Offensive lineman Marco Anthony Rivera, who was drafted out of Penn State by the Green Bay Packers as the 208th pick overall in the sixth-round of the 1996 NFL draft, is currently a free agent.

Rivera has played in a total of 155 games, starting in 141. During that time, he recovered three fumbles. He’s a three-time Pro Bowler (2002, 2003, 2004) and a two-time All-Pro (2003, 2004).

Rivera played for the Packers from 1996 to 2004 and signed as a free agent with the Dallas Cowboys in 2005. In 2006 and 2007, Rivera incurred various injuries. The Cowboys released him in 2007 after he continued to suffer from back problems.

Born 26 Apr 1972
Nationality United States United States
Team History
Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 2005 - 2006
Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 1996 - 2004

When healthy, he’s a dependable, tough and competitive player. Rivera can be downright nasty, using his bulk and quick first-step to move piles, stop inside pass rushers and render blitzes and stunts ineffective. He does have difficulty with speedy linebackers, is not as athletic as one would like and has had health issues. On the field, he’s a resilient leader who has given 100-percent even when hurt.

His back problems are extremely worrisome. At this point of time, Rivera is unsigned.

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