after missing the entire 2019 season. "It will be a long rehab for him, but he'll be back. We'll place him on IR in the next couple of days," said head coach Bill O'Brien. The 2018 sixth-round draft pick appeared in 12 games as rookie, recording nine tackles, a sack and one fumble recovery in 158 defensive snaps.

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  • Texans' Duke Ejiofor: Back after lost season

    Ejiofor (Achilles) will have to re-establish himself after spending all of 2019 on injured reserve, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    The 2018 sixth-round pick suffered the Achilles injury in early May, so he not only missed all 16 games but also the entirety of the summer and training camp. Ejiofor appeared in 12 games and had nine total tackles and one sack as a rookie, but he'll likely have some work to do to enter the linebacker rotations in 2020.

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  • Texans' Duke Ejiofor: Placed on IR

    Ejiofor was placed on injured reserve due to an Achilles injury.

    It's a tough break for Ejiofor, who suffered the Achilles injury in a workout and now will likely miss the entire 2019 season.

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  • Texans' Duke Ejiofor: Practices fully Wednesday

    Ejiofor (shoulder) was a full participant at practice Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Ejiofor missed the last two games with the shoulder injury, but his full participation Wednesday illustrates he's ready to return for Week 13. The 23-year-old should resume his rotational role at outside linebacker behind Jadeveon Clowney.

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  • Texans' Duke Ejiofor: Inactive versus Titans

    Ejiofor (shoulder) is inactive for Monday night's game against the Titans.

    Ejiofor injured his shoulder in Week 9 against the Broncos and will miss his second consecutive game. The rookie linebacker has eight tackles on the year, and he'll look to get healthy for Week 13 against the Browns.

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  • Texans' Duke Ejiofor: Questionable Week 12

    Ejiofor (shoulder) is questionable for Monday's game against the Titans.

    Ejiofor was also listed as questionable for last week's game against the Redskins before ultimately not traveling with the team. The 23-year-old was again a limited practice participant this week as his game status remains up in the air.

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  • Texans' Duke Ejiofor: Will not play Sunday

    Ejiofor (shoulder) has been downgraded from questionable to out for Sunday's matchup with the Redskins.

    Ejiofor was originally called questionable for Sunday, but will not travel with the team to Washington D.C. This will mark the first game Ejiofor has missed since Week 1.

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  • Texans' Duke Ejiofor: Questionable for Sunday

    Ejiofor (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Washington.

    Ejiofor sustained the shoulder injury prior to the Texans' Week 10 bye and but was able to return as a limited practice participant this week. Brennan Scarlett should see increased snaps as a rotational outside linebacker against the Redskins.

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  • Texans' Duke Ejiofor: Won't return Sunday

    Ejiofor (shoulder) was ruled out to return for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

    Ejiofor will not return to Sunday's tilt against the Broncos after he suffered a shoulder injury during the first half. The severity of Ejiofor's injury remains undisclosed, but as long as the rookie is sidelined, expect Josh Keyes and Brennan Scarlett to see increased defensive snaps.

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  • Texans' Duke Ejiofor: Questionable to return

    Ejiofor is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Broncos due to a shoulder injury.

    Ejiofor exited Sunday's tilt against Denver during the first half. If the rotational linebacker is unable to return to the field, Josh Keyes and Brennan Scarlett should receive an increased defensive workload.

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  • Texans' Duke Ejiofor: Pushing for more playing time

    Ejiofor could be in line for increased snaps Week 3 against the Giants, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Ejiofor, a rookie sixth-round pick out of Wake Forest, played just 15 snaps in a Week 2 loss to the Titans, but contributed three tackles and a sack while doing a credible job against the run. "He really had a plan in the pass rush and did a nice job in the running game. He had about 12 plays, needs to probably play more. He did a nice job. I was really happy to see that. He's another very mature guy, smart guy, works hard, prepares," said coach Bill O'Brien. Ejiofor is known for his ability to get to the quarterback, so he could see regular duty in passing situations and more overall duty if Jadeveon Clowney (back) continues to be sidelined.

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  • Texans' Duke Ejiofor: Active as a rusher in Week 2

    Ejiofor had three tackles and one sack in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Titans in Week 2.

    Ejiofor made his NFL debut Sunday after sitting out last week's opener against the Patriots due to a hamstring injury. He got more snaps than anticipated with Jadeveon Clowney (back) inactive and was used primarily in passing situations. He came close to a second sack when he flushed Tennessee's Blaine Gabbert out of the pocket.

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  • Texans' Duke Ejiofor: Will play Sunday

    Ejiofor (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Titans.

    Ejiofor was limited earlier in the week with a hamstring issue, having missed Week 1 due to the same ailment. He's slated to see an increased role at outside linebacker across from Whitney Mercilus with Jadeveon Clowney (back) sidelined.

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  • Texans' Duke Ejiofor: Nursing hamstring injury

    Ejiofor (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday.

    Ejiofor was held out of the Texans' season opening loss to the Patriots due to a hamstring injury and still appears to be recovering. It remains to be see whether Ejiofor will suit up against the Titans on Sunday, so Brennan Scarlett and Peter Kalambayi could see another week of increased snaps if Ejiofor remains sidelined.

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  • Texans' Duke Ejiofor: Inactive Week 1

    Ejiofor (hamstring) won't play in Sunday's regular-season opener against the Patriots.

    Ejiofor was limited in practice throughout the week leading to his questionable status prior to Sunday's game. Look for Brennan Scarlett and Peter Kalambayi to see some extra snaps while Ejiofor remains sidelined.

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  • Texans' Duke Ejiofor: Shows off early Saturday

    Ejifor (shoulder) had two special-teams tackles and one more on defense in Saturday's preseason win over San Francisco.

    Ejiofor had a big hit on the game's first play, registering a tackle on the kickoff, then followed up two plays later with a tackle for a five-yard loss. His effort Saturday coupled with his three quarterback hits in last week's game against the Chiefs puts him in line for playing time should injuries hit Houston's elite outside linebackers Jadeveon Clowney or Whitney Mercilus.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 255 lbs
Birthplace: Houston, TX
Age: 28
School: Wake Forest
Experience: 3