Attended Detroits training camp and was assigned to the clubs practice roster to start the season. He was removed October 13 from the practice roster. October 20th Askew signed a practice agreement with Toronto. He remained on the practice roster for the duration of the season.
Attended Denver's training camp and released as a final cut on September 4. Signed a practice roster agreement with the Detroit Lions on September 23.
On March 17th Askew re-signed with the Redskins, attended their training camp and was released as a final cut. On November 3 he signed a practice roster agreement with the Broncos, Askew remained there for the rest of the season.
On August 13 Askew signed with the Washington Redskins and released on a final training camp cut.
Attended Cincinnati's training camp and was waived as a final cut.
Dressed for 1 game for the Bengals he made 4 defensive tackles and forced 1 fumble.
Selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 4th round (114th overall) in the NFL Draft. Dressed for 5 games making 2 tackles in rookie season.
Played 35 games, with 19 starts, for the Spartans from 2001-2003. Declared for the NFL draft after his junior season. 2003 Played in 13 games as a junior. Recorded 4 sacks in a game against Western Michigan. Played in the Alamo Bowl loss to Nebraska. 2002 Played in 12 games with 5 starts, including four at DT and one at defensive end. Made 46 tackles, six tackles for losses (16 yards), 5 QB hits and 1 interception. 2001 Appeared in 10 games with 3 starts at defensive tackle. Missed last 2 games of the season with a wrist injury. Recorded 29 tackles and 4 pass break-ups.
Matthias Askew (PRO: MAH-THAY-US ASK-YOU) is the son of Charay Askew and he majored in merchandise management at Michigan State. He spends his off-season in Plantation, Florida where he is building a home. He was a 2 time all-state selection and 2 time Broward County Player of the Year while attending Dillard High School in his hometown of Fort Lauderdale. As a senior, he was invited to play in the Florida-Georgia and Broward County-Dade County All-Star Games.