Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 8/24/08: #48 OLB, #656/750 Overall, Projected Rnd: FA 2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; 40 Sol-96 TT, 10.5 TFL, 3 SK, 1 INT, 7 PBU, 3 QBH, 2 FR, 2 FF; Honorable Mention All--Big 12. Ranked 14th in the Big 12 in tackles per game (7.38)… Tied for 15th in the league in tackles for loss per game (0.81)… Moved to outside linebacker after starting at middle linebacker in 2006… Started all 13 games… Recorded 96 tackles to rank third on the team… Had 10.5 tackles for loss, including three sacks, which tied for second on the team... 2006: 12 GP; 12 GS; 63 Sol-90 TT, 8 TFL, 2 SK, 5 PBU, 8 QBH, 1 FF; Started all 12 games of the season at middle linebacker... Earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors from the league's head coaches and from the Associated Press... Named KU's Willie Pless award winner after leading the Jayhawks with 90 total tackles... Finished third on the club with 7.5 tackles-for-loss... Ended the season with 1.5 quarterback sacks and a team-best eight QB hurries... 2005: 12 GP; 0 GS; 11 Sol-20 TT, 1 QBH; Saw action in all 12 games as a backup linebacker and special teams standout... Tallied 20 total tackles including 11 solo stops... Forced one QB hurry...2004: Redshirted.
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12/21/12 - LB Mike Rivera was the only Patriots player who did not practice on Thursday, missing time with an ankle injury suffered in special teams action last Sunday night against the 49ers.
12/19/12 - LB Mike Rivera who left Sunday's game with an ankle injury and did not return, did not practice Wednesday and his status for this weekend's game is in doubt.
12/17/12 - LB Mike Rivera started at middle linebacker for New England, his first career game.
11/01/12 - LB Mike Rivera re-signed with the Patriots Oct. 31. Rivera had made the New England team out of training camp this summer but was released on Sept. 19 after playing in two games. He went on to play one game for the Dolphins before he was released by Miami Oct. 3. Rivera was on New England's practice squad a year ago.
09/26/12 - LB Mike Rivera was signed by the Dolphins Wednesday.