Justin Green (cornerback)

Justin Green
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-02-26) February 26, 1991
Place of birth: Louisville, Kentucky
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: Louisville (KY) Male
College: Illinois
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles: 0
Sacks: 0
Forced fumbles: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Justin Green (born February 26, 1991) is a former American football cornerback who is currently a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2013, and has also been a member of the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football for University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

Professional career

New England Patriots

Green signed with the New England Patriots on July 21, 2013.[1] He was waived on August 31 for final roster cuts, but signed to the practice squad the following day. He was promoted to the active roster on November 23.[2] He was waived again on November 26 then re-signed to their practice squad two days later. The Patriots promoted Green from the practice squad on December 28.[3]

Dallas Cowboys

On August 12, 2014, Green was traded to the Dallas Cowboys for defensive end Ben Bass.[4][5] Green was released on September 1, 2014.

San Jose SaberCats

On November 19, 2014, Green was assigned to the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League.

New England Patriots

On December 3, 2014, Green was re-signed to the New England Patriots practice squad. Green won Super Bowl XLIX with the Patriots after they defeated the defending champion Seattle Seahawks 28-24.

San Jose SaberCats (II)

Green returned to the SaberCats for the 2016 season, however he did not see any action.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

On April 4 2016 the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League announced the signing of Justin Green.[6]


Green's older brother, Marcus, is a former defensive tackle who played collegiately for Ohio State and had a short stint in the NFL. In the summer of 2015, Green retired from football to focus on pursuing a career to help children in the community.[7] However this was only temporary as he continued his pursuit of playing professional football the following year.


  1. Patriots sign rookie DB Justin Green
  2. Patriots sign DB Justin Green to active roster; Release RB Leon Washington
  3. Wilkening, Mike (December 28, 2013). "Patriots bring up Justin Green and Kanorris Davis from practice squad". NBCSports.com. Retrieved 2014-08-13.
  4. "Report: Cowboys trade DT Ben Bass to Patriots for cornerback Justin Green". DallasNews.com. August 12, 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-12.
  5. Robinson, Will (August 12, 2014). "Cowboys acquire CB Justin Green from Patriots for DE Ben Bass". NFL.com. Retrieved 2014-08-13.
  6. "Blue Bombers add two to roster - MyToba.ca". MyToba.ca. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  7. "Patriots Notebook: Green hangs 'em up". bostonherald.com. August 3, 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-03.
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