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Paris Lenon
LB #51
Height:
6-2
Weight:
240
Age:
36
College:
Richmond
Hometown:
Lynchburg, Virginia
Experience:
12

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LENON AT A GLANCE:
• A 12-year linebacker who played 189 games (128 starts) and made 923 tackles with 12 sacks, five interceptions, 34 pass breakups, 10 forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries in his career with Green Bay (2002-04), Detroit (2006-08), St. Louis (2009), Arizona (2010-12) and Denver (2013).
• Started all 16 games six total seasons in his career.
• Topped the 100-tackle mark in 2012 for the third consecutive season and fifth time in his career.
• Voted as the Cardinals' Steve Schoenfeld Good Guy Award recipient by the Arizona PFWA members in 2012.
• Elected as a Cardinals team captain in 2011 and '12.
• Collected a career-high 161 tackles with Detroit in 2007 to mark the seventh-highest total in franchise history.
• Played for the Memphis Maniax of the XFL in 2001.
• After being waived by the Carolina Panthers in 2000, worked in the United States Postal Service automation department while waiting for his next chance to break into the NFL.
• Entered the NFL with Carolina as a college free agent on April 26, 2000.
• Joined the Broncos as a free agent on Aug. 20, 2013.

LENON AT A GLANCE:
• A 12-year linebacker who played 189 games (128 starts) and made 923 tackles with 12 sacks, five interceptions, 34 pass breakups, 10 forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries in his career with Green Bay (2002-04), Detroit (2006-08), St. Louis (2009), Arizona (2010-12) and Denver (2013).
• Has started all 16 games in each of the past three seasons and six total seasons in his career.
• Started all 16 games six total seasons in his career.
• Topped the 100-tackle mark in 2012 for the third consecutive season and fifth time in his career.
• Voted as the Cardinals' Steve Schoenfeld Good Guy Award recipient by the Arizona PFWA members in 2012.
• Elected as a Cardinals team captain in 2011 and '12.
• Collected a career-high 161 tackles with Detroit in 2007 to mark the seventh-highest total in franchise history.
• Played for the Memphis Maniax of the XFL in 2001.
• After being waived by the Carolina Panthers in 2000, worked in the United States Postal Service automation department while waiting for his next chance to break into the NFL.
• Entered the NFL with Carolina as a college free agent on April 26, 2000.
• Joined the Broncos as a free agent on Aug. 20, 2013.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed as an undrafted free agent by Carolina 4/26/00. Released by Carolina 6/9/00. Signed as a free agent by Green Bay 4/26/01. Released by Green Bay 7/24/01. Signed as a free agent by the Seattle Seahawks 8/16/01. Released by Seattle 8/27/01. Signed to Green Bay (practice squad) 12/27/01. Signed by Green Bay to a future contract 1/25/2002. Allocated by Green Bay to Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe 2/8/2002. Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Detroit Lions 3/22/06. Signed by New England 5/27/09. Released by New England 9/5/09. Signed by St. Louis 9/16/09. Signed by Arizona 3/5/10. Signed by Denver 8/20/13.

Lenon's Single Game Highs
(Postseason in parentheses)
Tackles — 17 at Indianapolis, 12/14/08 (2 vs. Seattle, 2/2/14). Interceptions — 1, five times, last at Minnesota, 10/21/12 (none). Interception return yards — 61t vs. Kansas City, 12/23/07 (none). Sacks — 2 vs. Seattle, 9/9/12 (none). Sack yards —13 vs. Seattle, 9/9/12 (none) Pass breakups — 3 at Philadelphia, 11/27/05 (none). Forced fumbles — 2 vs. Minnesota, 12/7/08 (none). Fumble recoveries — 1, six times, last vs. Seattle, 9/9/12 (none). Special-teams tackles — 4 at Detroit, 9/22/02 (2 vs. Seattle, 1/14/04).

2013: Lenon played 14 games (6 starts) in his first season with the Broncos, finishing with 20 tackles and two pass breakups... Made his first start as a Bronco and picked up his first tackle of the season vs. Jac. (10/13)... Tied for second on the team with eight tackles and added two pass breakups at Ind. (10/20)... Made one tackle in his first career postseason start vs. S.D. (1/12)... Started all three playoff games... Made a postseason career-high two tackles in Super Bowl XLVIII vs. Sea. (2/2).

2012: Lenon, who was voted as a team captain for the second straight season, started all 16 games for the third consectuve season with Arizona...Ranked second on the team with 106 tackles (89 solo) to mark the third season in a row that he topped the 100-tackle mark...Lenon finished with two sacks, one interception, five pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...Two of his tackles came behind the line of scrimmage and he was credited with nine quarterback pressures on the year...Both of his sacks came in the season opener vs. Sea. (9/9), a game in which he also recovered a fumble...Intercepted a pass at Min. (10/21).

2011: Lenon was elected as a team captain and started all 16 games for the second consecutive season with Arizona... Ranked second on the club with 203 tackles and registered a career-best three sacks... had a team-leading eight tackles, a half-sack and two QB pressures vs. Car. (9/11)... Recorded five tackles, one QB pressure, and shared a sack at Bal. 10/30 in his 150th career game... Tied for the team lead with a season-high 10 tackles, including seven solo tackles, vs. Stl. (11/6)... Recorded first full sack of the season, taking down Michael Vick in the first quarter at Phi. (11/13) and also had three tackles, including one for loss, one QB pressure and one pass defensed... Matched a career high with a team-leading 10 solo tackles at S.F. (11/20) in his 100th career start...Recorded seven tackles and recovered a fumble after Sam Acho’s sack of Sam Bradford in the first quarter at Stl. (11/27)... Collected a sack vs. Dal. (12/4) to go with five tackles, including one for loss, and one QB pressure...

2010: Lenon started all 16 games in first season with Arizona and led the team with 127 tackles... Established or matched career highs in interceptions (2), sacks (2) and passes defensed (6)... Registered a team-high 11 tackles, including nine solo tackles, and one pass defensed at Atl. (9/19)... Recorded eight tackles, one sack, one interception, one pass defensed and a team-high three tackles for loss vs. Oak. (9/26) with his sack and interception coming on consecutive plays: the sack came on a third-and-12 to force a punt and the interception came on the first play of the Raiders’ next drive to mark his first career game with both a sack and an interception... Led the club with 11 tackles as well as one tackle for loss and one pass defensed at S.D. (10/3)... Posted five tackles, one pass defensed and intercepted Drew Brees at the Saints 4-yard line vs. N.O. (10/10)... Totaled five tackles and one forced fumble vs. T.B. (10/31)... Led the team with 11 tackles and one tackle for loss vs. Stl. (12/5)...Paced the club with six tackles, two tackles for loss and two passes defensed in the season finale at S.F. (1/2).

2009:
Lenon appeared in 15 games (10 starts) for the Rams... Ranked among the team’s linebackers with 44 tackles and tied for club lead with three forced fumbles... Registered a season-high seven tackles at Jac. (10/18)... Recorded three tackles and a forced fumble vs. Sea. (11/29)... Forced a fumble for the second-straight game at Chi. (12/6)... Posted three tackles, a pass defensed and a forced fumble vs. Hou. (12/20).

2008: For the third consecutive season, Lenon started all 16 games at middle linebacker for the Lions... Totaled 146 tackles, 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and tied a career-high with two fumble recoveries... Posted a then season-high 11 tackles (five solo) vs. Chi. (10/5)... Notched his first sack of the season when he took down Vikings QB Gus Frerotte at Min. (10/12)... Recorded nine tackles and recovered a fumble vs. Was. (10/26)... Tallied seven tackles, his second fumble recovery of the season and one pass defensed at Car. (11/16)... Led Detroit with 12 tackles vs. Ten. (11/27)... Led the club with 13 tackles, established a career-high with two forced fumbles and added a half-sack vs. Min. (12/7)... Set a career-high with 17 tackles, (10 solo) at Ind. (12/14).

2007:
Lenon started all 16 games for Detroit for the second-straight year, and finished second on the team with a career-high 161 tackles (101 solos), with that total marking the seventh-highest in Lions history... Recorded eight games with at least 10 tackles... Made six tackles and sacked Eagles QB Kevin Kolb, forcing a fumble at Phi. (9/23)... Totaled 12 tackles and recorded his second sack in as many games when he took down Brian Griese in the fourth quarter vs. Chi. (9/30)... Tied a then career-high with 14 tackles (eight solos) vs. T.B. (10/21)Made a team-high 14 tackles (10 solo) at Chi. (10/28)... Tallied nine tackles and forced a Brandon Jacobs fumble in the third quarter vs. NYG (11/18)... Made seven tackles and intercepted QB Brodie Croyle in the second quarter, returning it 61 yards for his first career TD vs. K.C. (12/23).

2006: Lenon started all 16 games for the first time in his career, splitting time at strongside and middle linebacker for the Lions... Ranked second on the team with 97 tackles (60 solo) with one interception, three passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and four special-teams tackles... Recovered his first fumble of the season in the second quarter vs. G.B. (9/24)... Picked up his first career interception when he stepped in front of a Brett Favre pass in the third quarter at G.B. (12/17)... Tied his season high with nine tackles and recovered a Tony Romo fumble in the third quarter at Dal (12/31).

2005: Lenon appeared in all 16 games (12 starts) for the Packers... All 12 starts came at outside linebacker, where he was part of a unit that ranked seventh in the NFL in total defense... Tallied 79 tackles (47 solos), 1.5 sacks, five passes defensed and one forced fumble... Combined with DT Grady Jackson to drop Daunte Culpepper for his first career sack at Min. (10/23)... Recorded his first career solo sack and first career forced fumble on the same play, taking down Carson Palmer in the first quarter at Cin. (10/30)... Posted a season-high eight tackles (7 solos) with one pass defensed vs. Chi. (12/25).

2004: Lenon played all 16 games (4 starts) for Green Bay during the regular season and also appeared in the team’s Wild Card contest... Made his first career start in the season opener at Car. (9/13) and suffered a broken thumb in the game... Appeared in the next four games (1 start) despite wearing a cast... Started and made a then career-high 12 tackles and recorded his first career pass defensed vs. Det. (12/12)... Played in the Wild Card matchup vs. Min. (1/9).

2003: Lenon appeared in all 16 regular-season games (0 starts) with the Packers for the second straight year, while also playing both postseason games... Ranked second on the team with 16 special-teams tackles...Recorded two special-teams tackles and one tackle on defense at Stl. (10/19)... Made a season-high four tackles in the season finale vs. Den (12/28)... Recorded two special-teams tackles in the Wild Card matchup vs. Sea . (1/4)... Played, but did not record any statistics in the Divisional matchup at Phi. (1/11).

2002: Lenon played all 16 games (0 starts) and one postseason contest for the Packers, leading the team with 22 special-teams tackles during the regular season, which was the highest total by a Green Bay player in 12 years and the fourth-highest total in franchise history at that time... Established a career high with four special-teams tackles at Det. (9/22)... Recorded his first tackle on defense and added two special-teams tackles vs. Car. (9/29)... Appeared in the Wild Card matchup but did not record any statistics vs. Atl. (1/4)... Was allocated to NFL Europe by the Packers, where he started all 10 games for the Amsterdam Admirals and led the team with 50 tackles, while also totaling two interceptions and five passes defensed prior to the 2002 NFL season.

2001: Lenon signed to the Packers practice squad on Dec. 27, where he spent the remainder of the season and postseason... Played the 2001 XFL season with the Memphis Maniax and saw action in four games, collecting 14 tackles.

COLLEGE: Lenon was a three-year starter and four-year letterman at the University of Richmond, where he appeared in 45 games (24 starts) during his collegiate career... Totaled 320 tackles, 12 sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, 10 passes defensed and one interceptions for the Spiders... Named All-Atlantic 10 Conference in both 1998 (1st-team) and 1999 (2nd-team)... Finished second on the team in tackles in his sophomore (1997) and junior (1998) seasons... Returned a blocked FG 80 yards for a TD against Northeastern during his sophomore season... Played primarily on special teams as a redshirt freshman in 1996.

PERSONAL: Lenon earned Western Virginia district Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior at Heritage High School in Lynchburg, Va.... Also earned two letters in football and basketball and one in baseball... Has studied martial arts, including Muay Thai and American karate... Called “Mike” by his family (his middle name is Michael) to distinguish him from his father and his grandfather, who are also named Paris... His father, Paris, played basketball at North Carolina Central from 1964-68... Paris Michael Lenon was born on Nob. 26, 1977 in Lynchburg, Va.

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