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Keith Rivers

27-Year-Old Linebacker – Buffalo Bills

2013 Defensive Stats

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2013 Defensive Projections

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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....

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2013 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  12

HT: 6' 3"   WT: 235   DOB: 5/5/1986  College: Southern California  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.

March 14, 2014  –  Keith Rivers News

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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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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
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Keith Rivers – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Inside Linebacker
  1. Brandon Spikes
  2. Keith Rivers
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.

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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

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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' 3"
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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 )

Rivers agreed to a two-year, $5 million deal with the Bills, ESPN reports.

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The Giants re-signed Rivers to a one-year deal on Thursday, The Star-Ledger reports.

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Rivers (knee) is active for Sunday night's game, the Giants' official website reports.

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Rivers (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against Green Bay, ESPN New York writer Matt Ehalt reports.

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Rivers (knee) was not at practice Monday after being involved in a car accident during the team's bye week, NJ.com reports.

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Rivers (calf) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

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Rivers (calf) is questionable for Sunday's game against Cincinnati, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

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Rivers (calf) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, the Giants' official site reports.

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Rivers (calf) is inactive for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2013

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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.