James-Michael Johnson

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
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

Cleveland Browns

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

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

On September 1, 2013 Johnson was claimed off waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs. On September 5, 2015 he was waived.[2]

2013 Season

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

2014 Season

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]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On September 6, 2015 Johnson was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[5] On September 15 he was waived after suffering an injury.[6]

Jacksonville Jaguars

On October 5, 2015, the Jacksonville Jaguars signed Johnson to provide depth at linebacker.[7] The Jaguars released Johnson on October 28, 2015.[8]

Detroit Lions

Johnson was signed by the Detroit Lions on November 4, 2015.[9] On November 14, 2015, the Lions waived Johnson.[10]

Miami Dolphins

Johnson was signed by the Miami Dolphins on November 17, 2015.[11] On December 1, 2015, he was waived.[12] On December 22, he was re-signed by the Dolphins.[13] On September 3, 2016, he was released as part of final roster cuts.[14]


  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. Patra, Kevin (September 6, 2015). "Notable waiver claims: Bucs snag five players". NFL.com. Retrieved September 6, 2015.
  6. "Buccaneers waive linebacker James-Michael Johnson - CBSSports.com". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2015-10-07.
  7. "Jaguars sign James-Michael Johnson to provide linebacker depth". Retrieved 2015-10-05.
  8. "Jaguars sign LB Hayes Pullard off Browns practice squad". FOX Sports. Retrieved 2015-10-29.
  9. "Lions Place DeAndre Levy On Injured Reserve, Sign James-Michael Johnson". Retrieved 2015-11-04.
  10. "TWENTYMAN: Lions make several transactions". www.detroitlions.com. Retrieved 2015-11-18.
  11. 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.
  12. "Dolphins claim DT off Patriots' practice squad; waive C.J. Mosley". Sun-Sentinel.com. Retrieved 2015-12-08.
  13. Kelly, Omar (December 22, 2015). "Dolphins place Koa Misi, Chris McCain on injured reserve". Sun-Sentinel.com. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  14. Poupari, Alain. "Dolphins Make Moves To Get Roster To 53". MiamiDolphins.com.

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