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TRANSACTIONS: Originally signed by New England as an undrafted free agent on 5/3/13 … Waived by New England on 7/25/13 … Signed by New England on 8/5/13 … Waived by New England on 8/30/13 … Signed by Jacksonville to a reserve/future contract on 12/30/13.
PRO: First-year OL spent the 2013 preseason with New England before being waived on final cuts … Originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by New England ... Signed to a reserve/future contract by Jacksonville on 12/30/13.
COLLEGE: Four-year letterman … Named to the watch list for the Remington Trophy entering his senior season … Started every game as a junior and helped anchor the OL unit that allowed the fewest sacks (14 in 13 games) in the Big 10 … Led the team with 966 snaps … In 2010, played in the first six games before being sidelined by illness the remainder of the season … In 2009, saw action in every game on offense and special teams … Redshirted the 2008 season … Majored in management in the Smeal College of Business.
PERSONAL: Three-year starter for Coach Chuck Kutz at Blue Mountain High School in Pottsville, Pa. … Named a first-team All-State selection in 2007 … Played on both sides of the ball his senior season … Member of the National Honor Society and the Social Studies Honor Society … His older brother, Michael, played collegiate basketball at Penn State’s Schuykill campus … Full name is Matthew Edward Stankiewitch. … Twitter handle is @mattstank54.