Kevin Snyder
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-07-25) July 25, 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth: Wexford, Pennsylvania
Career information
College: Rutgers
Undrafted in 2015
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Detroit Lions ( 2015)*
Career highlights and awards
Kevin Snyder (born July 25, 1992) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Rutgers.

College careerEdit

Snyder played at the middle, weak-side, and strong-side linebacker positions for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team. In a four-year career, Snyder had 229 total tackles, 6½ sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and 10 pass defenses. He was also the team's back-up long snapper.[1]

Snyder, a member of the Big Ten and Big East All-Academic teams during his playing career at Rutgers, majored in economics.

Professional careerEdit

Detroit LionsEdit

After going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft, Snyder signed with the Detroit Lions on May 2, 2015.[2] He broke his hand in the Lions' second preseason game against the Washington Redskins and was subsequently placed on injured reserve.[3] He was released from the injured reserve list on October 13.[4]

San Francisco 49ersEdit

Snyder was signed to the San Francisco 49ers practice squad on November 24, 2015.[5] He was waived on December 1.[6]

New England PatriotsEdit

Snyder was signed to the New England Patriots practice squad on December 16, 2015.[7] In the week leading up to the AFC Championship Game, Snyder was promoted to the Patriots' active 53-man roster.[8] He was active for the game, but did not play any snaps.[9]

On September 3, 2016, Snyder was waived/injured by the Patriots and was placed on injured reserve after clearing waivers.[10] On September 8, 2016, Snyder was released by the Patriots with an injury settlement.[11]

Denver BroncosEdit

On December 15, 2016 Snyder was signed to the Broncos' practice squad.[12] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Broncos on January 2, 2017.[13]

On September 2, 2017, Snyder was waived by the Broncos.[14] He was re-signed to the Broncos' practice squad on October 24, 2017.[15] He was promoted to the active roster on October 28, 2017.[16] He was waived on November 7, 2017.[17]

Arizona CardinalsEdit

On November 27, 2017, Snyder was signed to the Arizona Cardinals' practice squad.[18] He was released on December 19, 2017.[19]


  1. "Snyder Ready if Needed". November 20, 2014. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  2. "Detroit Lions sign Rutgers linebacker Kevin Snyder as undrafted free agent". May 2, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  3. "Lions waive-injured linebacker Kevin Snyder". The Detroit Free-Press. August 24, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  4. "The #Lions have released CB Chris Owens and LB Kevin Snyder from the injured reserve list.". Twitter. October 13, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  5. "49ers Sign QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, LB Kevin Snyder to Practice Squad". San Francisco 49ers. November 14, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  6. "49ers Announce Practice Squad Moves". San Francisco 49ers. December 1, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  7. "Patriots sign DL Ishmaa'ily Kitchen; Make practice squad transactions". New England Patriots. December 16, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  8. "Patriots Fill Active Roster By Signing Kevin Snyder From Practice Squad". January 22, 2016. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  9. "NFL Gamebook, 2015 AFC Championship".
  10. "Patriots reach the 53-man roster limit". September 3, 2016.
  11. "Patriots Waive LB Kevin Snyder From I.R. With Settlement".
  12. "Broncos Sign LB Kevin Snyder To Practice Squad". December 15, 2016.
  13. "Broncos sign 11 players to future contracts". January 2, 2017.
  14. Mason, Andrew (September 2, 2017). "Broncos trim roster at deadline".
  15. Swanson, Ben (October 24, 2017). "Broncos waive Dillon Day, sign Kyle Peko and Kevin Snyder to practice squad".
  16. Swanson, Ben (October 28, 2017). "Broncos sign ILB Kevin Snyder, waive WR Hunter Sharp".
  17. "Broncos sign LB Joseph Jones, waive Kevin Snyder". November 7, 2017.
  18. "Cardinals add Kevin Snyder to practice squad, release Connor Harris". November 27, 2017.
  19. Williams, Charean (December 19, 2017). "Cardinals place Brittan Golden on injured reserve, re-sign Bronson Hill".

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