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Matt Giordano | Defensive Back | #27

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/16/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 208
College: California
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 4 (135) / IND
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Rams signed S Matt Giordano, formerly of the Raiders.
30-year-old Giordano was a 13-game starter in Oakland last year, primarily playing free safety after Michael Huff was forced to play cornerback. Giordano graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 69 safety among 88 qualifiers. On the bright side, PFF did like Giordano better than incumbent Craig Dahl (78th). In St. Louis, Giordano will push Darian Stewart to start at free safety. Fri, Jun 14, 2013 03:18:00 PM

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The Rams hosted free agent safeties Matt Giordano and Abram Elam for visits this week.

Free agent Sherrod Martin was also in town, as we previously noted. The Rams are thin on experience at safety with rookie T.J. McDonald and injury-prone Darian Stewart. Giordano started 13 games for the Raiders last season, but he was victimized on a regular basis. Elam started seven games with the Chiefs.
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 02:57:00 PM

Raiders safeties Matt Giordano (concussion) and Mike Mitchell (concussion) have been cleared for Thursday's game versus the Broncos.

They've passed all league-mandated tests. Giordano can resume trying to chase down tailbacks after they break through Oakland's porous front-seven. Punt returner Phillip Adams has yet to gain clearance from his concussion.
Tue, Dec 4, 2012 05:50:00 PM

Raiders FS Matt Giordano exited Sunday's game against the Browns with a head injury.

Giordano has battled a concussion once already this season. Mike Mitchell came in to replace Giordano, but he later left with a head injury of his own. CB Joselio Hanson is now playing free safety.
Sun, Dec 2, 2012 06:29:00 PM

Raiders FS Matt Giordano sustained a concussion in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.

Giordano came into the game nursing a tender calf and left woozy. His status for Week 11 is unknown.
Mon, Nov 12, 2012 11:17:00 AM

Raiders S Matt Giordano is done for the day with a hamstring injury.

With Michael Huff converted to cornerback, Giordano has been Oakland's starting free safety since early in the season. The injury appears to be serious.
Sun, Nov 4, 2012 06:49:00 PM

Raiders re-signed S Matt Giordano.

Giordano drew scant interest on the open market despite recording career bests in tackles (70) and interceptions (5) last season as a nine-game starter. He returns to compete with Mike Mitchell for Oakland's third safety role.
Mon, Apr 16, 2012 10:41:00 PM

Raiders S Matt Giordano suffered a concussion in Sunday's win over the Texans.

Giordano was acting as the third safety with Michael Huff and Tyvon Branch healthy.
Mon, Oct 10, 2011 10:32:00 AM

Raiders re-signed S Matt Giordano.

The 28-year-old Giordano is a special teamer without much defensive value. He'll be the Raiders' No. 4 safety until Michael Mitchell (knee) gets healthy.
Mon, Sep 5, 2011 03:16:00 PM

Raiders released S Matt Giordano.

Giordano appeared in nine games for the Saints last season, making three tackles on special teams. Also waived or released by the Raiders were DE Mason Brodine, S Stevie Brown, DT Jamie Cumbie, LB Chris Francis, LB Bani Gbadyu, NT Derrick Hill, DE Tommie Hill, LB Jeremy Leman, DB Sterling Moore and CB Jeremy Ware.
Sat, Sep 3, 2011 10:22:00 PM

Saints S Matt Giordano was shaken up late in the fourth quarter of Monday's Week 16 game.

The backup safety got his bell rung trying to make a tackle on special teams. Coach Sean Payton didn't mention his name in his post-game press conference.
Mon, Dec 27, 2010 11:33:00 PM

Saints signed S Matt Giordano.

Giordano can be badly exposed in coverage, but he's essentially found a role as the league's floating special teamer.
Tue, Oct 12, 2010 05:23:00 PM

Falcons waived S Matt Giordano and DT Thomas Johnson.

Giordano has floated around the league, filling in whenever a team needs a special teamer in a pinch. He'll resurface elsewhere during the season. Johnson saw playing time in the defensive line rotation last season. The Falcons are stronger up front this year.
Tue, Aug 31, 2010 03:23:00 PM

Falcons signed S Matt Giordano.

Giordano was just waived by the Packers two weeks ago. If he makes the final roster, he'll be limited to special teams duty.
Tue, Mar 16, 2010 02:53:00 PM

Packers waived S Matt Giordano.

Giordano, 27, can play special teams but was badly exposed when asked to fill in at safety late last season. He'll be available for the minimum salary.
Fri, Mar 5, 2010 06:29:00 PM

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