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Tue, 24 Feb 2004 15:23:30 -0800
The Associated Press reports the Houston Texans have waived S Matt Stevens, who was due to make $2.5 million in 2004.
Thu, 04 Dec 2003 17:00:03 -0800
The Houston Chronicle reports Houston Texans FS Matt Stevens (knee) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Dec. 4, and is out for the remainder of the season. Doctors said Stevens' injury, a sprained MCL in the right knee, would take 2-to-3 weeks to heal, prompting the Texans to make the roster decision.
Wed, 03 Dec 2003 17:07:56 -0800
The Houston Chronicle reports Houston Texans FS Matt Stevens (knee) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Dec. 3, officially ending his 2003 season.
Mon, 01 Dec 2003 14:46:53 -0800
The Houston Chronicle reports Houston Texans S Matt Stevens (knee) suffered a knee injury during Week 13, and is OUT for Week 14.
Thu, 16 Oct 2003 19:24:51 -0700
Joseph Duarte, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans FS Matt Stevens has started 21 games for the Texans the past two seasons, but that run appears ready to come to an end. Stevens has been the target of criticism the past two seasons for spotty coverage, and the Texans are itching to make changes in the secondary after giving up 421 passing yards to the Titans. Stevens appears to be the most logical target. He was released in the offseason for salary-cap reasons and later re-signed for a friendlier cap number. Meanwhile, the Texans struck out in their courtship for nearly every available free-agent free safety on the market and were forced to hand the starting job back to Stevens.
Wed, 15 Oct 2003 17:32:56 -0700
Joseph Duarte, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans CB Marlon McCree worked with the first-team defense at free safety on Wednesday, Oct. 15, and could be in line to see his first playing time Sunday, Oct. 19, against the New York Jets. McCree has been used exclusively on special teams the past two games and starting FS Matt Stevens has been the target of criticism the past two seasons for spotty coverage. Texans head coach Dom Capers said a decision on a starter would not be made until later in the week.
Tue, 09 Sep 2003 16:10:03 -0700
Joseph Duarte, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans FS Travares Tillman was expected to compete for starting job in camp before suffering a forearm injury. When he returns to full workouts in the next 7-to-10 days he could challenge starting FS Matt Stevens at free safety. Stevens missed on several key tackles in the Sunday, Sept. 7 victory over the Miami Dolphins, although his pass breakup late in the fourth quarter was huge.
Thu, 21 Aug 2003 12:31:16 -0700
The Houston Chronicle reports Houston Texans FS Matt Stevens (knee) had a vigorous workout Tuesday, Aug. 19, but his status remains day-to-day heading into the Saturday, Aug. 23 pre-season game against the San Diego Chargers. "I don't want to rush anything," said Stevens, whose injured right knee forced him to sit out against the Dallas Cowboys on Friday, Aug. 15. "I don't want to sit out a couple of games in the regular season. I'd rather sit out in the pre-season. In the long run, it'd be better to sit back and wait." Stevens plans to take things slow over the next couple of days to see how the knee responds. If he plays Saturday, it will only be for a series or two.
Fri, 15 Aug 2003 13:45:05 -0700
Carlton Thompson, of the Houston Chronicle, reports the Houston Texans sent the results of an MRI exam on Texans FS Matt Stevens' right knee to Birmingham, Ala. specialist Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday, August 13. As of Thursday, August 14, the Texans had no knowledge of whether Stevens will need an arthroscopic procedure. Texans head coach Dom Capers said the worst-case scenario would put Stevens out of action for two to three weeks.
Fri, 15 Aug 2003 13:43:29 -0700
Carlton Thompson, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans CB Jason Simmons was not in the mix for playing time at free safety when training camp began, but recent injuries to Texans FSs Matt Stevens (knee) and Travares Tillman (arm) have forced the Texans to reconsider their options. Simmons will get the nod at free safety for the Friday, August 15 pre-season game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Fri, 15 Aug 2003 12:31:42 -0700
Updating previous reports, Joseph Duarte, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans FS Matt Stevens (leg) did not practice Tuesday, August 12 and was scheduled to visit a doctor after the workout for a possible cyst in his left leg. Texans head coach Dom Capers said Stevens underwent X-rays that did not reveal "anything structurally wrong."
Wed, 13 Aug 2003 07:57:06 -0700
Houston Texans FS Matt Stevens (knee) did not participate in practice Tuesday, August 12 with a sore knee, reports HoustonTexans.com.
Sat, 12 Jul 2003 11:33:56 -0700
Carlton Thompson, of the Houston Chronicle, reports for the Sporting News that Houston Texans FS Matt Stevens is expected to win the starting job at free safety due to his knowledge of the defensive scheme. Stevens has taken part in all of the first-team repetitions throughout the off-season.
Fri, 21 Mar 2003 11:51:48 -0800
HoustonTexans.com reports the Houston Texans have re-signed S Matt Stevens to an undisclosed contract.
Thu, 27 Feb 2003 15:17:10 -0800
HoustonTexans.com reports the Houston Texans have released S Matt Stevens.
Thu, 26 Dec 2002 10:11:46 -0800
The Houston Chronicle reports Houston Texans S Matt Stevens (leg) did not practice Tuesday as a result of a leg injury.
Thu, 12 Dec 2002 22:56:04 -0800
HoustonTexans.com reports Houston Texans S Matt Stevens (flu) just participated in the team's initial walk-thru Thursday.
Fri, 28 Jun 2002 12:14:05 -0700
HoustonTexans.com reports Houston Texans S Matt Stevens has the inside track at the teamís starting strong safety position. Stevens, in his second NFL season, was acquired from the New England Patriots in the Expansion Draft.
Tue, 19 Mar 2002 16:18:50 -0800
Patriots.com reports the New England Patriots are working on signing free agent FS Rob Kelly. He was out of the league in 2001, after being released by the Saints. His hard-hitting, aggressive style at free safety could help the Patriots replace Matt Stevens, who played a similar role for New England last year. A signing should be announced soon.
Mon, 18 Feb 2002 13:08:25 -0800
The Houston Texans, with the tenth selection in the Expansion Draft, have selected New England Patriots S Matt Stevens.
Tue, 05 Feb 2002 14:10:56 -0800
Patriots.com reports the New England Patriots have placed DE Willie McGinest, LB Ted Johnson, WR Charles Johnson, S Matt Stevens and CB Terrance Shaw on their expansion list.
Sat, 13 Oct 2001 19:26:00 -0700
Paul Kenyon reports for the Providence Journal New England Patriots LB Tedy Bruschi, S Matt Stevens and G Joe Andruzzi, are expected to work out before the game tomorrow to determine if they are able to play in the game. DE Willie McGinest, who has missed two of the first four games (games two and four) because of leg problems brought on by off-season back surgery, is listed as questionable. He said earlier in the week that he expects to be able to play. Coach Bill Belichick was more cautious when asked about the situation. He sees any playing time from McGinest as a bonus at this point.
Fri, 12 Oct 2001 12:48:28 -0700
Patriots.com reports New England Patriots LBs Tedy Bruschi (knee) and T.J. Turner (knee), G Joe Andruzzi (knee), S Matt Stevens (knee) and DE Willie McGinest (leg) will all be game time decisions this weekend.
Wed, 10 Oct 2001 20:59:49 -0700
Paul Kenyon reports for the Providence Journal New England Patriots rookie CB Leonard Myers will miss his second straight game because of the flu. DE Willie McGinest, RB J.R. Redmond and S Matt Stevens all are listed as questionable but "looked a lot better on Monday than they did last week," coach Bill Belichick said. LB Tedy Bruschi also is questionable with a knee injury. QB Drew Bledsoe and G Joe Andruzzi are both OUT.
Mon, 08 Oct 2001 11:23:34 -0700
The Boston Globe reports the New England Patriots declared QB Drew Bledsoe (chest), RB J.R. Redmond (ankle), CB Leonard Myers (flu), S Matt Stevens (knee), LB T.J. Turner (knee) and DE Willie McGinest (leg) inactive for Sunday's game.
Sun, 07 Oct 2001 19:42:36 -0700
Paul Kenyon reports for the Providence Journal the New England Patriots may have lost starting RG Joe Andruzzi for an extended period of time. He was injured in the first half when Miami DL Jermaine Haley rolled into his leg. Andruzzi had his leg in a brace when the game was over. LB Tedy Bruschi injured his leg and did not play the final period, but he seemed to be walking aorund all right after the game. DE Willie McGinest (leg pain) was inactive again for the game. Starting FS Matt Stevens (knee injury) and rookie CB Leonard Myers (flu) also were unable to play.
Fri, 05 Oct 2001 22:13:24 -0700
According to John Clayton of ESPN, New England Patriots LB Bryan Cox (flu) returned to practice on Friday. He said he would have to be dead to not play against the Dolphins. Nickel CB Leonard Myers, who has the flu, is likely not to play on Sunday. RB J.R. Redmond (ankle), S Matt Stevens (knee) and LB T.J. Turner (knee) didn't practice Friday and remain questionable but probably won't play.
Fri, 05 Oct 2001 11:51:38 -0700
The New England Patriots official site reports if S Matt Stevens (leg) can't practice today, Tebucky Jones will replace him on Sunday. Stevens is listed as questionable.
Thu, 04 Oct 2001 19:00:04 -0700
Paul Kenyon reports for the Providence Journal New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick has employed a rotation system at linebacker and in the secondary which seems to be keeping his players fresher. LB Tedy Bruschi has seen his workload cut which has been a shock to his system. Bruschi is now part of a linebacker rotation with Bryan Cox and Ted Johnson, a rotation that allows each player to get some rest. The added depth could be especially useful this week. Sunday's game in Miami, where the temperatures are expected to be in the mid or high 80s. Ty Law, Otis Smith and Terrell Buckley have been sharing time at the corners all season. Matt Stevens and Tebucky Jones have been sharing time at free safety as well.
Thu, 04 Oct 2001 08:20:43 -0700
The Boston Globe reports New England Patriots RB J.R. Redmond (ankle), S Matt Stevens (leg), and rookie LB T.J. Turner (knee) remain questionable for Sunday's game. DE Willie McGinest (leg) has been upgraded to probable for the game.
Mon, 01 Oct 2001 13:23:10 -0700
The Boston Globe reports New England Patriots special teams ace and LB Marty Moore was on crutches after yesterday's game as he apparently injured his left Achilles'. S Matt Stevens also came out of the game with an injured right leg. Grey Ruegamer started at center yesterday for the injured Damien Woody. He was benched after a personal foul early in the first quarter. Woody, whom the Patriots hoped to rest because of a stiff neck, then played the rest of the game.
Thu, 15 Mar 2001 23:35:40 -0800
SportsLine.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the New England Patriots have agreed to terms with S Matt Stevens on a three-year deal. Financial terms were not available. Stevens joined the team late last year. In other news, the team has also officially signed free agent LB Mike Vrabel (Steelers).
Wed, 20 Dec 2000 15:56:15 -0800
Dan Pires, of The (New Bedford, Mass.) Standard-Times, has informed KFFL the New England Patriots have signed FB Jeff Paulk to their active roster from their practice squad. Signed S Matt Stevens to the active roster, too, and P Brad Costello to their practice squad.
Mon, 18 Dec 2000 17:48:48 -0800
Associated Press reports the Washington Redskins released S Matt Stevens and placed WR Andre Reed (hamstring) and TE James Jenkins (shoulder) on injured reserve. WR Derrius Thompson and FB Bryan Johnson were signed from the practice squad to the active roster.
Thu, 14 Dec 2000 06:09:12 -0800
According to the Washington Post, Washington Redskins OL Keith Sims (ruptured Achilles'), who underwent surgery on Monday, may need longer than the usual six months to recovery from surgery. FB/TE Mike Sellers (sprained knee), G Tony Hutson (sprained ankle), S Matt Stevens (flu) and DT Dana Stubblefield (personal reasons) all missed Wednesday's practice.
Sun, 02 Jan 2000 04:32:44 -0800
The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins head coach Norv Turner as stating that WR Albert Connell will not play in the season finale against the Miami Dolphins because of an ailing left shoulder. Turner stated he will probably be made inactive Sunday. RB Stephen Davis has already been declared inactive. S Matt Stevens has a pinched nerve in his shoulder and may not play according to Turner. G Brad Badger, OT Jamie Brown and DT Barron Tanner were made inactive.
Fri, 31 Dec 1999 15:50:20 -0800
The AP reports Washington Redskins RB Stephen Davis was unable to practice again today and has been declared inactive for this weekend's game. WR Albert Connell (shoulder) also isn't looking really promising for this weekend. Head coach Norv Turner stated Connell is likely to be inactive on Sunday. In other news, Turner said he wouldn't consider resting quarterback Brad Johnson or OL Tre Johnson. "If you play hard and play fast and compete at the highest level you can, you usually have very few injuries," Turner said. "If you start trying to be careful and cautious, I think that's when you get yourself in trouble." S Matt Stevens remains questionable with a pinched nerve.
Fri, 31 Dec 1999 12:51:31 -0800
The Washington Post reports RB/KR Brian Mitchell is willing to take a pay cut to return to the Washington Redskins next season. In other news, all signs are pointing towards cornerback Darrell Green returning for his 18th season. WR Albert Connell (shoulder) missed practice again yesterday and the team is starting to lose faith that he'll be able to play this weekend. If he's unable to go, and it appears that he'll be a game time decision, WR Irving Fryar would start in his place. RB Stephen Davis (ankle) also missed practice yesterday but may try to test out is sore ankle today. Davis also appears to be a game time decision this weekend. S Matt Stevens is expected to play but sat out of practice with a pinched nerve in his shoulder yesterday.