Means (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Mike Kaye of NJ.com reports.
Means ruptured his Achilles during Wednesday's practice and will not see the field this season. The former Eagle appeared in eight games last season for Atlanta, logging 14 tackles (seven solo) and one sack. Means signed a one-year extension this offseason but now will have to focus on recovering and preparing to hit the open market again in 2020.
Means ruptured his Achilles during Wednesday's practice and is expected to miss the entire 2019 season, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
Means joined Atlanta last season and made eight appearances, accruing 14 tackles and a sack. The 29-year-old signed a one-year extension this offseason but will now look to regain his health and prepare to hit the open market again in 2020.
Means signed a one-year contract extension with the Falcons on Wednesday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.
Means played in eight games for the Falcons in 2018, collecting 14 tackles and one sack along the way. His path to playing time is clearer at the moment with Brooks Reed out of the picture, but that could change depending on what Atlanta does in the draft and free agency.
Means tallied three combined tackles, including two tackles for loss and one sack during Sunday's 40-14 win against the Cardinals.
Means has seen an uptick in playing time of late, fielding 25 defensive snaps per game between Weeks 14 and 15, compared to 18.5 snaps per game through his first four appearances of 2018. As Atlanta continues to play out the string, the veteran defensive end figures to remain firmly fixed in the line rotation, both for his effective streak of play lately (four TFL in the past two games) as well as for evaluative purposes, as he heads into what will be a long offseason for coaches and player personnel alike. In Week 16, Means will look to get after Cam Newton and a Panthers offensive line that's allowed only 29 sacks all year, tied for seventh-fewest in the NFL.
Means said that he's "definitely confident" if the Falcons need to put him on the field Sunday against the Saints, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.
Head coach Dan Quinn said he would be comfortable inserting Means into the lineup against New Orleans on Sunday if the situation calls for it, as the Falcons have both Takkarist McKinley (groin) and Derrick Shelby (groin) besieged by injuries. The one-time Super Bowl champion (with Philadelphia in 2017-2018) has played sparingly since entering the league as a fifth-round draft choice five years ago -- tallying 13 tackles over 26 career games with the Buccaneers, Ravens and Eagles.
Means signed a contract with the Falcons on Monday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Means narrowly missed out on a roster spot with the Eagles after a strong preseason and 2.0 sacks in the exhibition finale. Now with Atlanta, Means, who's only appeared in 15 games over the past five seasons, will likely serve as a depth defensive lineman.
Means logged six tackles (five solo), three sacks, and a forced fumble in Thursday's preseason win over the Jets.
Means is on the bubble to make the Eagles' 53-man roster but certainly helped his case with the monster performance. He is currently battling with rookie Josh Sweat to be either fifth or sixth on the depth chart at defensive end, and neither player is assured a spot on the team. Whoever makes the team will be at the back end of a rotation already including Michael Bennett, Chris Long, Brandon Graham (ankle), and Derek Barnett, which means they'll likely have minimal fantasy impact.
Means (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Means is a healthy scratch in Week 2 as the Eagles' defensive end corps remains healthy. Vinny Curry and Brandon Graham are slated to draw the start per usual.
Means and the Eagles agreed to a one-year contract extension on Wednesday.
Means played eight games with the Eagles last season. His extension this close to final roster cuts seems to indicate he will make the team. He projects to add depth on the line entering the season.
Means (illness) was a full participant at Saturday's practice, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
There was some concern that Means' game status might be affected by an illness he had been suffering from, but it looks like he will be good to go against the Packers on Monday.
Means has been added to Houston's practice squad, the Houston Chronicle reports.
The Texans project Means as an outside linebacker in their 3-4 scheme. He played 11 games for Tampa Bay in 2012 and 2013 and has six career tackles after being drafted in the fifth round of the 2012 draft. He was most recently with Baltimore, who released him late in September.
The Ravens announced Tuesday they have placed four players on the season-ending injury reserve list, including safety Matt Elam, per a team release.
Elam tore his bicep on the first day the team put on pads in camp, so his designation to the injury list is not a surprise.
In addition to Elam, cornerback Chris Greenwood, linebacker Steve Means and tight end Allen Reisner are sidelined for the season.
The Ravens have declared the following players as inactive for Saturday's divisional round game against the Patriots: Chris Greenwood, Steven Means, Terrence Cody, Ryan Jensen, Casey Walker, Phillip Supernaw and DeAngelo Tyson.
The Ravens have listed the following players as inactive for Saturday's game against the Steelers: tackle Eugene Monroe, defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan, tight end Phillip Supernaw, defensive tackle Casey Walker, defensive back Chris Greenwood, defensive lineman Steven Means and defensive tackle Terrence Cody.
Monroe was listed as out on the team's final injury report of the week. He missed Baltimore's Week 17 game with a foot injury.
Only two injured Ravens dot their inactive list for the Week 17 clash against Cleveland. They are defensive end Chris Canty (ankle/thigh) and tackle Eugene Monroe (ankle).
The healthy scratches are safety Brynden Trawick, cornerback Chris Greenwood, defensive linemen Steven Means and Terrence Cody and tight end Phillip Supernaw.
The Ravens announced a several roster moves on Tuesday, per the team's official website. The team moved tackle Ricky Wagner to injured reserve, ending his season due to a foot injury he suffered Week 16 against Houston. In a corresponding move, Baltimore added defensive end Steven Means to the 53-man active roster.
The Ravens also shuffled their practice squad, waiving defensive end Zach Thompson and signing tackle Nate Menkin and guard Joe Unga.
The Buccaneers have re-signed defensive end Larry English, according to SportsTalkFlorida.com. The team waived defensive end Steven Means to clear a roster spot.
The following players will not suit up for the Buccaneers Saturday night against the Dolphins in preseason action: Da'Quan Bowers, Steven Means, Mike Jenkins, Alterraun Verner, Charles Sims and Damaso Munoz.
The Buccaneers' list of inactives for Week 13 at Carolina includes offensive lineman Carl Nicks (foot), wide receiver Skye Dawson, running back Lonnie Pryor, defensive back Bradley McDougald, offensive lineman Patrick Omameh, defensive lineman Derek Landri and defensive lineman Steven Means. Dawson, Pryor, McDougald, Omameh, Landri and Means are all healthy scratches.
The Buccaneers are fairly healthy heading into their Sunday game against the Lions. The lone injuries on their inactive list belong to guard Carl Nicks (staph infection surgery) and linebacker Mason Foster (concussion).
The healthy scratches are defensive tackle Gary Gibson, safety Dashon Goldson (suspended), defensive end Steven Means, guard Patrick Omameh and running back Lonnie Pryor.
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