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93 Shamar Stephen DT

Minnesota Vikings

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September 14, 2020 09:28 PM
Vikings' Shamar Stephen: Gets start at nose tackle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephen started at nose tackle and had two total tackles in Sunday's loss to Green Bay. He also had two QB hurries, according to Pro Football Focus.

Stephen had the best performance amid a defense that struggled to generate any pass rush and was mediocre against the run. Stephen will be a key run stuffer for the Vikings and isn't likely to generate more than a sack or two.

January 16, 2020 10:16 PM
Vikings' Shamar Stephen: Notches 21 tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephen recorded 21 tackles, a sack and three pass breakups over 15 regular-season games.

After spending the 2018 campaign with Seattle, Stephen returned to the team that drafted him in 2014 and assumed a starting role alongside Linval Joseph. The 28-year-old Stephen is a valued run stopper and averaged 39.2 defensive snaps per game. He's under contract for two more years and should retain a regular role in Minnesota's line rotation in 2020.

January 7, 2020 10:36 PM
Vikings' Shamar Stephen: Trending in right direction
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephen (knee) said Tuesday that he expects to play in Saturday's playoff game against the 49ers, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Stephen was listed as a full participant for Tuesday's practice estimation, serving as another good sign for his chances to suit up Saturday. The veteran sustained the injury during last week's game against the Saints but it appears that it won't keep him out of game action.

December 29, 2019 11:52 AM
Vikings' Shamar Stephen: Inactive for Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephen (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's divisional contest against the Bears.

Stephen will rest Week 17, given that the Vikings have already locked up their playoff spot. In his stead, Jalyn Holmes could handle increased snaps on defense.

October 1, 2019 02:04 PM
Vikings' Shamar Stephen: On the board
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephen recorded his first sack of 2019 during Sunday's loss to the Bears.

Stephen had his most impressive game of the season this past Sunday, finishing the contest with three tackles and logging 52 snaps on defense. Putting things into perspective, however, Stephen's sack was only the fourth sack of his career, one that has spanned five-plus seasons, so his value in IDP formats remains quite low at the moment.

August 2, 2019 12:40 PM
Vikings' Shamar Stephen: Rejoins roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephen (personal) was removed from the non-football injury list Friday.

Stephen landed on the NFI list last week but ended up missing only the first week of camp. Coach Mike Zimmer previously said the 28-year-old wouldn't be out long, so his relatively quick return isn't much of a surprise. Stephen lines up to have a starting role for the Vikings after posting 25 tackles (11 solo) and two sacks in 15 games with the Seahawks in 2018.

July 26, 2019 07:28 PM
Vikings' Shamar Stephen: Placed on NFI list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephen was placed on the active/non-football injury (NFI) list with an undisclosed issue. "Shamar ... it's basically nothing. Shamar is not going to be out long," said head coach Mike Zimmer.

Stephen suited up in 15 games for the Seahawks last season, making 25 tackles (11 solo) and two sacks. He returns to the Vikings after his one season with Seattle and should have a starting role if this issue doesn't turn out to be serious or cause him to miss a large portion of training camp.

March 11, 2019 08:32 PM
Seahawks' Shamar Stephen: Inks deal with Vikings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephen plans to sign a three-year contract with Minnesota, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports.

Stephen suited up in 15 games for the Seahawks last season, making 25 tackles (11 solo) and two sacks. The familiarity -- the Vikings drafted Stephen in 2014 -- could've led to the signing. The 29-year-old should compete for a starting role on the defensive line with Sheldon Richardson likely on his way out of Minnesota.

January 8, 2019 09:20 PM
Seahawks' Shamar Stephen: Posts 25 tackles in 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephen made 25 tackles and two sacks in 2018.

After playing four years with the Vikings, Stephen signed a one-year deal with Seattle before the 2018 campaign. He posted his lowest tackle total in a full season since his rookie year in 2014. Stephen will become an unrestricted free agent in March, and if he sticks with the Seahawks, he'll face substantial competition from Poona Ford for a starting role on the defensive line.

December 8, 2018 06:56 PM
Seahawks' Shamar Stephen: Clear of foot injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephen (foot) won't carry an injury designation into Monday's game against the Vikings, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Stephen has dealt with foot issues a couple different times this season and was inactive for last week's win over the 49ers. The 27-year-old should resume his usual snap share at starting defensive tackle for the Seahawks.

December 2, 2018 03:44 PM
Seahawks' Shamar Stephen: Inactive for Week 13
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephen (foot) is inactive for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Stephen appeared to have a real shot of suiting up Week 13, but will ultimately remain sidelined for Sunday's divisional tilt against the 49ers. Nazair Jones and Poona Ford will receive an uptick in defensive snaps in Stephen's absence.

November 30, 2018 06:56 PM
Seahawks' Shamar Stephen: Questionable for Week 13
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephen (foot) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Stephen was a full participant in Friday's practice after having been sidelined Wednesday and Thursday due to a foot injury he's nursed all season. It remains to be seen whether the veteran defensive tackle demonstrated enough progress in his recovery to suit up for Sunday's divisional tilt against the 49ers, though Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports that coach Pete Carroll said he "looked good" during Friday's practice. If Stephen were to miss any time, Nazair Jones would slot into the starting lineup.

November 12, 2018 01:40 PM
Seahawks' Shamar Stephen: Good to go Week 10
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephen (foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Rams, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Stephen was away from the team all week to receive treatment for the foot injury he sustained in the Nov. 4 loss to the Chargers, but he demonstrated enough progress in his recovery to avoid missing his first game of the season. He'll likely occupy a starting role along the defensive line, though his snaps could be more limited than usual.

November 10, 2018 02:36 PM
Seahawks' Shamar Stephen: Questionable for Week 10
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephen (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Stephen did not practice in any capacity this week, but he nonetheless appears to have a real shot at suiting up against the Rams in Week 10. With backup Nazir Jones (illness) also listed as questionable, it's possible that Poona Ford would draw the start if Stephen were unable to suit up.

August 19, 2018 02:28 PM
Seahawks' Shamar Stephen: Makes three tackles Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephen (knee) notched three tackles (zero solo) in Saturday's 24-14 preseason loss to the Chargers.

Stephen is vying for snaps on the Seahawks' defensive front, but he may have to settle for a reserve roll behind Jarran Reed and Tom Johnson, as the latter two have been taking first-team reps throughout camp. The 27-year-old spent the last four seasons with the Vikings, producing 93 tackles and one sack.

April 7, 2018 04:08 PM
Seahawks' Shamar Stephen: Projects as starting D tackle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephen is expected to start at defensive tackle in 2018, Bryan Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

Although Stephen is still rehabbing a meniscus injury he suffered in the divisional round of the playoffs, he's in line to jump Nazair Jones (ankle) on the depth chart and take over as a starter. A 2014 seventh-round pick, Stephen signed with the Seahawks on March 24 after a season in which he accrued 28 tackles (nine solo) in 15 games. Stephen hasn't worked much as a full-time starter in his career, so it'll be interesting to see what kind of upside he flashes with extended opportunity.

March 24, 2018 11:52 PM
Seahawks' Shamar Stephen: Signs with Seahawks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephen agreed to a one-year deal with the Seahawks on Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

Sharmar had surgery after suffering a meniscus injury in the Vikings' playoff run, but is expected to be healthy by OTAs. He spent his first four seasons in Minnesota, but will now look to earn a role on the Seahawks' defensive line.

January 26, 2018 09:24 PM
Vikings' Shamar Stephen: One sack in 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephen (knee) totaled 28 tackles (nine solo) and one sack in 15 games for the Vikings in 2017.

The sack was Stephen's first of his career, as he mostly served as a rotational defensive tackle for Minnesota. The 26-year-old enters the 2018 season as an unrestricted free agent and is likely to fill a similar role with his new team, if he doesn't re-sign with the Vikings.

January 19, 2018 09:44 PM
Vikings' Shamar Stephen: Will sit out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephen (knee) has been ruled out for the NFC championship game at Philadelphia on Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Stephen suffered a knee injury on Andrew Sendejo's first-quarter interception return this past Sunday and had to be carried off the field. He did not have to go back into the locker room to be evaluated, but the injury was serious enough to hold him out for the remainder of the game and for all of practice this week. With Stephen on the mend, it will be rookie Jaleel Johnson filling in at defensive tackle against Philadelphia's third-ranked rushing offense.

January 14, 2018 06:32 PM
Vikings' Shamar Stephen: Won't return with knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephen was ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's divisional-round game against the Saints with a knee injury, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Stephen exited in the first half and was initially tabbed questionable to return, but was ruled out following further evaluation after halftime. Jaleel Johnson should serve as the Vikings' primary option as reserve defensive tackle for the remainder of Sunday's game.

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Career Defensive Stats
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2019MIN151521156100003
2018SEA1514251114200000
2017MIN15128919100000
2016MIN1616391722000000
2015MIN50321000000
2014MIN163231310000000
Total8350141 69.072 400-12703
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/309
Birthdate:
2/25/1991
Age:
29
Hometown:
Westbury, NY, USA
School:
Connecticut
NFL Experience:
7
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