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JOPLO BARTU RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jaguars Sign LB Joplo Bartu, Place RB Bernard Piece On I.R.

The Jacksonville Jaguars announced that they’ve signed LB Joplo Bartu to a contract following his workout on Monday. The Jaguars also placed RB Bernard Pierce on season-ending injured reserve. LB Sean Porter was signed to their practice squad. Bartu, 25, signed on with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of Texas State back in May. He managed to make the 53-man roster...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Jaguars Working Out LB Joplo Bartu

Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that the Jaguars are bringing in LB Joplo Bartu for a workout on Monday. Wilson adds that Jacksonville has concerns about veteran LB Paul Posluszny. Bartu, 25, signed on with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of Texas State back in May. He managed to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason, and spent a few...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons sign 2nd K Shayne Graham, waive LB Joplo Bartu

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) With Matt Bryant slowed by a right quadriceps injury, the Atlanta Falcons have signed kicker Shayne Graham. To make room, the Falcons waived former starting linebacker Joplo Bartu on Thursday. Bryant was limited in practice. The 40-year-old already has missed four attempts this season, including a 46-yarder in last Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Indianapolis...
Via Associated Press
November 26, 2015  |  Discuss

REPORT: Atlanta Falcons linebacker has suspension rescinded

According to Ian Rapoport, Falcons starting linebacker Joplo Bartu will now be fined $50,000 for an alcohol-related offense stemming from last season. Bartu was originally suspended two games after pleading no contest to driving under the influence, but the suspension has now been reduced to just a fine. AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten NFL teams that need to relocate QB Rankings...
Via cover32
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Super Bowl LI, Falcons, Jaguars, Packers, & Panthers

Super Bowl LI The NFL announced Thursday that Super Bowl LI will be hosted in Houston on February 5, 2017. Falcons Falcons LB Joplo Bartu will be fined $50,000 after his two-game suspension was rescinded by the NFL, according to Ian Rapoport. Jaguars Jaguars first-round pick DE Dante Fowler is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair ... The post NFL Notes: Super Bowl LI, Falcons...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons linebackers Worrilow, Bartu embrace roles

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has put a strong emphasis since the start of training camp on improving the team's run defense. Smith sees incremental improvement, but stops well short of saying the Falcons have cured the ills that made them the NFL's second-worst unit against the run last season. For Atlanta to succeed, Smith and his staff are putting...
Via Associated Press
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Joplo Bartu is ready to take on a more prominent role on defense

While the Falcons are still searching to find a solid replacement for Sean Weatherspoon at the linebacker position there is a sense of urgency in terms of other linebackers stepping up and having a strong performance during the offseason camps. One of those linebackers is Joplo Bartu, who in his second year, is getting comfortably adjusted to the Falcons’ new 3-4 defense. Bartu...
Via cover32 - Falcons
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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