Steven Means is an American football outside linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL).
He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football for the University at Buffalo.
Means has also played for the Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans, and Philadelphia Eagles. On September 10, 2018, Means signed with the Atlanta Falcons. He played in eight games with four starts, recording 14 combined tackles and one sack.
On February 13, 2019, Means signed a one-year contract extension with the Falcons. On May 22, 2019, Means suffered a season-ending Achilles injury in OTAs and was ruled out for the season.
On March 9, 2020, Means signed a one-year contract extension with the Falcons. He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team on August 29, 2020.
On September 8, 2020, Means was activated prior to the season opener against the Seattle Seahawks. In Week 12 against the Las Vegas Raiders, Means recorded a strip sack on Derek Carr that was recovered by teammate LaRoy Reynolds during the 43–6 win.
In 2020 while with the Falcons, Means was the team’s recipient of the 2020 Ed Block Courage Award. The award is given to select NFL players who are voted by their teammates as role models of inspiration, courage, and sportsmanship.
On April 1, 2021, Means re-signed with the Falcons on a one-year contract. In Week 9, Means recovered a fumble and returned it for 32 yards thanks to a James Vaughters’ strip sack on Trevor Siemian in a 27-25 win over the Saints.
Means suffered a knee injury as he was tackled from behind by Saints receiver Tre’Quan Smith. He was placed on injured reserve on November 14, 2021. He was activated on December 4.
On June 17, 2022, Means signed with the Baltimore Ravens. He was released on August 30, 2022, and signed to the practice squad the next day.