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  Lions | Charles Hawkins signs    Wed Sep 25, 05:27 PM

The Detroit Lions signed free-agent WR Charles Hawkins (Cardinals) to their practice squad Wednesday, Sept. 25, and released DT Justin Bannan in a corresponding move.

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  Lions | Justin Bannan signed    Thu Aug 15, 11:15 PM

The Detroit Lions have signed free-agent DT Justin Bannan (Broncos). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Lions | More on Justin Bannan    Tue Jul 23, 12:01 AM

Updating a previous report, the Detroit Lions will meet with free-agent DT Justin Bannan (Broncos) Tuesday, July 23, and he will take a physical for the team.

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  Chargers | Remain interested in Justin Bannan    Mon Jul 22, 11:58 PM

The San Diego Chargers remain interested in free-agent DT Justin Bannan (Broncos).

Footballguys view: Bannan is a quality run stuffer and could get quite a bit of playing time if the Chargers add him to the roster. He's visiting with the Lions as well.

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  Lions | Justin Bannan to visit    Fri Jul 19, 07:03 PM

The Detroit Lions are scheduled to meet with free-agent DT Justin Bannan (Broncos) Monday, July 22.

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  Chargers | Targeting Justin Bannan    Tue Jun 4, 11:54 PM

The San Diego Chargers are expected to add veteran depth to their defensive line, and free-agent DL Justin Bannan (Broncos) is among the free agents the team has expressed interest in adding to its rotation, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Footballguys view: Bannan was solid for the Broncos last year and would help upgrade the defensive line for the Chargers. New Chargers head coach Mike McCoy is familiar with Bannan from their days together in Denver.

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  Broncos | Two DTs may test free agency     Wed Feb 6, 04:38 PM

Denver Broncos impending free-agent DTs Justin Bannan and Kevin Vickerson could test the free-agent market to see what kind of deal they can get from other teams. The Broncos are interested in re-signing both players but likely only to short-term deals.

Footballguys view: Both signed for near veteran minimum deals last offseason and may not be willing to do that again. The Broncos have a huge need on the Defensive Line and that's where their focus is going to be this offseason. Many feel Denver is going to take a DT in the first-round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

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  Broncos | Two want to return    Mon Jan 14, 11:33 AM

Denver Broncos S Jim Leonhard and DL Justin Bannan, both impending free agents, want to re-sign with the team in the offseason.

Footballguys view: Leonhard and Bannan could be brought back for a good price. We think it makes sense for the Broncos to keep both veterans around in 2013.

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  Broncos | Justin Bannan shaken up    Mon Oct 15, 10:54 PM

Denver Broncos DL Justin Bannan (undisclosed) was shaken up in the third quarter of the Week 6 game against the San Diego Chargers Monday, Oct. 15.

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  Broncos | Two to miss preseason game    Fri Aug 17, 02:24 PM

Denver Broncos CB Tracy Porter (hamstring) and DL Kevin Vickerson (concussion) will miss the Broncos preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks Saturday, August 18. CB Drayton Florence will replace Porter and DL Justin Bannan will replace Vickerson, who suffered the concussion Thursday, Aug. 16.

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  Broncos | Justin Bannan aggravates injury    Fri Aug 3, 10:05 PM

Denver Broncos DL Justin Bannan (calf) aggravated his calf muscle while running conditioning sprints Thursday, Aug. 2. As a result, he was unable to participate in practice Friday, Aug. 3. Bannan is also unlikely to take part in a scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 4, but he is hopeful of being ready for the preseason opener Aug. 9 against the Chicago Bears.

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  Broncos | Justin Bannan works with starters    Sun May 27, 03:41 PM

Denver Broncos DT Justin Bannan worked with the first-team defensive during organized team activities last week.

Footballguys view: Bannan comes back to the Broncos after playing for the Rams last year. He should be starting for them in week 1 as primarily a run stuffing DT. Bannan may come off the field on passing downs.

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  Broncos | Will wait and see with DT Warren    Sun May 27, 03:07 PM

Jeff Legwold, from the Denver Post, reports the Broncos will take a wait and see approach with veteran DT Ty Warren. The team recently asked him to take a pay cut, but Warren refused.

Footballguys view: When workouts become mandatory then the team will decide the fate of Warren. Right now he's not been participating at OTAs, but they are considered voluntary. The team needs a run stuffer like Warren in the middle of the D-Line, but he hasn't played in a regular season game since 2009 due to injuries.

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  Broncos | DT Vickerson heavier, looking to start    Sun May 27, 02:10 PM

Lindsay Jones, from the Denver Post, reports Broncos DT Kevin Vickerson checked in at OTAs weighing 324 lbs, and increase of almost 50 lbs from last year. "Coming off an injury, you could get out of shape with a bad body," Vickerson said. "A lot of guys, especially D-tackles, would come back way over-heavy, sloppy, bad weight. I've had that before, and I didn't want that again."

Footballguys view: The Broncos have pass rushing DTs like rookie Derek Wolfe on the roster, but they need run stuffers at the position too. Vickerson may help anchor against the run more than some think if veteran Ty Warren is cut because he refuses to cut his salary. Justin Bannan should be the other starting DT in Jack Del Rio's defense.

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  Broncos | Justin Bannan a better fit in 4-3    Thu Apr 12, 09:05 AM

Denver Broncos DL Justin Bannan will move inside in the team's 4-3 scheme. Bannan saw time at defensive end during his first tenure with the team. 'To be honest, I'm more comfortable in a 4-3 than I am in a 3-4,' Bannan said. 'Playing a 4-3 and a more attacking style of defense - that's going to be more up my alley.'

Footballguys view: Bannan's a quality defender who will work as a rotational player for the Broncos.

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  Broncos | Justin Bannan contract update     Wed Apr 11, 01:21 PM

Updating a previous item, Denver Broncos DL Justin Bannan signed a one-year deal with the team. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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  Broncos | Justin Bannan signed    Wed Apr 11, 01:01 PM

The Denver Broncos have signed free-agent DT Justin Bannan (Rams). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Bannan played for the Broncos before during the McDaniels regime. He'll give them another veteran presence in the middle of the D-Line. At this point in his career Bannan is nothing more than a rotational player who will need his snaps limited.

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  Broncos | Justin Bannan visits    Thu Apr 5, 06:14 PM

The Denver Broncos met with free-agent DT Justin Bannan (Rams) Thursday, April 5.

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  Rams | Three players released    Mon Mar 12, 03:21 PM

The St. Louis Rams have released C Jason Brown and DTs Justin Bannan and Fred Robbins.

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  Rams | Justin Bannan questionable for Week 13    Fri Dec 2, 03:57 PM

St. Louis Rams DT Justin Bannan (shoulder) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 2. He is listed as questionable for Week 13 and may be a game-time decision.

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  Rams | Four miss practice    Thu Dec 1, 07:37 PM

St. Louis Rams DL Justin Bannan (shoulder), LB Josh Hull (hamstring), OT Mark LeVoir (pectoral) and DL Chris Long (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 1.

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  Rams | Four players miss practice    Wed Nov 30, 04:24 PM

St. Louis Rams OT Mark LeVoir (pectoral), DT Justin Bannan (shoulder), LB Josh Hull (hamstring) and P Donnie Jones (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30.

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  Rams | Several players considered day-to-day    Mon Nov 28, 05:07 PM

St. Louis Rams FB Brit Miller (hamstring), OT Mark LeVoir (pectoral), DT Justin Bannan (shoulder) and LBs Chris Chamberlain (hamstring) and Josh Hull (hamstring) are considered day-to-day because of their injuries.

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  Rams | Week 12 Inactives    Sun Nov 27, 11:44 AM

The St. Louis Rams have declared LB Ben Leber, OL Bryan Mattison, RB Cadillac Williams, WR Danario Alexander, LB Josh Hull, DL Justin Bannan, OL Mark LeVoir inactive for Week 12.

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  Rams | Three to miss Week 12    Fri Nov 25, 03:42 PM

St. Louis Rams OT Mark LeVoir (pectoral), DT Justin Bannan (shoulder) and LB Josh Hull (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 25, and have been ruled out for Week 12.

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  Rams | Four players miss practice    Thu Nov 24, 03:05 PM

St. Louis Rams OTs Mark LeVoir (pectoral) and Jason Smith (head), DT Justin Bannan (shoulder) and LB Josh Hull (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 24.

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  Rams | Five players miss practice    Wed Nov 23, 05:18 PM

St. Louis Rams OTs Mark LeVoir (pectoral) and Jason Smith (head), DT Justin Bannan (shoulder) and LBs Josh Hull (hamstring) and James Laurinaitis (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 23.

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  Rams | Two players undergo MRI    Mon Nov 21, 04:51 PM

St. Louis Rams DT Justin Bannan (shoulder) and LB James Laurinaitis (foot) underwent MRIs Monday, Nov. 21, but the results of them are not known at this time.

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  Rams | Justin Bannan agrees to terms    Sat Jul 30, 03:51 PM

The St. Louis Rams have agreed to terms with free-agent DL Justin Bannan (Broncos) on a three-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Rams | Still looking at defensive linemen    Sat Jul 30, 03:14 PM

The St. Louis Rams continue conversations with free-agent DL Justin Bannan (Broncos). The team may also show some interest in free-agent DT Daniel Muir (Colts).

Footballguys view: Bannan played with the Broncos last year under then coach Josh McDaniels, who is now in St. Louis as their offensive coordinator. He fits in a 3-4 defense as quality veteran depth.

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  Rams | Justin Bannan on radar    Thu Jul 28, 10:32 PM

The St. Louis Rams are talking with free-agent DT Justin Bannan (Broncos).

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  Broncos | Would like to re-sign two DLs    Wed Jul 20, 03:31 PM

The Denver Broncos are hoping that they will be able to re-sign free-agent DLs Jamal Williams and Justin Bannan once the lockout is over. The team released both players before the lockout started.

Footballguys view: Williams price just went up with the Kris Jenkins retirement news, and Bannan is an underrated player who could find a nice market for his services with the number of teams in the market for 3-4 ends. If the team makes a run at DeAngelo Williams, signing both defensive linemen might be difficult.

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  Broncos | Could look to re-sign two cut DTs    Sun May 15, 02:58 PM

The Denver Broncos could be interested in re-signing free-agent DTs Jamal Williams and Justin Bannan once the free agency period begins. The Broncos released both players prior to the start of the lockout.

Footballguys view: We've heard that Williams wants to come back to Denver. He's not the same player he used to be, but can plug up the middle and should work well in a rotation. Bannan may not decide to come back, and could find a 3-4 team that would fit his skill set better.

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  Jets | Could show interest in Justin Bannan    Sun Mar 6, 05:54 PM

The New York Jets could be interested in free-agent DL Justin Bannan (Broncos) this offseason because of his prior experience with head coach Rex Ryan, reports Edward Lee, of The Baltimore Sun.

Footballguys view: Bannan has experience in a Rex Ryan defense from their time together in Baltimore. The Jets need to upgrade the depth on their defensive line, and Bannan could certainly be an option for them.

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  Ravens | Justin Bannan would like to sign    Sun Mar 6, 05:53 PM

Free-agent DL Justin Bannan (Broncos) said he would love to sign with the Baltimore Ravens this offseason, reports Edward Lee, of The Baltimore Sun.

Footballguys view: Bannan played in Baltimore before Denver picked him up last year. He knows the system, and would welcome a shot to go back to the Ravens.

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  NFL | Justin Bannan expected to receive interest    Fri Mar 4, 05:13 PM

Free-agent DL Justin Bannan (Broncos) is expected to receive interest from several teams in free agency, reports Mike Klis, of The Denver Post.

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  Broncos | Two released    Thu Mar 3, 05:25 PM

The Denver Broncos released DLs Jamal Williams and Justin Bannan Thursday, March 3, according to The Denver Post's Mike Klis.

Footballguys view: Williams getting released isn't a surprise because he's a NT in a 3-4 defense and Denver is switching back to a 4-3 under new head coach John Fox. Releasing Bannan does surprise. He wasn't making that much money, and could work inside as a DT in the 4-3 defense. There's a chance the Broncos could bring Bannan back at a reduced rate, but he's likely moving on.

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  Broncos | Justin Bannan likely to move to DT    Sat Feb 19, 04:18 PM

The Denver Broncos likely will use DL Justin Bannan at defensive tackle in their new 4-3 defensive alignment next season, reports Mike Klis, of The Denver Post. Bannan played defensive end in the team's 3-4 defensive alignment this season.

Footballguys view: Bannan will shift to Defensive Tackle while guys like Robert Ayers and Elvis Dumervil move from Outside Linebackers to Defensive Ends. John Fox is switching the Broncos to a 4-3 defense and should address the defensive line with the number two overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

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  Broncos | Players defending Josh McDaniels    Wed Oct 27, 10:47 AM

Despite suffering an embarrassing Week 7 loss and feeling the wrath of the city, Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels continues to have the respect of his players, according to Mike Klis, of The Denver Post. 'I'm not sugarcoating this. I'm going to be as honest as can be and tell it to you straight. It's not Josh,' LB Mario Haggan said. 'I've never been more prepared as a player from a head coach. And I've been through five or six already.' There is also no concern of McDaniels losing the locker room. 'That's ridiculous,' DL Justin Bannan said. 'Josh hasn't lost this team. Nobody quit. When it's 21-0 and there's only five minutes gone on the clock? You're like, 'Oh, boy.' It's not even an uphill battle at that point. It's a fight for survival.'

Footballguys view: McDaniels certainly seems like he's on the hot seat after a humiliating loss against the Raiders on Sunday. We'll see if the team can rally around their young head coach and get a win over the 49ers in London.

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  Broncos | Many on the sidelines Saturday    Sun Aug 8, 03:26 AM

Denver Broncos DE Justin Bannan and FB Spencer Larsen were excused from practice Saturday, Aug. 7, for personal reasons, reports Lindsay Jones, of The Denver Post. LB D.J. Williams (undisclosed), C Dustin Fry (undisclosed), G Chris Kuper (ankle), NT Chris Baker (undisclosed), LB Elvis Dumervil (pectoral muscle) and LB Jarvis Moss (hand) also were held out of practice.

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  Broncos | Justin Bannan excused from practice Monday    Mon May 24, 04:45 PM

Denver Broncos DL Justin Bannan was excused from the team's offseason workout Monday, May 24, for personal reasons, reports Mike Klis, of The Denver Post.

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  Broncos | Bannan expected to start     Sat Mar 20, 05:42 PM

Lindsay H. Jones, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos DL Justin Bannan is expected to start at defensive end next season.

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  Broncos | Bannan contract update    Tue Mar 9, 05:55 PM

Updating a previous report, Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Denver Broncos DL Justin Bannan signed a five-year deal worth $22 million. The deal included a $6.3 million signing bonus as well as $10.5 million in guaranteed money.

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  Broncos | Bannan agrees to five-year deal    Fri Mar 5, 06:59 PM

Mike Klis, of The Denver Post, reports the Denver Broncos have agreed to a five-year deal with free-agent DT Justin Bannan (Ravens). Financial terms were not available.

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  Browns | Bannan scheduled to visit    Fri Mar 5, 12:47 PM

Aaron Wilson, of the Carroll County Times, reports the Cleveland Browns are scheduled to meet with unrestricted free-agent DT Justin Bannan (Ravens).

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  Broncos | Bannan set to visit    Fri Mar 5, 01:02 AM

Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Denver Broncos have set up a visit with free-agent DT Justin Bannan (Ravens), according to a league source.

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  Ravens | Will try to re-sign Bannan, Edwards    Thu Jan 21, 11:13 AM

Edward Lee and Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, report Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said the Ravens will try to re-sign impending free-agents DT Justin Bannan and DE Dwan Edwards during the offseason.

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  Ravens | Bannan questionable for Week 16    Fri Dec 25, 04:05 PM

Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens DT Justin Bannan (illness) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 25. He is listed as questionable for Week 16 and will be a game-time decision.

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  Ravens | Ngata out for Week 10    Mon Nov 16, 07:22 PM

ESPN's Suzy Kolber reports Baltimore Ravens DT Haloti Ngata (ankle) is out for the team's Week 10 game. He will be replaced by DT Justin Bannan.

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  Ravens | Johnson, Bannan probable for Week 4    Fri Oct 2, 04:59 PM

Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens LB Jarret Johnson (shoulder) and DT Justin Bannan (knee) were limited during practice Friday, Oct. 2. They are listed as probable for Week 4 and are expected to play. Bannan is expected to play with a brace on his knee.

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