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Jamaal Westerman | Linebacker

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 255
College: Rutgers
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Steelers signed OLB Jamaal Westerman, formerly of the Bills.
He's taking LaMarr Woodley's roster spot. A fifth-year undrafted free agent, Westerman was waived by the Bills last week. He's appeared in 21 games over the past two seasons, recording 1.5 sacks. Westerman will provide depth behind Jarvis Jones and Jason Worilds. Tue, Dec 17, 2013 03:13:00 PM

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Bills waived LB Jamaal Westerman.

Signed midway through training camp, Westerman appeared in 12 games, notching nine tackles and 0.5 sacks. He'll look for special teams work in the offseason.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 03:19:00 PM

Bills signed LB Jamaal Westerman.

Westerman appeared in nine games between the Cardinals and Colts last season, playing mostly special teams. Westerman played for Bills DC Mike Pettine with the Jets, making three starts and notching 3.5 sacks in 2011. He'll fight for a reserve role in Buffalo.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 04:21:00 PM

Cardinals claimed OLB Jamaal Westerman off waivers from the Dolphins.

Westerman appeared in all 16 games for the Jets last season, registering 32 tackles and 3.5 sacks. A run stuffer on defense, Westerman should see the majority of his snaps on special teams.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 05:40:00 PM

Dolphins agreed to terms with OLB Jamaal Westerman.

Westerman was non-tendered by the Jets after drawing three late-season starts opposite Calvin Pace. The Dolphins are flush with linebackers, and Westerman doesn't rush the passer. He'll play special teams in Miami.
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 07:44:00 PM

Free agent OLB Jamaal Westerman is visiting the Dolphins on Wednesday.

Recovering from a torn groin, Westerman was non-tendered by the Jets after making 32 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 2011. He wouldn't be a starter for the Dolphins.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 03:04:00 PM

Jets OLB Jamaal Westerman is recovering from surgery to repair a torn groin muscle.

A restricted free agent, Westerman initially injured the groin all the way back in training camp. He played all 16 games (three starts) and didn't realize the injury's extent until postseason exams. The Jets won't want Westerman to return as a starter in 2012, but he's likely to receive a second-round tender.
Wed, Feb 1, 2012 02:42:00 PM

Jamaal Westerman has taken over for Garrett McIntyre as the Jets' starting outside linebacker book-ending Calvin Pace.

Incumbent starter Bryan Thomas went down with a torn Achilles in Week 4. The Jets are hoping one of the two runs away with the job after Westerman started once in October and McIntyre started the past three games. Westerman came on in relief last week when Roy Helu began finding open space in the running game.
Fri, Dec 9, 2011 01:34:00 PM

Coach Rex Ryan said this week that former undrafted rookie LB Jamaal Westerman is "probably rushing the passer as well as anyone we have."

Westerman projects to make the final 53 as a situational pass rusher behind Calvin Pace and Bryan Thomas. It looks like both he and former CFL player Garrett McIntyre are ahead of Aaron Maybin on the depth chart. Westerman has one sack in 14 career games.
Thu, Sep 1, 2011 08:45:00 AM

Coach Rex Ryan fully anticipates undrafted rookie LB Jamaal Westerman making the Jets' final roster.

The Rutgers alum is tearing up OTAs. "He's got a future for us," Ryan said. "The way he's going, it could be sooner than later." Westerman wasn't picked in April despite ranking second in sacks in Scarlet Knights history. A college defensive end, the Jets have moved Westerman to inside linebacker.
Tue, Jun 9, 2009 08:44:00 PM

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