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Jonathan Freeny | Linebacker | #55

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/15/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 255
College: Rutgers
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Lions signed LB Jonathan Freeny.
Freeny appeared in six games last season with three teams including the Patriots, who he played 18 games for the previous two seasons. That connection with new Lions coach Matt Patricia likely played a big role in this signing. Freeny will compete for a roster spot in camp. Mar 26 - 10:26 AM

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Free agent LB Jonathan Freeny will visit the Lions on Friday.

Freeny played parts of three seasons under Matt Patricia when he served as New England's defensive coordinator. The 28-year-old bounced around the league last year, spending time in New England, Baltimore and New Orleans. He wouldn't be assured of a 53-man roster spot if he signs.
Mar 16 - 2:21 PM

Patriots released LB Jonathan Freeny.

Freeny logged 97 snaps last year before landing on I.R. with a shoulder injury. He's mostly a special teams player at this point.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 06:54:00 PM

Patriots placed LB Jonathan Freeny (shoulder) on injured reserve.

Freeney was mostly a special teamer going into the year, but managed a small rotational role with 97 snaps before going down. New England also sent TE Greg Scruggs to IR. Geneo Grissom and DT Anthony Johnson were promoted from the practice squad.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 08:06:00 PM

Patriots signed LB Jonathan Freeny to a two-year extension through 2018.

Freeny is not a big factor on defense, but he is a solid special teamer and good depth at linebacker. He will back up Jamie Collins this season.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 01:05:00 PM

Patriots LB Jonathan Freeny dislocated his thumb and "part of his wrist" Sunday night against the Texans.

We are not sure how one goes about dislocating only part of the wrist, but it somehow sounds even more painful. Freeny is unlikely to play this week, but the Patriots "hope" he can return this season. Jerod Mayo should see more snaps with Freeny sidelined.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 01:04:00 PM

Patriots LB Jonathan Freeny suffered a wrist injury in Week 14 against the Texans.

Freeny was listed as questionable for most of the game before finally being ruled out. He'll be in a race to get cleared for Week 15.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 11:04:00 PM

Patriots signed LB Jonathan Freeny to a one-year, $1.750 million extension through 2016.

The deal includes a $500,000 signing bonus. Freeny played just 42 snaps on defense a year ago but recorded 11 tackles as a staple of the Patriots' special teams. He will continue in that role.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 09:14:00 AM

Dolphins signed LB Jonathan Freeny from the practice squad.

The signing of Freeny rounds out Miami's 53-man roster. He will contribute on special teams if active. Freeny was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers in 2011.
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 04:13:00 PM

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