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Top Derek Rivers News

  • Texans' Derek Rivers: Lands on IR

    Rivers (biceps) was placed on the Texans' injured reserve Tuesday.

    Rivers suffered a torn biceps during Houston's preseason finale last Thursday, and he will likely now be forced to sit out the entirety of the 2022 regular season, unless he can reach an injury settlement from the team. The 28-year-old defensive end recorded nine tackles and one sack over five games with the Texans last year.

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  • Texans' Derek Rivers: Diagnosed with torn biceps

    Rivers suffered a torn biceps during Thursday's preseason finale against the 49ers, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.

    Contrary to initial reports, Rivers has been diagnosed with a serious injury and could possibly miss the entire 2022 season. It's a tough break for the 2017 third-round pick, who had an excellent preseason and was vying for a roster spot.

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  • Texans' Derek Rivers: Hurts bicep in preseason win

    Rivers suffered a biceps injury in the Texans' preseason finale against the 49ers,Jonathan M. Alexander of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    The defensive end injured his bicep in Houston's 17-0 victory but Rivers believes the injury isn't serious and he should be good moving forward. The former 2017 third-round pick could see a depth role with the Texans once again this season after he recovers from his injury.

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  • Texans' Derek Rivers: Records two sacks

    Rivers recorded two sacks in Saturday's 17-13 preseason win over the Saints.

    One of the sacks came on third down late in the first half and forced the Saints to punt from the end zone. That led to a scoring opportunity -- a missed long-distance field-goal attempt. Houston head coach Lovie Smith had a couple of unprompted shoutouts for the reserve defensive end during the post-game press conference. "You look at him, he's our profile that we're looking for on the outside. If you put defensive end behind your name, you need to be able to rush the passer here. He showed up throughout. That's what he's been doing in training camp," the coach said. Rivers improved his stock after the opener and could be part of the set of linemen added to the final roster.

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  • Texans' Derek Rivers: Activated off COVID list

    Rivers (illness) was activated from the Texans' reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.

    Rivers will now be available for Sunday's matchup with the 49ers. Barring any setbacks, he should resume his role providing depth at defensive end.

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  • Texans' Derek Rivers: Placed on reserve/COVID-19 list

    Rivers (illness) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.

    Rivers did test positive for COVID on Monday, Aaron Wilson of Houston Sports Talk 790 AM reports. With fellow defensive lineman Jacob Martin and Jonathan Greenard also on the COVID list, the Texans could need to reach to the bottom of their defensive line depth chart to compete Sunday against the Chargers.

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  • Texans' Derek Rivers: Signed by Houston

    Rivers agreed to a contract with the Texans on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    GM Nick Caserio is familiar with Rivers from their days with the Patriots, and he's bringing New England's 2017 third-round pick to Houston. Rivers finished last season with the Rams after being cut by New England. He has 2.5 sacks in 19 career NFL games.

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  • Rams' Derek Rivers: Moves to active roster

    Rivers was added to the Rams' active roster Saturday.

    The 26-year-old was claimed off waivers by the Rams at the start of the week, but he was on the exempt list while clearing the COVID-19 protocols. Rivers will be able to make his debut with Los Angeles versus San Francisco on Sunday.

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  • Rams' Derek Rivers: Claimed by Rams

    Rivers was claimed off waivers by the Rams on Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    The 26-year-old was waived by the Patriots on Saturday and won't be able to play Monday against the Buccaneers, but he should officially join the Rams' active roster later this week. Rivers appeared in eight games for New England this season and totaled four tackles and 1.5 sacks in 86 defensive snaps.

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  • Derek Rivers: Let go by Pats

    Rivers was waived by the Patriots on Saturday, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.

    Rivers has played a limited role for the Patriots this season. He accumulated four tackles (one solo) and 1.5 sacks across eight games. Assuming he clears waivers, it is possible he reverts back to the team's practice squad.

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  • Patriots' Derek Rivers: All set for Week 7

    Rivers (back) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

    The 26-year-old missed Week 6 while on the COVID-19 list and was questionable for Sunday with the back issue, but he's good to go against San Francisco. Rivers should play his usual reserve role in New England's linebacker rotations.

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  • Patriots' Derek Rivers: Questionable for Sunday's matchup

    Rivers (back) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the 49ers.

    Rivers was unable to play Week 6 because he was on the reserve/COVID-19 list, and he's been cleared of the illness. However, the fourth-year linebacker popped up on the injury report Thursday, and his status is now in question. Rivers still practiced every day this week, so he's on the right track. If he can't go, however, Shilique Calhoun would get a bump in usage behind starters Chase Winovich and John Simon.

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  • Patriots' Derek Rivers: Gains medical clearance

    Rivers was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list by the Patriots on Wednesday, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.

    The Youngstown State product was placed on the list because he either tested positive for the virus or came into close contact with someone who did. Now gaining official clearance, Rivers is expected to assume his usual rotational role at outside linebacker for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

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  • Patriots' Derek Rivers: Shifts to COVID-19 list

    The Patriots placed Rivers on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    Rivers won't be eligible to return to the lineup until he passes the NFL's COVID-19 protocols. The linebacker out of Youngstown State was a backup when he was healthy, but now Shilique Calhoun is set for extra snaps behind starters Chase Winovich and John Simon.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 250 lbs
Birthplace: Augusta, ME
Age: 28
School: Youngstown St.
Experience: 6