Kevin Reddick is a 6’1″ 246 pound linebacker who ran the 40 yard dash in 4.72 at the combine three years ago. He played 4 yrs at North Carolina and played in 50 games, recording 275 tackles, 8.5 sacks and 2 INTs. Most of his sacks came during his senior season where he had 85 tackles, 19 for loss and 6.5 sacks. He was a star in college, on a very talented UNC defense.
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He is not the fastest player but makes up what he lacks in speed with his high football IQ. His football intelligence and play recognition is so good, that it’s almost as if he knows where the play is going before the ball is snapped. Reddick is known to get to the ball carrier so quickly that he doesn’t properly break down and the RB will make him miss. The third year player is also well known for playing assignment football. He reads his keys well and plays within the system. This is the primary reason Buffalo re-signed him. AJ Tarpley did not perform well when called upon last week versus the Chiefs. The Bills are expected to be without LB Nigel Bradham this weekend versus the Houston Texans. The Bills know that teams are going to continue to test their defense on the ground after last weekends performance. Tony Steward should start in place of Bradham this week. But, the Bills believe if Reddick is called upon that he could perform within the defense and get the job done.
According to Spotrac he will earn a base salary of $172,058 in 2015. Welcome back to Buffalo Kevin!!!
He has been on two other teams, the Panthers and the Saints.
Here are his NFL stats courtesy of NFL.com: