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09/10/15 - C Joe Madsen was waived by the Lions Saturday (Sept. 5) in the cutdown to 53 players.
08/27/15 - C Joe Madsen was signed by the Lions Wednesday (Aug. 26). Madsen, 25, went undrafted out of West Virginia in 2013 and spent the 2014 season with the Los Angeles KISS of the Arena Football League. This year, he has spent short stints with the Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns. He has not played in an NFL game.
08/17/15 - OL Joe Madsen was waived Sunday (Aug. 16), the Browns announced.
07/23/15 - C Joe Madsen was signed by the Browns Wednesday (July 22). Madsen, a 6-foot-3, 310-pound lineman, spent time on the Green Bay Packers' practice squad last season and also played for the Los Angeles KISS of the Arena Football League.
05/04/15 - C Joe Madsen was waived by the Packers Monday (May 4). Madsen, a first-year player out of West Virginia, was signed to Green Bay's practice squad on Jan. 3, 2015, where he spent the rest of the postseason. Madsen re-signed with the Packers on Jan. 20, 2015.
01/20/15 - C Joe Madsen was signed by the Packers Tuesday (Jan. 20) to a reserve/future contract for the 2015 season. He ended the 2014 season ion the Packers' practice squad.
01/05/15 - C Joe Madsen was signed by the Packers to their practice squad Saturday (Jan. 3). Madsen, a 6-foot-3, 305-pound, first-year player out of West Virginia University, was originally signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as a non-drafted free agent on April 27, 2013. He was released by the Steelers on Aug. 31, 2013. Madsen played for the Los Angeles KISS during the 2014 Arena Football League season, appearing in 16 games.
08/31/13 - OL Joe Madsen was released Saturday by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
03/24/13 - 2013 West Virginia Pro Day: Joe Madsen, OL (301 lbs) - Madsen opted to keep his 40-yard dash times from the NFL Scouting Combine, but he did run some other drills. He posted a 27 inch vertical and 8-foot-10 broad jump. In the running drills, Madsen ran a 4.86 short shuttle and finished the three-cone shuttle in 7.58 seconds. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
01/13/13 - West Virginia University football sports information director Mike Montoro has confirmed that center Joe Madsen has accepted an invitation to play in this year’s Senior Bowl to be played Jan. 26 in Mobile, Ala. The game will once again be televised nationally on NFL Network.
Madsen started all 12 regular season games for the Mountaineers in 2012 and made 50 starts during his four-year career, but following West Virginia’s final regular season game against Kansas, Madsen was ruled academically ineligible for West Virginia’s 2012 Pinstripe Bowl game against Syracuse. Madsen also missed West Virginia’s 2010 Champs Sports Bowl game against NC State. In December, Madsen was named all-Big 12 Conference second team.
The Chardon, Ohio resident becomes the 46th Mountaineer player to accept an invitation to play in college football’s most prestigious all-star game, and the 17th since 2004. - John Antonik, WVUsports.com