Brian Blechen
No. --     
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-09-30) September 30, 1991 (age 29)
Place of birth: Moorpark, California
Career information
College: Utah
Undrafted in 2015
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Carolina Panthers ( 2015 2016)*
Career highlights and awards

Brian Blechen (born September 30, 1991) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent.[1] He played college football at the University of Utah.[2]

Professional career

Carolina Panthers

On May 8, 2015, Blechen was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Carolina Panthers. On September 5, 2015, he was released by the Panthers.[3] On September 7, 2015, Blechen was signed to the Panthers' practice squad.[4] On September 22, 2015, he was released from practice squad. On December 1, 2015, he was re-signed to practice squad. On February 7, 2016, Blechen's Panthers played in Super Bowl 50. In the game, the Panthers fell to the Denver Broncos by a score of 24–10.[5] On February 9, 2016. Blechen signed a futures contract with the Carolina Panthers.[6]

On September 3, 2016, Blechen was waived by the Panthers as part of final roster cuts.[7] The next day, he was signed to the Panthers' practice squad.[8] He was released by the Panthers on November 3, 2016.[9]

New Orleans Saints

On December 28, 2016, Blechen was signed to the Saints' practice squad.[10]

Carolina Panthers (second stint)

On January 4, 2017, Blechen signed a reserve/future contract with the Panthers.[11] On June 13, 2017, he was waived by the Panthers.

References

  1. http://www.nfl.com/player/brianblechen/2553493[dead link]
  2. http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/brian-blechen-player
  3. Henson, Max (September 5, 2015). "Panthers trim roster to 53". https://web.archive.org/web/20170808073707/http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Panthers-trim-roster-to-53/bcee285e-92df-41f4-96d8-ba007606b705. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  4. "WR Bersin among 10 set to join practice squad". September 6, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20160304202406/http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/WR-Bersin-among-10-set-to-join-practice-squad/85da432b-082b-4471-b40b-8bcd1a0a639e. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  5. "Super Bowl 50 - Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers - February 7th, 2016". Pro-Football-Reference.com. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201602070den.htm. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  6. "Panthers sign eight practice squad members to future contracts". http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Panthers-sign-eight-practice-squad-members-to-future-contracts/915f2e4f-3712-4059-9be0-98cd93ccd3d7.
  7. Henson, Max. "Panthers trim roster to 53". https://web.archive.org/web/20180103173132/http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Panthers-trim-roster-to-53/e844056a-62ef-4bb1-b1a4-b040a7219771.
  8. Henson, Max. "Panthers establish practice squad". https://web.archive.org/web/20170814055046/http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Panthers-establish-practice-squad/061c7684-029c-4eac-928e-f9ae8fa165da.
  9. "Panthers Sign CB Lou Young To Practice Squad, Cut LB Brian Blechen". November 3, 2016. http://nfltraderumors.co/panthers-sign-cb-lou-young-practice-squad-cut-lb-brian-blechen/.
  10. Teope, Herbie (December 28, 2016). "Saints sign linebacker Brian Blechen to practice squad". http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2016/12/saints_sign_linebacker_brian_b.html.
  11. "Panthers sign four more to future contracts". January 4, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170902231809/http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Panthers-sign-four-more-to-future-contracts/262dcfb2-2143-4589-a7d8-fd9f15d8bfe1.
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