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51 Barkevious Mingo OLB
Height/Weight: 6-4/240 | Birthdate: 10/4/1990 | Birthplace: Belle Glade, FL, USA | Team: Cleveland | College: Louisiana State | NFL Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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Browns OLB Mingo: Next year will be 'a different story'


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) Outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo, among the latest in a long list of Browns first-round draft disappointments, is vowing to shed that tag in 2015.

"Next year's going to be a different story," he told ESPN.

Mingo has just three sacks in his last 23 games. He has seven in two seasons. The nearly $7 million he has been paid during that time - not including his signing bonus - is looking like a bad deal. But the super-athletic Mingo believes he can turn it into a good deal by living up to his potential.

First things first. He must play without pain, which is what a labrum injury that required offseason arthroscopic surgery caused in 2014. Mingo anticipates being "pretty close to all go" in workouts.

"Just waiting on final word from the trainers," he said. "As a competitor, you're going to always say you feel good. You can have a broken leg and I'm good enough to play. I felt like for the most part last year I was good enough to play. After the games, it was a different story. ... The season's over, now I have a lot of rest and got it fixed."

Mingo did manage to contribute to 42 tackles in 2014 for the second straight season.


Browns D-coordinator excited to see what Mingo, Desir can do in 2015


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2015) Browns defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil was asked during a radio appearance Thursday about which two returning players is he most excited to see next season. His response was outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo and cornerback Pierre Desir.

O'Neil indicated Mingo likely would have made a bigger impact last season, but he injured his shoulder in the first game and played hurt all season. He underwent surgery in February.

“It was so disappointing because I really liked how he was coming on through the preseason and all of training camp,” O’Neil said, per the team's official website. “I see him downstairs every day rehabbing his [tail] off.”

As for Desir, he got reps late in the season and impressed in a limited amount of playing time. The 2014 fourth-round pick wasn't expected to play a down as a rookie.

“I’m really excited about him because he has such a pro mentality,” O’Neil said. “We called on him at the end of the season and he was kind of a guy that we were counting on redshirting the entire year.

“One of the big questions marks about Desir: Was he going to stick his face in the run game? And he showed that he would. And he did a (darn) good job at the line of scrimmage pressing some receivers.”   


Browns LB Barkevious Mingo: 'I feel next year will be a good year'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2015) Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo expects to be back at full strength when training camp opens this summer, per Ohio.com. Mingo underwent shoulder surgery in January.

“I’m pretty sure I’ll be 100 percent by training camp,” Mingo said. “Right now, the shoulder is feeling great. I’ve been getting the rehab, taking all the necessary steps to come back stronger so I can contribute a lot more next year.”

Mingo played pretty much the entire 2014 season with a shoulder injury after getting hurt in the season opener against the Steelers. On top of playing hurt, Mingo had to adjust to coach Mike Pettine's defensive scheme, which required Mingo to drop back in pass coverage more than use him as a pass rusher.

Mingo hasn't quite lived up to the expectations that followed him as a high first-round draft pick in 2013, but that hasn't put a damper on his outlook.

“I feel next year will be a good year,” Mingo said. “I have the experience under my belt. I know what to expect, and it’s the same playbook as last year, so I’ll have that as an advantage as well. Now it’s just coming down to getting ready to play and putting it on the field.”


Browns' Barkevious Mingo feels 'so good' after shoulder surgery


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo said that his shoulder is feeling "so good" after undergoing surgery earlier this offseason, according to the team's website.

Mingo added that he felt like he was playing the entire 2014 season with a sling on his left arm and that he couldn't even lift the arm above his head while wearing shoulder pads. He insisted he could still produce on the field and postponed the surgery until the offseason.

"We don’t want to make excuses for a guy," coach Mike Pettine said. "But this is a guy that could have shut it down. He decided to go ahead and play with the harness. To me, that’s a credit to him. There’s a level of consistency that he needs to achieve, but I think for the most part that he trended upward as the season went on as he got a little bit more comfortable in the role."

Pettine indicated that Mingo is progressing well enough that the linebacker might be able to participate in OTAs in April.


Browns LB Barkevious Mingo undergoes shoulder surgery


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo played the the 2014 season with a lot of pain from a shoulder injury that lingered throughout. On Wednesday, coach Mike Pettine said Mingo has had surgery to repair the damage done.

It's unclear whether the injury will force Mingo to miss any offseason workout time.

Appearing in 15 games, Mingo finished the year with 42 tackles and two sacks.


Browns unsure if Barkevious Mingo's shoulder will require surgery


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/23/2014) Browns coach Mike Pettine told reporters on Tuesday he's unsure if linebacker Barkevious Mingo's shoulder will require offseason surgery, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. Mingo has played through the issue this season while wearing a harness on his shoulder.

Mingo has appeared in 12 games and registered 42 combined tackles, two sacks and one fumble recovery.


Probables get green lighted by Browns for Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) The Browns have cleared all their probables for the Sunday game against Indianapolis. That group includes linebacker Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) and Paul Kruger (illness), as well as center Nick McDonald (ankle/knee).


TE Gary Barnidge among Browns players ruled out for Week 14


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) The Browns have ruled out tight end Gary Barnidge (rib), defensive back Tashaun Gipson (knee) and defensive back Robert Nelson (hamstring) for Week 14 against Indianapolis. 

Running back Isaiah Crowell (hip), Jordan Cameron (concussion), linebacker Jabaal Sheard (foot) and linebacker Karlos Dansby (knee) were deemed questionable.

Meanwhile, linebacker Paul Kruger (illness), center Nick McDonald (ankle, knee), linebacker Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) and wide receiver Marlon Moore (hamstring) were all designated as probable.


Trio of Browns defenders cleared to play Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Three starting front seven players on the Browns have received good news for the Sunday game in Buffalo. Linebackers Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) and Jabaal Sheard (foot) and tackle Ahtyba Rubin (back) have all been given the thumbs-up for action. The latter two had been questionable while Mingo was probable.

Browns release injury report for Sunday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/28/2014) The Browns have issued their injury report for their Sunday game in Buffalo. Included on it are safety Tashaun Gipson (knee), wideout Marlon Moore (hamstring) and linebacker Karlos Dansby (knee), all of whom have been ruled out.

Tight end Jordan Cameron (concussion), linebacker Jabaal Sheard (foot) and defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin (back) are all questionable while linebacker Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) is probable.


DC claims Browns LB Mingo peaked against Falcons


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/28/2014) Browns defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil has declared that second-year linebacker Barkevious Mingo had his best game of the season in Week 12 at Atlanta, per the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.

Not bad considering Mingo recorded zero tackles.

O'Neil cited his performance against the run in which he often took on two blockers at the point of attack.

Mingo, however, was coming off a performance against Houston in which he contributed to a season-best seven tackles.


Browns enter Week 12 with eight players on final injury report


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) The Browns ruled Jordan Cameron (concussion) and Marlon Moore (hamstring) out for Sunday's game against the Falcons. Karlos Dansby (knee) was the only player deemed doubtful, while Jabaal Sheard (foot) and Johnson Bademosi (concussion) were labeled questionable on Cleveland's final injury report for Week 12.

Meanwhile. the following players were ruled as probable: Barkevious Mingo (shoulder), Ahtyba Rubin (knee) and Desmond Bryant (wrist).


Barkevious Mingo might need offseason shoulder surgery


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(11/17/2014) Browns outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo might need surgery after the season to fix his injured shoulder, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He's currently "playing with a harness and is virtually a one-armed defender," the paper said.

Mingo has 29 tackles and a sack in nine games.


Quintet of Browns cleared after receiving probable tag


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Five key Browns players designated as probable for their Week 11 game against visiting Houston have received the thumbs-up for action. They are defensive linemen Billy Winn (toe) and Desmond Bryant (wrist), wideout Andrew Hawkins (thigh/knee), center Nick McDonald (calf) and linebacker Barkevious Mingo (shoulder).

Browns beset with injuries heading into Week 11 clash


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) The worst news for the Browns is that tight end Jordan Cameron (concussion) is out Sunday against Houston and could be done for the season, and defensive tackle Phillip Taylor (knee) is out for the year. But aside from special teams player Johnson Bademosi (concussion) being ruled out for the game against the Texans, the team is relatively healthy.

An exception could be safety Tashaun Gipson (concussion), who is questionable. The probables are defensive end Desmond Bryant (wrist), wideout Andrew Hawkins (thigh/knee), linebacker Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) and defensive tackle Billy Winn (toe).


Browns will have Brian Hoyer, other probables Week 10


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/6/2014) The Browns will have quarterback Brian Hoyer Week 10 against the Bengals.

Hoyer entered the contest listed as probable due to a glute injury. Hoyer was able to fully participate in practice all week, and was never expected to miss the contest.

The team will also have Desmond Bryant, Taylor Gabriel, Barkevious Mingo and Rodney Smith available for the contest. All four players entered Thursday listed as probable. 


Browns deem handful probable for Thursday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) The Browns have listed five players as probable for the Thursday night game in Cincinnati, including starting quarterback Brian Hoyer (glute).

Also on that list are defensive end Desmond Bryant (wrist), wide receivers Taylor Gabriel (shoulder) and Rodney Smith (hamstring) and linebacker Barkevious Mingo (shoulder).

Special teams standout Johnson Bademosi (concussion) will not play.


Browns list 10 players on final injury report for Week 9


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) The Browns listed 10 players on its final injury report leading up to Week 9 against Tampa Bay. Jordan Cameron (concussion) and Phillip Taylor (knee) were the only two players ruled out for Sunday. Rodney Smith is the only questionable on the list.

Meanwhile, Desmond Bryant (wrist), Jim Leonard (hamstring), Barkevious Mingo (shoulder), Ahtyba Rubin (ankle), Joe Thomas (rest), K'Waun Williams (shoulder, neck) and Billy Winn (quad) were all labeled probable.


Browns list eight players on final injury report for Week 8


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) The Browns listed defensive lineman Phil Taylor (knee) and wide receiver Rodney Smith (hamstring) out for Week 8 against Oakland. Deemed questionable were defensive end Billy Winn (quadriceps) and safety Jim Leonhard (ankle).

Meanwhile, defensive end Desmond Bryant (wrist), outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo (shoulder), defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin (ankle) and cornerback K'Waun Williams (concussion) were all labeled probable.


Quartet ruled out by Browns for Sunday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) A lengthy Browns injury report issued Friday features four players ruled out for the Week 7 game in Jacksonville. Included are cornerback K'Waun Williams (concussion), wideout Rodney Smith (hamstring) and defensive linemen Phil Taylor (knee) and Billy Winn (quad).

Listed as questionable are defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin (ankle) and free safety Tashaun Gipson (thigh). The probables are defensive end Desmond Bryant (wrist), linebackers Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) and Paul Kruger (back) and featured back Ben Tate (finger).


Browns OLB Barkevious Mingo ready to roll in Week 6


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) As anticipated, the Browns have given linebacker Barkevious Mingo clearance to play in Week 6 against the Steelers. He had been listed as probable with a shoulder issue, but was a full-go in every practice this week.

Browns LB Barkevious Mingo gets thumbs-up for action


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) As expected, Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo is ready to roll Sunday against the host Titans. He had been listed as probable with a shoulder issue.


Browns quite healthy for Sunday game against Titans


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/3/2014) The Browns are in fine shape heading into their Sunday game at Tennessee. Defensive end Desmond Bryant (glute) is the lone questionable player on their injury report and he practiced Friday on a limited basis.

Running back Ben Tate (knee), tight end Jordan Cameron (shoulder) and linebacker Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) headline the group of probables. Filling out that designation are cornerback Buster Skrine (thumb) and wideout Marlon Moore (illness).


Browns LB Barkevious Mingo not embracing pass coverage


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2014) Browns second-year outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo has been used mostly in coverage this season. He doesn't particularly like it.

"(Rushing the passer) is what got me here," he told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "(Dropping back) is a complete turnaround."

Mingo was a disappointment as a pass rusher after a strong start his rookie season. Browns linebackers struggled in coverage last season, which is why his speed and quickness has been utilized with decent success in that area this year. He has no sacks, however, in the two games in which he has been healthy.


Barkevious Mingo used more in pass coverage than as rusher


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) The Browns drafted outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo in 2013 for his skills as a pass rusher. After a disappointing season in which he managed just five sacks and faded down the stretch, the team is downplaying his potential in that area.

It shows. Mingo has no tackles for losses or sacks in 101 defensive snaps in two games. But assistant linebackers coach Brian Fleury is fine with that. He has claimed that Mingo is no longer being asked to attack the quarterback.

"We're asking him to do some different things than what he did last year," Fleury told ESPN.com. "When you guys watch the film, he's in coverage a lot more than he is going after the quarterback. I know there have been some questions as to why the sack numbers aren't there, and I think it's just simply a reflecton of the amount of reps he's had rushing the quarterback relative to everybody else. We're happy with where he is and the production he's given us."

Mingo has contributed to eight tackles in two games - he missed the opener to injury.