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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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
Patriots' Derek Rivers: Entering contract year
Rivers (knee) enters his contract year in dire need of a healthy season, Andy Hart of WEEI Sports Radio reports.
The 2017 third-round pick appeared in six games in 2018, but he otherwise hasn't seen the field for the Patriots and missed 2019 with a knee injury. Rivers could earn an expanded role if he can stay healthy following the offseason departures of Kyle Van Noy, Jamie Collins and Elandon Roberts, but his injury issues to this point make him difficult to rely on.... See More ... See Less
Patriots' Derek Rivers: Making progress through injury
Rivers is rehabbing his knee injury at the Patriots' facility, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports.
Rivers has missed two of the last three seasons due to knee injuries, but he's aiming toward a return to action in 2020. The 2017 third-round pick has six NFL games under his belt, and he's recorded two tackles and a sack. If Kyle Van Noy doesn't re-sign in New England, Rivers could be in line for increased duties once healthy.... See More ... See Less
Patriots' Derek Rivers: Placed on IR
The Patriots placed Rivers (undisclosed) on injured reserve Saturday.
Rivers spent last season on IR due to a torn ACL. It remains to be seen what sort of injury the 2017 third-round pick is currently managing.... See More ... See Less
Patriots' Derek Rivers: Full participant at OTAs
Rivers (knee) practiced without limitation during OTAs, Andy Hart of the Patriots' official site reports.
Rivers, the Patriots' third-round pick in 2017, spent the year on Injured Reserve due to a torn ACL. He's been rehabbing for the past several months and says that he's now back without limitation. He'll look to stay healthy and be a contributor for the defense in 2018.... See More ... See Less
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