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James-Michael Johnson

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

James-Michael Johnson
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Johnson with the Kansas City Chiefs
No. 50, 52, 53, 56
Personal information
Born: (1989-08-20) August 20, 1989 (age 30)
Vallejo, California
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:238 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school:Fairfield (CA) Rodriguez
NFL Draft:2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 120
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:107
Forced fumbles:2
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at

Professional careerEdit

Cleveland BrownsEdit

Johnson was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the 4th round, 120th overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft. On May 9, 2012, he signed a 4-year contract with the Browns. 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 ChiefsEdit

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

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 JaguarsEdit

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 LionsEdit

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

Miami DolphinsEdit

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". Retrieved 2015-12-23.
  3. ^ "James-Michael Johnson". Retrieved 2015-12-23.
  4. ^ "James-Michael Johnson". Retrieved 2015-12-23.
  5. ^ "Chiefs Roster down to NFL-Mandated 53". September 5, 2015. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  6. ^ Patra, Kevin (September 6, 2015). "Notable waiver claims: Bucs snag five players". Retrieved September 6, 2015.
  7. ^ "Buccaneers waive linebacker James-Michael Johnson –". 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". 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". Retrieved 2015-12-08.
  14. ^ Kelly, Omar (December 22, 2015). "Dolphins place Koa Misi, Chris McCain on injured reserve". Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  15. ^ Poupart, Alain (September 3, 2016). "Dolphins Make Moves To Get Roster To 53".

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