Robert Ayers
Robert Ayers
33-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Released by the Lions in August of 2018.
Hangs up cleats
DEFree Agent
July 16, 2019
Ayers announced Tuesday via his personal twitter page that he's retiring from football.
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Ayers wasn't on an NFL roster during the 2018 season and is closing in on his 34th birthday next month. The Tennessee product still had a stellar career, however, racking up 246 tackles (178 solo) and 35 sacks in 105 games over eight seasons.
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Measurables Review
How do Robert Ayers' measurables compare to other defensive ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
275 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.90 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.51 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.56 sec
 
Vertical Jump
29.5 in
 
Broad Jump
102 in
 
Bench Press
18 reps
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Robert Ayers
Week 17: Gameday Injuries
Week 17: Gameday Injuries
December 31, 2017
December 31, 2017
Week 17 brings an abundance of developing situations in terms of injuries and playing time for both non-contending teams and those still gunning for the postseason. Juan Carlos Blanco guides you through the complex landscape heading into Sunday morning.
Week 16: Gameday Injuries
Week 16: Gameday Injuries
December 24, 2017
December 24, 2017
With a host of notable absences at key positions and one very important return from suspension, Week 16 offers no shortage of important fantasy headlines. Juan Carlos Blanco guides you through the injury landscape heading into a crucial Week 16.
Week 13: Gameday Injuries
Week 13: Gameday Injuries
December 3, 2017
December 3, 2017
A full slate of games and a host of key injury-related question marks make Week 13 particularly intriguing. Juan Carlos Blanco guides you through the potential landmines as you set your lineups Sunday morning.
Gameday Injuries: Week 12
Gameday Injuries: Week 12
November 26, 2017
November 26, 2017
Injuries continue to mount as the season enters its stretch run, and Week 12 once again sees several notable names on the Sunday morning watch list. Juan Carlos Blanco breaks down the latest on who's likely to start or sit.
NFL Game Previews: Breaking Down Week 12
November 22, 2017
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday night game as Joe Flacco and the Ravens look to knock off the visiting Texans in a key AFC matchup.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Ayers notched four sacks over his last six games of 2016 on his way to a total of 6.5 quarterback takedowns, while also tallying 29 tackles (21 solo), one pass defensed and one forced fumble. One of the more notable free_agent signings for the Bucs a year ago, the veteran is expected to be even more effective in his second year in defensive coordinator Mike Smith's scheme, and is once again likely to see some time in the middle alongside Gerald McCoy as well.
One of the Bucs' major offseason acquistions following a career year with the Giants in 2015, Ayers is expected to be deployed at both end and tackle in the coming season. The versatile lineman has received notable time at both positions in various packages throughout offseason work and in the early portions of training camp. Ayers' greatest value may well come from his ability to provide a consistent push in the pocket from any spot along the line, rendering him a solid IDP value.
Pass-rushing defensive end, could see more work if Jason Pierre-Paul is slow to recover from a hand injury.
Rotating defensive end, could also see some time as a pass-rushing linebacker.
Will get the opportunity to win a starting defensive end job despite his relatively disappointing time in Denver throughout his career. If Von Miller is suspended for the first four games of the season, Ayers will be heavily relied upon to pressure the quarterback.
Will start at defensive end, although he still hasn't become the pass rusher that the Broncos expected him to be when they drafted him 18th overall in 2009. If opposing teams have to double Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller, Ayers could get his chances at the quarterback.
Ayers will move back to defensive end this season, the position he played in college where he had his biggest impact. With new head coach John Fox's defensive makeover, Ayers should have more chances to rush the quarterback, especially with 2009 NFL sack leader Elvis Dumervil back on the field.
Ayers was expected to have an impact for the Broncos after he was selected in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft, but he was relatively disappointing throughout the season. More is expected of him in 2010 and although he has had some issues with the coaching staff during preseason workouts, he has plenty of time to establish himself as a solid pass rusher in Denver.
Ayers will be asked to provide explosiveness from the outside and could provide a good number of sacks throughout the season. The Broncos used the 18th pick in the 2009 Draft on the former Tennessee Volunteer specifically to increase the talent along the defensive line, one that struggled mightily in 2008. He should get plenty of reps on the field may even be put on the field as a linebacker to increase his sack opportunities.
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Cut one day after signing
DEFree Agent
August 28, 2018
The Lions released Ayers on Tuesday.
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Signs with Lions
DEDetroit Lions
August 27, 2018
Ayers signed with Detroit on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Cut by Tampa Bay
DEFree Agent
Shoulder
March 17, 2018
Ayers (shoulder) was released by the Buccaneers on Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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Inactive for Sunday
DETampa Bay Buccaneers
Shoulder
December 31, 2017
Ayers (shoulder) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Saints, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
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Unlikely to play season finale
DETampa Bay Buccaneers
Shoulder
December 30, 2017
Ayers (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Saints, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
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