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Will Svitek

Will Svitek - T

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 6"/ 308 lbs.
Birthday 01/08/1982
Birthplace Prague, Cz
College Stanford
Years played 7
Drafted 2005, 6th round, 13th pick by Chiefs

46 reasons to watch Super Bowl XLVI

Posted Jan. 30, 2012 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
Even if you don't cheer for the Patriots or Giants, Super Bowl XLVI will be a must-see event. Why? Let us count the ways.

Patriots-Giants matchup of the day: Monday

Posted Jan. 30, 2012 @ 1 p.m. ET
The most crucial matchup in the Super Bowl may be Tom Brady's ability to withstand the pressure from the Giants' front four.

Who needs Stickum when you've got 'sticky' gloves?

Posted Jan. 29, 2012 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Synthetic gloves are playing a bigger role as more NFL receivers choose to wear the "sticky" gloves rather than playing bare-handed.

Giants making early waves in the media

Posted Jan. 28, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
There are still eight days remaining until the Super Bowl, but that hasn't kept the Giants from getting an arly start on their trash-talking.

Patriots, Giants head into Super Bowl at peak of their games

Posted Jan. 28, 2012 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
Both the Giants and Patriots enter Super Bowl XLVI operating at peak efficiency.

Super Bowl bye-week Friday injury report

Posted Jan. 27, 2012 @ 8:23 p.m. ET
Here is the bye-week injury report for the Giants and Patriots for Friday as they prepare for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on Feb. 5.

Patriots TE Gronkowski has high ankle sprain

Posted Jan. 27, 2012 @ 1:44 p.m. ET
It appears that Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski will miss his third straight practice, due to what his father termed "a high ankle sprain."

They said it: Patriots edition

Posted Jan. 26, 2012 @ 9:35 p.m. ET
Bill Belichick and select Patriots players spoke to the media on Thursday, just over a week before they play the Giants in the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl XLVI at a glance

Posted Jan. 26, 2012 @ 8:58 p.m. ET
We profile Super Bowl XLVI, breaking down the straight-up and against-the-spread records of each team.

Super Bowl bye-week Thursday injury report

Posted Jan. 26, 2012 @ 8:51 p.m. ET
Here is the bye-week injury report for the Giants and Patriots for Thursday as they prepare for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on Feb. 5.

Pats-Giants odds just don't add up

Posted Jan. 26, 2012 @ 7:09 p.m. ET
The folks in Las Vegas who set the odds for Super Bowl XVLI have Brockton (Mass.) Enterprise staff writer Glen Farley a bit confused.

Patriots sign TE Butler to practice squad

Posted Jan. 26, 2012 @ 10:44 a.m. ET
The Patriots announced Thursday that they have signed TE Carson Butler to the practice squad.

NFL to add 5,000 temporary seats for Super Bowl

Posted Jan. 25, 2012 @ 7:20 p.m. ET
The NFL will make room for 5,000 more people to purchase tickets for Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Patriots place Dickerson on practice-squad injured reserve

Posted Jan. 25, 2012 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
The Patriots announced Wednesday that WR Dorin Dickerson has been placed on the practice squad/injured-reserve list.

Super Bowl bye-week Wednesday injury report

Posted Jan. 25, 2012 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
Here is the bye-week injury report for the Giants and Patriots for Wednesday as they prepare for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on Feb. 5.


Posted March 18, 2013
The Patriots have signed Svitek.||||||| Svitek is a seven-year veteran who spent three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs and the past four with the Atlanta Falcons. He was on injured reserve all last year with an arm injury. Svitek has played in 61 games with 16 starts since being drafted by the Chiefs in the sixth round in 2005 out of Stanford. Kansas City released him at the end of training camp in 2008. He was out of the NFL that year, then signed with Atlanta on Feb. 12, 2009.
Posted Aug. 20, 2012
The Atlanta Falcons have lost offensive tackle Will Svitek to a season-ending right arm injury. Coach Mike Smith said Monday that Svitek suffered an upper right arm injury in Sunday's practice. Smith provided no other details about the injury.||||||| Svitek played behind starting left tackle Sam Baker and starting right tackle Tyson Clabo in the Falcons' two preseason games. The 30-year-old Svitek started 10 games at left tackle in 2011. He was entering his fourth season with the Falcons after three seasons with Kansas City.
Posted Dec. 16, 2007
Svitek replaced Chris Terry as the starting right tackle for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans.||||||| Svitek will make his second NFL start and his first at right tackle. He could see a lot more action in the final three weeks of the season because the Chiefs terminated Terry's contract on Sunday.
Posted Aug. 07, 2007
Coach Herm Edwards said Svitek, a former sixth-round draft choice and converted defensive lineman, will take over as the starter at left tackle for the injured Damion McIntosh.||||||| Svitek will start despite having only played in just three games during his NFL career.
Posted Oct. 29, 2006
The Chiefs placed Svitek on injured reserve with a knee injury. Svitek was a sixth-round selection by Kansas City in the 2005 NFL draft and has played three games over two seasons.|||||||