Texans bring back edge rusher Derek Rivers on one-year deal

Nov 21, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Houston Texans defensive end Derek Rivers (95) goes through drills against the Tennessee Titans during pre-game warm ups at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

Texans bring back edge rusher Derek Rivers on one-year deal

According to multiple reports, the Houston Texans are re-signing edge rusher Derek Rivers to a one-year contract. He spent all of the 2022 season on injured reserve with torn biceps.

Rivers, 28, has had an up-and-down career to this point, dealing with injuries and struggling to find consistency with a team. He was drafted by the New England Patriots with the 83rd overall pick in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Youngstown State.

He spent three years with the Patriots playing in just two, missing the 2019 season. He spent time with both the Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams in 2020 before signing on with the Texans in 2021, where he played five games and started one.

Rivers has 3½ career sacks in 24 games. He has been viewed as a player with a solid amount of upside throughout his career if he could stay healthy and find a home. Perhaps Houston can be the place where he blossoms.

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