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Jonathan Casillas | Linebacker | #52

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 226
College: Wisconsin
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Free agent LB Jonathan Casillas is visiting the Patriots on Thursday.
It would be something of a homecoming for Casillas, who spent the final eight games of 2014 with the Patriots. Casillas recorded 34 tackles for the Giants last season before landing on injured reserve with neck and wrist injuries. Mar 15 - 10:17 AM

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Impending free agent LB Jonathan Casillas expects to hit the open market.

Casillas has spent the last three seasons with the Giants, but he does not get the impression the new organization is interested in re-signing him. "I didn't have a formal conversation with them about any contract or getting me back there or anything like that," Casillas said. "It doesn't seem like they love me as much as the old staff did." Casillas will turn 31 in June, did not play particularly well for the Giants, and ended last season on injured reserve with neck and wrist injuries. He may find a cool market once he reaches free agency.
Source: Sport
Feb 27 - 9:46 AM

Giants placed LB Jonathan Casillas (neck, wrist) on injured reserve, ending his season.

The Giants promoted Darius Powe from the practice squad in the corresponding move. Casillas sat out Sunday's game at Oakland and obviously wasn't making much progress in his recovery from neck and wrist injuries. The 30-year-old struggled over eight appearances this year, earning PFF's fourth-worst grade among 4-3 outside linebackers.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 05:55:00 PM

Giants LB Jonathan Casillas (ribs) returned to practice Monday.

Casillas had said he hoped to play Week 1, and this practice should put him on track. After releasing Jasper Brinkley Monday, the Giants need Casillas healthy. He should play a big role in sub-packages this season.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 12:09:00 PM

Giants OLB Jonathan Casillas (ribs) hopes to play Week 1.

Casillas hurt his ribs in the third preseason game, but X-rays revealed he did not suffer any cracks or breaks. "I’m not 100 percent sure, of course not, but my goal is to play in Dallas," Casillas said. "Whatever I need to do, I’m going to do so I can be ready for Dallas Week 1." Expected to start on the weak side for an extremely thin linebacking group, the Giants need Casillas healthy.
Source: Newsday
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 09:37:00 AM

Giants OLB Jonathan Casillas left Saturday's preseason game with a rib injury.

Casillas is headed for X-rays. He logged three tackles before exiting in the first quarter. A camp standout, Casillas is expected to start at weak-side linebacker this year. Early signs suggest the injury isn't serious.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 08:26:00 PM

Giants signed OLB Jonathan Casillas to a three-year, $10.5 million contract.

Casillas started his career with the Saints before bouncing around with the Bucs and Patriots. The New Jersey native profiles as on the outside in the Giants' 4-3.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 04:07:00 PM

Patriots acquired OLB Jonathan Casillas from the Bucs in exchange for a fifth-round pick.

The Pats are also getting a sixth-rounder. Casillas technically started the first three games of the season, but managed just 109 snaps, and hadn't played a down since for one of the worst teams in the league. A veteran with 55 career appearances to his name, Casillas adds depth to the Pats' wounded linebacker corps, but should be limited to special teams and sub-package duties.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 03:59:00 PM

Bucs SLB Jonathan Casillas was held out of Saturday's preseason game due to disciplinary reasons.

It's not clear exactly what Casillas did to be inactive, but he didn't make the trip to Buffalo. Casillas is the Bucs' starting SAM linebacker.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 05:05:00 PM

Bucs re-signed LB Jonathan Casillas to a one-year contract.

Casillas, 26, appeared in 12 games last season as a part-time SAM linebacker prior to going on injured reserve with a knee injury. He's expected to be ready for the start of the offseason program and could compete for a starting role. Casillas has above-average coverage skills, but isn't an NFL difference maker.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 07:07:00 PM

The Tampa Bay Times reports the Bucs would like to re-sign free agent LB Jonathan Casillas, but have only had "preliminary" talks.

A knee injury limited Casillas to 12 games and 199 defensive snaps last season. He shouldn't be expensive if the Bucs want to lock him up before the start of free agency on March 11.
Tue, Feb 25, 2014 08:18:00 PM

Bucs placed LB Jonathan Casillas (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Casillas went down in Sunday's loss to Carolina. His first season in Tampa ends with 34 tackles and one forced fumble in 12 games while playing on just 199 defensive snaps. He'll hit the open market this spring.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 11:55:00 AM

Bucs LB Jonathan Casillas is expected to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

He went down in Sunday's Week 13 loss to Carolina. A part-time player on Tampa's defense, Casillas has 34 tackles and a forced fumble through 12 games, starting four. Look for Dekoda Watson to handle more playing time.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 03:08:00 PM

Jonathan Casillas and Dekoda Watson are competing for the Bucs' starting strong-side linebacker job.

There's no mention of Adam Hayward. Watson is an interesting candidate because he was such a good blitzer at Florida State, and the Bucs will be able to blitz a lot more with Darrelle Revis in the secondary. Casillas still might be a superior option based on experience and cover skills at SAM 'backer.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 02:09:00 PM

Bucs signed LB Jonathan Casillas to a one-year, $3 million contract.

The deal is worth "up to" $3 million, so it's probably incentive laden. Bucs GM Mark Dominik loves stealing from division rivals, and 26-year-old Casillas has flashed every-down tools in spurts the past four seasons. In 2012, he was the Saints' nickel 'backer and recorded 31 tackles in 14 games with one start.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 07:13:00 PM

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