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D.J. Reader

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Experience: 6 years

Height: 6-3

Age: 27

Weight: 347 lbs

College: Clemson

2021 SEASON

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WK OPP RESULT Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
18 @Browns L 16 - 21
17 Chiefs W 34 - 31 1 0 1 0 0 0
15 @Broncos W 15 - 10 5 4 1 0 0 0
14 49ers L 23 - 26 3 3 0 1 0 0
13 Chargers L 22 - 41 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Steelers W 41 - 10 3 2 1 0 0 0
11 @Raiders W 32 - 13 3 0 3 0 0 0
9 Browns L 16 - 41 1 1 0 0 0 0
8 @Jets L 31 - 34 1 1 0 0 0 0
7 @Ravens W 41 - 17 1 0 1 0 0 0
6 @Lions W 34 - 11 3 3 0 0 0 0
5 Packers L 22 - 25 5 2 3 0 0 0
4 Jaguars W 24 - 21 5 0 5 0 0 0
3 @Steelers W 24 - 10 2 1 1 0 0 0
2 @Bears L 17 - 20 3 1 2 1 0 0
1 Vikings W 27 - 24 3 0 3 0 0 0

Career Stats

Defense Career

SEASON TEAM G GS Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
2016 Houston Texans 16 7 21 6 15 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Houston Texans 14 14 45 21 24 1 0 0
2018 Houston Texans 16 16 26 16 10 2 0 0
2019 Houston Texans 15 15 47 23 24 2.5 0 0
2020 Cincinnati Bengals 5 5 19 8 11 0 2 0
2021 Cincinnati Bengals 15 15 39 18 21 2 0 0
TOTAL 81 72 197 92 105 8.5 0 3 0 0 NaN 0 0 0 0

Biography

A coveted unrestricted free agent acquisition in 2020, Reader returns healthy in '21 after a left quad injury limited him to just five games last season ... Started first five games in 2020 before, and totaled 19 tackles and two PDs; injury came in Game 5 at Baltimore ... Spent his first four NFL seasons (2016-19) with Houston, after joining the team as a fifth-round pick in '16 ... Enters 2021 with 66 career games played (57 starts), 173 tackles and 6.5 sacks ... At a massive 347 pounds, is considered a stout presence on the interior of the defensive line who excels particularly in run defense ... An impressive athlete for his size, he was a first baseman and pitcher for Clemson's nationally ranked baseball team in 2013.

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