27-Year-Old Linebacker – Buffalo Bills
2013 Fantasy Football Outlook
Rivers started six games for the Giants last season, but is expected to take a larger role as he enters the upcoming season as the team's starting strong side linebacker....
Keith Rivers Contract Information:
Signed a two-year deal with the Bills in March of 2014. The deal is for $4.05 million: $1 million bonus, $1.25 million and $1.6 million salaries, annual $100,000 workout bonus.
Bills GM Doug Whaley indicated Friday that Rivers - signed as a free agent by the team Wednesday - is being viewed to potentially start at strong side linebacker this season, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said Whaley, "He's a four down linebacker. He can play the first and second downs, the typical run downs. He can stay in on third down and cover because he's got athletic ability and then he contributes on teams. So that's an incredible value pick for us with a guy who can play four downs. He's going to compete for that starting spot."
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Should fill a reserve outside linebacker role, but the former first-round pick has upside should Michael Boley or Mathias Kiwanuka go down. Of course, that would entail Rivers finally staying healthy.
Rivers' 2008 season ended in Week 7 when the Steelers' Hines Ward broke his jaw with a vicious (but legal) block. Before Rivers suffered his season-ending jaw injury, he was among the team leaders in tackles (50) and also had an interception. He participated in OTA's and should be ready for training camp. He should be a pretty valuable IDP next season.
The Bengals picked Rivers with the ninth overall selection in the 2008 NFL Draft and he is expected to be inserted into the starting lineup immediately. He can play either inside or outside, so expect the versatile rookie to receive plenty of playing time.