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  Giants | Israel Idonije seeing plenty of action    Tue Aug 12, 09:07 PM

New York Giants DE Israel Idonije has been seeing reps at defensive end and has been working a lot on special teams as he tries to earn a roster spot.

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  Giants | Israel Idonije contract details    Thu Aug 7, 01:51 PM

Updating a previous report, New York Giants DE Israel Idonije signed a one-year deal worth $955,000. Idonije will receive $25,000 more if he makes the final roster.

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  Giants | Israel Idonije signs    Tue Aug 5, 05:46 PM

The New York Giants signed free-agent DE Israel Idonije (Bears) to an undisclosed contract Tuesday, Aug. 5.

Footballguys view: Idonije is not the same player he used to be. The Giants are just getting some veteran depth here.

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  Bears | Two players released    Thu Jun 19, 07:44 PM

The Chicago Bears have released DE Israel Idonije and QB Jerrod Johnson.

Footballguys view: Good ole "Double Clutch" will have to latch on as a camp arm somewhere else. When the team added free agent Jimmy Clausen, the quarterback spot became cramped. We'll see if Clausen can beat out rookie David Fales for a spot on the depth chart. We should see Jordan Palmer be the primary backup to Jay Cutler.

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Jerrod Johnson player page


  Bears | Financials for Israel Idonije    Wed Mar 19, 12:02 AM

Updating a previous report, the Chicago Bears and DE Israel Idonije agreed to a one-year contract worth $955,000 Tuesday, March 18. There is no bonus associated with the deal.

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  Bears | Agree to terms with Israel Idonije    Tue Mar 18, 01:26 PM

The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with DE Israel Idonije (Lions) on a contract Tuesday, March 18. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Idonije returns to the team he spent his first nine seasons with. He was ineffective last year in Detroit, notching only 11 tackles and .5 sack. Idonije has the versatility to move around as a part-time rotational player on the defensive line.

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  Bears | Israel Idonije may be returning    Tue Mar 18, 03:03 AM

Free-agent DE Israel Idonije (Lions) is taking a physical in Chicago, which indicates he may return to the Chicago Bears, where he played for seven seasons before moving to Detroit for 2013.

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  Lions | Israel Idonije won't be back    Fri Feb 21, 11:33 AM

Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said impending free-agent DE Israel Idonije will not be brought back.

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  Lions | Israel Idonije placed on IR    Fri Dec 27, 04:57 PM

The Detroit Lions have placed DE Israel Idonije (neck) on Injured Reserve. The team also signed practice squad S Akwasi Owusu-Ansah to their active roster. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Akwasi Owusu-Ansah player page


  Lions | Thursday practice report for Week 17    Thu Dec 26, 05:49 PM

Detroit Lions CB Dwight Bentley (concussion), OG Dylan Gandy (illness), CB Chris Houston (toe, illness), LB DeAndre Levy (foot), OT LaAdrian Waddle (ankle) and S John Wendling (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 26. S Louis Delmas (knee), CB Jonte Green (shoulder), DE Israel Idonije (neck) and CB Darius Slay (knee) were limited. CB Rashean Mathis (illness) practiced in full.

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Israel Idonije player page
Chris Houston player page
John Wendling player page
Louis Delmas player page
DeAndre Levy player page


  Lions | Wednesday's Week 17 practice report    Wed Dec 25, 08:43 PM

Detroit Lions CB Bill Bentley (concussion), FS Louis Delmas (knee), TE Dorin Dickerson (concussion), LB DeAndre Levy (foot), S John Wendling (ankle) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (ankle) each did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 25. CB Chris Houston (toe), DE Israel Idonije (neck) and CB Darius Slay (knee) were listed limited participants, while CB Rashean Mathis (illness) was a full participant.

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Israel Idonije player page
Chris Houston player page
John Wendling player page
Louis Delmas player page
DeAndre Levy player page
Dorin Dickerson player page
Bill Bentley player page


  Lions | Saturday injury report for Week 15    Sat Dec 14, 07:06 PM

Detroit Lions CB Chris Houston (toe) and CB Darius Slay (knee) are listed as doubtful for Week 15. DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) is listed as questionable. OT LaAdrian Waddle (elbow), DE Israel Idonije (knee), FS Louis Delmas (knee) and FS John Wendling (illness) are listed as probable. Delmas, Houston and Slay did not participate in practice Saturday, Dec. 14. Ansah was limited during practice while the other players fully participated in practice.

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Chris Houston player page
John Wendling player page
Louis Delmas player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page


  Lions | Friday practice report for Week 15    Fri Dec 13, 05:18 PM

Detroit Lions CBs Chris Houston (toe) and Darius Slay (knee) did not practice Friday, Dec. 13. DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), S Louis Delmas (knee), DE Israel Idonije (knee) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (elbow) were limited. S John Wendling (illness) practiced in full.

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Chris Houston player page
John Wendling player page
Louis Delmas player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page


  Lions | Thursday practice report for Week 15    Thu Dec 12, 05:29 PM

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), S Louis Delmas (knee), CB Chris Houston (toe), DE Israel Idonije (knee), CB Darius Slay (knee) and S John Wendling (illness) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 12. OT LaAdrian Waddle (elbow) was limited.

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Chris Houston player page
John Wendling player page
Louis Delmas player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page


  Lions | Friday injury report for Week 14    Fri Dec 6, 04:35 PM

Detroit Lions CB Darius Slay (knee) did not practice Friday, Dec. 6, and is doubtful for Week 14. CB Chris Houston (foot) was limited in practice and is questionable. S Louis Delmas (knee) and DE Israel Idonije (knee) both were limited in practice and are probable.

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Chris Houston player page
Louis Delmas player page


  Lions | Thursday practice report for Week 14    Thu Dec 5, 06:42 PM

Detroit Lions DE Israel Idonije (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 5. CB Chris Houston (foot), CB Darius Slay (knee) and FS Louis Delmas (knee) were limited during practice.

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Chris Houston player page
Louis Delmas player page


  Lions | Wednesday injury report for Week 13    Wed Nov 27, 02:59 PM

Detroit Lions CB Chris Houston (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 27, and he is listed as doubtful for the Week 13 game against the Green Bay Packers Thursday, Nov. 28. FS Louis Delmas (knee) and FS Glover Quin (ankle) were limited participants in practice, while DE Israel Idonije (knee) practiced in full. Delmas, Idonije and Quin are each listed as probable for Week 13.

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Chris Houston player page
Louis Delmas player page
Glover Quin player page


  Lions | Tuesday injury report for Week 13    Tue Nov 26, 04:12 PM

Detroit Lions CB Chris Houston (foot) and LB Travis Lewis (non-injury) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Nov. 26. S Louis Delmas (knee) and S Glover Quin (ankle) both were limited in practice. DE Israel Idonije (knee) fully participated in practice.

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Chris Houston player page
Louis Delmas player page
Glover Quin player page


  Lions | Monday practice report for Week 13    Mon Nov 25, 06:11 PM

Detroit Lions DE Israel Idonije (knee), CB Chris Houston (foot), FS Louis Delmas (knee) and SS Glover Quin (ankle) did not participate in practice Monday, Nov. 25. The Lions did not practice and this is an estimation.

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Chris Houston player page
Louis Delmas player page
Glover Quin player page


  Lions | Thursday practice report for Week 12    Fri Nov 22, 04:32 PM

Detroit Lions S Louis Delmas (knee) did not practice Friday, Nov. 22, and is probable. DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle) was limited in practice and is probable. CB Bill Bentley (knee), DT Andre Fluellen (thigh), CB Jonte Greene (illness) and OT Corey Hilliard (knee) all fully practiced and are probable. DE Israel Idonije (knee) and S Glover Quin (ankle) both were limited in practice and are questionable.

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Andre Fluellen player page
Louis Delmas player page
Glover Quin player page
Bill Bentley player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page


  Lions | Two practicing    Thu Nov 21, 11:44 AM

Detroit Lions S Glover Quin (ankle) and CB Jonte Green (illness) practiced Thursday, Nov. 21. DE Israel Idonije (knee) was limited.

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Glover Quin player page


  Lions | Wednesday practice report for Week 12    Wed Nov 20, 06:36 PM

Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (achilles), CB Jonte Green (illness) and S Glover Quin (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 20. DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle), CB Dwight Bentley (knee), S Louis Delmas (knee), DT Andre Fluellen (thigh), DE Israel Idonije (knee) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) all were limited. T Corey Hilliard (knee) fully practiced.

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Andre Fluellen player page
Brandon Pettigrew player page
Louis Delmas player page
Glover Quin player page
Joique Bell player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page


  Lions | Eight players listed as probable    Fri Oct 4, 05:41 PM

Detroit Lions WR Patrick Edwards (ankle), OG Rob Sims (shoulder), OT Jason Fox (groin), DE Ezekiel Ansah (abdomen), DE Israel Idonije (hamstring), LB Ashlee Palmer (ankle), CB Rashean Mathis (head) and FS Louis Delmas (knee) are listed as probable for Week 5. Delmas did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 4, Ansah and Palmer were limited and the other players fully practiced.

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Israel Idonije player page
Louis Delmas player page
Ashlee Palmer player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page


  Lions | Five limited    Thu Oct 3, 06:26 PM

Detroit Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah (abdomen), S Louis Delmas (knee), DE Israel Idonije (hamstring), S Glover Quin (ankle) and OG Rob Sims (shoulder) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 3.

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Louis Delmas player page
Glover Quin player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page


  Lions | Seven will miss preseason game    Fri Aug 9, 06:17 PM

Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (knee), OG Leroy Harris (knee), DE Israel Idonije (hamstring), WR Ryan Broyles (knee), CB Ron Bartell (shoulder), CB Chris Greenwood (hamstring) and CB Jonte Green (hamstring) will not play in the team's first preseason game.

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Ronald Bartell player page
Louis Delmas player page
Ryan Broyles player page


  Lions | Three return    Tue Aug 6, 09:15 AM

Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (knee), DE Israel Idonije (undisclosed) and DE Jason Jones (undisclosed) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 6.

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Jason Jones player page
Louis Delmas player page


  Lions | Israel Idonije discusses role    Thu Jul 4, 10:30 AM

Detroit Lions DE Israel Idonije said he was pitched on being a run-stopper on early downs. 'I think the focus is first and second down, to be on the end,' Idonije said. 'Number one, just stop the run. In that the 4-3 style defense, stopping the run is the first focus. After that, whether it's inside on passing situations, or we're going to do something where I'm flexed outside in the (wide) nine to get after it from there.'

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  Lions | Israel Idonije looking for revenge    Wed Jul 3, 10:08 PM

Detroit DL Israel Idonije said in an interview this week that one of his main incentives to play for Detroit was so he could stay in the NFC North Division and face the team he spent the past nine years with, the Chicago Bears. He said going against Bears QB Jay Cutler had nothing to do with it. 'It's more about just the opportunity to go and play the team that I'd been with for so long. So it's not personally against one player,' Idonije said. 'But I'm looking forward to twice a year, dressing up, suiting up and getting after it on the field when we play the Bears in Detroit and then in Chicago.'

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  Lions | Israel Idonije contract update    Sat Jun 29, 11:07 AM

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions DL Israel Idonije signed a one-year deal worth $905,000. He received a $65,000 signing bonus and $420,000 of his base salary is guaranteed.

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  Lions | Israel Idonije adds depth.     Tue Jun 25, 03:30 PM

Detroit Lions DL Israel Idonije will add depth to the Detroit Lions defensive line. Idonije has played both defensive tackle and defensive end, and knows the division well, playing against the division for the past nine seasons.

Footballguys view: Signing Idonije is a strong move by the Lions. He'll work well as a rotational pass rusher with position versatility.

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  Lions | Israel Idonije signs    Tue Jun 25, 01:23 PM

The Detroit Lions signed free-agent DE Israel Idonije (Bears) to an undisclosed one-year deal Tuesday, June 25.

Footballguys view: A strong signing by the Lions here. Idonije stays in the division and can be a quality part of the rotation on the D-Line for the Lions. He's capable of lining up at DE or DT and has 20.5 sacks over the last three seasons.

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  Bears | Unlikely to pursue Israel Idonije    Fri Jun 14, 10:50 PM

The Chicago Bears are unlikely to re-sign free-agent DL Israel Idonije after adding DL Sedrick Ellis, as the team is very limited in what they can do from a salary cap perspective.

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Sedrick Ellis player page


  Titans | Israel Idonije visits    Mon Apr 29, 03:42 PM

The Tennessee Titans met with free-agent DL Israel Idonije (Bears) Monday, April 29.

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  49ers | Interested in Israel Idonije    Mon Mar 25, 02:49 PM

The San Francisco 49ers are competing with the Chicago Bears for free-agent DL Israel Idonije (Bears).

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  Bears | Three FAs could return    Mon Mar 25, 01:11 PM

The Chicago Bears could consider re-signing free-agent OG Lance Louis, DL Israel Idonije and CB Kelvin Hayden this offseason.

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Kelvin Hayden player page


  Titans | Interested in Israel Idonije    Thu Mar 21, 04:07 PM

The Tennessee Titans have shown some interest in free agent DL Israel Idonije (Bears)

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  Cowboys | Two CHI FAs could be options    Thu Mar 7, 07:56 PM

The Dallas Cowboys could show interest in Chicago Bears impending free-agent DLs Israel Idonije and Amobi Okoye this offseason because defensive line coach Ron Marinelli coached them when he was with the Bears.

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Amobi Okoye player page


  Bears | Interested in re-signing Israel Idonije    Fri Feb 22, 01:44 PM

Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said the team is interested in re-signing impending free-agent DE Israel Idonije this offseason because of his ability to play defensive end as well as defensive tackle.

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  Bears | Two probable    Fri Nov 9, 03:58 PM

Chicago Bears DLs Israel Idonije (ankle) and Henry Melton (back) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 9, and are probable for Week 10.

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Henry Melton player page


  Bears | Two players take part in practice     Thu Nov 8, 07:44 PM

Chicago Bears DL Israel Idonije (ankle) and DT Henry Melton (back) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 8.

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Henry Melton player page


  Bears | Three limited    Wed Nov 7, 07:11 PM

Chicago Bears DE Israel Idonije (ankle), DT Henry Melton (back) and DT Matt Toeaina (calf) were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.

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Matt Toeaina player page
Henry Melton player page


  Bears | Israel Idonije, Henry Melton OK    Mon Nov 5, 08:20 PM

Chicago Bears DE Israel Idonije (leg) and DT Henry Melton (back) left the game after suffering injuries in the team's Week 9 game, but each player said their injuries aren't serious and they expect to play against the Houston Texans in Week 10.

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Henry Melton player page


  Bears | Israel Idonije could lose starting job    Mon May 14, 01:41 PM

Chicago Bears DE Israel Idonije could lose his starting defensive end job if the team wants to start DE Shea McClellin. Idonije and McClellin could compete for the job during training camp.

Footballguys view: McClellin will initially begin his pro career as a pass rusher in the team's nickel package.

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  Bears | Agree to terms with Israel Idonije    Thu Mar 15, 07:14 PM

The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms with free-agent DL Israel Idonije (Bears) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Bears | Expected to try to bring back Israel Idonije    Fri Jan 13, 05:20 PM

The Chicago Bears are expected to make a push to re-sign impending free-agent DL Israel Idonije this offseason because the coaching staff likes him as well as some of the members of the front office.

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  Bears | May look to bring Israel Idonije back    Wed Jan 11, 02:24 PM

The Chicago Bears may be interested in re-signing impending free-agent DL Israel Idonije this offseason to be used as a third defensive end next season.

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  Bears | Israel Idonije does not believe team will be hurt    Thu Jun 2, 01:15 PM

Chicago Bears DL Israel Idonije said he does not expect the team to be hurt by the lockout because they have not really missed much this offseason and they will use the same systems than last season. 'To this point, nothing has been lost. We're fortunate in Chicago. We play the same system, same coaches, same group of guys. So when the lights turn back on, we'll be ready,' Idonije said.

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  Bears | Players return to working out    Fri Apr 29, 02:53 PM

Chicago Bears DE Israel Idonije, TE Greg Olsen, PK Robbie Gould, DL Matt Toeaina, CB D.J. Moore, OG Johan Asiata and FB Eddie Williams were among the players working out at the team's complex Friday, April 29.

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Robbie Gould player page
Greg Olsen player page
Matt Toeaina player page
D.J. Moore player page


  Bears | Israel Idonije is finalist for Walter Payton award    Fri Feb 4, 10:26 PM

Chicago Bears DL Israel Idonije is one of three finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award, which will be announced Sunday, Feb. 6, reports ProFootballWeekly.com. The award recognizes a player's commitment to community service and his performance on the field.

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  Bears | Israel Idonije practices Thursday    Thu Jan 20, 05:32 PM

Chicago Bears DL Israel Idonije (thumb) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 20, and is no longer of on the injury report.

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