James-Michael Johnson

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James-Michael Johnson
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Johnson with the Kansas City Chiefs
No. -- Free agent
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-08-20) August 20, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth: Vallejo, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 238 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school: Fairfield (CA) Rodriguez
College: Nevada
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 120
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Tackles: 107
Sacks: 1.0
Forced Fumbles: 2
Player stats at NFL.com

James-Michael Johnson (born August 20, 1989) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Nevada.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Johnson was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the 4th round, 120th overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.

On May 9, 2012 Johnson signed a 4-year contract with the Browns.

2012 Season[edit]

After being injured in the pre-season, Johnson returned to the Browns lineup in week 5 and made his first career start week 6. Johnson finished with a career high, 10 tackles, week 8 against the Chargers. Johnson's season finished with 36 tackles, and two stuffs in 10 games.

On August 31, 2013 Johnson was waived.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

On September 1, 2013 Johnson was claimed off waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs.[2]

In Johnson's second season, he recorded 17 tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble while playing all 16 games.[3]

In Johnson's second season with the Chiefs he had his best season of his career. Johnson had 51 tackles and one forced fumble.[4]

On September 5, 2015, Johnson was released by the Chiefs.[5]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On September 6, 2015, Johnson was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[6] On September 15, he was waived after suffering an injury.[7]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

On October 5, 2015, the Jacksonville Jaguars signed Johnson to provide depth at linebacker.[8] The Jaguars released Johnson on October 28, 2015.[9]

Detroit Lions[edit]

Johnson was signed by the Detroit Lions on November 4, 2015.[10] On November 14, 2015, the Lions waived Johnson.[11]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Johnson was signed by the Miami Dolphins on November 17, 2015.[12] On December 1, 2015, he was waived.[13] On December 22, he was re-signed by the Dolphins.[14] On September 3, 2016, he was released as part of final roster cuts.[15]


  1. ^ Inside Man: Browns select Nevada linebacker James-Michael Johnson in fourth round of NFL draft
  2. ^ "James-Michael Johnson". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2015-12-23. 
  3. ^ "James-Michael Johnson". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2015-12-23. 
  4. ^ "James-Michael Johnson". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2015-12-23. 
  5. ^ "Chiefs Roster down to NFL-Mandated 53". Chiefs.com. September 5, 2015. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  6. ^ Patra, Kevin (September 6, 2015). "Notable waiver claims: Bucs snag five players". NFL.com. Retrieved September 6, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Buccaneers waive linebacker James-Michael Johnson - CBSSports.com". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2015-10-07. 
  8. ^ "Jaguars sign James-Michael Johnson to provide linebacker depth". Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  9. ^ "Jaguars sign LB Hayes Pullard off Browns practice squad". FOX Sports. Retrieved 2015-10-29. 
  10. ^ "Lions Place DeAndre Levy On Injured Reserve, Sign James-Michael Johnson". Retrieved 2015-11-04. 
  11. ^ "TWENTYMAN: Lions make several transactions". www.detroitlions.com. Retrieved 2015-11-18. 
  12. ^ says, Dolphins sign former 4th-round pick James-Michael Johnson | faNFLorida. "Miami Dolphins sign former 4th-round pick James-Michael Johnson | The Daily Dolphin". Retrieved 2015-11-18. 
  13. ^ "Dolphins claim DT off Patriots' practice squad; waive C.J. Mosley". Sun-Sentinel.com. Retrieved 2015-12-08. 
  14. ^ Kelly, Omar (December 22, 2015). "Dolphins place Koa Misi, Chris McCain on injured reserve". Sun-Sentinel.com. Retrieved January 2, 2016. 
  15. ^ Poupari, Alain. "Dolphins Make Moves To Get Roster To 53". MiamiDolphins.com. 

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