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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Report: Joe Dineen out for remainder of preseason

Denver Broncos linebacker Joe Dineen (53) plays against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of the Pro Football Hall of Fame NFL preseason game, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Denver Broncos linebacker Joe Dineen (53) plays against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of the Pro Football Hall of Fame NFL preseason game, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

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A hand injury he suffered during Denver’s Monday Night Football exhibition earlier this week is expected to keep former Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen out for the remainder of the NFL’s preseason.

While making his third appearance for the Broncos, Dineen broke a bone in his right hand.

Mike Kils, of 9 News, in Denver, reported Dineen, a Lawrence native and graduate of both Free State High and KU, broke the fourth metacarpal in his right hand and will be out two weeks.

Kils also reported that Dineen, who joined Denver as an undrafted free agent, “figures to be a strong practice squad candidate” for the team, despite the setback.

Dineen, who is scheduled to have surgery on Thursday, was coming off a productive preseason outing for the Broncos the previous week. Against Seattle Dineen recorded four solo tackles and assisted on four others.

Dineen is KU’s all-time leader in career tackles for loss (45.5) and ranks fourth in the program’s record books in total career tackles (386).

Comments

Andy Godwin 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Sorry to hear - Dineen is a loyal Jayhawk. All KU football fans who watch him give his all for 4 years are hoping he makes their team somehow, someway (or better yet, have the Chiefs pick him up for their practice squad).

Brett McCabe 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Practice squad this year, regular roster next years. He looks great as part of the Orange Crush. Best of luck to Joe!

Dane Pratt 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Not good in a league where the players are expendable. Ask Kerry Meier and Ben Heeney how that works.

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