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Browns' Sione Takitaki: Three tackles in playoff loss
Takitaki recorded three tackles and played 45 of 46 snaps in last Saturday's 45-14 wild-card playoff loss to Houston.
Takitaki was a prominent member of Cleveland's defense in 2023, which was better during the regular season than what it showed in the postseason loss. He ranked third in tackles during the regular season with 66, including 2.0 sacks, and had one interception. The five-year veteran enters the offseason as an unrestricted free agent.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Sione Takitaki: Piles on tackles in Week 17 win
Takitaki totaled 16 tackles (11 solo) and deflected a pass in Thursday's 37-20 victory versus the Jets.
Takitaki was the Browns' leading tackler for the second straight week, this time blowing away his previous season-high mark with 16 stops. Prior to Thursday, the most tackles the linebacker had logged in a contest was seven. Not coincidentally, Takitaki's 63 defensive snaps Thursday were his second-most of the campaign. He's played 90-plus percent of the Browns' defensive snaps two of the past three weeks after not reaching that mark in any contest prior to Week 15.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Sione Takitaki: Leads team with seven stops
Takitaki tallied seven tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 36-22 victory over the Texans in Week 16.
Takitaki's tackle total was his highest since he also registered seven stops against Denver in Week 12. The fifth-year pro is up to 50 tackles on the season, and he's also recorded a career-high 2.0 sacks. Takitaki's role has fluctuated during the campaign, but he's been on the field for at least 88 percent of Cleveland's defensive snaps each of the past two weeks.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Sione Takitaki: Picks off pass in Week 9
Takitaki totaled three tackles (two solo) and one interception in Sunday's 27-0 rout of the Cardinals.
Takitaki notched the second pickoff of his five-year career when he intercepted Clayton Tune near the end of the third quarter. He's consistently played around half of Cleveland's defensive snaps throughout the campaign and has totaled 15 tackles (11 solo), including two sacks, over seven contests.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Sione Takitaki: Will suit up Sunday
Takitaki (hamstring) is active for Sunday's Week 8 matchup with the Seahawks.
Takitaki missed last Sunday's contest against Indianapolis with a hamstring injury and sat out practice both Tuesday and Wednesday during Week 8 prep. However, he was able to practice in a limited fashion Friday, and that was enough for him to suit up Sunday. Tony Fields will likely see his workload reduced with Takitaki back in action.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Sione Takitaki: Questionable for Sunday at Seattle
Takitaki (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at the Seahawks, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.
Takitaki is in jeopardy of missing his second straight game as he nurses a hamstring injury. If he can't go, 2021 fifth-rounder Tony Fields figures to continue to see an expanded role in Week 8.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Sione Takitaki: Won't play Sunday
Takitaki (hamstring) is listed as out for Sunday's game at the Colts, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Takitaki will be sidelined for the first time this season as he tends to a hamstring injury. In his absence, 2021 fifth-rounder Tony Fields could see increased playing time.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Sione Takitaki: Should start Week 1
Takitaki (knee) wasn't listed on Cleveland's injury report Wednesday ahead of Sunday's game versus Cincinnati.
Despite tearing his ACL in Week 13 of last season, Takitaki appears to be ready to go for Week 1 of 2023. He'll start at linebacker next to Anthony Walker and Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah on a Browns defense with Super Bowl aspirations.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Sione Takitaki: Ramps up activity
Takitaki (knee) took part in team drills for the first time Monday, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
Takitaki had previously only been taking part in individual drills since camp opened, so it's a step in the right direction for the 28-year-old. He had previously stated that he was doing everything he can to be ready for Week 1, which still seems like a realistic possibility for the BYU product, as he works his way back from an ACL tear suffered Week 13 last season.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Sione Takitaki: Hopeful for start of season
Takitaki (knee) is "doing everything he can to be ready for Week 1," according to head coach Kevin Stefanski, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Takitaki took part in individual drills Sunday as he continues to recover from a torn ACL suffered during Week 13 of the 2022 campaign. Despite being limited to just 12 games last season, he still managed to record a career-high 71 tackles. He should play a significant role in the team's linebacker corps once he proves himself healthy enough to compete.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Sione Takitaki: Taking part in drills
Takitaki (knee) has started training camp by participating in individual drills, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.
Takitaki has spent the offseason rehabbing from a torn ACL he suffered in Week 13 last year. He signed a one-year, $2.43 million contract with the Browns in March after recording a career-high 71 tackles last season along with one sack and a forced fumble.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Sione Takitaki: Ready for comeback
Takitaki (knee) expects to make a "big comeback" in 2023, Brenna White of NFL.com reports.
Takitaki suffered a torn ACL in Week 13 of the 2022 campaign and has been recovering since, but he is "excited" for his return this year. The rehab process has reportedly been going well, and the linebacker, once healthy, will look to build off of the career-high 71 tackles, including a sack, he recorded over 12 contests last season. Takitaki along with Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah are both set to return from injuries and operate as Cleveland's starting outside linebackers in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Sione Takitaki: Rehabbing to start minicamp
Takitaki (knee) was rehabbing on a side field to start mandatory minicamp, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Takitaki recorded a career-high 71 tackles before tearing his ACL in Week 13 last year. Given the typical return timeline, it'd be surprising to see the 2019 third-round pick cleared for full-contact practices by the start of the 2023 campaign, but the team hasn't ruled that possibility out yet. Takitaki has started 28 games over the past three seasons and re-signed with the Browns this offseason on a one-year deal.... See More ... See Less
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