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Broncos | Lang cut

Tue, 28 Aug 2007 16:18:10 -0700

Mike Klis, of the Denver Post, reports the Denver Broncos have cut LB Kenard Lang.

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Broncos | Lang potential option for starting role

Sun, 19 Aug 2007 09:56:51 -0700

Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos DL Kenard Lang is a potential option to replace starting DE Ebenezer Ekuban (Achilles') in the Broncos' lineup.

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Broncos | Team could restructure Lang's contract

Mon, 29 Jan 2007 08:09:13 -0800

Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports the Denver Broncos could restructure the contract of DL Kenard Lang in the offseason.

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Broncos | Lang suffers mild concussion Week 3

Sun, 24 Sep 2006 19:52:00 -0700

NBC Sports reports Denver Broncos DL Kenard Lang (concussion) suffered a mild concussion during the Week 3 game but was able to return to action.

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Broncos | K. Lang not in uniform Thursday

Thu, 31 Aug 2006 20:34:25 -0700

Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos DL Kenard Lang was not in uniform for the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 31.

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Broncos | C. Brown does not play Saturday

Sat, 19 Aug 2006 21:08:25 -0700

Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos DL Courtney Brown (knee) did not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 19, and was replaced by DL Kenard Lang.

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Broncos | Lang ready for rebound season

Tue, 15 Aug 2006 07:34:37 -0700

Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos DE Kenard Lang is happy to be returning to his natural position of defensive end, and to be playing on a team with Super Bowl aspirations. "I'll tell you this: I'm back at defensive end, I love the group of guys I'm with, and I'm with a team that has a chance at the Super Bowl," Lang said.

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Broncos | Lang sits out of practice

Tue, 01 Aug 2006 22:26:50 -0700

Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos LB Kenard Lang (stomach virus) attended but did not participate in the morning practice Tuesday, August 1.

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Broncos | Lang sits out Tuesday morning

Tue, 01 Aug 2006 12:00:54 -0700

During his press conference Tuesday, August 1, Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan addressed ailing LB Kenard Lang (virus), who sat out the morning practice session Tuesday, August 1. "Same thing he had yesterday, just a little problem with his stomach. He'll go this afternoon if he feels like he's improved. (We're) a little bit cautious right now. He's not eaten a lot, and I don't want him going out there without having at least some food in his body."

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Broncos | Lang misses practice

Mon, 31 Jul 2006 17:47:28 -0700

DenverBroncos.com reports Denver Broncos LB Kenard Lang (virus) did not practice Monday, July 31, with a stomach virus.

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Broncos | Ekuban expected to start

Sat, 08 Jul 2006 08:04:56 -0700

Sports Xchange reports Denver Broncos DE Ebenezer Ekuban is the favorite to start in place of departed DE Trevor Pryce. Ekuban played a lot last year in Denver's rotation and is solid against the run and the pass. If free agent acquisition DE Kenard Lang can fill Ekuban's role as the top backup at defensive end, the Broncos don't think the loss of Pryce will hurt much.

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Broncos | Lang thrilled to be a Bronco

Mon, 22 May 2006 18:18:45 -0700

The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos LB Kenard Lang is thrilled to be a Bronco and happy to get away from the Cleveland Browns. Lang realizes the Browns are getting better with head coach Romeo Crennel. Lang added, "It's not that things (were bad in Cleveland). They're getting better with Romeo over there, don't get me wrong. But when you get tired of losing, it starts eating at your soul. I can see that light at the end of the tunnel for me. Football is not forever, and I'd rather be with a team that knows what's best to do, and that's what coach Shanahan does." He added, "Now I'm here in Denver, where it's beautiful; I love it. The weather is always nice. It's not cloudy; it's not raining. The whole atmosphere is different. Nothing against Cleveland, they have great fans and everything, and I know Denver does, also, but it's just the atmosphere."

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Broncos | Team to rely less on the blitz

Tue, 02 May 2006 12:22:25 -0700

Bill Williamson and Mike Klis, of the Denver Post, report the Denver Broncos feel they can sustain sufficient pressure on the quarterback without relying so heavily on the blitz. They feel newcomers DL Kenard Lang and DL Elvis Dumervil, along with DE Corey Jackson can sustain a consistent pass rush.

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Broncos | Lang to join team in May

Tue, 04 Apr 2006 06:34:35 -0700

Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports newly signed Denver Broncos DE Kenard Lang will not be with the team until May while he completes his college degree at Miami.

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Broncos | Lang to be team's nickel pass rusher

Fri, 31 Mar 2006 06:09:29 -0800

Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos DE/LB Kenard Lang will become Denver's nickel pass rusher. "I really like him," head coach Mike Shanahan said. "He's a guy people may be surprised by. He's going to make plays."

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Broncos | Lang contract details

Thu, 23 Mar 2006 11:47:48 -0800

Lee Rasizer, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports the three-year contract signed by Denver Broncos DE Kenard Lang includes a $900,000 roster bonus and base salaries of $1 million (2006), $2 million (2007) and $1.7 million (2008). Lang can also earn $100,000 workout bonuses each season and an additional $1.2 million in each of the final two years in incentives.

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Broncos | Team signs Lang

Fri, 17 Mar 2006 17:22:03 -0800

The Denver Broncos have singed free agent DE Kenard Lang (Browns) to a three-year contract. No financial terms were disclosed.

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Browns | Lang released as cap casualty

Thu, 23 Feb 2006 12:15:24 -0800

During the NFL Combine, Cleveland Browns head coach Romeo Crennel said free agent LB Kenard Lang (Browns) was released by the team as a cap casualty after not making a smooth transition from defensive end to outside linebacker. Lang made a great effort, but the team felt it was in their best interest to release him.

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Browns | Team terminates Lang's contract

Thu, 23 Feb 2006 09:39:48 -0800

The Cleveland Browns have terminated the contract of LB Kenard Lang. "We felt in talking with Kenard and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, that this was the best move to make for him as well as the Browns," said Browns senior vice president and general manager, Phil Savage.

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Browns | Team could release Lang

Wed, 22 Feb 2006 15:41:26 -0800

Steve Doerschuk, of the Canton Repository, reports the Cleveland Browns are expected to release LB Kenard Lang, the team's sacks leader over the last four years. Lang struggled with a conversion from 4-3 end to 3-4 linebacker in 2005. His contract that calls for $4.5 million in 2006 will be voided, and he can be a free agent.

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Browns | Lang wins Ed Block Courage Award

Wed, 04 Jan 2006 21:04:42 -0800

Cleveland Browns LB Kenard Lang has won the Ed Block Courage Award for his team. The award goes to a player on each NFL team who has displayed courage or sportsmanship.

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Browns | Lang expected to play

Fri, 02 Dec 2005 14:17:28 -0800

Scott Petrak reports Cleveland Browns LB Kenard Lang (illness) is expected to play during Week 13.

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Browns | Lang practices, probable for Week 13

Thu, 01 Dec 2005 14:28:52 -0800

Scott Petrak reports Cleveland Browns LB Kenard Lang (flu) missed some practice Thursday, Dec. 1, and is probable for Week 13.

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Browns | Stewart Practices, Questionable for Week 5

Thu, 06 Oct 2005 13:55:01 -0700

Scott Petrak reports Cleveland Browns LB Matt Stewart (knee) practiced Thursday, Oct. 6 and is listed as questionable for Week 5. If Stewart plays, he will be involved in a rotation with LB Chaun Thompson and DE Kenard Lang at the outside linebacker spots.

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Browns | Lang Starts on Left Side

Fri, 02 Sep 2005 00:39:12 -0700

Jeff Walcoff, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns LB Kenard Lang started at left outside linebacker during the team's preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1.

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Browns | Stewart Continues to Fend Off Lang

Tue, 16 Aug 2005 23:00:14 -0700

Steve Doerschuk, of The Times-Reporter, reports Cleveland Browns LB Matt Stewart has held his ground ahead of veteran LB Kenard Lang at the strongside outside linebacker position. Stewart was ahead of Lang on the team's depth chart released Tuesday, Aug. 16.

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Browns | Lang Skips Drills

Mon, 15 Aug 2005 16:51:49 -0700

The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns LB Kenard Lang (stinger) missed some team drills at practice Monday, Aug. 15, with a stinger.

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Browns | Lang Dinged

Sun, 14 Aug 2005 00:04:06 -0700

ClevelandBrowns.com reports Cleveland Browns LB Kenard Lang (neck stinger) was injured during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 13.

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Browns | Lang Working as Backup LB

Tue, 09 Aug 2005 17:52:09 -0700

Jeff Walcoff, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns OLB Kenard Lang is currently working as a backup at outside linebacker.

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Browns | Lang Loses Weight

Fri, 05 Aug 2005 19:35:53 -0700

Steve King, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns DL Kenard Lang shed approximately 20 pounds during the offseason and is now weighing between 250-255 pounds. Head coach Romeo Crennel wanted Lang to lose some weight so he could work as an outside linebacker in the team's 3-4 defensive scheme.

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Browns | Lang with the First Team Defense

Sat, 30 Jul 2005 12:24:34 -0700

ClevelandBrowns.com's Steve King reports Cleveland Browns LB Kenard Lang practiced with the first team defense at practice Saturday morning, July 30. He and LB Matt Stewart are competing for the starting job as one of the team's outside linebackers.

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Browns | Lang Practices at Left Outside LB

Fri, 29 Jul 2005 20:37:16 -0700

Zac Jackson, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns DL Kenard Lang worked as a left outside linebacker during practice Friday, July 29.

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Browns | Three Competing for Two Spots

Wed, 27 Jul 2005 13:53:53 -0700

Zac Jackson, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns LBs Chaun Thompson, Matt Stewart and Kenard Lang are in competition for two starting spots at outside linebacker. Thompson's raw athletic ability has coaches thinking he'll record some sacks, too. He finished 2004 strong and he's hoping to build on that this season. Stewart can play both sides and he could even play inside if necessary. Lang is being counted on to provide a consistent pass rush.

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Browns | Stewart Practicing with the First Team

Mon, 13 Jun 2005 19:32:05 -0700

Patrick McManamon, of the Akron Beacon Journal, reports Cleveland Browns LB Matt Stewart practiced with the first team defense at minicamp Monday, June 13, ahead of LB Kenard Lang. Head coach Romeo Crennel emphasized that nothing should be made of who is starting in minicamp.

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Browns | Lang Slimming Down

Mon, 13 Jun 2005 14:14:35 -0700

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Cleveland Browns LB Kenard Lang looks to be slimmed down for his new role at outside linebacker.

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Browns | Lang has a Role Says Grantham

Sat, 04 Jun 2005 18:07:17 -0700

Patrick McManamon, of the Akron Beacon Journal reports Cleveland Browns LB Kenard Lang is scheduled to earn $3.7 million this year and $4.5 million in 2006. He is in the process of transitioning from defensive end to linebacker in the team's new 3-4 defense. If Lang doesn't start at linebacker and he can't play end in a 3-4, it's worth wondering if the team will carry him at that salary. "If I'm meant to be here, I'll be here," Lang said. Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham said Lang will have a role whether he adjusts to the position switch or he doesn't. Lang is listed at 280 pounds by the team, but Grantham said he's closer to 260. Actually, Lang said he weighs 254 pounds, down 10 pounds from when the 2004 season ended. Lang is competing with LB Matt Stewart at the spot over the tight end.

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Browns | Lang Working Out Kinks in New Role

Thu, 02 Jun 2005 19:39:01 -0700

Jeff Walcoff, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns LB Kenard Lang is slowly adjusting to his new role of outside linebacker in the team's 3-4 scheme. For Lang, the most intriguing part about the move from down lineman to linebacker will be covering backs out of the backfield, he said. "If (a running back) turns up field, I have to run with him," Lang said. "If that's the case, I'll be darned if I get beat for a touchdown. I'll shove him in the water cooler before he beats me for seven any day. I'll take that penalty." So far, the team's coaching staff says Lang has looked good in his new spot.

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Browns | Lang Begins Tryout at LB

Tue, 24 May 2005 19:14:41 -0700

Updating a previous report, according to Zac Jackson of ClevelandBrowns.com, Cleveland Browns DL Kenard Lang has begun working at outside linebacker in the team's ongoing passing camp practices. Lang is considered one of the favorites to earn a starting position in head coach Romeo Crennel's 3-4 scheme. "It's a little early (to judge Lang)," general manager Phil Savage said. "You want to get him to a point where there's a comfort level in terms of his assignments, then see where his reactions are and how he plays out in space."

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Browns | Lang a Candidate for Starting OLB

Mon, 25 Apr 2005 12:47:55 -0700

Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns head coach Romeo Crennel said if the season started today, LB Kenard Lang would be one of two candidates to start at one of the outside linebacker positions.

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Browns | Outline Defensive Draft Needs

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 06:21:14 -0700

Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage was specific in identifying what defensive positions the club will look to bolster during the NFL draft April 23-24. "Obviously, we would like to add some depth to the defensive line and at outside and inside linebacker," Savage said. "And obviously, if it were an outside linebacker, that might help us with our pass rush. Right now, Kenard Lang would be our pre-eminent rusher." Prospects that could interest the Browns, especially after trading down, include DE/LB Shawne Merriman (Maryland), OLB DeMarcus Ware (Troy State) and DE David Pollack (Georgia).

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Browns | Lang Moving to OLB?

Wed, 06 Apr 2005 11:36:44 -0700

Roger Brown, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports the Cleveland Browns are quietly preparing DE Kenard Lang to play at outside linebacker during the 2005 season. He may even open training camp as a starter on the outside.

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Browns | Lang to Start at DE

Mon, 04 Apr 2005 14:17:44 -0700

Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns DE Kenard Lang is slated to start at right defensive end.

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Browns | Lang Remains Questionable

Fri, 24 Dec 2004 11:25:49 -0800

Scott Petrak reports Cleveland Browns DE Kenard Lang (knee) remains questionable for Week 16.

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Browns | Lang Practices, Questionable for Week 16

Thu, 23 Dec 2004 12:55:34 -0800

Cleveland Browns DE Kenard Lang (knee) practiced Thursday, Dec. 23, and is questionable for Week 16.

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Browns | Lang Injury Update

Wed, 22 Dec 2004 14:26:08 -0800

Scott Petrak reports Cleveland Browns DE Kenard Lang (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 22, and is questionable for Week 16.

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Browns | Lang Injury Update

Mon, 20 Dec 2004 19:25:07 -0800

Updating a previous report, according to ClevelandBrowns.com, Cleveland Browns DL Kenard Lang (knee) is unlikely to practice Wednesday, Dec. 22, and remains questionable for Week 16.

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Browns | Lang Questionable for Week 16

Mon, 20 Dec 2004 13:46:38 -0800

Cleveland Browns DE Kenard Lang (knee) is questionable for Week 16 with a knee sprain. Lang says he will play.

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Browns | Lang Injured

Sun, 19 Dec 2004 20:08:52 -0800

Cleveland Browns DL Kenard Lang (knee) left Week 15's game against the San Diego Chargers, after spraining his right knee, according to ESPN.com. He didn't play in the second half of the game, and his status for Week 16 against the Miami Dolphins is uncertain.

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Bengals | Pepto Prank Stirs Mixed Reactions

Thu, 14 Oct 2004 18:56:45 -0700

Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Johnson Fed Ex-ed a bottle of Pepto-Bismol to each of the Cleveland Browns' starting defensive backs earlier this week because, said Johnson, "They're going to get sick to their stomachs trying to cover me." The prank was shrugged off by the teams' coaches as fun between friends, but Browns DL Kenard Lang was upset with Johnson's antics. "It's all fun and humor, but personally on that first play I'd get a flag," Lang said. "I'd jump on him. Not saying to hurt him or nothing, but to let him know that this is how I eat, this is my game, this is how I live. Point blank. . .It's all fun and all, but say hypothetically speaking he does well. Everybody would be laughing at you. 'Oh he sent you Pepto Bismol and he still whipped your butt?' No, that ain't happening."

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Browns | Lang Practices

Fri, 01 Oct 2004 14:51:25 -0700

Cleveland Browns DL Kenard Lang (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 1.

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