Roderic Teamer
No. 33 – Las Vegas Raiders
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born: (1997-05-12) May 12, 1997 (age 25)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Brother Martin
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
College:Tulane
Undrafted:2019
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2021
Total tackles:57
Sacks:1.0
Forced fumbles:0
Pass deflections:2
Interceptions:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Roderic Fitzgerald Teamer Jr. (born May 12, 1997) is an American football safety for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Tulane.

Early life and high school

Teamer was born and grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and attended Brother Martin High School. He was named first team All-Metro and first team All-State as a senior after recording 116 tackles, two interceptions and a sack.[1]

College career

Teamer played four seasons for the Tulane Green Wave. He became a starter at cornerback towards the end of his freshman season.[2] He made 48 tackles (3.5 for loss) with two passes broken up, a blocked kick and a fumble recovery, which he returned 52 yards for a touchdown in his junior season.[3] As a senior, Teamer finished second on the team with 72 tackles along with six passes broken up and an interception and was named second team All-American Athletic Conference.[4] He finished his collegiate career with 197 tackles, 15 passes defensed, three interceptions and three sacks in 46 games played.[5]

Professional career

Los Angeles Chargers

Teamer signed with the Los Angeles Chargers as an undrafted free agent on April 27, 2019.[6] He made his NFL debut on September 22, 2019 against the Houston Texans, starting at strong safety and making seven tackles.[7] Teamer recorded his first career interception on October 20, 2019 in a 20-23 loss to the Tennessee Titans, picking off a pass thrown by Ryan Tannehill.[8] In Week 8 against the Chicago Bears, Teamer recorded a team high 8 tackles and sacked quarterback Mitch Trubisky once in the 17–16 win.[9] Teamer finished his rookie season with 40 tackles, one sack, two passes defended and one interception in seven games played (six starts).[10]

On July 13, 2020, Teamer was suspended for the first four games of the 2020 NFL season for violating the NFL's policy on substance abuse.[11] He was waived on August 1, 2020.[12]

Indianapolis Colts

On January 10, 2021, Teamer signed a reserve/futures contract with the Indianapolis Colts.[13] He was waived on May 14, 2021.[14]

Las Vegas Raiders

Teamer signed with the Las Vegas Raiders on June 3, 2021.[15] He was placed on injured reserve on October 20, 2021.[16] He was activated on November 20.[17]

References

  1. ^ Lions, Lori. "Louisiana All-State Football Team Archives". TheLWSA.com. The Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  2. ^ Bade, Christopher (August 22, 2018). "With deep family ties to Tulane, Roderic Teamer Jr. awaits final season". NOLA.com. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  3. ^ Nadeau, Rene (July 14, 2018). "2018 Preseason All-Louisiana College Football teams". CrescentCitySports.com. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  4. ^ Symonds, Tom (May 3, 2019). "Tulane's 2018 senior class well represented on NFL rosters". CrescentCitySports.com. Retrieved September 21, 2019.
  5. ^ Borquez, Gavino (August 10, 2019). "Chargers UDFA impressed HC Anthony Lynn in preseason opener". Chargers Wire. USA Today. Retrieved September 21, 2019.
  6. ^ Henne, Ricky (April 27, 2019). "Chargers Agree to Terms with 19 Undrafted Free Agents". Chargers.com. Retrieved September 21, 2019.
  7. ^ Borquez, Gavino (September 23, 2019). "5 takeaways from Chargers' loss to the Texans". Chargers Wire. USA Today. Retrieved September 23, 2019.
  8. ^ Manzano, Gilbert (October 20, 2019). "Chargers' Joey Bosa delivers dominant performance then offers teammates a challenge". Orange County Register. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  9. ^ "Rivers, Chargers beat Bears 17-16 after Pineiro misses FG". www.espn.com. 27 October 2019. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Chargers' Roderic Teamer: Starts six games". CBSSports.com. RotoWire. January 28, 2020. Retrieved August 17, 2020.
  11. ^ Schefter, Adam (July 13, 2020). "Chargers safety Roderic Teamer suspended four games". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
  12. ^ "Los Angeles Chargers Announce Roster Moves". Chargers.com. August 1, 2020. Retrieved August 1, 2020.
  13. ^ "Colts Announce Two Extensions, 16 Reserve/Future Contracts". Colts.com. January 10, 2021.
  14. ^ "Colts Waive CB Roderic Teamer". Colts.com. May 14, 2021. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  15. ^ "Raiders sign TE Alex Ellis and DB Roderic Teamer". Raiders.com. June 3, 2021. Retrieved June 8, 2021.
  16. ^ "Raiders add Pro Bowl CB Desmond Trufant". Raiders.com. October 20, 2021.
  17. ^ "Raiders send FB Alec Ingold to injured reserve, activate S Roderic Teamer from IR". Raiders Wire. USA Today. November 20, 2021.