Casillas at the 2010 Super Bowl parade in New Orleans
|Date of birth:June 3, 1987|
|Place of birth: Jersey City, New Jersey|
|Undrafted in 2009|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|*New Orleans Saints ( 2009– 2012)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* 2× Super Bowl champion (XLIV, XLIX)|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2017|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Jonathan Casillas (born June 3, 1987) is an American football linebacker currently a free agent. He played high school football at New Brunswick High School and college football at Wisconsin. He is of Puerto Rican and African-American ancestry.
College career[edit | edit source]
Professional career[edit | edit source]
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New Orleans Saints[edit | edit source]
Casillas was expected to take over as the Saints' starting weakside linebacker for the 2010 season. However, he suffered a foot injury during the last game of the preseason, and he was placed on the injured reserve list, ending his 2010 season.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit | edit source]
Casillas signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on March 13, 2013. He played in 12 games before being placed on injured reserve after suffering a knee injury. On March 7, 2014, Casillas re-signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year deal.
New England Patriots[edit | edit source]
Casillas, along with a 2015 sixth-round draft pick, was traded to the New England Patriots on October 28, 2014, for the Patriots' 2015 fifth-round draft pick. On February 1, 2015, he won his second Super Bowl ring when the Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks, 28–24, in Super Bowl XLIX.
New York Giants[edit | edit source]
On March 10, 2015, Casillas signed a three-year, $10.5 million contract with the New York Giants. Signed as a special teamer, Casillas emerged as a starter for the Giants midway through the 2015 season.
In 2016, Casillas played in all 16 games with 15 starts, recording a career-high 96 tackles.
In 2017, Casillas started eight games before being placed on injured reserve on December 6, 2017 after battling wrist and neck injuries.
References[edit | edit source]
- Will the Saints Find Gold in the 2009 Undrafted Free Agents Class?
- "Saints Coach’s Pair of Bold Bets: One Miss, One Turning Point", New York Times, Joe LaPointe February 8, 2010.
- "New Orleans Saints' Jonathan Casillas out for the season", The Times-Picayune, September 4, 2010.
- Jonathan Casillas makes the jump from Saints to Bucs
- "Bucs place Jonathan Casillas on injured reserve", Profootballtalk.com, December 4, 2013.
- "Linebacker Jonathan Casillas signs four-year deal with Giants". nj.com. http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2015/03/giants_sign_jonathan_casillas_to_four-year_deal_pe.html. Retrieved March 11, 2015.
- Eisen, Michael (March 11, 2015). "Giants sign RB Shane Vereen; announce Free Agent signings". Giants.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20171207084012/http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/combine/article-1/Giants-sign-RB-Shane-Vereen-announce-Free-Agent-signings/38303cc8-4214-4e78-8dea-b31cb6e08630. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
- "Giants’ injury news: LB Jonathan Casillas to IR, WR Darius Powe promoted". December 6, 2017. https://www.bigblueview.com/2017/12/6/16743786/giants-injury-news-lb-jonathan-casillas-ir-wr-darius-powe-promoted-practice-squad.
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