The NFL officially kicks off the 2015 regular season.
Selected by Green Bay Packers in seventh round (253rd overall) of 2006 NFL Draft, April 30, 2006…Signed first contract, June 23, 2006…Waived by Packers, Sept. 2, 2006…Re-signed by Packers to practice squad, Sept. 4, 2006…Placed on practice squad reserve/injured, Nov. 8, 2006…Signed by Oakland Raiders as reserve/future free agent, Jan. 23, 2007…Allocated to NFLEL, Jan. 30, 2007…Waived by Raiders, Sept. 1, 2007…Re-signed by Raiders to practice squad, Sept. 3, 2007…Signed from Raiders’ practice squad by New York Giants, Oct. 2, 2007…Signed new contract with Giants, Feb. 14, 2008…Signed new contract with Giants, Feb. 19, 2009…Re-signed by Giants as restricted free agent, March 24, 2010…Re-signed by Giants as unrestricted free agent, Aug. 6, 2011…Re-signed by Oakland Raiders as unrestricted free agent, April 10, 2012.
CAREER: Veteran, versatile defensive lineman, has played in 63 games with two starts in five NFL seasons…Career totals include 81 tackles (56 solo) with 10 sacks and three forced fumbles…Part of two Super Bowl-winning teams as a member of the New York Giants.
2011: Played in all 16 games with two starts on a Super Bowl-champion team…Posted career highs with 21 tackles (13 solo) and five sacks…Added a forced fumble…(9/11) at WAS: Made first career start, sacking Rex Grossman in third quarter of season opener, forcing a punt with Giants down 21-14…(9/19) vs. STL: Forced a Quinn Porter fumble on a second-quarter kickoff…(10/2) at ARI: In 31-27 win, registered a career-high two sacks, dropping Kevin Kolb on consecutive second-quarter series, the latter of which put Cardinals in third-and-23 situation …(10/30) vs. MIA: Made second start of season…(12/4) vs. GB: With Giants down 28-27 in fourth quarter, sacked Aaron Rodgers to help force a punt; two plays earlier, shared a sack with Jason Pierre-Paul but a penalty nullified the play…(12/24) at NYJ: Stopped a Jets drive with five minutes left and the Giants protecting a 20-14 lead, sacking Mark Sanchez to force a punt in eventual win…Postseason: Played in all four postseason games…Super Bowl XLVI (2/5/12) vs. NE: Saw action in second career Super Bowl, as a reserve.
2010: Played in 13 games…Posted 20 tackles, ½ sack, three passes defensed and two forced fumbles…(11/21) at PHI: Recorded two tackles (one solo) and one forced fumble…(12/5) vs. WAS: Broke up a pass and forced a third-quarter Donovan McNabb fumble, recovered by the Giants, with Washington trying to get back into the game…(12/13) at MIN: Shared a Tarvaris Jackson sack with Jonathan Goff in third quarter.
2009: Saw action in 15 games…Credited with 17 tackles and one sack…(10/11) vs. OAK: Recorded three tackles (two solo) and sacked JaMarcus Russell to force a fourth-quarter punt.
2008: Played in 13 games…Recorded 19 tackles (15 solo), 3½ sacks and one pass defensed…(9/21) vs. CIN: Sacked Carson Palmer in third quarter of 13-13 game, forcing a punt in eventual 26-23 win…(10/5) vs. SEA: Sacked Matt Hasselbeck late in first half…(10/19) vs. SF: Shared a sack with Fred Robbins on game’s first series, dropping J.T. O’Sullivan…(10/26) at PIT: With Giants protecting narrow lead early in second half, sacked Ben Roethlisberger to force a punt in eventual 21-14 road win.
2007: After spending training camp with the Raiders, signed with the Giants and played in six regular-season games and all four postseason contests…Had four tackles (two solo), before adding a pair of stops in the playoffs…(11/25) vs. MIN: Totaled three tackles (one solo) in first NFL game…Postseason: Played in all four postseason games…Super Bowl XLII (2/3/08) vs. NE: Saw action as a reserve.
2006: Drafted by the Packers and waived at end of preseason, spent majority of year on Green Bay practice squad.
COLLEGE: Played at Northwest Missouri State after transferring from Los Medanos Community College in Pittsburg, Calif. …Named the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2005…Finalist for the Gene Upshaw Lineman Award, given each year to the top offensive or defensive lineman in Division II…Posted 21 career sacks, including a single-season school record 12½ in 2005…Recorded 52 stops, with 29½ tackles for loss, and a team-leading five hurries…Recorded four sacks and a blocked punt in one game, against Missouri Western…Spent the 1999 and 2000 seasons as an outside linebacker at Los Medanos.
PERSONAL: Attended Ygnacio Valley High School in Concord, Calif., a 30-minute drive from the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum…A first-team all-league choice, and two-time all-city selection, played outside linebacker and tight end, earning two varsity letters…Named to the Contra Costa All-Star Team.