Mike Rivera (American football)

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Mike Rivera
No. 59     New England Patriots
Linebacker / Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-01-10) January 10, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth: Shawnee, Kansas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 252 lb (114 kg)
Career information
College: Kansas
Undrafted in 2009
Debuted in 2012 for the Miami Dolphins
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Free Agent
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles 9
Sacks 0
INTs 0
Stats at NFL.com

Mike Rivera (born January 10, 1986) is an American football linebacker and tight end for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Kansas.

Professional career[edit]

Chicago Bears[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, Rivera signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent on April 26, 2009. He was cut on September 5, 2009.

Tennessee Titans[edit]

On September 7, 2009, the Tennessee Titans signed Rivera to their practice squad. He was signed to a future contract with the Titans after the 2009 season on January 4, 2010. He was waived on August 31, 2010.

Green Bay Packers[edit]

Rivera was signed to the Green Bay Packers' practice squad on October 13, 2010.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

The Miami Dolphins signed Rivera off the Packers' practice squad on December 28, 2010. Rivera was released by the Dolphins in August 2011.[1]

New England Patriots[edit]

The New England Patriots signed Rivera to the practice squad on November 9, 2011. Rivera signed a future contract with the Patriots on February 8, 2012.[2]

Second Stint with Dolphins[edit]

The Dolphins signed Rivera on September 25, 2012. He was waived on October 2, 2012.

Second Stint with Patriots[edit]

The Patriots signed Rivera on October 31, 2012. He was waived on August 30, 2013.


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