James Burgess (American football, born 1994)

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James Burgess Jr.
No. 52 – Cleveland Browns
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1994-03-09) March 9, 1994 (age 24)
Florida City, Florida
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school: Homestead
(Homestead, Florida)
College: Louisville
Undrafted: 2016
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career NFL statistics as of Week 6, 2018
Total tackles: 83
Sacks: 4.0
Forced fumbles: 1
Fumble recoveries: 0
Interceptions: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

James Burgess Jr. (born March 9, 1994) is an American football linebacker for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisville.

His father, James Burgess, also played in the NFL.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Burgess signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent on May 6, 2016.[2] On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Dolphins as part of final roster cuts and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[3][4] He was released on September 13, 2016.[5]

San Diego Chargers[edit]

On November 1, 2016, Burgess was signed to the San Diego Chargers' practice squad.[5] He was released on November 14, 2016.[5]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

On November 23, 2016, Burgess was signed to the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad.[5] He was released on November 29, 2016.[5]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

On December 7, 2016, Burgess was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad.[5] He was released on December 16, 2016.[5]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

On December 20, 2016, Burgess was signed to the Cleveland Browns' practice squad.[6] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Browns on January 2, 2017.[7]

In 2018, Burgess suffered a sprained knee and missed the next two games before returning in Week 6. He suffered a hamstring injury in that game and was waived/injured on October 16, 2018.[8][9] After clearing waivers, Burgess was placed on injured reserve on October 17, 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "James Burgess has waited -- and worked -- for his opportunity with the Browns". Cleveland.com. October 6, 2017.
  2. ^ "PRESS RELEASE: Dolphins Sign 2 Draft Picks And 12 Undrafted College Free Agents". MiamiDolphins.com. May 6, 2016. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  3. ^ Poupart, Alain (September 3, 2016). "Dolphins Make Moves To Get Roster To 53". MiamiDolphins.com. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
  4. ^ Poupart, Alain (September 4, 2016). "Dolphins Acquire Hunter; Make Other Roster Moves". MiamiDolphins.com. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "James Burgess Transactions". FoxSports.com.
  6. ^ "Browns add 2 to practice squad". ClevelandBrowns.com. December 20, 2016. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  7. ^ "Browns sign 8 to reserve/future list". ClevelandBrowns.com. January 2, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  8. ^ "Browns waive James Burgess, activate Da'Mari Scott and Xavier Woodson-Luster". DawgsByNature.com. October 16, 2018.
  9. ^ "Browns elevate WR Da'Mari Scott, LB Xavier Woodson-Luster to active roster". ClevelandBrowns.com. October 16, 2018.

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