AFC North Standings

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3-3-0 11-6-0
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Top Duke Dawson News

  • Duke Dawson: Reaches injury settlement

    Dawson (undisclosed) was released by the Steelers from IR with an injury settlement Monday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    The nature of Dawson's injury is still unknown, but the injury settlement means he will now be free to play again this season once his health allows it. The 27-year-old has not suited up for a regular-season game since 2020.

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  • Steelers' Duke Dawson: Placed on IR

    Updating a previous report, Dawson has been placed on the Steelers' injured reserve due to an undisclosed injury, per the NFL's transaction log.

    Pittsburgh has not specified what injury Dawson is dealing with, but it is severe enough to land him on IR. He is now set to miss the entire 2023 season unless he and the team can come to terms on an injury settlement down the line. The 27-year-old has not suited up for a regular-season game since 2020.

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  • Duke Dawson: Gets let go

    Dawson (undisclosed) was waived with an injury designation by the Steelers on Monday.

    Dawson will revert to IR once he clears waivers and potentially miss the 2023 campaign if he doesn't reach an injury settlement with the team.

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  • Duke Dawson: Trying out with Pittsburgh

    Dawson (groin) worked out with the Steelers Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.

    Dawson was cut by Carolina after he landed on their injured reserve list prior to the season opener. The cornerback will look to land a role with Pittsburgh as he is now healthy.

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  • Duke Dawson: Gets let go by Carolina

    The Panthers waived Dawson (groin) from injured reserve on Thursday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.

    After spending his 2021 season with the Broncos, Dawson joined the Panthers with the hope of earning a roster spot for the 2022 campaign. The cornerback was placed on injured reserve Tuesday and will now need to get healthy to try to earn a spot with a team elsewhere.

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  • Panthers' Duke Dawson: Goes on IR

    Dawson (groin) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

    Dawson joined the Panthers in July with expectations of competing for a depth spot in Carolina's secondary. However, Dawson will now be forced to miss the season. He'll now work to get healthy and make an impact next year.

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  • Duke Dawson: Dealing with injury

    Dawson was placed on the practice squad injured list for an undisclosed reason Saturday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

    Dawson was cut by the Broncos on Tuesday but was signed to the practice squad afterward. However, he'll now be forced to miss time with his unspecified injury.

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  • Duke Dawson: Gets waived Tuesday

    Dawson was cut by the Broncos on Tuesday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

    Dawson was just activated from the PUP list Monday as he's apparently recovered from a torn ACL he suffered in Week 14 of the 2020 season. He was a second-round selection of the Patriots in 2018 and was traded to the Broncos before the 2019 season began. He'll now try to catch on somewhere else as he regains his health.

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  • Broncos' Duke Dawson: Activated from PUP list

    Dawson (knee) was activated from the PUP list Monday, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

    Dawson suffered a torn ACL in Week 14 of the 2020 season. He was designated to return from the PUP list on Nov. 4 and was able to return to practice. Whether or not Dawson will return Sunday against the Eagles remains to be seen, but with Patrick Surtain dealing with a sprained knee, he could help provide depth in the Broncos' secondary.

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  • Broncos' Duke Dawson: Back at practice

    Dawson (knee) was designated to return from the PUP list Wednesday.

    Dawson has been on the PUP list since the start of training camp as he continued his recovery from torn ACL, LCL and sprained MCL, and he's now been cleared to take the practice field. The 2018 second-round pick now has a 21-day practice window during which he can be reinstated to the active roster.

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  • Broncos' Duke Dawson: Lands on reserve/PUP list

    The Broncos placed Dawson (knee) on the reserve/PUP list Tuesday, Aric DiLalla of the Denver Broncos official website reports.

    Dawson is still recovering from surgery to repair his torn ACL, LCL and sprained MCL that he sustained in Week 14 last year. He will be eligible to return by Week 7 at the earliest, but when he returns, he will be firmly planted behind Patrick Surtain and Kyle Fuller on the depth chart.

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  • Broncos' Duke Dawson: Lands on PUP list

    Dawson (knee) was placed on the preseason PUP list Saturday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

    Dawson will be unable to practice to begin training camp as he continues to rehab from a torn ACL, LCL and sprained MCL that he sustained in Week 14 last year. It's not yet clear whether he'll be ready for the 2021 season opener against the Giants on Sept. 12.

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  • Broncos' Duke Dawson: Move to IR official

    The Broncos placed Dawson (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

    Dawson suffered a torn ACL, LCL and sprained MCL in Sunday's win over the Panthers, so this move was expected. The Florida product is expected to undergo surgery in the near future and faces a lengthy recovery process, unclear if he'll be ready for the start of the 2021 season. As of now, De'Vante Bausby, Nate Hairston and Michael Ojemudia are the only healthy and available cornerbacks on the roster.

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  • Broncos' Duke Dawson: Torn ACL confirmed

    Dawson suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's 32-27 win over the Panthers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Dawson's season is over, and he'll be placed on injured reserve in the coming days. Starting cornerbacks Essang Bassey (torn ACL) and Bryce Callahan (foot) are already on injured reserve, while A.J. Bouye has been suspended for the rest of the season. Moving forward, Michael Ojemudia and De'Vante Bausby figure to cover the outside corner positions, with Will Parks slotting into the nickel role.

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  • Broncos' Duke Dawson: Knee damage goes beyond ACL

    Dawson suffered a torn ACL, LCL and a sprained MCL in Sunday's 37-27 win over the Panthers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Dawson will undergo surgery in the near future, and he faces a lengthy recovery due to the extensive knee damage he incurred. It's unclear if he'll be ready for the season opener in 2021. With Essang Bassey (torn ACL) and Bryce Callahan (foot) already on IR and A.J. Bouye suspended for the year, the Broncos will need to dig deeper in their cornerback depth. Michael Ojemudia and De'Vante Bausby figure to cover the outside cornerback positions moving forward.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 198 lbs
Birthplace: Cross City, FL
Age: 28
School: Florida
Experience: 4