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Markus Golden

26-Year-Old Linebacker – Arizona Cardinals

2017 Defensive Stats

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Golden tapped into the potential that spurred the Cardinals to nab him in the second round of the 2015 draft, jumping from four sacks as a rookie to 12.5 sacks last season. The offseason addition of C...

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2017 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  8

STATUS:  OUT  (IR)     INJURY:  Knee
HT: 6' 3"   WT: 260   DOB: 3/13/1991
College: Missouri  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Markus Golden Contract Information:

Signed a four-year contract with the Cardinals in May of 2015.

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Golden (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday.

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Markus Golden NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2012 21 CFB 8 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2013 22 CFB 14 - - - - 1 1 - - - - - -
2014 23 CFB 13 - - - - 0 1 - - - - - -
2015 24 ARI 15 31 21 10 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2016 25 ARI 16 51 41 10 12.5 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
2017 26 ARI 4 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Markus Golden – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Outside Linebacker

Snap Count Stats

230

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Markus Golden was on the field for 230 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

15

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Markus Golden was on the field for 15 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 518 145
2016 761 17
2017 230 15
Markus Golden 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Det 54 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Ind 64 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Dal 45 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 SF 67 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Phi
6 TB
7 @LAR
8 BYE Bye Week
9 @SF
10 Sea
11 @Hou
12 Jax
13 LAR
14 Ten
15 @Was
16 NYG
17 @Sea

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Markus Golden
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 3"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   260 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.90 sec
POOR
Shuttle Time
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Cone Drill
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Arm Length
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Vertical Jump
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Arizona Cardinals Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
No players listed.
Out
C
RB
Andre Ellington  Inact
RB
D.J. Foster  Inact
QB
Blaine Gabbert  Inact
LB
OG
RB
RB
T.J. Logan  IR
C
Daniel Munyer  Inact
DE
Olsen Pierre  Inact
TE
WR
Chad Williams  Inact
CB

Markus Golden: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Golden suffered a torn ACL during Sunday's 18-15 overtime win over the 49ers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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The Cardinals fear Golden (knee) suffered a torn ACL or MCL during Sunday's 18-15 win over the 49ers, Mike Jurecki of 98.7 FM Arizona Sports reports.

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Golden suffered an apparent knee injury against the 49ers on Sunday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

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Golden (ankle) played 21 defensive snaps during Saturday's preseason loss to the Bears.

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Golden (ankle) didn't practice Tuesday, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Golden (foot) played eight of 54 defensive snaps -- all as a reserve -- during Saturday's preseason win against the Raiders, Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.

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Golden (foot) has been battling plantar fasciitis this offseason, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Golden secured 51 tackles (41 solo), including a team-high 12.5 sacks, and forced four fumbles in 16 games during the 2016 campaign.

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2015

The Cardinals struck for Golden in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft with notable 3-4 outside linebackers Randy Gregory and Owamagbe Odighizuwa still on the board, surprising talking heads and viewers alike. Golden has responded by climbing the depth chart throughout the offseason and even logging first-team reps at weak-side linebacker early in training camp. If the trend continues, he could usurp the role intended for Lorenzo Alexander, which isn't a hit to the veteran due to his ability to play all four LB spots as well as his special teams prowess. In his final season at the pass-rush factory that is Missouri, Golden notched 78 tackles (43 solo) and 10 sacks in 13 games.