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Top Robert Nkemdiche News

  • Robert Nkemdiche: Done in San Francisco

    The 49ers released Nkemdiche on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Nkemdiche's stint in the Bay lasted just three weeks. He'll have to look for another opportunity elsewhere, but in the meantime his departure should open up more practice reps at defensive tackle for Kevin Givens and Akeem Spence.

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  • 49ers' Robert Nkemdiche: Inks deal with San Francisco

    Nkemdiche signed a contract with the 49ers on Tuesday, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

    Nkemdiche earned the deal after a tryout with the team Monday. A first-round selection in 2016, Nkemdiche played in nine games for the Seahawks last season, recording 15 tackles and a pass defensed.

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  • Seahawks' Robert Nkemdiche: Signed to active roster

    Nkemdiche was signed by the Seahawks on Tuesday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

    Nkemdiche was released in the final wave of camp cuts by Seattle, though he later landed back on the team's practice squad. He was elevated to the active roster for the last two weeks, recording nine total tackles while also shouldering a fairly heavy load along the defensive line. Nkemdiche should continue to serve as a rotational player for the remainder of the season.

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  • Robert Nkemdiche: Cut by Seahawks

    Nkemdiche (undisclosed) was released by the Seahawks on Tuesday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.

    Nkemdiche suffered an injury late in camp and missed out on Seattle's season-opening roster. It's unclear if the injury will affect the 26-year-old's search for a new team.

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  • Seahawks' Robert Nkemdiche: Out at least a week

    Coach Pete Carroll said Nkemdiche will be out about a week after tweaking something Thursday, Brady Henderson of reports.

    Nkemdiche has only played in two games since he notched 4.5 sacks in 10 contests with Arizona in 2018. The 26-year-old suffered a torn ACL in 2019 and wasn't on a roster during the 2020 campaign. He started training camp dealing with a groin injury, but it is unclear if that is what is currently ailing him. If he is unable to go by Week 1, expect Rasheem Green or Darrell Taylor to see increased work at the start of the season.

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  • Seahawks' Robert Nkemdiche: Nursing groin injury

    Nkemdiche didn't practice Wednesday due to a groin injury, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

    Nkemdiche hasn't seen game action since 2019 with the Dolphins and signed with the Seahawks during the offseason. He'll have a little over a week to get healthy for the preseason opener Aug. 14 versus the Raiders.

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  • Seahawks' Robert Nkemdiche: Signs with Seattle

    The Seahawks signed Nkemdiche on Thursday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.

    Nkemdiche, who the Cardinals made a first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, has recorded just 4.5 sacks in his career, all of which he recorded in 2018. Since suffering a torn ACL late that season, the 26-year-old has only appeared in two games. Nkemdiche will aim to provide the Seahawks with added defensive tackle depth in 2021.

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  • Robert Nkemdiche: Suspension lifted

    Nkemdiche had his suspension lifted by the NFL on Tuesday, per the league's transaction report.

    Nkemdiche remains a free agent and can sign with any team. He's played limited snaps in two games for the Dolphins so far this season.

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  • Robert Nkemdiche: Handed two-game suspension

    Nkemdiche was suspended two weeks by the NFL on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    Nkemdiche will be eligible to return Week 13. The 25-year-old defensive end was recently let go by the Dolphins after appearing in two games.

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  • Robert Nkemdiche: Waived by Miami

    Nkemdiche was waived by the Dolphins on Tuesday, the team's official site reports.

    Nkemdiche had just been activated off the PUP list in late October after recovering from a torn ACL suffered late last season, but he logged just 18 total defensvie snaps in two games as a Dolphin. The 2016 first-round pick should foster interest on the market, but Nkemdiche has disappointed with just 4.5 career sacks.

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  • Dolphins' Robert Nkemdiche: Returns from PUP list

    Nkemdiche (knee) was activated off the PUP list Monday.

    Nkemdiche ready to go after suffering a torn ACL late last season, and he'll be eligible to play Monday at Pittsburgh, per Cameron Wolfe of The 25-year-old's immediate role isn't clear, but he should slot into the Dolphins' defensive line rotation in some fashion.

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  • Dolphins' Robert Nkemdiche: Receives return designation

    Nkemdiche (knee) was designated to return off the PUP list and resumed practicing Wednesday, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

    Nkemdiche suffered a torn ACL late last season with the Cardinals and was waived in July before signing with the Dolphins and eventually landing on the PUP list. The team now has 21 days to determine whether to move him to the 53-man roster or place him on injured reserve for the rest of the year.

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  • Dolphins' Robert Nkemdiche: Starts season on reserve/PUP list

    Nkemdiche (knee) was placed on Miami's reserve/PUP list Saturday, per the league's official transactions report.

    Nkemdiche's placement on the reserve/PUP list guarantees that he'll miss at least the first six weeks of the regular season. The former Cardinal is recovering from a torn ACL and working to revitalize his career with the Dolphins.

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  • Dolphins' Robert Nkemdiche: Lands in Miami

    Nkemdiche (knee) signed a one-year, $1.16 million contract with the Dolphins on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    The Dolphins placed Nkemdiche on the PUP list following the signing. The 2016 first-round pick is coming off a torn ACL, and he's not expected to retake the field until September. After having worn out his welcome in Arizona and being waived, Nkemdiche will now work to earn a second chance in Miami. The Dolphins are in need of talent at the defensive end position -- Jonathan Woodard has only played 128 snaps in his NFL career and is expected to start on the left side -- so Nkemdiche could conceivably carve out a notable role if he looks the part.

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  • Robert Nkemdiche: Absence extends

    Nkemdiche is not expected to be ready until September as he continues to recover from a torn ACL, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

    Nkemdiche will be heading into his ninth month of rehab after having surgery in December to repair a torn ACL, and it's been a tumultuous week for the former first-round pick. First he was officially waived by the Cardinals on Saturday as they cited Nkemdiche as being "out of shape," and now will continue to recover until at least September. Interested teams will surely keep a close eye on his recovery process during the month of August to evaluate his health and work ethic going forward.

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  • Robert Nkemdiche: Goes through waivers unclaimed

    Nkemdiche (knee) cleared waivers Monday, becoming a free agent in the process, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    The Cardinals officially waived Nkemdiche on Saturday with a failed physical designation, per Josh Weinfuss of The move followed a comment from coach Kliff Kingsbury, who termed Nkemdiche "not in shape" late last week. Apparently, the Cardinals were disappointed in his rehab from a torn ACL and opted to move on from the 2016 first-round pick. Nkemdiche will be subject to a physical from interested parties, which could hurt potential employment.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 296 lbs
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
Age: 29
School: Ole Miss
Experience: 5