Derek Rivers

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Texans, OLB Age: 27-211d Exp: 4 Years
Drafted: Round 3 (#83 overall), 2017 College: Youngstown State Agent(s): Element Sports Group

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  • Current Contract

    Derek Rivers signed a 1 year, $990,000 contract with the Houston Texans, including an average annual salary of $990,000. In 2021, Rivers will earn a base salary of $385,000, while carrying a cap hit of $330,554.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $990,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $990,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 0 /
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 27 $385,000 $330,554 - $385,000($385,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $330,554 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $330,554 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $330,554 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $330,554
    Free Agent Year 28  
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2021 Player contract details by year $195,000 $100,000 - $295,000 $295,000($295,000)

    Previous Contracts

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    2021-2021

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,100,000
    Signing Bonus $100,000
    Average Salary $1,100,000
    Total Guarantees $100,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $100,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2017-2020Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $3,304,896
    Signing Bonus $802,896
    Average Salary $826,224
    Total Guarantees $802,896
    Guaranteed at Signing $802,896
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $348,000 $802,896 - - - - - $1,150,896
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $555,000 - - $28,000 - - - $583,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $645,000 - - $35,000 - - - $680,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $291,174 - - - - - $44,643 $335,817
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $485,294 - - $39,000 - - $49,732 $574,026
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $195,000 $100,000 - - - - - $295,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $385,000 - - - - - - $385,000
    5 seasons $2,904,468 $902,896 - $102,000 - - $94,375 $4,003,739
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,033,294 $802,896 - $102,000 - - $49,732 $2,987,922
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $291,174 - - - - - $44,643 $335,817
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $580,000 $100,000 - - - - - $680,000
  • Transactions

    Sep 2 2021Signed to the practice squad by Houston (HOU)
    Aug 31 2021Released by Houston (HOU)
    Mar 16 2021Signed a 1 year $1.1 million contract with Houston (HOU)
    Nov 24 2020Claimed off waivers by Los Angeles (LAR)
    Nov 21 2020Waived by New England (NE)
    Jun 8 2017Signed a 4 year $3.3 million contract with New England (NE)
    Apr 28 2017Drafted by New England (NE): Round 3 (#83 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Derek Rivers ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2021 HOU 2 2 56 7.5 3 3
    2020 LAR 13 13 115 12.0 1.5 5 2 3
    2018 NE 6 6 78 7.5 1 2 2
    2017 NE
    Totals 21 21 0 249 - 3 10 7 3 0 0