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James Burgess Jr.

LB

#48

Experience: 5 years

Height: 6-0

Age: 27

Weight: 230 lbs

College: Louisville

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Defense

YEAR TEAM G Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT TDS YDS AVG LNG
2017 Cleveland Browns 14 75 49 26 4 3
2018 Miami Dolphins 3 8 6 2 0 0
2019 New York Jets 10 78 49 29 0.5 1 5 1 0 2 2 2
2020 Green Bay Packers 4 2 2 0 0 0
TOTAL 31 163 106 57 4.5 1 8 1 0 2 2 2

Fumbles

YEAR TEAM G FUM LOST FF OWN FR OPP FR TD
2017 Cleveland Browns 14 1
2018 Miami Dolphins 3 0
2019 New York Jets 10 1 1 1 1 0
2020 Green Bay Packers 4 0
TOTAL 31 1 1 2 0 1 0

Biography

Waived on August 16, 2021

Burgess Jr. (6-0, 230) originally entered the NFL after signing with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2016. As a rookie in 2016, he spent time on the Los Angeles Chargers, Baltimore Ravens, Jacksonville Jaguars and Cleveland Browns practice squads. He later spent two seasons with the Browns (2017-18), while also playing for the New York Jets (2019) and the Green Bay Packers (2020). Throughout his five-year career, Burgess has appeared in 31 games (21 starts) and registered 157 tackles, eight passes defensed, 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception. In 2020, he appeared in four games for Green Bay.

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