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Justin Green
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-02-26) February 26, 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth: Louisville, Kentucky
Career information
College: Illinois
Undrafted in 2013
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New England Patriots ( 2013)
Career highlights and awards
* Super Bowl champion (XLIX)

Justin Green (born February 26, 1991) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2013, and has also been a member of the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football for University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

Professional careerEdit

New England PatriotsEdit

Green signed with the New England Patriots on July 21, 2013.[1] He was waived on August 31 for final roster cuts, but signed to the practice squad the following day. He was promoted to the active roster on November 23.[2] He was waived again on November 26 then re-signed to their practice squad two days later. The Patriots promoted Green from the practice squad on December 28.[3]

Dallas CowboysEdit

On August 12, 2014, Green was traded to the Dallas Cowboys for defensive end Ben Bass.[4][5] Green was released on September 1, 2014.

San Jose SaberCatsEdit

On November 19, 2014, Green was assigned to the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League.

New England PatriotsEdit

On December 3, 2014, Green was re-signed to the New England Patriots practice squad. Green won Super Bowl XLIX with the Patriots after they defeated the defending champion Seattle Seahawks 28-24.

San Jose SaberCats (II) Edit

Green returned to the SaberCats for the 2016 season, however he did not see any action.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Edit

On April 4, 2016, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League announced the signing of Green.[6] He was released on May 24, 2016.[7]

He participated in The Spring League in 2017.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Green's older brother, Marcus, is a former defensive tackle who played collegiately for Ohio State and had a short stint in the NFL. In the summer of 2015, Green retired from football to focus on pursuing a career to help children in the community.[9] However this was only temporary as he continued his pursuit of playing professional football the following year.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Patriots sign rookie DB Justin Green
  2. Patriots sign DB Justin Green to active roster; Release RB Leon Washington
  3. Wilkening, Mike (December 28, 2013). "Patriots bring up Justin Green and Kanorris Davis from practice squad". NBCSports.com. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/12/28/patriots-bring-up-justin-green-and-kanorris-davis-from-practice-squad. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
  4. "Report: Cowboys trade DT Ben Bass to Patriots for cornerback Justin Green". DallasNews.com. August 12, 2014. http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/dallas-cowboys/headlines/20140812-report-cowboys-trade-dt-ben-bass-to-patriots-for-cornerback-justin-green.ece. Retrieved August 12, 2014.
  5. Robinson, Will (August 12, 2014). "Cowboys acquire CB Justin Green from Patriots for DE Ben Bass". NFL.com. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000377158/article/cowboys-acquire-cb-justin-green-from-patriots-for-de-ben-bass. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
  6. "Blue Bombers add two to roster - MyToba.ca" (in en-US). http://mytoba.ca/featured/blue-bombers-add-two-roster/.
  7. "BOMBERS ADD SIX, RELEASE SIX". bluebombers.com. May 24, 2016. https://www.bluebombers.com/2016/05/24/bombers-add-six-release-six/. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  8. Levine, Ben (April 9, 2017). "The Spring League Announces Camp Roster". profootballrumors.com. Archived from the original on July 26, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170726034951/https://www.profootballrumors.com/2017/04/the-spring-league-announces-training-camp-roster. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  9. "Patriots Notebook: Green hangs 'em up". bostonherald.com. August 3, 2015. https://www.bostonherald.com/sports/patriots_nfl/new_england_patriots/2015/08/patriots_notebook_aaron_dobson_makes_case_for_4th. Retrieved August 3, 2015.

External linksEdit

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