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James-Michael Johnson | Linebacker | #56

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/20/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 238
College: Nevada
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (120) / CLE
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Dolphins re-signed LB James-Michael Johnson.
Johnson made five appearances for three different teams last season. A 26-year-old journeyman, Johnson will compete for a roster spot in camp. Thu, Mar 10, 2016 08:25:00 AM

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Dolphins signed LB James-Michael Johnson.

A journeyman, Johnson will provide insurance with Jelani Jenkins (ankle) questionable for Week 11.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 04:17:00 PM

Lions signed LB James-Michael Johnson.

Johnson was waived by the Jaguars last week. He'll contribute on special teams in the Motor City.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 03:24:00 PM

Jaguars waived ILB James-Michael Johnson.

Johnson appeared in two games with Jacksonville. He was cut by the Bucs earlier this season. 26-year-old Johnson should resurface on special teams.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 06:48:00 PM

Bucs waived/injured ILB James-Michael Johnson.

Claimed off waivers from the Chiefs nine days ago, Johnson didn't play a snap in Sunday's opener. He'll revert to injured reserve once he clears waivers. Johnson is a core special teamer who occasionally thumps as a linebacker on early downs.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 04:51:00 PM

Bucs claimed ILB James-Michael Johnson off waivers from the Chiefs.

Johnson appeared in all 16 games for the Chiefs last season, making nine starts. He was largely ineffective in 446 snaps on defense, but could be useful in a smaller role for defensive-minded coach Lovie Smith. At the very least, he'll contribute on special teams.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 12:16:00 PM

Chiefs placed ILB James-Michael Johnson on injured reserve with an ankle injury, ending his season.

Claimed off waivers from the Browns ahead of Week 1, Johnson appeared in all 16 games and notched 17 tackles while working mainly on special teams. Johnson has two years left on his rookie contract. LB Robert James was signed to take his place on the roster.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 02:29:00 PM

Chiefs claimed ILB James-Michael Johnson off waivers from the Browns.

Johnson is a solid two-down thumper. Browns DC Ray Horton didn't like his fit in his 3-4 defense. The Chiefs also run a 3-4 under DC Bob Sutton. Horton coveted ILB Craig Robertson's cover skills, but Kansas City is looking for someone to play the run next to Derrick Johnson while rookie Nico Johnson nurses a high-ankle sprain.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 01:36:00 PM

Browns waived or released LB James-Michael Johnson, OL Aaron Adams, DB Akeem Auguste, RB Jamaine Cook, DL Hall Davis, WR Tori Gurley, WR Naaman Roosevelt, DL Brian Sanford, and LB Justin Staples.

Johnson, the No. 120 overall pick in last year's draft, didn't fit in new DC Ray Horton's 3-4 scheme. He'll likely draw some interest as a two-down thumper. Gurley has made his rounds around the league the last two years.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 06:09:00 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Browns LB James-Michael Johnson is "nowhere" in the team's plans and is likely to be cut.

Snap reaction after DC Ray Horton's hiring was that JMJ was the "top bet" to start at inside linebacker next to D'Qwell Jackson, but that appears to be far from the case. If the season were to start today, Craig Robertson would man that position. Johnson, the No. 120 overall pick last year, was viewed as a starter by the old regime, but he's "lost" in the new 3-4 defense. A two-down thumper, he'll be a nice addition to some team if he's indeed on the outs in Cleveland.
Sun, Jun 9, 2013 12:12:00 PM

Browns LB James-Michael Johnson is a "top bet" to start at inside linebacker in the team's new 3-4 defense.

Johnson and D'Qwell Jackson are expected to man the inside spots, while the outside spots appear to be wide open aside from Jabaal Sheard, who will try to convert from 4-3 defensive end. Johnson ended his rookie year on injured reserve with a knee injury, but did not require surgery. He should be all set for OTAs.
Sun, Feb 10, 2013 09:44:00 AM

Browns placed LB James-Michael Johnson (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

The rookie fourth-rounder will not need surgery on the knee. Johnson started eight of 10 games this season, recording 36 tackles while playing primarily on early downs. With Scott Fujita's Cleveland career likely over and Chris Gocong's (Achilles) future in question, Johnson is a good bet to open the 2013 season as a starter. DE Hall Davis was elevated from the practice squad to take Johnson's roster spot.
Tue, Dec 18, 2012 06:11:00 PM

Browns LB James-Michael Johnson (oblique) has resumed practicing after missing the first four games of the season.

The rookie fourth-rounder is expected to make his NFL debut this week as a special teamer "It's really good to get him back," DC Dick Jauron said. "It's his first full week back in practice. He's moving around really well. We're excited."
Thu, Oct 4, 2012 04:57:00 PM

Browns LB James-Michael Johnson (oblique) has been ruled out for Week 1.

Johnson could miss up to four weeks and hasn't been cleared to return to practice. Scott Fujita (leg) "most likely won't play" Sunday despite having his suspension overturned. Undrafted free agent L.J. Fort is expected to start for the Browns at strongside linebacker.
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 09:09:00 PM

Browns GM Tom Heckert characterized LB James-Michael Johnson's oblique injury as "nothing serious" and lists him as "day-to-day".

According to Heckert, it's a matter of Johnson managing the pain and, although he could make a quick return, it's certainly possible he misses a few weeks of the regular season. The Browns did sign Tank Carder, who could see a significant workload if Johnson misses time.
Sun, Sep 2, 2012 12:19:00 PM

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31R.J. Archer
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18Zac Stacy
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24Kenneth Harper
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26Zac Brooks
27Jerome Smith
28Isaiah Pead
29Dan Herron
30Daryl Richardson
31Glenn Winston
32Tyler Gaffney
33Michael Dyer
34Jeremy Stewart
35Keshawn Hill
36LaVance Taylor
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3Ryan Mueller
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23Jordan Campbell
24Sam Bergen
25Brad Smelley
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27Nikita Whitlock
28Trey Millard
29Sione Houma
30Malcolm Johnson
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5Keith Mumphery
6Dwayne Bowe
7James Jones
8Kyle Prater
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10Stevie Johnson
11Josh Morgan
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22Greg Salas
23Ben Edwards
24Carlton Mitchell
25Nick Harwell
26Armon Binns
27Reggie Dunn
28T.J. Graham
29Damaris Johnson
30Tevin Reese
31Issac Blakeney
32Kenny Cook
33Joshua Stangby
34Jaxon Shipley
35Andrew Turzilli
36Zach D'Orazio
37Kenzel Doe
38Jared Dangerfield
39Damian Williams
40Josh Lenz
41Eric Rogers
42Ricky Collins
43Robert Herron
44Shaq Evans
45Solomon Patton
46Nate Washington
47Travis Labhart
48Josh Harper
49Rasheed Bailey
50Donatella Luckett
51Josh Stewart
52Marlon Moore
53Dennis Parks
54Quinshad Davis
55Rashaun Simonise
56Reece Horn
57Tyler Murphy
58Marquez Clark
59Chandler Worthy
60Corey Washington
61David Porter
62L'Damian Washington
63Jarrett Boykin
64Lance Lewis
65Joseph Anderson
66Tyler McDonald
67Ezell Ruffin
68Jeff Beathard
69DaVaris Daniels
70Duke Williams
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2Brian Hartline
3Riley Cooper
4Ace Sanders
5Denarius Moore
6Chris Givens
7Marcus Thigpen
8Austin Pettis
9Ryan Broyles
10A.J. Jenkins
11Griff Whalen
12Emory Blake
13Kevin Smith
14R.J. Harris
15Ryan Whalen
16Joe Morgan
17Jacoby Jones
18Onterio McCalebb
19Nathan Palmer
20Mike Brown
21Andre Debose
22Tandon Doss
23Shakim Phillips
24DeVier Posey
25Jay Lee
26Marcus Leak
27Jimmie Hunt
28Devante Davis
29Mike Williams
30Devon Wylie
31Reggie Bell
32Valdez Showers
33Amir Carlisle
34Milton Williams III
35Phil Bates
36Michael Preston
37Marcus Harris
38Isiah Ferguson
39Daniel Rodriguez
40A.J. Cruz
41James Butler
42Antwan Goodley
43Kadron Boone
44Ryan Lankford
45Clyde Gates
46Juron Criner
47Stephen Hill
48Kashif Moore
49Kenbrell Thompkins
50Saalim Hakim
51Durron Neal
52David Glidden
53Kieran Duncan
54Jarvis Turner
55T.J. Thorpe
56Michael Bennett
57Paul Browning
58Austin Willis
59Andre Davis
60Demetrius Wilson
61Josh Reese
62DiAndre Campbell
63Trevor Harman
64Tom Nelson
65Leonard Hankerson
66Trindon Holliday
67Chris King
68Christion Jones
69Levi Norwood
70Ed Williams
71Danny Anthrop
72Marken Michel
73Tony Washington
74K.J. Maye
WR31Riley Cooper
2Marques Colston
3Chris Givens
TE1Gary Barnidge
2Owen Daniels
3Scott Chandler
4Craig Stevens
5Tony Moeaki
6Ladarius Green
7Zach Sudfeld
8Brandon Bostick
9Dante Rosario
10Kyle Miller
11Matt Spaeth
12Andrew Quarless
13Blake Annen
14Beau Gardner
15Mickey Shuler
16Michael Cooper
17Chase Ford
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20Nic Jacobs
21Nick Kasa
22Richard Gordon
23Chase Dixon
24Bryce Williams
25Casey Pierce
26Mike McFarland
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28Chase Coffman
29Gerald Christian
30Rob Blanchflower
31Jacob Maxwell
32Braedon Bowman
33Justice Cunningham
34Cameron Clear
35David Paulson
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37Gerell Robinson
38Brandon Barden
39Kevin Greene
40Jake Stoneburner
41Gannon Sinclair
42Jake Murphy
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44Adrien Robinson
45Ryan Taylor
46Konrad Reuland
47Brett Brackett
48Michael Egnew
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50Jay Rome
51Kivon Cartwright
52Braxton Deaver
53M.J. McFarland
54Clayton Echard
55Dan Light
56Jack Tabb
57Arthur Lynch
58Jordan Thompson
59Rob Housler
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18John Weidenaar
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20Taylor Fallin
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25Andrew McDonald
26Jordan Swindle
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5Ryan Seymour
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15Tanner Hawkinson
16Lene Maiava
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20Matthew Masifilo
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4Mitchell Bell
5Julian Vandervelde
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12Barrett Jones
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14Karim Barton
15Ben Clarke
16Brian De La Puente
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22Robert Kugler
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