Mario Addison

Mario Addison

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Addison playing for the Panthers in 2014
No. 97Carolina Panthers
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-09-06) September 6, 1987
Place of birth: Birmingham, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 254 lb (115 kg)
Career information
High school: Tarrant City (AL)
College: Northeast Mississippi Community College/Troy University
Undrafted: 2011
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2016
Tackles: 99
Sacks: 22.5
Forced fumbles: 5
Player stats at

Mario Addison (born September 6, 1987) is an American football defensive end for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Troy University. He was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2011.[1] Mario is a member of the Rho Delta Delta chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity at Troy University.

Professional career

Chicago Bears

Addison was signed on July 26, 2011 by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent. He was cut by the Bears on November 21, 2011 to free up space on the 53-man roster for veteran players to cover the injuries picked up by long snapper Patrick Mannelly and quarterback Jay Cutler in the previous day's 31-20 victory over the San Diego Chargers. He had only played in two games.[2]

Indianapolis Colts

He was claimed off waivers by Indianapolis Colts on November 22,[3] though the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had also placed in a claim for Addison.[2]

On October 1, 2012, Addison was waived by the Colts, but added to the practice squad the next day.

Washington Redskins

Addison was signed off the Colts' practice squad by the Washington Redskins on October 9, 2012.[4] After playing five games with the Redskins, he was waived on November 29.[5] He was signed to the practice squad the next day.[6]

Carolina Panthers

Addison was signed on December 4, 2012 by the Carolina Panthers from the Redskin's practice squad. On June 18, 2014, he signed a two-year contract extension.[7] Through the first five games of the 2014 season, Addison led the Panthers with 5 sacks and pass rush productivity. Addison also helped the Panthers on their 2015 Superbowl run, contributing 6.0 sacks to one of the league's best defenses.[8]


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  2. 1 2 "Mario Addison : - Mario Addison Biography from". Retrieved 2012-08-04.
  3. McCollough, Collin (2011-11-23). "Colts Cut Darren Evans Again, Sign DE Mario Addison". Stampede Blue. Retrieved 2012-08-04.
  4. Tinsman, Brian (October 9, 2012). "Redskins Release Cundiff, Sign Forbath". Retrieved 2012-10-09.
  5. Tinsman, Brian (November 29, 2012). "Redskins Claim Kehl, Waive Addison". Retrieved 2012-12-01.
  6. Tinsman, Brian (November 30, 2012). "Redskins Add Addison To Practice Squad". Retrieved 2012-12-01.
  7. Carolina Panthers Sign Three To Contract Extensions
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