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Alex Silvestro
DE #48
Height:
6-3
Weight:
260
College:
Rutgers
Hometown:
Gibbstown, NJ
Experience:
1

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Alex Silvestro was signed by Baltimore to the practice squad on 11/7/12 after being released from the Patriots’ practice squad on 10/31/12...Originally signed by New England as an undrafted free agent on 7/27/11.

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Alex Silvestro was signed by Baltimore to the practice squad on 11/7/12 after being released from the Patriots’ practice squad on 10/31/12...Originally signed by New England as an undrafted free agent on 7/27/11.

2012: (with Baltimore/New England – 0/0) Spent the second part of the season on the Ravens’ practice squad after being signed on 11/7...Waived from the Patriots’ practice squad on 10/31.

2011: (with New England – 1/0) Spent the majority of the season on the team’s practice squad...Was activated to the 53-man roster and saw his first NFL action as a DE in game 15 vs. Mia. (12/24), registering 2 assisted tackles...Was active but did not play in Super Bowl XLVI vs. NYG (2/5/12).

College: A four-year letterman at Rutgers, Silvestro appeared in 49 career games, starting 41...Finished his career with 152 tackles, including 34.5 TFL and 9.5 sacks...Earned second-team All-Big East honors by Phil Steele as a junior in 2009...Started all 12 games as a senior in 2010, recording a career-high 56 tackles, 14.5 TFL and 5.5 sacks...Started all 13 contests as a junior in 2009, posting 42 tackles, 12 TFL and 2 sacks...Recorded 4 FRs, tied for the nation’s most...Was one of two defensive linemen to start all 13 games as a sophomore in 2008...Finished the season with 41 tackles, including 2 sacks...Had 4 tackles and recorded his first-career sack at Cincinnati...Played in 11 games (three starts) as a true freshman in 2008, posting 13 tackles.

High School, Personal: Prepped at Paulsboro (NJ) HS, where he was named the Philadelphia Inquirer’s South Jersey Athlete of the Year as a senior after posting 93 tackles (61 solo), 10 sacks, 12 TFL, 2 FRs and 8 PD while helping lead the team to a 10-2 record and the Group I State Championship for the second-straight year...Rated the 25th-best overall prospect in New Jersey by Rivals.com...Was a three-year starter at LB and also served as the Red Raiders’ starting TE and punter...Named Star-Ledger second-team All-State and Associated Press third-team All-State...Was a two-time first-team All-Conference, All-Area and All-South Jersey  election by the Philadelphia Inquirer...Helped lead the Red Raiders to a combined 30-6 record during his three years as a varsity starter...Totaled 85 tackles and 5 sacks as a junior...Was also a standout wrestler, finishing sixth and fourth in the state as a sophomore and junior, respectively...Captured the state title at 215 pounds as a senior...Was one of nine members of the 2007 recruiting class invited to play in the NY/NJ High School All-Star Classic at Rutgers Stadium.

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