Four months after signing with the Cowboys, veteran linebacker Keith Rivers has announced his retirement. Rivers, who played with three different teams over the last four seasons, managed just 16 tackles in 12 games for Buffalo in 2014. Several injuries derailed his career after he had been selected in the first round by Cincinnati in 2008.
The Cowboys announced the signing of linebacker Keith Rivers on Thursday. The contract is a one-year deal. Rivers appeared in 12 games for the Bills during the 2014 season and totaled 16 tackles.
The Cowboys signed linebacker Keith Rivers to a one-year deal for the veteran minimum Wednesday, DallasCowboys.com reports. Rivers, 28, played three seasons with the Bengals after being selected ninth overall in the 2008 NFL Draft before missing the 2011 season with an injury. He went on to play for the Giants and the Bills, but spent just one year in Buffalo, making the Cowboys his third team in three seasons. He started a career-low three games during his one season with the Bills in 2014.
The Bills announced the release of linebacker Keith Rivers on Tuesday. By releasing Rivers, the Bills will save $1.7 million against the salary cap, reports ESPN.com. Rivers played in 12 games during the 2014 season and registered 16 tackles. During his seven-year career, he totaled 291 tackles and three sacks.
Several Bills skill position players are active for Week 4's matchup with the Texans after being listed as probable to play, including quarterback EJ Manuel (abdomen), running back C.J. Spiller (chest) and wide receivers Sammy Watkins (ribs) and Robert Woods (ankle). Defensive backs Ron Brooks (illness) and Da'Norris Searcy (ankle) are also active after being listed as probable on the final injury report. Linebacker Keith Rivers (groin) is active after being listed as doubtful to play. The linebacker has been sidelined since Week 1.