Last Game
Sun, Nov 28 |
vs New York Jets (3-8-0)
  • NRG Stadium
21
Final
14

AFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
3-1-0 8-4-0
2-2-0 6-6-0
2-1-0 2-9-0
0-3-0 2-9-0

2021 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 3 0.0 0 0 0

Top Derek Rivers News

  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Patriots' Derek Rivers: Spotted at OTAs

    Rivers (knee) participated in the first day of the Patriots' OTAs on Monday, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

    The exact level of participation from Rivers is still unknown, but it's a good sign in his recovery from a torn ACL that he is out there for the first day of activities. Rivers spent all of last season on injured reserve but is expected to be ready for training camp.

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  • Patriots' Derek Rivers: Remains on track

    Rivers (knee) continues to progress in his recovery from a torn ACL and is expected to be "brought along cautiously" during the Patriots' offseason program, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

    Rivers originally tore his ACL last August and subsequently spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve. It isn't clear how involved he'll be in training camp later this summer, but as long as he remains setback-free in his recovery, his chances of being ready for Week 1 seem promising.

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  • Patriots' Derek Rivers: Expected back for training camp

    There hasn't been any indication that Rivers (knee) has experienced any snags in his recovery from August surgery to repair a torn ACL, putting him on track to enter the 2018 season at full strength, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

    With Rivers, a 2017 third-round pick, having more than a calendar year to recover from a serious knee injury, it appears promising that he won't face many restrictions in training camp or the preseason. Given New England's need to add young athletes to the front seven, Rivers could carve out a decent-sized role in the team's defensive-line rotation next season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 250 lbs
Birthplace: Augusta, ME
Age: 27
School: Youngstown State
Experience: 5