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Stephen Paea | Defensive Lineman

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/11/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 300
College: Oregon State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (53) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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Cowboys signed DE Stephen Paea, formerly of the Browns, to a one-year, $2 million contract.
Paea played reasonably well in limited snaps for the Browns last year, grading out as an above average run-stopper. He gives the Cowboys depth up front. Mar 10 - 6:54 PM

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Browns signed DE Stephen Paea, formerly of the Redskins.

Paea, 28, was cut by the Redskins on Tuesday, but quickly finds a new home. After losing LE Desmond Bryant to a season-ending torn pec earlier this summer, the Browns are desperate for veteran help up front. Paea will chip in as part of the rotation and help stop the run on early downs.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 10:41:00 AM

Redskins placed DE Stephen Paea on injured reserve with a sprained toe, ending his season.

He suffered the injury in last Monday night's loss to the Cowboys. The rotational lineman registered 15 combined sacks, hits, and hurries while playing above-average run defense his first season in Washington. Paea, 28 in May, has three years remaining on a four-year, $21 million contract.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 11:44:00 AM

Redskins DE Stephen Paea has a Grade 2 toe sprain.

It sounds like the situational pass rusher will miss Week 14, which is bad news, as Jason Hatcher (neck) is also banged up.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 03:46:00 PM

Redskins DE Stephen Paea exited Week 13 against the Cowboys with a toe injury.

The rotational end signed a four-year, $21 million deal as a free agent and has been a key piece for the Redskins, playing well against the run and pass. He will have an MRI Tuesday.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 10:43:00 PM

Redskins signed DL Stephen Paea to a four-year, $21 million contract with $15 million guaranteed.

Paea picked a great time to have his best season, recording a career-high six sacks in his contract year. Most are expecting the 26-year-old to play defensive end in Washington's 3-4 scheme. Paea was an interior rusher in Chicago.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 04:18:00 PM

CSN Chicago reports the Redskins are "closing in" on a four-year deal with free agent DL Stephen Paea.

A 2011 second-rounder, Paea has spent his entire four-year career with the Bears. Coming off a career year, he'd likely be moved to defensive end in Washington's 3-4 defense.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 12:58:00 PM

The Redskins are "very interested" in free agent DT Stephen Paea.

Paea was one of the best interior pass rushers in the league last year, finishing with six sacks and 31 hurries. He remained a liability against the run, but is expected to be pursued by multiple teams. Paea would likely be moved to defensive end in Washington's 3-4 scheme.
Sat, Mar 7, 2015 04:58:00 PM

The Bears are in danger of going down as the NFL's worst run defense in more than a half century.

Chicago is allowing 5.40 YPC on the ground with one game left, which is the sixth worst clip in league history. The 1961 Vikings -- their inaugural year -- hold the record for most yards-per-carry permitted. A litany of injuries to the likes of DT Henry Melton and LB Lance Briggs played a big role, but ultimately the Bears need better personnel along their defensive front. They're going to part ways with overpaid RE Julius Peppers in the spring.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 01:36:00 PM

Bears DTs Stephen Paea (toe) and Jay Ratliff (groin) both practiced fully on Friday.

They're both listed as questionable, but on track to play against the Vikings. With Paea back and Ratliff added to the mix, Chicago finally has some credibility on the interior defensive line, perhaps allowing them to kick Corey Wootton back out to left end. They're still starting two rookie linebackers.
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 03:29:00 PM

Bears NT Stephen Paea (toe) has been ruled out for Week 12.

Zac Stacy will be a legit RB1 play against the depleted Bears.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 01:11:00 PM

Bears NT Stephen Paea (toe) is considered "week to week."

He'll miss at least Week 12 against the Rams, and quite possibly more. The Bears' top run defender, Paea missed multiple games earlier this season with a similar injury. Zac Stacy is going to be a locked-in RB1 in Week 12.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 03:25:00 PM

Bears DT Stephen Paea was forced from Sunday's Week 11 game against the Ravens with a toe injury.

A run-stuffing defensive tackle, Paea entered the game with 21 tackles and half a sack on the season. The Bears can't afford to lose him for an extended period.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 03:54:00 PM

Bears NT Stephen Paea (toe) is listed as probable for Week 7 against the Redskins.

We still really like Alfred Morris' matchup -- the Bears are starting converted DE Corey Wootton at defensive tackle -- but the return of nose-anchor Paea is a big plus for Chicago. Paea had been sidelined since Week 4.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 01:24:00 PM

Bears NT Stephen Paea added five pounds to his 6-foot-1 frame.

Paea is listed at 300 pounds on the team's official website, so he's somewhere around 305 now. Paea was billed as a three-technique defensive tackle coming out of Oregon State, but the Bears moved Paea to nose tackle. The added weight is a necessity in order to plug holes in the run game.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 05:42:00 PM

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