Bills LB Stevenson Sylvester Out For Season With Torn Patella Tendon

The Buffalo Bills are having bad luck at the linebacker position this offseason and it looks like they’ve now lost another for the season as well.

According to Mike Rodak of, former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Stevenson Sylvester has been placed on injured reserve with a torn patella tendon.

Rodak states that Sylvester, who was originally drafted by the Steelers in the fifth-round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Utah, had a shot at making the Bills final 53 man roster this year due to fellow linebacker Nigel Bradham needing to serve a one-game suspension to start the regular season for violating the substance-abuse policy.

The Bills had previously lost starting linebacker Kiko Alonso for the 2014 season due to a torn ACL back in July. After Alonso was injured, the Bills signed Sylvester a few weeks later.

  • NW86

    Wow, I’m glad it didn’t happen to the Steelers but let’s not laugh about this. You hate to see this happen to anybody or any team. It’s too bad for SS, who always seemed to work hard to stay on the fringes of the roster. He needed to stay healthy and play this year to preserve his future in the league. Now there is a pretty good chance he never plays another snap in the NFL.

  • steeltown

    Poor Sly…. I bet BUF really regrets not re-signing Moats at this point

  • Tiger Jimmy

    SOP: Scour Steelers cut list daily for replacement. Btw, for those confused: SOP is Standard Operation P…

  • AzheDraven

    That’s terrible. I feel for him. I love him forever because of that hit he put on I believe is Justin Tucker on that onside kick last year.
    Hope he gets healthy soon.

  • JNick

    Well this may be good news for whichever Steelers ILB ends up getting cut. The Bills would have some working knowledge of the players playing against them in the preseason as well as the shared practices.