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2023 Defensive

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Forced Fumbles
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Regular Season 21 0.0 0 0 0

Top Ja'Whaun Bentley News

  • Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Six tackles in win

    Bentley had six tackles (three solo), one pass deflection and two QB hits in Sunday's 15-10 win over the Jets.

    Bentley finished third on the team in total tackles behind Jabrill Peppers and Kyle Dugger. He's now up to 21 total tackles and is on pace to crack 100-plus tackles for the third straight season. Bentley and the Patriots will look to build on their momentum in Week 4 against Dak Prescott and the Cowboys.

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  • Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Great opening game

    Bentley recorded nine tackles in Sunday's 25-20 loss versus Philadelphia.

    Bentley led New England in tackles in a game where they held the Eagles to under 100 rush yards, an impressive feat. He's well on his way to his third consecutive 100-tackle season, but draws a pass-heavy offense in Week 2 versus Miami.

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  • Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Earns extension

    Bentley signed a two-year extension with the Patriots on Thursday worth $18.75 million with $9 million guaranteed, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Bentley was entering the final year of a two-year deal signed last March. The 26-year-old led New England with 125 tackles (62 solo) last season and should remain an integral part of the team's defense beyond just the 2023 campaign.

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  • Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Leads team in tackles

    Bentley played in 17 games and compiled 125 tackles (62 solo), three sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery during the 2022 season.

    Bentley had the best season of his career, setting new highs in tackles and sacks while also recording his first interception since 2018. The 26-year-old led the Patriots in both solo and total tackles while finishing fourth in sacks. With one more year remaining on his contract, the 2018 fifth-round pick should be locked in as one of New England's starting inside linebackers for next season.

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  • Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Falls shy of double-digit tackles

    Bentley recorded nine stops (five solo), including a tackle for loss, during Sunday's 23-21 win versus the Dolphins.

    Bentley came short of 10 tackles for the first time in four weeks. However, he continued to pace the Patriots in tackles Week 18, and he has now logged a team-high 118 tackles over 16 games this season. This also marks a new career high for tackles in the linebacker's five-year tenure with New England.

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  • Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Posts season high in tackles

    Bentley registered 12 tackles (nine solo) in Saturday's 22-18 defeat against the Bengals.

    Bentley posted at least 10 tackles for the sixth game this season and the third time in the last three weeks. The 26-year-old has seen prominent playing time in all but one game this season, though he played every defensive snap for the first time in Week 16. The linebacker also notched one of his season-high 12 tackles while playing on special teams Saturday, and his 109 tackles this season is 42 more than New England's next closest defender, Kyle Dugger. Expect Bentley to continue serving as the team's top tackler versus Miami this coming Sunday.

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  • Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Records sack among 10 stops Sunday

    Bentley racked up 10 tackles, including a sack, in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Raiders.

    Bentley led the Patriots in tackles in the contest, finishing with 10 for the second straight week. He's hit that exact mark on five different occasions this season and leads New England with 97 total stops in 14 games. Bentley is well on pace to surpass the career-best mark of 109 tackles that he recorded last year. He's already collected a career-high three sacks in 2022.

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  • Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Leads team in tackles Monday

    Bentley logged 10 tackles (three solo) in Monday's 27-13 victory over the Cardinals.

    Bentley continued to pace the Patriots' defense in tackles, as he finished with a game-high in stops versus the Cardinals. The 255-pound linebacker also notched five stops against Arizona's running backs, even though the team wound up with just 22 total rushes to 41 combined passing attempts. Bentley now has now accumulated 87 tackles while also playing at least 70 percent of defensive snaps in all but three of New England's games this season. He should take on a big role Week 15 against a Las Vegas offense that ranks 10th in rushing yards per game (128.5).

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  • Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Effective in loss

    Bentley logged eight tackles (three solo) during the Patriots' 33-26 loss to the Vikings on Thursday.

    Bentley had a relatively inconsistent start to the season but has now recorded at least eight tackles in four of his last five appearances. During that time, the 2018 fifth-rounder has generated 40 tackles (23 solo), including a sack, along with an interception and a pass defense.

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  • Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Team-high nine tackles

    Bentley recorded nine tackles (eight solo) during Sunday's 10-3 win over the Patriots.

    Bentley paced the team with nine tackles but fell one stop short of his fourth double-digit tackle outing of the campaign. Across 10 games, the fifth-year linebacker has recorded 64 tackles, two sacks and one interception.

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  • Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Team-high nine tackles

    Bentley logged nine tackles (six solo) and one sack in Sunday's 26-3 victory over the Colts.

    Bentley finished as the Patriots leading tackler and accounted for one of the team's nine sacks against Indianapolis. The inside linebacker now leads New England with 54 stops (22 solo) through the first nine games of the season, and he should have a chance to set a new career high in this category if remains healthy moving forward.

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  • Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Double-digit tackles

    Bentley recorded 10 tackles (six solo) with one for a loss in Monday's 33-14 loss to the Bears.

    Bentley collected double-digit tackles for the second time this season, while playing a season high 95 percent of the team's defensive snaps. His 10 combined tackles led the way for the Patriots defense and brought him to a total of 42 on the season. He'll look to add to that total Sunday against the Jets.

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  • Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Leads Patriots in tackles

    Bentley tallied nine tackles (three solo) during the Patriots' 27-24 overtime loss to the Packers on Sunday.

    Bentley didn't record many solo tackles during Sunday's matchup, but his nine total tackles led the team and represented his highest mark of the season. Over the first four games of the season, he's racked up 25 tackles (10 solo), including a sack.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 250 lbs
Birthplace: Temple Hills, MD
Age: 27
School: Purdue
Experience: 6