Robert James (linebacker)

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Robert James
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James with the Atlanta Falcons
No. -- Free agent
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-12-26) December 26, 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth: Phoenix, Arizona
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 224 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: Phoenix (AZ) Maryvale
College: Arizona State
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 5 / Pick: 138
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Pac-10 (2007)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Tackles: 11
INTs: 0
Sacks: 0.0
Player stats at

Robert William James (born December 26, 1983) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arizona State.

Professional career[edit]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

James was selected as a fifth round (138th overall) draft choice by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2008 NFL Draft. He was signed to the Falcons practice squad on September 6, 2009 and was elevated to the 53-man roster on December 29, 2009.

He was waived by the Falcons on October 5, 2010, but was re-signed to the team's practice squad a day later. Atlanta signed him to the active roster for the regular season finale at Tampa Bay where he saw action on special teams.

He was released during final cuts on September 3, 2011, and re-signed to the Falcons' practice squad the following day. On December 28, 2011, a day after the Falcons placed veteran linebacker Mike Peterson on the injured reserve list, James was signed to the active roster.

James was released by the Falcons during the final cuts after the 2013 preseason.

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

James was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Ravens on September 1, 2013. He was released on September 11, 2013.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

James signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on December 31, 2013, and appeared in their Wild Card loss to the Indianapolis Colts. He was released on March 6, 2014.[1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Wilkening, Mike. "Chiefs release tight end Dominique Jones, linebacker Robert James". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 6 March 2014.