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Report: Former Pitt and Current Tennessee Defensive End Rashad Weaver Breaks Fibula



Former Pitt star defensive end Rashad Weaver’s rookie NFL season could be over really early.

This afternoon in the third quarter in a game against the Indianapolis Colts, Weaver suffered a broken right fibula per Paul Kuharsky. The exact severity of the injury hasn’t been announced yet but Kuharsky writes, “a doctor familiar with such injuries but not with Weaver’s case told me six to 12 weeks is a good general range without more information.”

Weaver was receiving expanded playing time and replacing former Pittsburgh Steelers star Bud Dupree, who is still recovering from last year’s season ending knee injury.

After sustaining the injury, Weaver needed help leaving the field and wasn’t putting any weight on his right left.

Weaver was selected in the 4th round of the the 2021 NFL Draft and signed a four-year, $4,139,662 contract that included a $659,662 signing bonus.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Jim Colbert
1 year ago

Think we had two very good freshmen, running back prospects this year, too bad the big back was ruled medically ineligible. what happened to him???? Where is he now ????

1 year ago
Reply to  Jim Colbert

I agree and I looked forward to seeing what Malik Newton could bring to the table with that size. Unfortunately he was medically disqualified from playing at Pitt. He transferred to West Virginia State I believe. It sucks that it turned out that way.

Last edited 1 year ago by Jeff
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff

Wow! I went to look at the West Virginia State roster and he is listed at 275 pounds currently.

Last edited 1 year ago by Jeff

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