Player Page

Matt Toeaina | Defensive Lineman

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/9/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 308
College: Oregon
Contract: view contract details

Latest News

Recent News

Free agent DT Matt Toeaina said he might need another procedure on his right knee.
Toeaina underwent a scope two days after Christmas, but he still isn't right. The former sixth-round pick has played in all 16 games just once in his five-year career. Toeaina will have to prove his health before latching on elsewhere. Tue, Apr 2, 2013 10:44:00 AM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


Bears released DT Matt Toeaina.

Toeaina, coming off of arthroscopic knee surgery, was set to make $760,000 in 2013 base salary, $290,000 in roster bonuses, and a $75,000 workout bonus. That's too much for a bit player who played in just three games last year due to the knee injury. Toeaina reportedly declined a pay cut.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 12:11:00 PM

Bears placed DT Matt Toeaina (knee) on season-ending injured reserve and promoted OT Cory Brandon from the practice squad.

Toeaina appeared in just three games this season and registered four tackles. After being the starting nose tackle in 2011, he fell behind Stepen Paea and Nate Collins on the depth chart this season. Toeaina is signed for $760,000 in 2013. Brandon has never appeared in an NFL game after entering the league in 2011 out of Oklahoma.
Mon, Dec 17, 2012 06:22:00 PM

Bears DT Matt Toeaina is expected to miss "a couple of weeks" after an MRI revealed a sprained PCL in his knee.

The Bears' starting nose tackle, Toeania will be replaced by Anthony Adams next to "three-technique" Henry Melton. Adams is better against the run, anyway, so we wouldn't expect a noticeable difference on Chicago's interior.
Wed, Oct 12, 2011 03:24:00 PM

Bears NT Matt Toeaina will undergo an MRI after suffering a sprained knee late in Monday night's game.

The Bears are also waiting to see how serious Julius Peppers' knee injury is after he left the locker room limping. Anthony Adams would fill in if Toeania misses this week's game against the Vikings.
Tue, Oct 11, 2011 04:25:00 PM

Matt Toeaina will be the Bears' starting nose tackle for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

It looks like Toeaina has done enough to surpass Anthony Adams on the depth chart. Toeaina was a force in Chicago's front four rotation early last season, but wore down in the latter weeks. Now with a full season under his belt, Toeaina will look to get consistent output on a weekly basis.
Sun, Sep 11, 2011 11:33:00 AM

Bears signed DT Matt Toeaina to a three-year, $6 million extension through 2013. The deal includes $2 million guaranteed.

Toeania became a key cog in Chicago's front four rotation this season, and was due for restricted free agency in 2011. A 28-year-old former sixth-round pick, Toeaina racked up season highs in tackles (23) and sacks (2) on about 33-38 snaps per game. He's now signed through his age-31 season.
Mon, Dec 27, 2010 03:29:00 PM

Bears DT Matt Toeaina will start in place of Tommie Harris on Monday night.

Toeania was a sixth-round pick of the Bengals in 2007, and has only seven career tackles. Toeaina has impressed those around the Bears thus far, and has a great opportunity to make a name for himself.
Mon, Sep 27, 2010 07:44:00 PM

Bears DT Matt Toeaina will be the main beneficiary of Dusty Dvoracek's season-ending knee injury.

Toeaina was on the roster bubble before Dvoracek went down. Now the former sixth-round pick figures to not only be on the team, but be part of the rotation. Anthony Adams and Marcus Harrison are projected as the team's top nose tackles.
Fri, Aug 28, 2009 02:45:00 PM

Bears signed DT Matt Toeaina off the Bengals' practice squad.

A sixth-round pick out of Oregon in April, Toeaina immediately becomes the Bears' fifth defensive tackle. He was known as a run stopper with the Ducks.
Wed, Dec 12, 2007 04:26:00 PM

Bengals released DL Matt Toeaina, TE Tim Day, G Nate Livings, FB Chris Manderino, G Harrison Nikolao, LB Matt Muncy, DE Xzavie Jackson, WR Jesse Holley, LB Earl Everett, and RB Curtis Brown.

Toeaina was a run stopper drafted in the sixth round, and Day was slowed by a knee injury early in camp. The rest of the cuts were expected.
Sat, Sep 1, 2007 04:33:00 PM

Bengals signed sixth-round DT Matt Toeania to a four-year contract.

The Bengals seem high on the Oregon product, and he could help ease the loss of Shaun Smith. Toeania looks like a a situational, run-stuffing reserve.
Wed, Jul 25, 2007 05:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Ryan Mallett
2Seth Lobato
3Tim Tebow
4Ryan Lindley
5Stephen Morris
6Bryan Bennett
7Phillip Sims
8Jerry Lovelocke
9Chandler Harnish
10Chase Rettig
11Josh Freeman
12Cody Fajardo
13Shane Carden
14R.J. Archer
15Pat Devlin
16Jake Waters
17Jake Heaps
RB1Joseph Randle
2Dri Archer
3LaMichael James
4Trent Richardson
5Cyrus Gray
6Isaiah Pead
7Zurlon Tipton
8Storm Johnson
9Montee Ball
10Josh Harris
11Pierre Thomas
12LaVance Taylor
13Mack Brown
14Keshawn Hill
15Lache Seastrunk
16Kenneth Harper
17Jawon Chisholm
18Bronson Hill
19Jerome Smith
20Michael Dyer
21Daniel Thomas
22Jeremy Stewart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Erik Lorig
3Joe Don Duncan
4Henry Hynoski
5Austin Johnson
6Trey Millard
7Brad Smelley
8Jordan Campbell
9Toben Opurum
10Emil Igwenagu
11Zach Boren
12Kiero Small
13J.C. Copeland
14Joey Iosefa
15John Conner
16Brandon Cottom
WR11Preston Parker
2Greg Little
3Kris Durham
4C.J. Goodwin
5Chandler Worthy
6Michael Bennett
7Jacoby Ford
8Josh Morgan
9Douglas McNeil
10Frankie Hammond
11Ryan Spadola
12Tevin Reese
13Cobi Hamilton
14Aldrick Robinson
15Armon Binns
16Reggie Dunn
17Nick Harwell
18Vincent Brown
19Carlton Mitchell
20Zach D'Orazio
21Kenzel Doe
22Solomon Patton
23Antwan Goodley
24Ricky Collins
25Terrelle Pryor
26Jarrett Boykin
27Damian Williams
28G.J. Kinne
29Lance Lewis
30Josh Stewart
31Josh Harper
32Titus Davis
33Marquez Clark
34Travis Labhart
35Donatella Luckett
36Deon Long
37DeAndre Carter
38David Porter
39Tyler McDonald
40Ezell Ruffin
41L'Damian Washington
42DaVaris Daniels
WR21Ace Sanders
2Denarius Moore
3Austin Pettis
4Tandon Doss
5Joe Morgan
6Ryan Broyles
7A.J. Jenkins
8Damaris Johnson
9Emory Blake
10Walter Powell
11Onterio McCalebb
12Mike Brown
13Jimmie Hunt
14Devante Davis
15Issac Blakeney
16Vince Mayle
17Milton Williams III
18Bernard Reedy
19Ryan Lankford
20Damarr Aultman
21Rasheed Bailey
22Josh Lenz
23Daniel Rodriguez
24James Butler
25DeVier Posey
26Michael Preston
27Phil Bates
28Marcus Lucas
29Jordan Leslie
30Devon Wylie
31Clyde Gates
32Ryan Whalen
33Tom Nelson
34Shane Wynn
35Levi Norwood
36Trindon Holliday
37Juron Criner
38Demetrius Wilson
39Josh Reese
40Trevor Harman
41Paul Browning
42Reggie Bell
43LaRon Byrd
TE1Dante Rosario
2Kyle Miller
3Anthony McCoy
4Mickey Shuler
5Orson Charles
6Chase Dixon
7D.J. Williams
8Chase Coffman
9Adrien Robinson
10Sean McGrath
11Brian Leonhardt
12Alex Smith
13Steve Maneri
14David Paulson
15Jimmay Mundine
16Brandon Barden
17Gerell Robinson
18Jacob Maxwell
19Jake Murphy
20Ryan Taylor
21Brett Brackett
22Michael Egnew
23Dan Light
LT1David Foucault
LG1Taylor Boggs
C1Jacques McClendon
RG1Shelley Smith
2Jarvis Harrison
K1Kyle Brindza
2Zach Hocker
3Josh Scobee
4Brandon Bogotay
5Michael Palardy
6Carey Spear
7Billy Cundiff
8Andrew Furney
9Mike Meyer
10Ty Long
11Justin Manton
12Corey Acosta
13Patrick Murray
14Tom Obarski
15Giorgio Tavecchio