Player Updates

July 7, 2018 11:52 AM
Browns' Donald Stephenson: Decides to retire
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephenson (suspension) has decided to retire after six NFL seasons, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

A third-round pick of the Chiefs in 2012, Stephenson signed a one-year contract with the Browns earlier this offseason. He was expected to compete for the starting role at right tackle, but he skipped all of voluntary workouts and mandatory minicamp last month and was suspended for the first two games of the season. With his retirement announced, it's expected that Chris Hubbard will get the starting nod at right tackle to start the season for the Browns.

June 15, 2018 04:32 PM
Browns' Donald Stephenson: Suspended for two games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephenson was suspended for the first two games of the regular season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

While Stephenson is still eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason activities, he won't be able to return to the team until after the Browns' Week 2 matchup with the Saints. Stephenson is a backup on the offensive line, so his two-week absence shouldn't have a huge impact.

March 13, 2018 09:28 PM
Browns' Donald Stephenson: Packs bags for Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephenson signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Browns on Tuesday, Nate Ulrich of The Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Stephenson was brought on board in case 10-time Pro Bowler Joe Thomas (triceps) retires. However, Stephenson was only healthy for seven games in 2017, and the 29-year-old only started in four of those outings, so he'll likely have to compete for starting job if Thomas does call it quits.

December 31, 2017 01:12 PM
Broncos' Donald Stephenson: Downgraded to out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Broncos have ruled Stephenson (hand) out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

Stephenson was limited in practice all week by the hand injury, so the Broncos won't take any chances with him while he's still hurting heading into a mostly meaningless season finale. His absence will open up a start at right tackle for either Cyrus Kouandjio or Allen Barbre.

November 19, 2017 03:16 PM
Broncos' Donald Stephenson: Will play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephenson (calf) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Stephenson was listed as questionable but was a full participant at practice Friday so this isn't surprising. Stephenson has been dealing with the calf issue for much of the season but appears ready to go for Sunday's game.

November 17, 2017 06:24 PM
Broncos' Donald Stephenson: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephenson (calf) practiced at full capacity Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.

Stephenson looks like he could be ready to play after he kicked off the week with limited practices Wednesday and Thursday before going full Friday. He's a backup tackle anyway, so he'll play behind Allen Barbre if available Sunday.

November 3, 2017 04:48 PM
Broncos' Donald Stephenson: Remains sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephenson (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

Stephenson has yet to return to practice since injuring his calf prior to Week 7.

October 28, 2017 06:28 PM
Broncos' Donald Stephenson: Out for Monday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephenson (calf) has been ruled out for Monday's game against Kansas City, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.

The Broncos' concern that Stephenson could miss Monday's game came to fruition Saturday. Given that he was considered week-to-week, it is reasonable to assume he'll have an injury tag of some sort entering Week 9.

October 20, 2017 05:36 PM
Broncos' Donald Stephenson: Out due to calf injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephenson, who was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers earlier Friday, is dealing with a calf injury, Nick Kosmider and Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post report.

Stephenson is considered week-to-week with the injury, suggesting that he could miss time beyond Sunday. Though Stephenson is a reserve tackle for the Broncos, his absence will loom larger than normal in Week 7 with starting right tackle Menelik Watson (calf) also ruled out.

October 20, 2017 05:36 PM
Broncos' Donald Stephenson: Not playing Sunday with mystery issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephenson was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers with an undisclosed injury, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

It's unclear what is holding back Stephenson, so it's tough to say when he'll return. Regardless, he's a reserve lineman and wasn't expected to play much anyway.

September 7, 2015 05:30 PM
Reid: Former No. 1 pick Fisher to RT, Stephenson takes over at LT
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Chiefs coach Andy Reid made the announcement Monday former No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher is moving from left tackle to right tackle to begin the 2015 season. Donald Stephenson is taking over at left tackle for Kansas City.

“We’re going to play the five best, and Fish gives us a whole lot of flexibility, he can play any position on the offensive line, and play at Pro Bowl caliber,” Reid said, per The Kansas City Star.

June 2, 2015 05:06 AM
Chiefs list Week 13 inactives vs. Broncos
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Chiefs have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's matchup with the Broncos: wide receiver Junior Hemingway (concussion), cornerback Jamell Fleming (hamstring), tight end Phillip Supernaw, quarterback Aaron Murray, center Eric Kush, tackle Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and defensive tackle Nick Williams.

Hemingway was previously ruled out on the team's final injury report. Fleming had been listed as probable to play in Week 13.

The team will have both defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson (calf) and cornerback Chris Owens (knee, abdomen) after both players were listed as questionable. While Fleming is inactive after being listed as probable, the following probables are active Sunday night: wide receiver Donnie Avery (groin), punter Dustin Colquitt (knee), tight end Anthony Fasano (knee), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), cornerback Sean Smith (groin) and tackle Donald Stephenson (shoulder).

June 2, 2015 05:08 AM
Nearly all on Chiefs injury report deemed probable
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The Chiefs have landed double-figures on their injury report for the Sunday night game against Denver, but only wideout Junior Hemingway (concussion) is set to sit. Cornerback Chris Owens (knee/abdomen) and defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson (calf) are questionable while the other seven are probable.

That group consists of wideout Donnie Avery (groin), punter Dustin Conquitt (calf), tight end Anthony Fasano (knee), defensive back Jamell Fleming (hamstring), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), cornerback Sean Smith (groin) and offensive lineman Donald Stephenson (shoulder).

June 2, 2015 05:18 AM
Chiefs' Donald Stephenson ruled out
by Chris Cwik |

Chiefs lineman Donald Stephenson has been ruled out against the Raiders.

Stephenson is dealing with a shoulder injury. He was initially ruled questionable, but the team downgraded him following an evaluation at halftime. 

June 2, 2015 07:04 AM
Donald Stephenson suspended for quarter of regular season
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Chiefs offensive tackle Donald Stephenson has been suspended by the league for four games for violating its performance enhancing drug policy, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan has reported.

Stephenson started seven of 16 games in each of the last two seasons.

June 2, 2015 03:47 PM
Injured Chiefs cleared to face Chargers
by Larry Hartstein |

Several Chiefs who were probable on the injury report are active at San Diego, including offensive tackle Eric Fisher (shoulder), linebacker Justin Houston (elbow), linebacker James-Michael Johnson (shoulder), cornerback Ron Parker (ankle, shoulder), offensive tackle Donald Stephenson (knee) and kicker Ryan Succop (groin).

June 2, 2015 03:50 PM
Seven Chiefs probable for regular season finale
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The Chiefs have designated seven players as probable for their game Sunday against the Chargers, including top linebacker Justin Houston (elbow).

The others are fellow linebacker James-Michael Johnson  (shoulder), offensive linemen Donald Stephenson (knee)l, Eric Fisher (shoulder) and Branden Albert (knee), defensive back Ron Parker (ankle/shoulder) and kicker Ryan Succop (groin).

June 2, 2015 06:43 PM
Chiefs list six as probable vs. Cowboys
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

Six of eight players listed on the Chiefs' injury report Friday are considered probable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, after they were able to make it through practice Friday. The six players listed as probable for Week 2 are: safety Husain Abdullah (foot); guard Jon Asamoah (calf); tackle Donald Stephenson (shoulder); linebackers Nico Johnson (ankle) and Dezman Moses (toe); and running back Jamaal Charles (quadriceps). 

June 2, 2015 06:35 PM
Eight injured Kansas City players cleared to play Week 1
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah (foot) and tight end Travis Kelce (knee) were both cleared to play Week 1 at Jacksonville after being questionable on the injury report. Safety Quintin Demps (hamstring), tackle Eric Fisher (shoulder), linebacker James-Michael Johnson (groin), linebacker Dezman Moses (toe), cornerback Sean Smith (neck) and tackle Donald Stephenson (shoulder) were also cleared after being listed as probable.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/312
Birthdate:
9/30/1988
Age:
32
Hometown:
Kansas City, MO, USA
School:
Oklahoma
NFL Experience:
7
Awards: