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  • Bills' Tyler Matakevich: First career interception Sunday

    Matakevich totaled four solo tackles, one pass deflection and one interception during Sunday's 40-0 win over the Texans. Matakevich recorded his first interception of his six-year career against the Texans on Sunday. The 28-year-old is a special-teams ace, but he isn't a viable fantasy option due to his lack of defensive snaps, as he only has 14 of them on the season, seven of which came in Sunday's blowout win.
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  • Bills' Tyler Matakevich: Re-ups with Buffalo

    The Bills signed Matakevich to a one-year contract extension Monday. WGR 550 in Buffalo reports. Matakevich only played 72 defensive snaps last season -- his first with the Bills after four seasons with the Steelers -- but he's one of the best special teamers in the league and Buffalo is happy to have him back. Matakevich led the Bills in special teams tackles (10) and snaps (71 percent) in 2020.
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  • Steelers' Tyler Matakevich: New special teamer for Buffalo

    The Bills have signed Matakevich to a two-year deal worth up to $7.15 million, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports. Plain and simple, this is a depth signing, but the Bills are on the lookout for high-motor guys with special teams skills and Matakevich fits that bill. He's averaged more than 300 special-teams snaps per season since joining the Steelers as a seventh-rounder out of Temple in 2016 while finishing in the top 10 in special-teams tackles three times. Matakevich hardly ever saw snaps on defense with Pittsburgh, but he's probably got enough ability to serve as the primary backup to one of Buffalo's starting linebackers.
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  • Steelers' Tyler Matakevich: No tackles in loss

    Matakevich failed to record a tackle in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Ravens. Matakevich played almost exclusively on special teams and finishes the 2019 season with 18 tackles in 16 games played. An unrestricted free agent, his future with Pittsburgh is unclear.
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  • Steelers' Tyler Matakevich: Full participant Thursday

    Matakevich (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Thursday. Matakevich missed Week 14's game due to a shoulder injury but was able to log 17 special team snaps last Sunday against the Patriots. With another week under his belt, look for the linebacker to potentially see some defensive snaps Monday night in Houston.
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  • Steelers' Tyler Matakevich: Non-participant Thursday

    Matakevich (shoulder) was unable to participate in Steelers' practice Thursday. Matakevich saw an increased role in Monday's victory over the Bengals after Ryan Shazier (back) went down, and he recorded a season-high seven tackles before exiting with a shoulder injury. With Shazier presumably out for the remainder of the season, Matakevich could continue seeing a bigger role, but it will depend on his health. Sean Spence figures to be next in line should the 24-year-old ultimately be unable to go.
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  • Steelers' Tyler Matakevich: Two tackles in win

    Matakevich had two tackles (both solo) in Pittsburgh's 27-24 overtime win against Cleveland on Sunday. The rookie linebacker played in all 16 regular season games, totaling 20 tackles (16 solo). He recorded a career-best nine tackles against Miami, who he'll face in the wild-card game, earlier this season.
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  • Steelers' Tyler Matakevich: Leads team with nine tackles

    Matakevich had a team-high nine tackles (seven solo) in the Steelers' 30-15 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday. The rookie linebacker gave a solid effort in what was otherwise a lackluster performance by Pittsburgh's defense. They failed to record a sack, and have just seven in six games this season, and also went without a turnover for the second time in four games.
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