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Khaseem Greene
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Greene with the Bears in 2014
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Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-02-04) February 4, 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth: Elizabeth, New Jersey
Career information
College: Rutgers
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 4 / Pick: 117
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Chicago Bears ( 2013 2014)
Career highlights and awards
* First-team All-American (2012)
  • First-team All-Big East (2012)
  • Big East Defensive Player of the Year (2012)
Total tackles     45
Sacks     0.0
Forced fumbles     1
Fumble recoveries     0
Interceptions     1

Khaseem Greene (born February 4, 1989) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Rutgers.

Early yearsEdit

Greene was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He attended Elizabeth High School, where he played high school football for the Elizabeth Minutemen. He also had a post grad year at Avon Old Farms school in Avon Connecticut where he was a standout in basketball, football and track. During his time at Avon Old Farms he was part of the school's first ever New England track championship along with former New York Giants running back Michael Cox.

College careerEdit

While attending Rutgers University, Greene played for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team from 2008 to 2012. As a junior in 2011, he switched from safety to weakside linebacker. He led the Big East Conference with 141 tackles, 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. As a senior in 2012, Greene recorded 136 tackles and six sacks with two interceptions, six forced fumbles and two touchdowns via fumble recoveries,[1] and was named the Big East Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team All-American by ESPN.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 1 in 241 lb32 5/8 in9 5/8 in 4.71 s 11.87 s 7.58 s 30.0 in 9 ft 8 in 17 reps

Chicago BearsEdit

Greene was drafted in the fourth round (117th pick overall) by the Chicago Bears, the second linebacker taken by the team.[3] He signed a four-year contract with the Bears on May 2, 2013. Greene signed a four-year, $2.592 million contract. The deal included a $432,092 signing bonus. [4]

Greene made his NFL debut in week nine against the Green Bay Packers in place of the injured Lance Briggs, recording four tackles.[5] Greene concluded 2013 with 38.5 tackles, an interception, and a forced fumble.[6] In March 2014, Greene tweeted that he will change his number from #59 to #52, in honor of Rutgers teammate Eric LeGrand.[7] On May 11, 2015, he was waived by the Bears.[8]

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Greene was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on May 12, 2015. He was released by the Buccaneers on September 4, 2015.[9]

Detroit LionsEdit

On November 18, 2015, Greene was signed to the Lions' practice squad.[10] On January 4, 2016, Greene signed a futures contract with the Detroit Lions.[11] On September 3, 2016, he was waived by the Lions.[12]

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

On January 21, 2017, Greene signed a futures contract with the Chiefs.[13] On May 9, 2017, he was waived by the Chiefs.[14]

Personal lifeEdit

Greene's half-brother, Ray Graham, is a running back who played college football for the Pittsburgh Panthers and who has played in the NFL. Their father is Raymond Graham.[15] Greene has a daughter.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Mayer, Larry (April 27, 2013). "Being drafted by Bears enables Greene to achieve dream". Chicago Bears. http://www.chicagobears.com/news/article-1/Being-drafted-by-Bears-enables-Greene-to-achieve-dream/7a955270-bf31-47a1-8473-816ade55ef1d. Retrieved April 27, 2013.
  2. Rutgers' Khaseem Greene named Big East Defensive Player of the Year
  3. Associated Press (April 27, 2013). "Bears select linebacker Greene, offensive tackle Mills on draft’s last day". The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/bears-take-rutgers-lb-khaseem-greene-in-4th-round/2013/04/27/72295e5a-af5e-11e2-b59e-adb43da03a8a_story.html. Retrieved April 27, 2013.
  4. "Bears sign rookies LB Greene, WR Wilson". Yahoo! Sports. May 2, 2013. https://sports.yahoo.com/news/bears-sign-rookies-lb-greene-205024635--nfl.html. Retrieved May 2, 2013.
  5. Potash, Mark (November 5, 2013). "Khaseem Greene delivers while replacing Lance Briggs". Chicago Sun-Times. http://www.suntimes.com/sports/football/bears/23561865-606/khaseem-greene-delivers-while-replacing-lance-briggs.html. Retrieved November 9, 2013.
  6. Mayer, Larry (January 29, 2014). "Linebacker position hurt by injuries". Chicago Bears. http://www.chicagobears.com/news/article-1/Linebacker-position-hurt-by-injuries/8c364456-5697-4ece-958d-e593fa70e9bf. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  7. Duggan, Dan (March 17, 2014). "Bears LB Khaseem Greene to switch to No. 52 in honor of former Rutgers teammate Eric LeGrand". http://www.nj.com/rutgersfootball/index.ssf/2014/03/bears_lb_khaseem_greene_to_switch_to_no_52_in_honor_of_former_rutgers_teammateeric_legrand.html. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  8. Wiederer, Dan (May 11, 2015). "Bears waive linebacker Khaseem Greene". Chicago Tribune. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-khaseem-greene-waivers-20150511-story.html. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  9. Sheade, Blair (September 4, 2015). "Former Bears linebacker Khaseem Greene cut by Tampa Bay". Chicago Sun-Times. http://chicago.suntimes.com/bears-football/7/71/934743/former-bears-linebacker-khaseem-greene-cut-tampa-bay. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  10. "Transactions". Detroit Lions. http://www.detroitlions.com/news/transactions.html. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  11. "Lions sign 5 practice squad players to contracts". http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2016/01/04/lions-sign-5-practice-squad-players-contracts/78280956/.
  12. "Lions establish 53-man roster". September 3, 2016. Archived from the original on October 15, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171015012008/http://www.detroitlions.com/news/article-1/Lions-establish-53-man-roster/436b48fc-7f92-4d4a-8c0f-05664a3afe93.
  13. Kissel, BJ (March 7, 2017). "Chiefs Signed Six Players to Reserve-Future Deals This Offseason". http://www.chiefs.com/news/article-2/Chiefs-Signed-Six-Players-to-Reserve-Future-Deals-This-Offseason/85d976e0-aa8f-438e-a6f8-ef8e8f3d1161.
  14. "Khaseem Greene: Waived by Chiefs". May 9, 2017. http://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/football/news/khaseem-greene-waived-by-chiefs/.
  15. Stanmyre, Matthew (October 6, 2012). "For Khaseem Greene's dad, a real treat, as he finally gets to attend son's game". NJ.com. http://www.nj.com/rutgersfootball/index.ssf/2012/10/for_khaseem_greenes_dad_a_real.html. Retrieved December 15, 2015.

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