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Keith Rivers

28-Year-Old Linebacker – Buffalo Bills

2013 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Rivers was added as a free agent this off-season as a solid depth signing. He is unlikely to provide any impact for fantasy leagues this year but will be a key reserve on the field for Buffalo....

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2014 ADP:

Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 2"   WT: 235   DOB: 5/5/1986  College: Southern California  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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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.

August 24, 2014  –  Keith Rivers News

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Rivers had six combined tackles during Saturday's preseason loss to Tampa Bay, two for a loss.

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Keith Rivers NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2008 22 7 - 36 - 0 - 1 0 - 0 - - - -
2009 23 13 - 71 - 1 - 1 0 - 0 - - - -
2010 24 Cin 15 75 51 24 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 26 NYG 11 38 29 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2013 27 NYG 16 45 23 22 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Keith Rivers – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Outside Linebacker
  1. Keith Rivers
  2. Randell Johnson
Buffalo Bills

Snap Count Stats

393

Defensive Snaps in 2013

Keith Rivers was on the field for 393 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

213

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Keith Rivers was on the field for 213 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2012 237 65
2013 393 213
Keith Rivers 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 NE 39 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Car 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @NYJ 52 13 7 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Bal 9 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Cle
6 Cin
7 @Mia
8 @NO 0 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 KC
10 @Pit 36 9 8 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 NYJ 18 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 BYE Bye Week
13 Atl 37 15 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @TB 24 11 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Jax 15 17 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Mia 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @NE 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Keith Rivers
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 2"
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Weight:   235 lbs
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Buffalo Bills Team Injury Report
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Keith Rivers: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

GM Doug Whaley implied Rivers will have a key role in the defense this season, the Bills' official site reports. "I think heís actually a four-down player," GM Doug Whaley said "I donít know which one is going to play Sam and Will, but heís going to have to step up and take the lead between him and [Brandon] Spikes and whoever takes the other one. I think he can play on special teams and passing downs and nickel situations."

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Rivers is a prime candidate to take over Kiko Alonso's starting weak side linebacker spot now that Alonso looks to be lost for the season with a torn ACL, BuffaloBills.com reports.

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Rivers has been playing with the ones in the top base defense along with Kiko Alonso and Brandon Spikes during minicamp practices, BuffaloBills.com reports.

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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

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2013

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.

2012

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.

2009

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.

2008

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.