Deontae Skinner
LB #53
Height:
6-1
Weight:
241
College:
Mississippi State
Hometown:
Brooksville, MS
Experience:
3

Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014...Released by the Patriots on Aug. 26, 2014...Signed to Patriots’ practice squad on Sept.1, 2014...Activated by Patriots on Sept. 13, 2014...Released by Patriots on Oct. 29, 2014...Signed to Patriots’ practice squad on Oct. 31, 2014...Released by Patriots on Nov.26, 2014...Signed to Patriots’ practice squad on Dec. 3, 2014...Released by Patriots on May 5, 2015...Signed by Philadelphia Eagles on Aug. 14, 2015...Released by Eagles on Sept. 5, 2015...Signed to Eagles practice squad on Sept. 6, 2016...Released by Eagles on  Aug. 22, 2016...Signed to Giants’ practice squad on Sept. 13, 2016...Released by the Giants on Sept. 17, 2016...Signed to Giants’ practice squad on Sept. 19, 2016...Signed to the Giants’ active roster on Oct. 11, 2016.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Skinner has played in 11 regular-season games with 1 start, and in 1 postseason game…His career totals include 11 tackles (2 solo) and 1.0 sack…He was a member of the New England Patriots’ practice squad when the team won Super Bowl XLIX.
-    In 2016, played in 4 regular-season games and the NFC Wild Card Game in his first season with the Giants…Inactive for 5 games…Was credited with 6 special teams tackles in the regular season, and 1 in the postseason…Made his Giants debut at Pittsburgh (12/4), where he had 2 special teams tackles…Also had 2 tackles vs. Dallas (12/11), and 1 apiece at Philadelphia (12/22), and at Washington (12/22).  

-    In 2014, he split time between New England’s practice squad and active roster…Played in 7 games with 1 start, and was credited with 11 tackles, 2 solo, and 1.0 sack…Made his first career start vs. Cincinnati (10/5), and had 1 solo tackle…Registered a career-high 5 tackles (2 solo) at Buffalo (10/2).

COLLEGE:
-    Played in 47 games with 35 starts during his 4-year career at Mississippi State…Career totals include compiled 202 tackles, 1.0 sack, 1 interception, 5 passes defensed and 3 forced fumbles...As a senior in 2013, played in 11 games with 10 starts and finished 2nd on the team with 64 tackles…Also recorded his first career sack and first interception…In 2012, started all 13 games and finished 5th on the team with 62 tackles, including 5 for losses…As a sophomore in 2011, played in all 13 games and started the final 11 contests of the season. Totaled a career-high 69 tackles, including 9 for losses, and forced 2 fumbles...In 2010, played in 10 games as a redshirt freshman and notched 7 tackles as a reserve linebacker.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
Played in the David Tyree Charity Bowl benefitting Children of the City.

PERSONAL:
-    Was a first-team all-state defensive lineman as a senior in 2008 at Noxubee County High School in Macon, Miss., where he totaled 134 tackles, including 28 for losses, 11.0 sacks and 2 forced fumbles…That season, he led the team to a Class 4A championship and was selected to play in the Mississippi-Alabama High School All-Star game...Helped lead Noxubee County to the state title game as a junior in 2007 and finished the season with 122 tackles and 5 sacks.
TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014...Released by the Patriots on Aug. 26, 2014...Signed to Patriots’ practice squad on Sept.1, 2014...Activated by Patriots on Sept. 13, 2014...Released by Patriots on Oct. 29, 2014...Signed to Patriots’ practice squad on Oct. 31, 2014...Released by Patriots on Nov.26, 2014...Signed to Patriots’ practice squad on Dec. 3, 2014...Released by Patriots on May 5, 2015...Signed by Philadelphia Eagles on Aug. 14, 2015...Released by Eagles on Sept. 5, 2015...Signed to Eagles practice squad on Sept. 6, 2016...Released by Eagles on  Aug. 22, 2016...Signed to Giants’ practice squad on Sept. 13, 2016...Released by the Giants on Sept. 17, 2016...Signed to Giants’ practice squad on Sept. 19, 2016...Signed to the Giants’ active roster on Oct. 11, 2016.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Skinner has played in 11 regular-season games with 1 start, and in 1 postseason game…His career totals include 11 tackles (2 solo) and 1.0 sack…He was a member of the New England Patriots’ practice squad when the team won Super Bowl XLIX.
-    In 2016, played in 4 regular-season games and the NFC Wild Card Game in his first season with the Giants…Inactive for 5 games…Was credited with 6 special teams tackles in the regular season, and 1 in the postseason…Made his Giants debut at Pittsburgh (12/4), where he had 2 special teams tackles…Also had 2 tackles vs. Dallas (12/11), and 1 apiece at Philadelphia (12/22), and at Washington (12/22).  

-    In 2014, he split time between New England’s practice squad and active roster…Played in 7 games with 1 start, and was credited with 11 tackles, 2 solo, and 1.0 sack…Made his first career start vs. Cincinnati (10/5), and had 1 solo tackle…Registered a career-high 5 tackles (2 solo) at Buffalo (10/2).

COLLEGE:
-    Played in 47 games with 35 starts during his 4-year career at Mississippi State…Career totals include compiled 202 tackles, 1.0 sack, 1 interception, 5 passes defensed and 3 forced fumbles...As a senior in 2013, played in 11 games with 10 starts and finished 2nd on the team with 64 tackles…Also recorded his first career sack and first interception…In 2012, started all 13 games and finished 5th on the team with 62 tackles, including 5 for losses…As a sophomore in 2011, played in all 13 games and started the final 11 contests of the season. Totaled a career-high 69 tackles, including 9 for losses, and forced 2 fumbles...In 2010, played in 10 games as a redshirt freshman and notched 7 tackles as a reserve linebacker.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
Played in the David Tyree Charity Bowl benefitting Children of the City.

PERSONAL:
-    Was a first-team all-state defensive lineman as a senior in 2008 at Noxubee County High School in Macon, Miss., where he totaled 134 tackles, including 28 for losses, 11.0 sacks and 2 forced fumbles…That season, he led the team to a Class 4A championship and was selected to play in the Mississippi-Alabama High School All-Star game...Helped lead Noxubee County to the state title game as a junior in 2007 and finished the season with 122 tackles and 5 sacks.
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 11 21 11 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2016 NYG 4 5 5 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 NE 7 16 6 10 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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