James Burgess Jr.
No. 58 – New York Jets
Personal information
Born: (1994-03-09) March 9, 1994 (age 25)
Florida City, Florida
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school:Homestead
(Homestead, Florida)
Career history
* Miami Dolphins ( 2016)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:84
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at

James Burgess Jr. (born March 9, 1994) is an American football linebacker for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisville.

His father, James Burgess, also played in the NFL.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Miami DolphinsEdit

Burgess signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent on May 6, 2016.[2] On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Dolphins as part of final roster cuts and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[3][4] He was released on September 13, 2016.[5]

San Diego ChargersEdit

On November 1, 2016, Burgess was signed to the San Diego Chargers' practice squad.[5] He was released on November 14, 2016.[5]

Baltimore RavensEdit

On November 23, 2016, Burgess was signed to the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad.[5] He was released on November 29, 2016.[5]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On December 7, 2016, Burgess was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad.[5] He was released on December 16, 2016.[5]

Cleveland BrownsEdit

On December 20, 2016, Burgess was signed to the Cleveland Browns' practice squad.[6] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Browns on January 2, 2017.[7]

In 2018, Burgess suffered a sprained knee and missed the next two games before returning in Week 6. He suffered a hamstring injury in that game and was waived/injured on October 16, 2018.[8][9] After clearing waivers, Burgess was placed on injured reserve on October 17, 2018, and was released three days later.

Miami Dolphins (Second Stint)Edit

On December 4, 2018, Burgess was signed to the Miami Dolphins practice squad. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Dolphins on January 1, 2019.[10] He was waived on May 23, 2019.[11]

New York JetsEdit

On May 28, 2019, the New York Jets claimed Burgess off of waivers.[12]


  1. "James Burgess has waited -- and worked -- for his opportunity with the Browns". October 6, 2017.
  2. "PRESS RELEASE: Dolphins Sign 2 Draft Picks And 12 Undrafted College Free Agents". May 6, 2016. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  3. Poupart, Alain (September 3, 2016). "Dolphins Make Moves To Get Roster To 53". Retrieved October 14, 2016.
  4. Poupart, Alain (September 4, 2016). "Dolphins Acquire Hunter; Make Other Roster Moves". Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 "James Burgess Transactions".
  6. "Browns add 2 to practice squad". December 20, 2016. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  7. "Browns sign 8 to reserve/future list". January 2, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  8. "Browns waive James Burgess, activate Da’Mari Scott and Xavier Woodson-Luster". October 16, 2018.
  9. "Browns elevate WR Da'Mari Scott, LB Xavier Woodson-Luster to active roster". October 16, 2018.
  10. "Dolphins Sign 6 To Futures Contracts". January 1, 2019.
  11. Bouda, Nate (May 23, 2019). "Dolphins Waive LB James Burgess".
  12. Bouda, Nate (May 28, 2019). "Jets Clai LB James Burgess, Place RB Jalin Moore On NFI List".

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