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55 Steven Means DE

Atlanta Falcons

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September 8, 2020 11:00 PM
Falcons' Steven Means: Comes off COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Means was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Means is back in the mix at defensive end after serving a nine-day stint on the reserve list. With that much missed practice time leading into Week 1, it remains to be seen what his workload will look like behind starters Takkarist McKinley and Dante Fowler on Sunday against the Seahawks. Means played 15 percent of the defensive snaps for the Falcons when he was last active in 2018, and he is expected to establish a role in the defensive line rotation as the season wears along.

August 29, 2020 10:20 PM
Falcons' Steven Means: Lands on COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Means (illness) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Means becomes the eighth Falcon to endure a stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list, though he is the lone Atlanta player currently being held out over COVID concerns. Per NFL policy, a team is not permitted to disclose whether a player is being quarantined because of a positive test or exposure to someone who tested positive, leaving Means' timetable for return uncertain at this time. Once able to make it back on the field, the 29-year-old will continue to provide depth at defensive end behind presumed starters Takkarist McKinley and Dante Fowler.

August 19, 2020 11:12 PM
Falcons' Steven Means: Providing depth at defensive end
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Means and Charles Harris are expected to be the second-string defensive ends for the Falcons this season, Matthew Tabeek of the team's official site reports.

The 29-year-old has been with the Falcons nearly two years now, but his anticipated role for this upcoming season is perhaps involved as ever, as he hopes to build on a career-high 15 percent defensive snap share from 2018. Means was unable to suit up for a single game last season because of a ruptured Achilles suffered during offseason workouts, but now it appears that he is well on his way towards earning a backup position along the Falcons' defensive line for 2020.

March 9, 2020 04:32 PM
Falcons' Steven Means: Agrees to terms with Falcons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Means (Achilles) agreed to a one-year deal with the Falcons on Monday, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

The Falcons waived Lukayas McNeil in a corresponding move. Means is working his way back to the gridiron after missing the 2019 season with a ruptured Achilles.

May 23, 2019 09:00 PM
Falcons' Steven Means: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 23, 2019 03:16 PM
Falcons' Steven Means: Suffers season-ending injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 14, 2019 12:00 PM
Falcons' Steven Means: Gets one-year extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 19, 2018 02:04 PM
Falcons' Steven Means: Collects first sack as Falcon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 21, 2018 02:32 PM
Falcons' Steven Means: May have number called Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 10, 2018 03:28 PM
Falcons' Steven Means: Signs with Falcons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 2, 2018 12:00 AM
Eagles' Steven Means: Records three sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 17, 2017 10:44 PM
Eagles' Steven Means: Healthy scratch Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 30, 2017 09:48 PM
Eagles' Steven Means: Signs one-year extension with Eagles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 26, 2016 03:50 PM
Eagles' Steven Means: Full participant at Saturday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 21, 2015 08:51 AM
Steven Means: Added to Texans' practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 1, 2015 11:20 AM
Ravens place S Matt Elam (biceps) on injured reserve
by Elliot Smith | CBSSports.com

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. 

June 1, 2015 04:45 PM
Ravens announce inactives for divisional round matchup with Patriots
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

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.

June 1, 2015 04:52 PM
Ravens list Eugene Monroe inactive for Saturday's game
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

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.

June 2, 2015 04:31 AM
Five healthy scratches pepper inactive list for Ravens
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

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.

June 2, 2015 04:36 AM
Ravens move RT Ricky Wagner to injured reserve
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

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.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13vs SEAL 25-3800000000
Sun 09/20@ DALL 39-4021300000
Sun 09/27vs CHIL 26-3011200000
Mon 10/05@ GBL 16-3031400000
Sun 10/18@ MINW 40-2301100000
Sun 10/25vs DETL 22-2323500000
Thu 10/29@ CARW 25-1710100000
Sun 11/08vs DENW 34-2700000000
Sun 11/22@ NOL 9-2440400000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020ATL105241410000000
2019ATL00000000000
2018ATL841477100000
2017PHI60330100000
2016PHI80321100000
2015PHI00000000000
2014BAL10101000000
2013TB100532000000
Total43950 29.021 300-00
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/263
Birthdate:
09/16/1990
Age:
30
Hometown:
Buffalo, NY, USA
School:
Buffalo
NFL Experience:
6
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