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Jabaal Sheard Could Excel With Patriots In Return To Natural Position

FOXBORO, Mass. — Jabaal Sheard has finally found stability with the New England Patriots. Sheard, who was signed over the offseason as a free agent, started his career with the Cleveland Browns as a 4-3 defensive end before the team switched to a 3-4, moving him to outside linebacker in 2013. He played under three defensive coordinators and found his greatest success under Dick...
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Jabaal Sheard’s Run-Stopping Skills Should Help Keep Patriots’ Starters Fresh

Jabaal Sheard received a second chance to play for the New England Patriots. The newly signed edge defender thought he was going to be drafted by the Patriots when he came out of Pittsburgh in 2011. He spent four years with the Cleveland Browns after being a second-round draft pick, and after hitting free agency, winning was key at his next destination. “Coming from a not-so-good...
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jabaal Sheard: Patriots’ Winning Culture Drove Me To Sign As Free Agent

Jabaal Sheard wants to win some football games, so it appears he came to the right team. The veteran pass rusher won just 20 games in four seasons with the Cleveland Browns, and Sheard said history of success played a large part in his decision to sign with the New England Patriots in free agency. “Just the whole feel of winning,” Sheard told’s Jackie Brittain...
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Jabaal Sheard signs two-year, $11 million deal with Patriots

The Cleveland Browns’ talent balance sheet is growing redder by the day. Defensive end/linebacker Jabaal Sheard is the latest player to leave Cleveland, having signed a two-year contract with the New England Patriots that could be worth up to $11 million, and which includes $5.5 million guaranteed. This signing, along with most every piece of NFL news in the twenty-first century...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Jabaal Sheard Signed By Patriots To Two-Year Deal, Boosting Pass Rush

The New England Patriots finally made a splash in free agency. The Patriots signed pass rusher Jabaal Sheard to a two-year deal worth $11 million with a $4 million signing bonus, the Baltimore Sun’s Aaron Wilson reported Wednesday. Sheard went to New England for a free-agent visit Tuesday night. Sheard has 23 sacks in four seasons with the Cleveland Browns. He has experience as...
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Jabaal Sheard active in Atlanta; Gordon to play roughly 30 snaps

It seemed not that long ago when thoughts were that Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard could be lost for the season thanks to a foot injury. Just days later, the team’s 2011 second-round pick out of Pitt is surprisingly active as the team suits up in Atlanta to face the falcons. Given that Browns coach Mike Pettine stated on Monday that Sheard could be Injured Reserve...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns lose Karlos Dansby and Jabaal Sheard to injury

The Cleveland Browns used to be deep on defense. Remember that? They had more defensive linemen than they knew what to do with. Now, the Browns are down two more key defensive players at least for a little while as Karlos Dansby and Jabaal Sheard are the latest names to adorn the Browns’ injury list with both players leaving mid-way through Sunday’s loss to the Houston Texans...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Have Discussed Contract Extension With OLB Jabaal Sheard

  Browns OLB Jabaal Sheard told reporters on Tuesday that there have been talks between the two parties regarding a contract extension that would keep him in Cleveland for the foreseeable future. Sheard added that he loves the city of Cleveland and the Browns organization. The Browns signed Paul Kruger to a sizable contract in free agency last year and later used their 2012...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

D’Qwell Jackson on Chud: “He came in and did everything right.”

On the bus back to Pittsburgh, Jabaal Sheard showed me a text from his agent that said Chud could be fired. I said, ‘No way. No way.’ After the Trent Richardson trade and our quarterback injuries, I thought for sure he’d get a pass. Not one year. Come on. One year? There’s no way. Chud was good for us, good for the team. He came in and did everything right, I thought. At...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

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