Rams claim Derek Rivers off waivers from Patriots

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The Rams claimed defensive end Derek Rivers off waivers from the Patriots, the team announced Tuesday.

The Patriots waived Rivers last week.

He played eight games this season for New England, seeing action on 86 defensive snaps and 18 on special teams. He has four tackles and 1.5 sacks in 2020.

The Patriots made Rivers a third-round choice in 2017 but injuries slowed his career, and the team now has moved on.

In 14 career games, Rivers made six tackles and 2.5 sacks for the Patriots. He has never started a game.

10 responses to “Rams claim Derek Rivers off waivers from Patriots

  1. The guy had two ACL injuries and never recovered enough to do anything – can we really blame the GM for that?

  2. Yet another terrible pick by Belichick the GM. That 2017 draft was HORRENDOUS

    We didn’t really “draft” in 2017.:.we traded our first for Brandin Cooks. We traded our 2nd for Kony Ealy……rivers was our first pick that year: the poor guy blew his ACL in training camp and really hadn’t be healthy since.

  3. carloswlassiter says:
    November 24, 2020 at 8:35 pm
    The guy had two ACL injuries and never recovered enough to do anything – can we really blame the GM for that?

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    You are dealing with people that will blame the GM for global warming and the fall of Rome. So yes.

  4. Evaluating BB the GM in the draft isn’t always about the player chosen, it’s about the player(s) still on the board when the player was chosen. The very next player chosen (after Rivers) was Chris Godwin. Galladay and Kittle were still on the board too. So Rivers was another one of those BB “project” picks that he deserves scrutiny on.

  5. forthegoodofthegame says:
    November 26, 2020 at 9:44 am

    Evaluating BB the GM in the draft isn’t always about the player chosen, it’s about the player(s) still on the board when the player was chosen. The very next player chosen (after Rivers) was Chris Godwin. Galladay and Kittle were still on the board too. So Rivers was another one of those BB “project” picks that he deserves scrutiny on.
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    It’s always easier to figure out who to draft 3-4 years after the draft,.

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