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Tyler Brayton
DE #96
Height:
6-6
Weight:
280
College:
Colorado
Hometown:
Pasco, Wash.
Experience:
8
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 141 309 242 67 17.5 0 15 1 0 24 -- 24
2011 IND 16 27 15 12 2 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CAR 15 22 16 6 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2009 CAR 15 45 36 9 5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2008 CAR 16 40 35 5 4.5 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2007 OAK 16 11 9 2 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2006 OAK 16 42 33 9 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2005 OAK 16 16 14 2 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004 OAK 15 45 36 9 2.5 -- 6 1 0 24 24 24
2003 OAK 16 61 48 13 2.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 141 1 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0
2011 IND 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CAR 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CAR 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CAR 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 OAK 16 1 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0
2006 OAK 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 OAK 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 OAK 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 OAK 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Released by Carolina (7/29/11)...Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (3/18/10)...Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (3/7/08)...Selected by Oakland in the first round (32nd overall) of the NFL Draft (4/26/03).

GP/GS
Career (125/92) [1/1]; 2010 (15/14); 2009 (15/15); 2008 (16/16) [1/1]; 2007 (16/0); 2006 (16/13); 2005 (16/3); 2004 (15/15); 2003 (16/16).

2010
Played in 15 games with 14 starts at right defensive end for Carolina...Logged 33 tackles, two fumble recoveries and two passes defensed...Finished second on the team with 14 quarterback pressures...Contributed to defense that ranked seventh in the NFL in average yards per play...Inactive versus Tampa Bay (9/19) and did not start at New Orleans (10/3) due to an ankle injury...Vs. Baltimore (11/21): Recovered a fumbled handoff by Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco...Vs. Arizona (12/19): Fell on a fumble when Cardinals quarterback John Skelton was sacked by defensive end Greg Hardy and lost the ball.

2009
Started 15 games at left defensive end...Inactive at New England (12/13) with a concussion...Posted 62 tackles, five sacks, 14 quarterback pressures, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed...Key member of defense that finished fourth in the NFL in pass defense, eighth in total defense and ninth in scoring defense and recorded 18 takeaways in the final six games...Vs. Washington (10/11): Combined with linebacker Thomas Davis to sack Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell for a 10-yard loss...Vs. Buffalo (10/25): Sacked Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick for a nine-yard loss...At Arizona (11/1): Recovered a fumble caused by defensive end Julius Peppers that resulted in to a field goal...At New Orleans (11/8): Corralled a sack and forced a fumble on the same play by Saints quarterback Drew Brees at the five-yard line, setting up a Panthers touchdown...At New York Jets (11/29): Dropped Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez for a five-yard sack...Shared a sack of Sanchez with Peppers for a one-yard loss...At New York Giants (12/27): Generated a sack and forced fumble on the same play when he brought down Giants quarterback Eli Manning for a six-yard loss.

2008
Started all 16 games for the second time in his career...Registered 59 tackles, a career high 4.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, four passes defensed and 13 quarterback hurries...At Minnesota (9/21): Shared sack of Vikings quarterback Gus Frerotte with defensive end Charles Johnson for a two-yard loss...Vs. Kansas City (10/5): Sacked Chiefs quarterback Damon Huard and forced a fumble in the first quarter...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/8): Sacked Buccaneers quarterback Jeff Garcia for a seven-yard loss...Vs. Denver (12/14): Dropped Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler for a sack on the final play of the game...At New York Giants (12/21): Sacked Giants quarterback Eli Manning for a nine-yard loss in the fourth quarter...NFC Divisional Playoffs vs. Arizona (1/10): Started at left defensive end in first career postseason appearance...Collected six tackles and three quarterback hurries.

2007
Played in 16 games for Oakland...Posted 11 tackles, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed...Added one kickoff return for six yards...Vs. Denver (12/2): Recovered a fumble by Broncos running back Travis Henry, which resulted in a Raiders touchdown.

2006
Played in 16 games with 13 starts at defensive end for Oakland... Returned to the position where he started as a rookie after spending 2004 and 2005 at outside linebacker...Recorded 42 tackles, one forced fumble and one pass defensed...Did not start versus Arizona (10/22) when the team opened the game with six defensive backs... Vs. San Diego (9/11): Accumulated a season-high six tackles...Vs. Cleveland (10/1): Forced a fumble by Browns running back Reuben Droughns that was recovered and returned 30 yards for a touchdown by Raiders linebacker Sam Williams.

2005
Played in 16 games with three starts at outside linebacker for Oakland...Notched 16 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble... Made starts at New England (9/8), versus Dallas (10/2) and versus Buffalo (10/23)...Moved into a reserve role when the defense began using the nickel package as its base formation midway through the season...At Tennessee (10/30): Collected a sack and forced fumble on the same play when he took down Titans quarterback Steve McNair for a nine-yard loss.

2004
Played defensive end and outside linebacker...Started 15 games, making starts 11 starts at defensive end and four at outside linebacker...Registered 45 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one interception and six passes defensed...Inactive versus Kansas City (12/5) with a neck injury...At Pittsburgh (9/12): Sacked Steelers quarterback Tommy Maddox for a six-yard loss...Vs. Buffalo (9/19): Tallied a season-high seven tackles and single-game best 1.5 sacks...Marked first-career multi-sack game...Took down Bills quarterback Drew Bledsoe for a one-yard sack...Combined with cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha on an eight-yard sack of Bledsoe...At Denver (11/28): Suffered a neck strain, causing him to be inactive versus Kansas City (12/5)...At Kansas City (12/25): Intercepted first career pass on the second play from scrimmage, picking off Chiefs quarterback Trent Green, and returned it 24 yards to set up a Raiders touchdown.

2003
Drafted in the first round (32nd overall) by Oakland...Started all 16 games at defensive end...Compiled 61 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed...HONORS:Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie...At Chicago (10/5): Gathered first career sack, dropping Bears quarterback Kordell Stewart for a 10-yard loss...Vs. Denver (11/30): Produced a single-game best nine tackles...Shared a sack of Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer with linebacker Eric Barton...Vs. Baltimore (12/14): Recovered a fumble by Ravens quarterback Anthony Wright, leading to a Raiders field goal...Vs. Green Bay (12/22): Corralled a seven-yard sack of Packers quarterback Brett Favre.

COLLEGE
In 47 games at Colorado, totaled 152 tackles, 12.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries...2002 (Sr.): Second-team All-Big 12 Conference choice...Earned the Buffalo Heart Award for team spirit and the Dave Jones Award as the team's most outstanding defensive player...Started 13 games...Recorded 66 tackles, seven sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, one of which he returned for a touchdown...2001 (Jr.): Honorable mention All-Big 12 Conference selection...Named the Buffaloes most outstanding defensive lineman for the second consecutive year...Started 12 games...Posted 44 tackles and 4.5 sacks...2000 (So.): Won the Stavely Award, given to the team's top defensive lineman...Played in 11 games...Registered 28 tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery...1999 (Fr.): Played in 11 games... Notched 14 tackles...1998: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Pasco (Wash.) HS...Majored in Spanish at Colorado.

TRANSACTIONS
Released by Carolina (7/29/11)...Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (3/18/10)...Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (3/7/08)...Selected by Oakland in the first round (32nd overall) of the NFL Draft (4/26/03).

GP/GS
Career (125/92) [1/1]; 2010 (15/14); 2009 (15/15); 2008 (16/16) [1/1]; 2007 (16/0); 2006 (16/13); 2005 (16/3); 2004 (15/15); 2003 (16/16).

2010
Played in 15 games with 14 starts at right defensive end for Carolina...Logged 33 tackles, two fumble recoveries and two passes defensed...Finished second on the team with 14 quarterback pressures...Contributed to defense that ranked seventh in the NFL in average yards per play...Inactive versus Tampa Bay (9/19) and did not start at New Orleans (10/3) due to an ankle injury...Vs. Baltimore (11/21): Recovered a fumbled handoff by Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco...Vs. Arizona (12/19): Fell on a fumble when Cardinals quarterback John Skelton was sacked by defensive end Greg Hardy and lost the ball.

2009
Started 15 games at left defensive end...Inactive at New England (12/13) with a concussion...Posted 62 tackles, five sacks, 14 quarterback pressures, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed...Key member of defense that finished fourth in the NFL in pass defense, eighth in total defense and ninth in scoring defense and recorded 18 takeaways in the final six games...Vs. Washington (10/11): Combined with linebacker Thomas Davis to sack Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell for a 10-yard loss...Vs. Buffalo (10/25): Sacked Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick for a nine-yard loss...At Arizona (11/1): Recovered a fumble caused by defensive end Julius Peppers that resulted in to a field goal...At New Orleans (11/8): Corralled a sack and forced a fumble on the same play by Saints quarterback Drew Brees at the five-yard line, setting up a Panthers touchdown...At New York Jets (11/29): Dropped Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez for a five-yard sack...Shared a sack of Sanchez with Peppers for a one-yard loss...At New York Giants (12/27): Generated a sack and forced fumble on the same play when he brought down Giants quarterback Eli Manning for a six-yard loss.

2008
Started all 16 games for the second time in his career...Registered 59 tackles, a career high 4.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, four passes defensed and 13 quarterback hurries...At Minnesota (9/21): Shared sack of Vikings quarterback Gus Frerotte with defensive end Charles Johnson for a two-yard loss...Vs. Kansas City (10/5): Sacked Chiefs quarterback Damon Huard and forced a fumble in the first quarter...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/8): Sacked Buccaneers quarterback Jeff Garcia for a seven-yard loss...Vs. Denver (12/14): Dropped Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler for a sack on the final play of the game...At New York Giants (12/21): Sacked Giants quarterback Eli Manning for a nine-yard loss in the fourth quarter...NFC Divisional Playoffs vs. Arizona (1/10): Started at left defensive end in first career postseason appearance...Collected six tackles and three quarterback hurries.

2007
Played in 16 games for Oakland...Posted 11 tackles, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed...Added one kickoff return for six yards...Vs. Denver (12/2): Recovered a fumble by Broncos running back Travis Henry, which resulted in a Raiders touchdown.

2006
Played in 16 games with 13 starts at defensive end for Oakland... Returned to the position where he started as a rookie after spending 2004 and 2005 at outside linebacker...Recorded 42 tackles, one forced fumble and one pass defensed...Did not start versus Arizona (10/22) when the team opened the game with six defensive backs... Vs. San Diego (9/11): Accumulated a season-high six tackles...Vs. Cleveland (10/1): Forced a fumble by Browns running back Reuben Droughns that was recovered and returned 30 yards for a touchdown by Raiders linebacker Sam Williams.

2005
Played in 16 games with three starts at outside linebacker for Oakland...Notched 16 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble... Made starts at New England (9/8), versus Dallas (10/2) and versus Buffalo (10/23)...Moved into a reserve role when the defense began using the nickel package as its base formation midway through the season...At Tennessee (10/30): Collected a sack and forced fumble on the same play when he took down Titans quarterback Steve McNair for a nine-yard loss.

2004
Played defensive end and outside linebacker...Started 15 games, making starts 11 starts at defensive end and four at outside linebacker...Registered 45 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one interception and six passes defensed...Inactive versus Kansas City (12/5) with a neck injury...At Pittsburgh (9/12): Sacked Steelers quarterback Tommy Maddox for a six-yard loss...Vs. Buffalo (9/19): Tallied a season-high seven tackles and single-game best 1.5 sacks...Marked first-career multi-sack game...Took down Bills quarterback Drew Bledsoe for a one-yard sack...Combined with cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha on an eight-yard sack of Bledsoe...At Denver (11/28): Suffered a neck strain, causing him to be inactive versus Kansas City (12/5)...At Kansas City (12/25): Intercepted first career pass on the second play from scrimmage, picking off Chiefs quarterback Trent Green, and returned it 24 yards to set up a Raiders touchdown.

2003
Drafted in the first round (32nd overall) by Oakland...Started all 16 games at defensive end...Compiled 61 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed...HONORS:Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie...At Chicago (10/5): Gathered first career sack, dropping Bears quarterback Kordell Stewart for a 10-yard loss...Vs. Denver (11/30): Produced a single-game best nine tackles...Shared a sack of Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer with linebacker Eric Barton...Vs. Baltimore (12/14): Recovered a fumble by Ravens quarterback Anthony Wright, leading to a Raiders field goal...Vs. Green Bay (12/22): Corralled a seven-yard sack of Packers quarterback Brett Favre.

COLLEGE
In 47 games at Colorado, totaled 152 tackles, 12.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries...2002 (Sr.): Second-team All-Big 12 Conference choice...Earned the Buffalo Heart Award for team spirit and the Dave Jones Award as the team's most outstanding defensive player...Started 13 games...Recorded 66 tackles, seven sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, one of which he returned for a touchdown...2001 (Jr.): Honorable mention All-Big 12 Conference selection...Named the Buffaloes most outstanding defensive lineman for the second consecutive year...Started 12 games...Posted 44 tackles and 4.5 sacks...2000 (So.): Won the Stavely Award, given to the team's top defensive lineman...Played in 11 games...Registered 28 tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery...1999 (Fr.): Played in 11 games... Notched 14 tackles...1998: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Pasco (Wash.) HS...Majored in Spanish at Colorado.

 

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    Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall (34) breaks a tackle by Carolina Panthers defensive end Tyler Brayton (96) on a run in the third quarter of the NFL football game, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 in Pittsburgh. The Steelers won 27-3. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) tries to get away from Carolina Panthers defensive end Tyler Brayton (96) before he was sacked in the second quarter of an NFL football game, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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    Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall (34) carries in the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers during an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) scrambles away from Carolina Panthers defensive end Tyler Brayton (96) in the first quarter of an NFL football game, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back LeGarrette Blount (27) gets past Carolina Panthers defensive end Tyler Brayton (96) during an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)