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|No. 82 Denver Broncos|
|Date of birth:||July 2, 1986|
|Place of birth:||Canton, Ohio|
|Height:||6 ft 3.5 in (1.92 m)|
|Weight:||254 lb (115 kg)|
|NFL draft:||2010 / Round: 7 / Pick: 245|
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
|Stats at NFL.com|
Jameson Konz (born July 2, 1986) is an American football tight end, linebacker, and defensive end who is currently a free agent after being released by the Denver Broncos on August 29, 2014 during final roster cuts. He has previously been a member of the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys.
Konz was selected with the 245th overall pick in the 7th round of the 2010 NFL Draft  by the Seahawks, originally as a wide receiver. He played college football at Kent State, playing multiple positions on both defense and offense throughout his college career.
Despite not being invited to the NFL combine, Konz attracted NFL teams' attention after his pro day workout  at Kent State when he posted some of the best measurables of any player in the draft. Konz ran the 40 yard dash in 4.38 seconds on his second attempt, made a 10'-8" broad jump, and performed a 46" vertical jump. He later completed 27 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press during a pre-draft workout for the New Orleans Saints.
After spending the 2010 NFL season on injured reserve due to a hip injury, Konz began the 2011 training camp playing tight end. After numerous injuries to several defensive linemen in training camp, the Seattle Seahawks under head coach Pete Carroll switched Konz to play on defense as a defensive end and linebacker in practice, as Seahawks' coaches were impressed by his ability to put pressure on the quarterback.
In the first pre-season game of 2011 versus the San Diego Chargers, Konz saw action at defensive end, and recorded a sack in the 4th quarter on quarterback Scott Tolzien as the Chargers were attempting a late comeback.
Konz was released on the final roster cut down on September 3, 2011, but then re-signed to the Seahawks practice squad the following day after passing through waivers.
Konz was signed to a new contract when he was added to the Seahawks active roster on October 4, 2011. He started on special teams and recorded a tackle during the Seahawks 36-25 win over the New York Giants on October 9, 2011 at Giants' Met Life Stadium. In that same game, Konz tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his knee late in the 4th quarter while covering a kickoff.
Konz was subsequently placed on the season ending injured reserve list the following week, and underwent successful surgery on his knee on October 25, 2011 in Seattle.
In April 2013 prior to the NFL draft, Konz participated in 3 day voluntary minicamp as a non-roster invitee with the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars under new head coach Gus Bradley, who was previously the defensive coordinator in Seattle.
On July 30, 2013, Konz was signed to the 90 man roster by the Seattle Seahawks, and was switched back to offense at tight end during training camp and preseason games. After spending time working out in Southern California during the offseason, Konz showed up to camp having added 20 pounds of bulk from his original 234 pounds when he was drafted in 2010.
On August 26, 2013, Konz was released by the Seahawks, but then re-signed to the practice squad on September 5, 2013. 
Konz was released from the Seahawks practice squad on October 1, 2013.
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- "Cleveland Browns are only team to witness Kent's Jameson Konz put up "freakish" numbers". Cleveland.com. Retrieved March 11, 2010.
- Farnsworth, Clare (July 31, 2013). "Wednesday in Hawkville: For Byron Maxwell and Russell Wilson, one good play deserves another". Seahawks.com. Retrieved February 24, 2014.
- Farnsworth, Clare (August 26, 2013). "Monday in Hawkville: Enough with the penalties, says Pete Carroll". Seahawks.com. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
- Cowboys fill out practice squad
- Moree, Brandon. "Broncos Sign Eight to Future Contracts". Denverbroncos.com. Retrieved 18 March 2014.