AFC East Standings

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4-2-0 13-3-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 8-9-0
2-4-0 7-10-0

2022 Defensive

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Top Tyler Matakevich News

  • Bills' Tyler Matakevich: New deal with Buffalo

    Matakevich and the Bills agreed to a two-year contract Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Matakevich will stay in Buffalo, returning to the team for a fourth straight year in 2023. The linebacker is a leader on the Bills' special teams units, playing only two defensive snaps last season in comparison to 322 on special teams. Matakevich recorded a career-low six tackles in 2022, something he'll look to improve next year.

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  • Bills' Tyler Matakevich: First career interception Sunday

    Matakevich totaled four solo tackles, one pass deflection and one interception during Sunday's 40-0 win over the Texans.

    Matakevich recorded his first interception of his six-year career against the Texans on Sunday. The 28-year-old is a special-teams ace, but he isn't a viable fantasy option due to his lack of defensive snaps, as he only has 14 of them on the season, seven of which came in Sunday's blowout win.

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  • Bills' Tyler Matakevich: Re-ups with Buffalo

    The Bills signed Matakevich to a one-year contract extension Monday. WGR 550 in Buffalo reports.

    Matakevich only played 72 defensive snaps last season -- his first with the Bills after four seasons with the Steelers -- but he's one of the best special teamers in the league and Buffalo is happy to have him back. Matakevich led the Bills in special teams tackles (10) and snaps (71 percent) in 2020.

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  • Steelers' Tyler Matakevich: New special teamer for Buffalo

    The Bills have signed Matakevich to a two-year deal worth up to $7.15 million, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.

    Plain and simple, this is a depth signing, but the Bills are on the lookout for high-motor guys with special teams skills and Matakevich fits that bill. He's averaged more than 300 special-teams snaps per season since joining the Steelers as a seventh-rounder out of Temple in 2016 while finishing in the top 10 in special-teams tackles three times. Matakevich hardly ever saw snaps on defense with Pittsburgh, but he's probably got enough ability to serve as the primary backup to one of Buffalo's starting linebackers.

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  • Steelers' Tyler Matakevich: No tackles in loss

    Matakevich failed to record a tackle in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Ravens.

    Matakevich played almost exclusively on special teams and finishes the 2019 season with 18 tackles in 16 games played. An unrestricted free agent, his future with Pittsburgh is unclear.

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  • Steelers' Tyler Matakevich: Leads team in tackles

    Matakevich had a team-high seven tackles (six solo) in the Steelers' 17-7 preseason win over the Chiefs on Saturday.

    With T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree slated to start at outside linebacker, Matakevich is competing with Mark Barron, Devin Bush and Vince Williams for a starting inside linebacker spot. He is making a strong case to win the job, having recorded 11 tackles (10 solo) including a sack in two preseason games.

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  • Steelers' Tyler Matakevich: Contributes on special teams

    Matakevich had one tackle (solo) during Sunday's 16-13 win over Cincinnati.

    The third-year linebacker finished the 2018 season with 16 tackles in 16 games. He played just 54 defensive snaps, spending most of his time on special teams and has one year remaining on his current contract.

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  • Steelers' Tyler Matakevich: Favored for starting ILB job

    Matakevich (shoulder) is healthy and now the frontrunner to be starting ILB for the Steelers after OTAs, reports.

    The Steelers signed Jon Bostic, who had 97 tackles (57 solo) for the Colts last season, but Matakevich stole the show during offseason workouts. Matakevich played with an edge while showing off his football instincts, and that combination makes him the likely replacement for Ryan Shazier (spine). The 2016 seventh-round pick has never played more than 60 defensive snaps in a season, however, so he'll need a solid preseason to solidify his role.

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  • Steelers' Tyler Matakevich: Hopes to be back for offseason workouts

    Matakevich (shoulder) hopes to be fully recovered in time for offseason workouts, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

    Matakevich underwent surgery in January to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Even with Ryan Shazier (spine) ruled out for the entire 2018 season, a healthy Matakevich isn't considered a realistic candidate to step into the first-string lineup following the Steelers' signing of Jon Bostic to step in next to incumbent starter Vince Williams.

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  • Steelers' Tyler Matakevich: Slated for shoulder surgery

    Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that Matakevich will undergo shoulder surgery Wednesday, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Pittsburgh may not have a clear grasp on Matakevich's timetable until after the procedure is completed, but it will more than likely prevent the linebacker from being a full participant during the team's offseason program. The 25-year-old didn't see his responsibilities increase much in his second NFL season, as he appeared in 15 games but managed just 23 tackles (18 solo) in a backup role.

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  • Steelers' Tyler Matakevich: Consistently unproductive this season

    Matakevich, who recorded two tackles (both solo) in the Week 17 win over the Browns, finished the 2017 season with 23 tackles (18 solo) in 15 games.

    The second-year linebacker produced similar numbers as his rookie season, in which he recorded 20 tackles (16 solo) in 16 games, mostly on special teams play. Matakevich is young (25), cost-effective at just over $600,000 per year, and under contract until 2020, so he should be back with Pittsburgh next season, although he shouldn't be on anyone's fantasy radar.

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  • Steelers' Tyler Matakevich: Full participant Thursday

    Matakevich (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Thursday.

    Matakevich missed Week 14's game due to a shoulder injury but was able to log 17 special team snaps last Sunday against the Patriots. With another week under his belt, look for the linebacker to potentially see some defensive snaps Monday night in Houston.

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  • Steelers' Tyler Matakevich: Ruled out for Week 14

    Matakevich (shoulder) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

    Matakevich, who injured his shoulder during the Steelers' Week 13 win over the Bengals, was unable to practice throughout the week and will be sidelined Sunday as a result. With Ryan Shazier (spine) also out, the Steelers will be forced to rely on Sean Spence and L.J. Fort at inside linebacker next to starter Vince Williams.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 235 lbs
Birthplace: East Haven, CT
Age: 30
School: Temple
Experience: 8