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Jonte Green
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Green in 2016
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Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-07-19) July 19, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth: Tampa, Florida
Career information
College: New Mexico State
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 6 / Pick: 196
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Detroit Lions ( 2012 2014)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Total tackles     38
Sacks     1.0
Forced fumbles     0
Pass deflections     7
Interceptions     1

Jonte Green (born July 19, 1989) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was most recently a member of the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was selected in the sixth round, 196th overall, by the Detroit Lions in the 2012 NFL Draft.[1] He played college football at New Mexico State. He has also been a member of the Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills, Arizona Cardinals and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Professional careerEdit

Detroit LionsEdit

Green was drafted by the Detroit Lions of the NFL in the 6th round of the 2012 NFL Draft, 196th overall. Green made an appearance in 24 games over his first two seasons in the NFL, accumulating 38 tackles, 7 pass defenses, 1 quarterback sack and 1 interception. He was released on August 26, 2014, two weeks prior to the start of the 2014 NFL season.[2]

Buffalo BillsEdit

On January 15, 2015, Green signed a futures contract with the Buffalo Bills.[3] He was waived on April 27.[4]

Arizona CardinalsEdit

The Arizona Cardinals signed Green on August 4, 2015.[5] He was waived on September 5 as part of the final roster cuts before the start of the 2015 season.[6]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Edit

Green signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL) on February 22, 2016.[7] He took part in training camp and preseason, but was released by the Bombers on June 18, 2016 prior to the start of the 2016 season.[8]

Duke City Gladiators Edit

On December 17, 2016, Green signed with the Duke City Gladiators of Champions Indoor Football.

Ottawa Redblacks Edit

Green signed with the Ottawa Redblacks of the CFL on January 19, 2017.[9] He was released by the Redblacks on May 1, 2017 as they trimmed their roster down to 75 players.[10]

References Edit

  1. "2012 NFL Draft Results: Jonte Green Selected By Detroit Lions". http://www.prideofdetroit.com/2012/4/28/2984505/2012-nfl-draft-results-detroit-lions. Retrieved April 29, 2012.
  2. "Detroit Lions cut Jonte Green because of his performance, struggles with scheme" (in en-US). MLive.com. http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2014/08/detroit_lions_cut_jonte_green.html.
  3. "Bills announce two as future signings". BuffaloBIlls.com. January 15, 2015. http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/Bills-announce-two-as-future-signings/f5087c50-fa12-40c4-9f69-76ef2e13709e. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  4. Alper, Josh (April 27, 2015). "Bills waive Jonte Green". NBCSports.com. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/04/27/bills-waive-jonte-green/. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  5. Dale, Shane (August 4, 2015). "Arizona Cardinals sign cornerback Jonte Green, release Damond Smith". ABC15.com. http://www.abc15.com/sports/sports-blogs-local/arizona-cardinals-sign-cornerback-jonte-green-release-damond-smith. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  6. Weinfuss, Josh (September 5, 2015). "Arizona Cardinals cut 22, including QB Logan Thomas". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/blog/arizona-cardinals/post/_/id/15946/arizona-cardinals-cut-22-including-qb-logan-thomas. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  7. "Monday's Sports Transactions" (in en-US). WTOP. February 22, 2016. http://wtop.com/sports/2016/02/mondays-sports-transactions-244/.
  8. "Bucknor among surprises in Bombers cuts". http://www.winnipegsun.com/2016/06/18/bucknor-among-surprises-in-bombers-cuts.
  9. "Transactions | January 19, 2017". January 19, 2017. http://www.ottawaredblacks.com/2017/01/19/transactions-january-19-2017/.
  10. "Transactions | May 1, 2017". May 1, 2017. http://www.ottawaredblacks.com/2017/05/01/transactions-may-1-2017/.

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