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Titans' Kevin Rader: Not involved in passing game
Rader wasn't targeted across five snaps on offense in Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Bengals.
The 6-foot-4, 250-pound tight end has seen action in eight games this season and has logged 79 snaps on offense but has yet to draw a single target. He'll continue to be deployed primarily as a blocker whenever he's on the field.... See More ... See Less
Titans' Kevin Rader: Signed to Tennessee's roster
Rader was signed to Tennessee's active roster from the practice squad on Thursday, Turron Davenport of ESPN reports.
Rader will provide tight end depth for the Titans moving forward, starting with Sunday's game against the Raiders. His usage will likely be limited primarily to special teams with Austin Hooper, Geoff Swaim and Chigoziem Okonkwo all ahead of Rader on the depth chart.... See More ... See Less
Kevin Rader: Joins Tennessee's practice squad
The Titans signed Rader to their practice squad Thursday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.
Rader was waived by the Steelers ahead of Tuesday's 53-man roster deadline and has latched on with the Titans via the practice squad. The 6-foot-4 tight end appeared in six games for Pittsburgh last season, catching two of three targets for eight yards across 36 offensive snaps.... See More ... See Less
Kevin Rader: Let go by Steelers
Rader was waived by the Steelers on Tuesday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.
Rader failed to make much of an impact this preseason, catching one pass for six yards while appearing in only one game. The tight end appeared in six games with the Steelers last year, reeling in two passes for eight yards. Rader will likely join the Steelers' practice squad if he clears waivers.... See More ... See Less
Steelers' Kevin Rader: Two catches during regular season
Rader caught two of three targets for eight yards during the 2021 regular season.
Even though Eric Ebron (knee) missed nine games in 2021, Rader saw minimal playing time while appearing in just six games. He's made just seven appearances across his first two professional seasons and seems unlikely to have a massive uptick in production next year.... See More ... See Less
Steelers' Kevin Rader: Listed as full participant
Rader (hip) fully participated in Wednesday's practice session, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Rader was unavailable for Sunday's win over Tennessee due to a hip injury, but he appears to have moved past the issue ahead of Week 16. The tight end has had minimal playing time this year but could see an uptick in playing time Sunday against Kansas City if Pat Freiermuth (concussion) is unavailable.... See More ... See Less
Steelers' Kevin Rader: Out against Tennessee
Rader (hip) is inactive Week 15 against the Titans.
Rader missed Thursday's practice, which was sandwiched between a pair of limited sessions, causing him to enter the week with a questionable tag. The second-year tight end has served only in a depth role this season, so his absence shouldn't have much of an effect on the Pittsburgh offensive game plan.... See More ... See Less
Steelers' Kevin Rader: Questionable for Sunday
Rader (hip) is questionable Sunday against the Titans, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
Rader was limited in practice Friday with the injury. Filing in at third on the Steelers' tight end positional depth chart, Rader hasn't seen more than one snap on offense in any of his three games this season.... See More ... See Less
Steelers' Kevin Rader: Promoted from practice squad
Rader was promoted to the Steelers' active roster Tuesday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.
Rader was active in Week 9 against the Bears, making a one-yard catch on his only snap. The Youngstown State product has been with the team since 2019, appearing in one other game in 2020. With Eric Ebron (knee) likely to miss extended time, Rader will provide depth behind Pat Freiermuth and Zach Gentry.... See More ... See Less
Kevin Rader: Reverts to practice squad
Rader reverted to the Steelers' practice squad Tuesday, per the NFL's official transactions report.
Rader automatically reverted to Pittsburgh's practice squad after having been elevated for Monday's contest against the Bears. Versus Chicago, in what was his first appearance of the season, Rader secured his only target for a one-yard reception.... See More ... See Less
Steelers' Kevin Rader: Elevated by Steelers
Rader was elevated to the Steelers' active roster ahead of Monday's game against the Bears, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.
Rader will provide additional depth at tight end in Week 9 since Eric Ebron (hamstring) has been ruled out for a second consecutive game. The 26-year-old made just one appearance with the Steelers last year and failed to secure his lone target.... See More ... See Less
Steelers' Kevin Rader: Back via future contract
The Steelers signed Rader to a reserve/future contract Thursday.
Rader appeared in two games with the Steelers this season, Week 17 and last weekend's wild-card loss to the Browns. The tight end out of Youngstown State will now get an opportunity to continue his development with the organization.... See More ... See Less
Kevin Rader: Waived by Steelers
Rader was cut by the Steelers on Monday.
Rader suited up for just one game with the Steelers during the 2020 campaign. After bouncing back and forth between the practice squad and active roster in 2020, Rader will look for a new NFL home ahead of the 2021 season.... See More ... See Less
Steelers' Kevin Rader: Elevated from practice squad
Rader was activated from the Steelers' practice squad Saturday.
After making his NFL debut for Week 17's game against the Browns, Rader played in 12 special teams snaps and saw one target. The Pittsburgh native will have another chance suit up for Sunday's wild-card game against Cleveland.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-4, 250 lbs|
|Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA|
|School: Youngstown St.|