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Top Daniel Ekuale News

  • Patriots' Daniel Ekuale: Active at OTAs

    Ekuale (biceps) is participating in the Patriots' organized team activities, Steven Senne of the Idaho State Journal reports.

    Ekuale's season ended in September of last year after the Patriots placed him on injured reserve with a torn biceps. His participation at OTAs indicates his health is back up to par. The veteran defensive tackle is projected to provide depth on New England's interior defensive line this season.

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  • Patriots' Daniel Ekuale: Lands on IR

    The Patriots placed Ekuale (biceps) on injured reserve Tuesday.

    Ekuale is feared to have suffered a torn biceps in Sunday's victory over the Jets. There has been no official timetable for recovery given, but his placement on IR is a sign it could be season-ending. His absence is expected to be a blow to the Patriots' interior defensive line depth.

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  • Patriots' Daniel Ekuale: Could be out long term

    Ekuale is feared to have suffered a torn biceps in Sunday's win over the Jets and is undergoing further tests to confirm the diagnosis, Mike Reiss of reports.

    Ekuale suffered the injury in the first half and was unable to return. Depending on the severity of the injury it's certainly possible the veteran nose tackle could be out for the remainder of the season, or at the least for several weeks. His absence would be a blow to the interior of the Patriots' defensive line, especially in regards to stopping the run.

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  • Patriots' Daniel Ekuale: Heads out with injury

    Ekuale departed Sunday's game against the Jets with an elbow injury.

    Ekuale logged one tackle before exiting during the first half of Sunday's contest. The 29-year-old has been a rotational nose tackle over the past two seasons for the Patriots. Starting nose tackle Davon Godchaux (ankle) also left during the first half against the Jets, which will leave Christian Barmore to step up into a much larger role in the middle of New England's defense for the time being.

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  • Patriots' Daniel Ekuale: Out for game

    Ekuale (elbow) is now listed as out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Jets, Mike Reiss of reports.

    The rotational nose tackle made one stop in the first half before leaving. Ekuale joins starting nose tackle Davon Godchaux in the locker room, leaving Christian Barmore as New England's next available player at the position.

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  • Patriots' Daniel Ekuale: Re-signs with New England

    Ekuale and the Patriots agreed to a two-year, $6 million contract Friday, Chad Graff of The Athletic reports.

    Ekuale will remain in New England after spending the last two seasons with the team. The defensive lineman appeared in 15 games with the Patriots in 2022, recording a career-high 14 tackles, including two sacks, while also deflecting a pass. Ekuale will likely continue to operate in a reserve role behind the likes of Lawrence Guy and Deatrich Wise in 2023.

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  • Patriots' Daniel Ekuale: Suspension lifted

    Ekuale is available to play again after serving a two-game suspension to open the 2022 campaign, Mike Reiss of reports.

    Ekuale has not counted against the Patriots' 53-man roster while serving a two-game suspension for an undisclosed violation, though this exemption will come to an end this coming Wednesday. As a result, New England will need to open up a roster spot in order to keep the 28-year-old on the team. Otherwise, the Patriots would likely pursue a practice squad contract with Ekuale, who recorded five tackles, including two sacks, while playing 96 defensive snaps over nine games last season.

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  • Patriots' Daniel Ekuale: Suspended two games

    Ekuale was suspended for the first two games of the 2022 regular season for unspecified reasons Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    Ekuale is set to miss New England's first two games against the Dolphins and Steelers while serving his league-imposed suspension, but he'll be allowed to participate in training camp and preseason games. The 28-year-old was perhaps the most important player on the Patriots' practice squad last season, notching five tackles and two sacks on 96 defensive snaps over seven regular-season elevations, and he played in the team's opening-round playoff loss to Buffalo. Ekuale, who was used primarily as a rotational pass rusher in sub packages last season, still can show his potential value while competing for a roster spot this offseason.

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  • Daniel Ekuale: Joins Patriots' practice squad

    Ekuale signed with the Patriots' practice squad Sunday.

    Ekuale spent camp with the Jaguars but was let go at the end of August. The 27-year-old appeared in nine games with Jacksonville last year and totaled 13 tackles (six solo) and one sack.

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  • Jaguars' Daniel Ekuale: Logs full practice Wednesday

    Ekuale (ankle) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

    Ekuale hasn't played a game since being signed to the active roster in late September, as he's been hampered by an ankle injury. The Washington State product could have a chance to make his Jaguars debut Sunday against the Lions.

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  • Jaguars' Daniel Ekuale: Out again Week 5

    Ekuale (ankle) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Texans, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.

    The 25-year-old missed Week 4 due to the ankle injury but returned to practice as a full participant Wednesday, but he ended up listed as questionable and will miss his second straight game. Ekuale was promoted from the practice squad in late September but has yet to see the field due to the injury.

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  • Jaguars' Daniel Ekuale: Not listed on injury report

    Ekuale (ankle) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.

    Ekuale appears ready to return to the lineup, and the Washington State product could make his season debut Sunday versus the Texans. He'll likely operate in a depth role if he happens to suit up.

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  • Jaguars' Daniel Ekuale: Won't play Week 4

    Ekuale was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bengals with an ankle injury.

    The 26-year-old was promoted from the practice squad at the start of the week, but he picked up the ankle injury and won't be available Sunday. Ekuale's absence shouldn't have much of an impact on Jacksonville's defensive rotations up front given his recent promotion.

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  • Jaguars' Daniel Ekuale: Promoted to active roster

    Ekuale was promoted to the Jaguars' active roster Monday, Cole Pepper and Justin Barney of News 4 Jacksonville report.

    Ekuale takes the roster spot vacated by linebacker Leon Jacobs (knee), who was placed on IR. The 26-year-old defensive tackle had four tackles as a member of the Browns in 2019.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 310 lbs
Birthplace: Pago Pago, American Samoa
Age: 30
School: Washington St.
Experience: 6