The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Kosik
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER AND NOW, THIS 16th DAY OF MAY, 2007, IT APPEARING TO THE COURT THAT:
 On February 9, 2007, Delos D. Spencer ("Petitioner") filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254;
 the matter was assigned to United States Magistrate Judge J. Andrew Smyser;
 the respondents filed a response to the petition on March 8, 2007;  the Magistrate Judge filed a Report and Recommendation on April 17, 2007, suggesting that we dismiss the instant habeas petition as untimely;
 neither Petitioner, nor the respondents filed objections to the Report and Recommendation.
IT FURTHER APPEARING THAT:
 If no objections are filed to a Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation, the Court need not conduct a de novo review of the plaintiff's claims. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C); Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 150-53, 106 S.Ct. 466 (1985). Nonetheless, the usual practice of the district court is to give "reasoned consideration" to a magistrate judge's report prior to adopting it. Henderson v. Carlson, 812 F.2d 874, 878 (3d Cir. 1987);
 having examined the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation, we agree with his recommendation to dismiss the instant petition for writ of habeas corpus;
 we concur with the Magistrate Judge's analysis of the issues raised in the habeas petition and find the Magistrate Judge's review of the record to be comprehensive;
 specifically, we agree with the conclusion that Petitioner filed the habeas action beyond the one-year period of limitation for filing an application for writ of habeas corpus set forth in 28 U.S.C. § 2244(d)(1).
ACCORDINGLY, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
 the Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge J. Andrew Smyser dated April 17, 2007, (Doc. 11) is adopted;
 the petition for writ of habeas corpus (Doc. 1) filed on February 9, 2007, is dismissed;
 the Clerk of Court is directed to close this case, and forward a copy of this Memorandum and Order ...