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Omar Gaither
OLB #59
Height:
6-2
Weight:
235
College:
Tennessee
Hometown:
Charlotte, N.C.
Experience:
6
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 92 342 263 79 6 0 18 2 0 65 -- 49
2013 ATL 8 8 3 5 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 OAK 7 14 9 5 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CAR 10 31 24 7 1 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2010 PHI 14 36 32 4 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 PHI 5 30 24 6 1.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2008 PHI 16 59 51 8 2.5 -- 6 -- -- -- -- --
2007 PHI 16 102 69 33 0 -- 8 1 0 49 49 49
2006 PHI 16 62 51 11 1 -- 2 1 0 16 16 16

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (7/31/11)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured left foot by Philadelphia (10/28/09)...Selected in the fifth round (168th overall) of the NFL Draft by Philadelphia (4/30/06).

GP/GS
Career (77/40) [6/2]; 2011 (10/4); 2010 (14/2) [1/0]; 2009 (5/3); 2008 (16/10) [3/0]; 2007 (16/16); 2006 (16/5) [2/2].

2011
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (7/31)...Played in 10 games with four starts and was inactive for six games...Collected 36 tackles...Tallied two special teams tackles...Started at middle linebacker when the Panthers began in a nickel defense versus New Orleans (10/9)...Opened at weakside linebacker versus Minnesota (10/30), versus Tennessee (11/13) and at Detroit (11/20).

2010
Played in 14 games with two starts and was inactive for two games for Philadelphia...Recorded 28 tackles and one pass defensed...Logged 10 special teams tackles...Started at middle linebacker at Detroit (9/19) when the Eagles opened in a nickel defense and versus Dallas (1/2) as starter Jamar Chaney was rested...Inactive at Jacksonville (9/26) and at Dallas (12/12)...POSTSEASON: Saw action on special teams in NFC Wild Card versus Green Bay (1/9)...Contributed one tackle and recovered a muffed punt by Packers punt returner Brandon Underwood.

2009
Played in five games with three starts and was inactive for one game for Philadelphia before being placed on injured reserve with a left foot injury (10/28)...Posted 38 tackles, 1.5 sacks, five quarterback pressures, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed...Started the first three games at middle linebacker...At Carolina (9/13): Teamed with defensive tackle Mike Patterson to sack Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme for a 10-yard loss...Recovered a fumble by Panthers running back Mike Goodson...Vs. Kansas City (9/27): Sacked Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel for a loss of no yards...At Oakland (10/18): Compiled a season-high 12 tackles...Suffered a Lisfranc left foot sprain in the fourth quarter that caused him to miss the next game at Washington (10/26) and be placed on injured reserve (10/28).

2008
Played in 16 games with 10 starts for Philadelphia...Collected 63 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two quarterback pressures, one fumble recovery and six passes defensed...Started the first 10 games at weakside linebacker...Notched seven tackles and one fumble recovery on special teams...POSTSEASON: Appeared in all three games...Responsible for three special teams tackles...Vs. Pittsburgh (9/21): Established a single-game career-high with 1.5 sacks...Dropped Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for a seven-yard loss and shared a six-yard sack of Roethlisberger with defensive end Juqua Parker...At Chicago (9/28): Recovered a fumble by Bears quarterback Kyle Orton...Takeaway resulted in a field goal...At Seattle (11/2): Gathered a seven-yard sack of Seahawks quarterback Seneca Wallace...Vs. Dallas (12/28): Fell on a fumble by Cowboys kickoff returner Adam Jones, which set up a field goal to end the first half.

2007
Started 16 games at middle linebacker for Philadelphia...Led the Eagles with a career-high 170 tackles and 14 quarterback pressures to go along with one forced fumble, one interception and 14 passes defensed, which ranked second on the team...Added two special teams tackles...At New York Giants (9/30): Ended a scoring threat with an interception of Giants quarterback Eli Manning at the Eagles eight-yard line...Vs. Chicago (10/21): Tallied a single-game career-high 16 tackles...Vs. New York Giants (12/9): Forced a fumble by Giants running back Brandon Jacobs, leading to a field goal.

2006
Drafted in the fifth round (168th overall) by Philadelphia...Played in 16 games with five starts...Produced 58 tackles, one sack, three quarterback hurries, one interception and one pass defensed...Started the last five games at weakside linebacker...Finished second on the team with 30 special teams tackles...POSTSEASON: Started both games at weakside linebacker...Registered 12 tackles and one pass defensed...Accounted for one special teams tackle...Vs. Carolina (12/4): Made first NFL start and responded with six tackles...At Washington (12/10): Picked off Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell for first career interception...Returned theft 12 yards to put Eagles in position for a field goal...At New York Giants (12/17): Victimized Giants quarterback Eli Manning for first career sack, hauling him down for a 12-yard loss.

COLLEGE
Played in 49 games with 22 starts at Tennessee...Totaled 210 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, six sacks, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, two interceptions and five passes defensed...2005 (Sr.): Second-team All-SEC selection...Started 11 games...Ranked second on the Volunteers with 78 tackles, including 7.5 tackles for loss...Posted four sacks, a team leading four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed...2004 (Jr.): Second-team All-SEC choice...Played in 13 games with 11 starts...Finished third on the team with 92 tackles to go along with 12.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, one forced fumble, two interceptions and four passes defensed...Accumulated 18 tackles in the SEC Championship Game against Auburn...2003 (So.): Played in 12 games...Recorded 23 tackles with three tackles for loss...Led the team in special teams tackles for the second consecutive season with 10...2002 (Fr.): Played in 13 games...Notched 17 tackles...Paced the team with 12 special teams tackles.

PERSONAL
Attended Myers Park HS in Charlotte, N.C....Majored in sport management at Tennessee.

TRANSACTIONS
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (7/31/11)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured left foot by Philadelphia (10/28/09)...Selected in the fifth round (168th overall) of the NFL Draft by Philadelphia (4/30/06).

GP/GS
Career (77/40) [6/2]; 2011 (10/4); 2010 (14/2) [1/0]; 2009 (5/3); 2008 (16/10) [3/0]; 2007 (16/16); 2006 (16/5) [2/2].

2011
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (7/31)...Played in 10 games with four starts and was inactive for six games...Collected 36 tackles...Tallied two special teams tackles...Started at middle linebacker when the Panthers began in a nickel defense versus New Orleans (10/9)...Opened at weakside linebacker versus Minnesota (10/30), versus Tennessee (11/13) and at Detroit (11/20).

2010
Played in 14 games with two starts and was inactive for two games for Philadelphia...Recorded 28 tackles and one pass defensed...Logged 10 special teams tackles...Started at middle linebacker at Detroit (9/19) when the Eagles opened in a nickel defense and versus Dallas (1/2) as starter Jamar Chaney was rested...Inactive at Jacksonville (9/26) and at Dallas (12/12)...POSTSEASON: Saw action on special teams in NFC Wild Card versus Green Bay (1/9)...Contributed one tackle and recovered a muffed punt by Packers punt returner Brandon Underwood.

2009
Played in five games with three starts and was inactive for one game for Philadelphia before being placed on injured reserve with a left foot injury (10/28)...Posted 38 tackles, 1.5 sacks, five quarterback pressures, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed...Started the first three games at middle linebacker...At Carolina (9/13): Teamed with defensive tackle Mike Patterson to sack Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme for a 10-yard loss...Recovered a fumble by Panthers running back Mike Goodson...Vs. Kansas City (9/27): Sacked Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel for a loss of no yards...At Oakland (10/18): Compiled a season-high 12 tackles...Suffered a Lisfranc left foot sprain in the fourth quarter that caused him to miss the next game at Washington (10/26) and be placed on injured reserve (10/28).

2008
Played in 16 games with 10 starts for Philadelphia...Collected 63 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two quarterback pressures, one fumble recovery and six passes defensed...Started the first 10 games at weakside linebacker...Notched seven tackles and one fumble recovery on special teams...POSTSEASON: Appeared in all three games...Responsible for three special teams tackles...Vs. Pittsburgh (9/21): Established a single-game career-high with 1.5 sacks...Dropped Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for a seven-yard loss and shared a six-yard sack of Roethlisberger with defensive end Juqua Parker...At Chicago (9/28): Recovered a fumble by Bears quarterback Kyle Orton...Takeaway resulted in a field goal...At Seattle (11/2): Gathered a seven-yard sack of Seahawks quarterback Seneca Wallace...Vs. Dallas (12/28): Fell on a fumble by Cowboys kickoff returner Adam Jones, which set up a field goal to end the first half.

2007
Started 16 games at middle linebacker for Philadelphia...Led the Eagles with a career-high 170 tackles and 14 quarterback pressures to go along with one forced fumble, one interception and 14 passes defensed, which ranked second on the team...Added two special teams tackles...At New York Giants (9/30): Ended a scoring threat with an interception of Giants quarterback Eli Manning at the Eagles eight-yard line...Vs. Chicago (10/21): Tallied a single-game career-high 16 tackles...Vs. New York Giants (12/9): Forced a fumble by Giants running back Brandon Jacobs, leading to a field goal.

2006
Drafted in the fifth round (168th overall) by Philadelphia...Played in 16 games with five starts...Produced 58 tackles, one sack, three quarterback hurries, one interception and one pass defensed...Started the last five games at weakside linebacker...Finished second on the team with 30 special teams tackles...POSTSEASON: Started both games at weakside linebacker...Registered 12 tackles and one pass defensed...Accounted for one special teams tackle...Vs. Carolina (12/4): Made first NFL start and responded with six tackles...At Washington (12/10): Picked off Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell for first career interception...Returned theft 12 yards to put Eagles in position for a field goal...At New York Giants (12/17): Victimized Giants quarterback Eli Manning for first career sack, hauling him down for a 12-yard loss.

COLLEGE
Played in 49 games with 22 starts at Tennessee...Totaled 210 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, six sacks, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, two interceptions and five passes defensed...2005 (Sr.): Second-team All-SEC selection...Started 11 games...Ranked second on the Volunteers with 78 tackles, including 7.5 tackles for loss...Posted four sacks, a team leading four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed...2004 (Jr.): Second-team All-SEC choice...Played in 13 games with 11 starts...Finished third on the team with 92 tackles to go along with 12.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, one forced fumble, two interceptions and four passes defensed...Accumulated 18 tackles in the SEC Championship Game against Auburn...2003 (So.): Played in 12 games...Recorded 23 tackles with three tackles for loss...Led the team in special teams tackles for the second consecutive season with 10...2002 (Fr.): Played in 13 games...Notched 17 tackles...Paced the team with 12 special teams tackles.

PERSONAL
Attended Myers Park HS in Charlotte, N.C....Majored in sport management at Tennessee.

 

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