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  • Buccaneers' Curtis Riley: Reverts to injured reserve

    Riley (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Friday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

    Riley was waived/injured by the Buccaneers recently after he suffered a slight Achilles tear in mid-June. However, he'll now return to the team via injured reserve after he went unclaimed on waivers. It's not clear when the safety will be able to return.

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  • Buccaneers' Curtis Riley: Suffers injury in practice

    Riley suffered a slight Achilles tear during Wednesday's practice, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Per Stroud, the injury occurred after Riley was tangled up with Rob Gronkowski and Kevin Minter in practice. It's unclear how long the injury will keep Riley out, but his absence won't affect much from a fantasy perspective.

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  • Buccaneers' Curtis Riley: Signs with Bucs

    Riley's signing a contract with the Buccaneers, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

    Riley's accumulated 131 tackles and five interceptions over 49 career NFL appearances. He'll provide safety depth for Tampa Bay if he's able to make the roster.

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  • Curtis Riley: Heads to waivers

    The Vikings waived Riley on Saturday.

    Riley was a healthy scratch in each of the last three games, so his departure isn't surprising. If the 28-year-old clears waivers, he's a candidate to land on the Vikings' practice squad.

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  • Vikings' Curtis Riley: Catches on in Minnesota

    Riley is set to sign with the Vikings on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    Riley has been in the league since 2016, taking snaps for four different organizations. His best year was 2018 with the Giants, when he recorded 75 combined tackles and four interceptions while appearing in all 16 games. He did a appear in a few games for Arizona in 2020, but was demoted to the practice squad and later cut in early October. Riley, who should be available by Week 9, will help provide depth to cover for the loss of Georgia Iloka, who was placed on IR last week after suffering a torn ACL.

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  • Curtis Riley: Let go by Cardinals

    The Cardinals released Riley on Tuesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

    Riley started this past Sunday's loss to the Panthers and played 79 percent of defensive snaps, recording six tackles. This move signals that Jalen Thompson (ankle) could return from IR soon, and perhaps Chris Banjo (hamstring) and Budda Baker (thumb) are nearing returns as well. If Riley clears waivers, he could land on the Cardinals' practice squad.

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  • Cardinals' Curtis Riley: Called upon to start Week 4

    Defensive coordinator Vance Joseph said Thursday that Riley will start during Sunday's game against the Panthers, Kevin Zimmerman of reports.

    Riley looks set to start at strong safety in place of Chris Banjo (hamstring). With Budda Baker (thumb) also on track to miss Week 4, it appears as though Deionte Thompson will also handle a starting safety role in Carolina.

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  • Cardinals' Curtis Riley: Inks deal in desert

    Riley signed a contract with the Cardinals on Thursday.

    Riley was cut by the Steelers on Sept. 9, despite making the initial roster out of training camp. The 28-year-old racked up 34 tackles (27 solo) and a fumble recovery across all 16 games last season for the Raiders. He'll add some depth in the secondary, however, his addition won't likely affect the defense much.

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  • Curtis Riley: Cut by Pittsburgh

    The Steelers waived Riley on Sunday.

    Riley inked a deal with the team early in training camp and was one of the last players cut. The 28-year-old had 34 tackles (27 solo) and a forced fumble in 2019, so he could be an intriguing depth option elsewhere.

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  • Steelers' Curtis Riley: Finds home in Steel City

    The Steelers have signed Riley to a contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    While starting all 16 games for the Giants in 2018, Riley put up his best season by a long shot, totaling 75 tackles and four interceptions (one pick six) in 16 starts. He was merely a fill-in with the Raiders last year, but he did earn three starts while playing a full slate en route to 34 stops. Expect Riley to fill a similar depth role behind starting free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick this season.

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  • Raiders' Curtis Riley: Plays in all 16 games

    Riley had 34 tackles (27 solo), one pass defensed and one forced fumble in 16 games this season.

    The 27-year-old filled a rotational role in the secondary for most of the season, but he did receive three starts, including Week 17 when he posted seven solo tackles and a forced fumble. Overall it was still somewhat of a disappointing season for Riley, as his playing time was limited despite Johnathan Abram (shoulder) landing on injured reserve after the season opener. Riley returns to free agency in March after a season of inconsistent defensive opportunities on a porous pass defense.

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  • Raiders' Curtis Riley: Posts season-high six tackles

    Riley registered six tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 34-3 loss to the Jets.

    Riley posted a season-high six tackles despite logging only 28 defensive snaps, and he could continue to see an increased role if Lamarcus Joyner (hamstring) remains sidelined in Week 13 against the Chiefs.

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  • Raiders' Curtis Riley: Will replace injured Abram

    Riley is expected to start at free safety Sunday versus the Chiefs in place of Jonathan Abram (shoulder), Vic Tafur or The Athletic reports.

    Abram is likely out for the season with a torn rotator cuff and labrum, so Riley will look to prove he can be the team's long-term solution. Riley started all 16 games for the Giants last year, posting 75 tackles, five pass breakups and four interceptions. The 27-year-old has IDP potential if he can keep up those rates.

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  • Raiders' Curtis Riley: Signs one-year deal with Oakland

    Riley is signing a one-year contract with the Raiders, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

    Riley went undrafted in 2015 and barely played until 2018, but he emerged as a 16-game starter for the Giants last season, piling up 75 tackles (63 solo), five passes defensed and four interceptions (including one for a TD). He was far less reliable than the stat line suggests, as Pro Football Focus charged him with the most missed tackles (23) of any defensive back in the NFL. The Raiders signed fellow safety Lamarcus Joyner to a much larger contract earlier this offseason, but it won't come as any surprise if he takes most of his snaps at slot cornerback, thus freeing up a spot for Riley as the free safety in nickel packages. From an IDP perspective, strong safety Karl Joseph offers the highest ceiling in the Oakland secondary.

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  • Curtis Riley: Visits Bengals

    Riley visited with the Bengals on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    Some teams have shown interest in Riley, though the young safety has been weighing all of his options before deciding on a final free agency destination. He's coming off a 2018 season that saw him record 75 tackles and four interceptions while starting all 16 games for the Giants. If he does sign with the Bengals he'll likely slot in as one of the team's starting safeties.

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  • Giants' Curtis Riley: Strong third season

    Riley made 75 tackles, five passes defended, four interceptions and one touchdown across 16 games with the Giants in 2018.

    Riley appeared in only 11 games for the Titans across his first two NFL seasons, logging just 12 tackles during that stretch. He started at free safety for the Giants through the entire 2018 regular season and strongly exceeded expectations, notching the second-most interceptions on the team (four) after Alec Ogletree (five). Riley is set to become a restricted free agent this offseason.

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  • Giants' Curtis Riley: Snags fourth interception

    Riley had six solo tackles and an interception in Sunday's 28-27 loss to the Colts.

    Riley came up with the interception in the end zone early in the second quarter to put an end to the Colts' scoring threat. The 26-year-old has 74 tackles (62 solo), four interceptions and a touchdown while serving as the Giants' starting free safety this season.

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  • Giants' Curtis Riley: Practices in full Wednesday

    Riley (wrist) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

    Riley injured his wrist in Sunday's win against the Redskins, but it doesn't seem to be too severe because he practiced fully Wednesday. The Fresno State product was still able to log three tackles (two solo) and a pick-six over 58 defensive snaps Sunday against Washington.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 190 lbs
Birthplace: White Plains, NY
Age: 31
School: Fresno State
Experience: 8