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Ricardo Silva | Defensive Back | #27

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/9/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 225
College: Hampton
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Panthers claimed S Ricardo Silva off waivers from the Lions.
25-year-old Silva was something of a fan favorite in Detroit for making practice interceptions, but he couldn't parlay that into consistent playing time. He's got a great last name, however, and the Panthers are weak at safety. Fri, Aug 2, 2013 04:38:00 PM

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Lions released S Ricardo Silva and DL Spencer Nealy.

Silva opened camp fourth on the depth chart and was showing no signs of moving up. It's the third straight year he's been waived by the Lions before final cuts, but he did come back to the team and make contributions in both 2011 and 2012. Trevor Coston has been signed to take Silva's place while Xavier Proctor replaces Nealy.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 08:26:00 AM

Lions S Ricardo Silva claims he's gotten faster this offseason.

"My agent told me that people were saying last year I was maybe a step slow in this direction or that direction," Silva said. "So that’s what I’ve been focusing on." Silva's trainer believes "Detroit will be in for a great surprise." Silva started six games last season before being benched down the stretch. If all goes to plan for the Lions, Silva shouldn't open 2013 any higher than fourth on the depth chart.
Mon, May 27, 2013 12:49:00 PM

Lions waived S Ricardo Silva.

The move clears a roster spot for Drayton Florence. An undrafted free agent out of small-school Hampton last season, Silva managed to get into four games, making three tackles. Just 24 years old with play-making skills, he'll get another shot.
Mon, Sep 3, 2012 08:32:00 AM

Lions signed S Ricardo Silva from their practice squad.

Undrafted out of Hampton, Silva showed play-making ability in preseason action. He'll provide depth with Louis Delmas (knee) out this week.
Tue, Nov 29, 2011 01:50:00 PM

Lions waived S Ricardo Silva.

The Lions are rolling the dice that they can get Silva onto the practice squad after a ball-hawking preseason that saw him intercept two passes and force a fumble. Undrafted out of Hampton, he'll at least get some looks on waivers. If football doesn't work out, he can always get grandfathered onto the Rotoworld writing staff as a legacy case -- like Kent Dorfman from Animal House.
Sat, Sep 3, 2011 02:16:00 PM

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2Ryan Lindley
3Phillip Sims
4Josh Freeman
5Bryan Bennett
6Christian Ponder
7Brad Sorensen
8Seth Lobato
9Tim Tebow
10Johnny Manziel
11Cody Fajardo
12Shane Carden
13B.J. Daniels
14R.J. Archer
15Pat Devlin
16Jerry Lovelocke
17Chase Rettig
18Chandler Harnish
19Jake Waters
20Jake Heaps
RB1Arian Foster
2Joseph Randle
3Zurlon Tipton
4Toby Gerhart
5Alonzo Harris
6LaMichael James
7Joique Bell
8Antone Smith
9Anthony Dixon
10Josh Harris
11Kenneth Harper
12Jawon Chisholm
13Jerome Smith
14Michael Dyer
15Keshawn Hill
16LaVance Taylor
17Jeremy Stewart
18Lache Seastrunk
GLB1Joique Bell
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Jorvorskie Lane
3Erik Lorig
4Derrick Coleman
5Joe Don Duncan
6Henry Hynoski
7Brad Smelley
8Trey Millard
9Jordan Campbell
10Emil Igwenagu
11Zach Boren
12Kiero Small
13J.C. Copeland
14John Conner
WR11Greg Jennings
2Marques Colston
3Andre Johnson
4Miles Austin
5Seantavius Jones
6Jacoby Ford
7Josh Morgan
8Tyler Davis
9Dwayne Bowe
10Preston Parker
11Kris Durham
12Vincent Brown
13Carlton Mitchell
14Armon Binns
15Reggie Dunn
16Robert Herron
17Solomon Patton
18Damian Williams
19Ricky Collins
20Zach D'Orazio
21Kenzel Doe
22Tevin Reese
23Donte Foster
24L'Damian Washington
25David Porter
26Josh Harper
27Marquez Clark
28Travis Labhart
29Donatella Luckett
30Lance Lewis
31Josh Stewart
32Tyler McDonald
33Ezell Ruffin
34DaVaris Daniels
WR21Roddy White
2Riley Cooper
3Ace Sanders
4Denarius Moore
5Marcus Thigpen
6Joe Morgan
7Austin Pettis
8Jacoby Jones
9Onterio McCalebb
10Ryan Broyles
11A.J. Jenkins
12Rico Richardson
13Emory Blake
14Mike Brown
15Tandon Doss
16Jimmie Hunt
17Devon Wylie
18Devante Davis
19Ryan Lankford
20Daniel Rodriguez
21James Butler
22Michael Preston
23Phil Bates
24Milton Williams III
25Clyde Gates
26Ryan Whalen
27Marcus Harris
28Juron Criner
29Tom Nelson
30Saalim Hakim
31Andre Davis
32Demetrius Wilson
33Josh Reese
34Trevor Harman
35Paul Browning
36Trindon Holliday
WR31Riley Cooper
2Marques Colston
3Andre Johnson
TE1Owen Daniels
2Scott Chandler
3Dante Rosario
4Kyle Miller
5Beau Gardner
6Mickey Shuler
7Orson Charles
8Chase Ford
9Nick Kasa
10Chase Dixon
11D.J. Williams
12Rob Blanchflower
13Jacob Maxwell
14Jimmay Mundine
15Steve Maneri
16David Paulson
17Gerell Robinson
18Dan Light
19Brandon Barden
20Jake Murphy
21Ryan Taylor
22Brett Brackett
23Michael Egnew
LT1Pierce Burton
2Micah Hatchie
3Jason Fox
4Will Beatty
5Tyson Chandler
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Ben Heenan
3Antoine Everett
4Tanner Hawkinson
C1Julian Vandervelde
2Brian De La Puente
RG1Jahri Evans
2Louis Vasquez
3Todd Herremans
4Paul Fanaika
5Patrick Omameh
6Adam Replogle
RT1Nate Chandler
2Kelvin Palmer
K1Carey Spear
2Justin Manton
3Mike Meyer
4Billy Cundiff
5Brandon Bogotay
6Kyle Brindza
7Andrew Furney