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Donald Stephenson | Tackle

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/30/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 312
College: Oklahoma
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Chiefs activated RT Donald Stephenson from the reserve/suspended list.
Stephenson should immediately reassume starting duties from Ryan Harris, who has been ineffective in his absence. Sep 30 - 6:18 PM

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NFL suspended Chiefs RT Donald Stephenson four games for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing drugs.

Stephenson was a below-average starter to begin with, but it's still a big hit to an already shaky Kansas City line. LT Eric Fisher has been pulverized in preseason games after a rough rookie year, while the Chiefs' interior line isn't much better. In Zach Fulton, Kansas City has a sixth-round rookie penned in at right guard. Line-play differential is one reason to support LeSean McCoy over Jamaal Charles as the No. 1 overall pick in 2014 fantasy drafts.
Aug 22 - 2:37 PM

Chiefs G/T Donald Stephenson is expected to miss a week after undergoing finger surgery.

Stephenson won't play in the first preseason game. He's competing to be the Chiefs' starting left guard.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 12:37:00 PM

The Kansas City Star confirms Donald Stephenson has been running as the first-team left guard during OTAs.

Stephenson started seven games at right tackle last season, but is currently blocked by Eric Fisher and Branden Albert. The Chiefs view Stephenson as a potential upgrade over incumbent starter Jeff Allen in their zone blocking scheme. Jon Asamoah is locked into the starting right guard job.
Sat, Jun 8, 2013 07:55:00 PM

Chiefs OT Donald Stephenson is "spending a lot of time at guard" in OTAs.

He's also running with the second team at left tackle. A 2012 third-rounder, Stephenson's path at tackle is currently blocked by Eric Fisher and Branden Albert. Stephenson played 377 snaps as a rookie, but got whipped in pass protection. Stephenson will be in the mix for swing-tackle duties. His 6-foot-6, 312-pound frame would be big for a guard.
Tue, May 21, 2013 04:14:00 PM

Chiefs signed third-round OT Donald Stephenson to a four-year contract.

Stephenson worked at left tackle during rookie camp, and the Chiefs are projecting him as a swing tackle in his first season. Stephenson possesses left tackle length at 6-foot-6, 314 with 35 1/4-inch arms, and showed terrific athleticism with a 35 1/2-inch vertical and 4.98 forty at the Combine. Stephenson is a bit of a project, but he has the skill level of a future starter.
Thu, May 17, 2012 10:38:00 AM

Third-round pick Donald Stephenson is practicing at left tackle during Chiefs rookie minicamp.

Keep in mind this is a rookie camp, involving no veterans aside from tryout players. Branden Albert will be the Chiefs' left tackle this season, but Stephenson represents long-term insurance for the contract-year starter. Kansas City is hoping Stephenson will emerge as a capable swing tackle in year one.
Fri, May 11, 2012 07:57:00 PM

Chiefs selected Oklahoma OT Donald Stephenson with the No. 74 overall pick in the 2012 draft.

Rotoworld draft guru Josh Norris' 11th ranked tackle, Stephenson was a left tackle for the Sooners, but will be limited to swing duties behind Branden Albert and Eric Winston as a rookie, and perhaps for 2-3 years to come. He boasts excellent athleticism for a tackle, but has below-average strength. He's currently more of an asset in the run game than passing attack. Clocking in at 6-foot-6, 312 pounds, the Chiefs may want him to add raw bulk as much as muscle.
Fri, Apr 27, 2012 09:50:00 PM

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