NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 9-8-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 7-10-0
1-5-0 2-15-0

2023 Defensive

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Regular Season

Top Ryan Connelly News

  • Ryan Connelly: Dealing with injury again

    The Saints placed Connelly on their practice-squad injured list with an undisclosed issue Friday, per the NFL's transaction log.

    Connelly was previously placed on the practice-squad injured list after he sustained a knee injury Week 1 and subsequently underwent surgery. The 28-year-old was then restored to the practice squad Oct. 24, but he is now dealing with an injury once again. While the nature of the issue is still unclear, Connelly will now be sidelined for at least the next four weeks.

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  • Ryan Connelly: Restored to practice squad

    The Saints restored Connelly (knee) to the practice squad from the injured list Tuesday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

    Connelly is now healthy again after undergoing knee surgery following a Week 1 injury. The 28-year-old is once again eligible to be elevated to the active roster, where he could contribute on special teams if called upon.

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  • Ryan Connelly: Undergoes procedure

    Connelly, who was placed on the practice squad injured list Wednesday, had his knee scoped, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

    Connelly was elevated from the practice squad for Week 1 against the Titans, seeing 21 snaps on special teams. However, he reverted to the practice squad afterward and with his placement on the injured list will be sidelined for at least the next four weeks.

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  • Ryan Connelly: Placed on injured list

    Connelly (undisclosed) was placed on New Orleans' practice squad injured list Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    Connelly was called up for Sunday's win against the Titans but left the game with an undisclosed injury. The 27-year-old will now look to get healthy and return to the field where he can contribute solid value on special teams.

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  • Ryan Connelly: Lands on practice squad

    Connelly (knee) signed to the Saints' practice squad Wednesday.

    Connelly was believed to be dealing with a significant knee injury suffered earlier in August; however, the 27-year-old was waived without an injury designation before inking his practice squad deal.

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  • Saints' Ryan Connelly: Has significant knee injury

    Connelly was not at Tuesday's practice due to a significant knee injury, Saints team reporter Erin Summers reports.

    Head coach Dennis Allen is the one who described Connelly's knee injury as "pretty significant," but there have been no further details made available for the public. Prior to the injury, Connelly was competing for a depth linebacker role with the club. It remains to be seen how lengthy the recovery timeline will be.

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  • Vikings' Ryan Connelly: Removed from PUP list

    The Vikings activated Connelly (knee) from their reserve/PUP list Tuesday, Craig Peters of the team's official site reports.

    Connelly suffered a torn ACL against the Steelers in December, and he was later placed on Minnesota's reserve/PUP list in August. The 27-year-old was required to miss the team's first four games, but he'll now be eligible to return Week 5 against the Bears. Connelly is expected to be a heavy contributor on special teams moving forward, as he's amassed 410 special teams snaps compared to just one defensive snap over the last two seasons.

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  • Vikings' Ryan Connelly: Joins reserve/PUP list

    The Vikings placed Connelly (knee) on the reserve/PUP list Tuesday, Craig Peters of the team's official site reports.

    Connelly is now required to sit out the team's first four games, as he's still recovering from a torn ACL he suffered last December. Once medically cleared to return to game action, the fourth-year pro is expected to contribute mostly on special teams, given he's played just one defensive snap compared to 410 special teams snaps over the last two seasons.

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  • Vikings' Ryan Connelly: Placed on PUP list

    Connelly (knee) was placed on the active/PUP list Monday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Connelly is still recovering from the torn ACL he suffered last season, but his placement on the active version of this list means he can practice or play in the preseason at any time. Once healthy, the linebacker is expected to be mostly a special-teams contributor this year.

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  • Vikings' Ryan Connelly: Placed on injured reserve

    Connelly (knee) was placed on IR on Monday.

    Connelly was injured on the opening kickoff of the second half in the Vikings' win over the Steelers on Thursday. He's appeared in 12 games this season, strictly as a contributor on special teams.

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  • Vikings' Ryan Connelly: Ruled out with knee injury

    Connelly exited Thursday's game against the Steelers with a knee injury and will not return.

    Connelly was injured on the opening kickoff of the second half and needed assistance from trainers to get off the field. The extent of the injury is not clear, though he was ruled out from returning to Thursday's game in short order. Connelly did not record any tackles prior to his exit.

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  • Vikings' Ryan Connelly: Activated from COVID-19 list

    Connelly was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.

    Connelly should return to his customary special-teams role now that he has cleared the NFL's COVID-19 protocols. He has three tackles (two solo) this season.

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  • Vikings' Ryan Connelly: Tests positive for COVID-19

    Connelly tested positive for COVID-19, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Connelly was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, but it wasn't known if he was a close contact or had actually tested positive for the virus. Connelly, who has mostly contributed on special teams, will try to clear protocols in time for Week 10 against the Chargers.

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  • Vikings' Ryan Connelly: Placed on COVID-19 list

    Connelly was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.

    Connelly has played exclusively on special teams to begin the season, but he'll now be forced to spend some time away from the club. It's not yet clear whether the 26-year-old has tested positive for the virus or whether he'll be available for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

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  • Vikings' Ryan Connelly: Claimed by Vikings

    The Vikings claimed Connelly off waivers from the Giants Sunday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Connelly was a surprise cut in New York, as the 2019 fifth-round pick recorded 20 tackles, a sack, two pass breakups and two interceptions over four games before tearing his ACL. Although the Wisconsin product may have lost a step postsurgery, he could be an immediate contributor with the Vikings.

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  • Ryan Connelly: Sent to waivers

    The Giants waived Connelly on Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Connelly started three of four games in 2019 before suffering a torn ACL. It's surprising that the Giants opted to let him go, but perhaps he lost a step due to the injury. Considering he recorded 20 tackles, a sack and two interceptions over just 195 defensive snaps last season, Connelly probably has strong football instincts, so another team could scoop him off waivers and give him a chance.

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  • Giants' Ryan Connelly: Cleared for camp

    Connelly (knee) has been cleared to participate in the start of training camp, Tom Rock of Newsday reports.

    Connelly tore his ACL last September, but it looks like his health is back up to par just in time for training camp. He recorded 19 tackles (nine solo), one sack and two interceptions in just four games as a rookie last season before suffering the injury. Barring any setbacks, he projects to be in the linebacker rotation for the Giants in 2020.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 234 lbs
Birthplace: Eden Prairie, MN
Age: 28
School: Wisconsin
Experience: 4