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Ricardo Silva | Defensive Back

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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2Matt Blanchard
3Jeff Tuel
4Chase Rettig
5Cody Fajardo
6Shane Carden
7Jerry Lovelocke
8Jake Heaps
9Jake Waters
RB1Fred Jackson
2Trent Richardson
3Cyrus Gray
4Jeremy Stewart
5Lache Seastrunk
6Jahwan Edwards
7Dominique Brown
8Keshawn Hill
9LaVance Taylor
10Daniel Thomas
GLB1Fred Jackson
3RB1Fred Jackson
FB1Erik Lorig
2Joe Don Duncan
3J.C. Copeland
4Joey Iosefa
5Brad Smelley
6Trey Millard
WR11Kenbrell Thompkins
2Denarius Moore
3C.J. Goodwin
4Jarrett Boykin
5Aldrick Robinson
6Armon Binns
7Antwan Goodley
8Ricky Collins
9R.J. Harris
10Reggie Dunn
11Ryan Spadola
12Tevin Reese
13Solomon Patton
14Andrew Peacock
15Jonathan Krause
16Kenny Cook
17Kenzel Doe
18Damian Williams
19Tyler Slavin
20David Porter
21L'Damian Washington
22Travis Labhart
23Josh Harper
24Deon Long
25Titus Davis
26DeAndre Carter
27Marquez Clark
28Damond Powell
29T.J. Graham
30G.J. Kinne
31Lance Lewis
32Tyler McDonald
33Ezell Ruffin
WR21Ace Sanders
2Tandon Doss
3Ryan Broyles
4Michael Preston
5Alan Bonner
6Chuck Jacobs
7Ryan Lankford
8Devante Davis
9Jordan Leslie
10Jimmie Hunt
11DeVier Posey
12Phil Bates
13Saalim Hakim
14LaRon Byrd
15Nathan Palmer
16Paul Browning
17Demetrius Wilson
18Levi Norwood
19Josh Reese
20Shane Wynn
21Juron Criner
22Trindon Holliday
TE1Jimmay Mundine
2Chase Dixon
3David Paulson
4Mickey Shuler
5Steve Maneri
6Brett Brackett
7Michael Egnew
8Gerell Robinson
9Brandon Barden
10Brandon Bostick
11Jacob Maxwell
12Jake Murphy
13Will Tye
14Dan Light
K1Brandon Bogotay
2Carey Spear
3Michael Palardy
4Andrew Furney
5Justin Manton
6Ty Long
7Mike Meyer
8Corey Acosta