The Arizona Cardinals have reached agreement on a one-year contract with defensive end Matt Shaughnessy, the seventh free agent acquired by the team this week.
Shaughnessy started all 16 games last season with the Oakland Raiders. He had 3.5 sacks along with 42 tackles, 29 solos. The Raiders selected Shaughnessy in the third round of the 2009 draft out of Wisconsin, where he was...
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March 15, 2013
The Cardinals added to their depth on the defensive line Friday by signing free-agent defensive end Matt Shaughnessy. The news was first announced on Twitter by Cards outside linebacker O'Brien Schofield, Shaughnessy's college teammate and bookend pass rusher at Wisconsin.
Terms of his contract are unknown.
The 26-year-old Shaughnessy, entering his fifth year in the NFL...
After opting the avoid the flurry and remain quiet in the first day of the official Free Agency period, the Oakland Raiders made their first signings of the year on day two. Focused on shoring up the defense, the Silver & Black came to terms with defensive tackle Pat Sims, linebacker Kaluka Maiava and defensive end Jason Hunter, besides re-signing [...]
When Matt Shaughnessy was selected in the 3rd round of the 2009 NFL draft and all of the draft experts labeled him another developmental draft prospect who was drafted too high, he proved all of those experts to be wrong. In his first three seasons as an Oakland Raider, Matt Shaughnessy has recorded 92 tackles, 12 sacks, [...]
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In the NFL, defensive ends are key in both stopping the run, and rushing the passer. There are many who specialize in one or the other, while finding players who can be productive in both areas is rare. The Oakland Raiders have two young defensive ends who possess that very rare ability. Lamarr Houston and [...]
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Prediction 1: Matt Shaughnessy will have 10 sacks or more. Result: Shaughnessy played in three games registering 1 sack. There is no way of knowing is Shaughnessy would have made it to 10 sacks and the three games was too small of a sample to project out a full season. 0 for 1. Prediction 2: Taiwan [...]