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Ricardo Silva
DB #27
Height:
6-3
Weight:
225
College:
Hampton
Hometown:
Baltimore, Md.
Experience:
2
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 14 43 33 10 0 0 3 1 0 26 -- 26
2012 DET 10 40 31 9 0 -- 3 1 0 26 26 26
2011 DET 4 3 2 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Waived by Carolina (8/24/13)...Claimed off waivers by Carolina (8/2/13)...Waived by Detroit (8/1/13)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Detroit (9/29/12)...Signed to practice squad by Detroit (9/5/12)...Waived by Detroit (9/3/12)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Detroit (11/29/11)...Signed to practice squad by Detroit (9/5/11)...Waived by Detroit (9/3/11)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Detroit (7/29/11).

GP/GS
Career (14/6) [1/0]; 2012 (10/6); 2011 (4/0) [1/0].

2012
Played in 10 games with six starts and was inactive for three games for Detroit after spending the first three games on the Lions' practice squad...Compiled 37 tackles, one interception, three passes defensed and one fumble recovery...Logged three special teams tackles...Vs. Minnesota (9/30): Made first NFL start, opening at free safety...Part of defense that allowed just 100 net passing yards...Vs. Seattle (10/28): Accounted for two takeaways...Victimized Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson for first career interception and returned theft 26 yards to set up a touchdown...Recovered a fumble by Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate on the final play of the game to seal win...At Green Bay (12/9): Recorded a career-high nine tackles.

2011
Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Detroit (7/29)...Spent the first 11 games on the Lions' practice squad before being promoted to the active roster (11/29)...Played in four games and was inactive for one game...Posted three special teams tackles...POSTSEASON: Played in NFC Wild Card at New Orleans (1/7)...Contributed one special teams tackle...At New Orleans (12/4): Made NFL debut.

COLLEGE
Played final two seasons at Hampton following two years at Bowie State...2010 (Sr.): First-team All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference choice...Started 11 games...Led the Pirates with four interceptions...Posted 74 tackles, 11 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...2009 (Jr.): Transferred to Hampton from Bowie State...Started 11 games...Finished third on the team with 66 tackles...Tied for the team lead with two interceptions to go along with six passes defensed...2008 (So.): Redshirted...2007 (Fr.): All-Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Rookie Team selection...Played in 10 games...Ranked first on the Bulldogs with 69 tackles in addition to notching four passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

PERSONAL
Attended Baltimore (Md.) Poly Tech HS....Majored in political science at Hampton.
TRANSACTIONS
Waived by Carolina (8/24/13)...Claimed off waivers by Carolina (8/2/13)...Waived by Detroit (8/1/13)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Detroit (9/29/12)...Signed to practice squad by Detroit (9/5/12)...Waived by Detroit (9/3/12)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Detroit (11/29/11)...Signed to practice squad by Detroit (9/5/11)...Waived by Detroit (9/3/11)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Detroit (7/29/11).

GP/GS
Career (14/6) [1/0]; 2012 (10/6); 2011 (4/0) [1/0].

2012
Played in 10 games with six starts and was inactive for three games for Detroit after spending the first three games on the Lions' practice squad...Compiled 37 tackles, one interception, three passes defensed and one fumble recovery...Logged three special teams tackles...Vs. Minnesota (9/30): Made first NFL start, opening at free safety...Part of defense that allowed just 100 net passing yards...Vs. Seattle (10/28): Accounted for two takeaways...Victimized Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson for first career interception and returned theft 26 yards to set up a touchdown...Recovered a fumble by Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate on the final play of the game to seal win...At Green Bay (12/9): Recorded a career-high nine tackles.

2011
Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Detroit (7/29)...Spent the first 11 games on the Lions' practice squad before being promoted to the active roster (11/29)...Played in four games and was inactive for one game...Posted three special teams tackles...POSTSEASON: Played in NFC Wild Card at New Orleans (1/7)...Contributed one special teams tackle...At New Orleans (12/4): Made NFL debut.

COLLEGE
Played final two seasons at Hampton following two years at Bowie State...2010 (Sr.): First-team All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference choice...Started 11 games...Led the Pirates with four interceptions...Posted 74 tackles, 11 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...2009 (Jr.): Transferred to Hampton from Bowie State...Started 11 games...Finished third on the team with 66 tackles...Tied for the team lead with two interceptions to go along with six passes defensed...2008 (So.): Redshirted...2007 (Fr.): All-Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Rookie Team selection...Played in 10 games...Ranked first on the Bulldogs with 69 tackles in addition to notching four passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

PERSONAL
Attended Baltimore (Md.) Poly Tech HS....Majored in political science at Hampton.
 

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