T.J. Barnes
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-06-14) June 14, 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth: Montgomery, Alabama
Career information
College: Georgia Tech
Undrafted in 2013
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Jacksonville Jaguars ( 2013)*
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Total tackles     6
Sacks     0.0
Forced fumbles     0
Fumble recoveries     0

Terence Jariviz Barnes[1] (born June 14, 1990) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Georgia Tech. He signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2013, and has also played with the New York Jets, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, and Atlanta Legends of the AAF.

Early yearsEdit

Barnes attended Enterprise High School. He was ranked as the 48th-best offensive tackle prospect nationally by and also was ranked by as the 18th-best prep prospect in the state of Alabama.[1]

College careerEdit

Barnes was selected to the Sporting News 2009 ACC All-Freshman Team following his Freshman season.[1] He was a 2012 All-ACC Honorable Mention.[1] He was selected to participate in the 2012 Raycom Collegiate All-Star Game.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On April 27, 2013, Barnes signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent.[2] On August 30, 2013, he was released.[3]

New York JetsEdit

On October 9, 2013, Barnes was signed by the New York Jets to join the practice squad.[4] The Jets waived Barnes on November 12, 2015.[5] On November 13, 2015, he was re-signed to the practice squad.

Buffalo BillsEdit

On December 1, 2015, Barnes was claimed off waivers by the Bills. On August 15, 2016, Barnes was released by the Bills.[6]

Second stint with the JaguarsEdit

On August 17, 2016, Barnes was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars. On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Jaguars.[7]

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

On October 20, Barnes was signed to the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad.[8] He was promoted to the active roster on December 3, 2016.[9] He was released by the Chiefs on June 9, 2017.[10]

Atlanta LegendsEdit

In September 2018, Barnes signed with Atlanta Legends of the Alliance of American Football for the 2019 season.[11]

Carolina PanthersEdit

After the AAF suspended football operations, Barnes signed with the Carolina Panthers on April 8, 2019.[12] He was waived on June 11, 2019.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Georgia Tech Profile".
  2. "Jaguars agree to terms with 23 Rookie Free Agents". Retrieved April 27, 2013.
  3. "Jaguars release Kafka, Scott". Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  4. "Jets sign T.J. Barnes, a mammoth defensive tackle, to practice squad". Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  5. "Jets promote Ronald Martin from practice squad, waive T.J. Barnes". Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  6. "T. J. Barnes Transactions".
  7. Oehser, John (September 3, 2016). "Down to 53: LB Davis, OG Bernadeau released".
  8. Bouda, Nate (October 20, 2016). "Chiefs Sign DT T.J. Barnes & DB Tyler Patmon To Practice Squad". NFL Trade Rumors. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  9. "Chiefs Promote DL T.J. Barnes To Active Roster".
  10. Thorman, Joel (June 9, 2017). "Chiefs cut two players, sign two players".
  11. Boutwell, Josh (October 3, 2018). "Former Wildcat signs with the AAF". Southeast Sun Online Edition. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  12. Strickland, Bryan (April 8, 2019). "Panthers sign five players to their 90-man roster". Retrieved April 8, 2019.

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