The Auburn product latched on with the Jets at the end of the 2016 campaign after quarterback Bryce Petty was placed on injured reserve. Although he's been a journeyman to this point in his career, Lemonier is still just 25 and possesses above average athleticism. The Jets' deep linebacking corps will likely relegate him to a special teams role early in the season, however.
Lemonier was waived by Lions just over a week after signing with them and now finds himself with the Jets for the final week of the season. He was signed to fill the roster spot that was opened as a result of Bryce Petty's (shoulder) placement on injured reserve. Lemonier will serve as a depth option at linebacker and a special teams player in New York's season finale.
Lemonier will provide Detroit with a much-needed pass-rushing presence, having recorded two sacks in eight games with the Browns earlier this season. If DeAndre Levy (knee) is limited in Week 15, Lemonier could see additional snaps against the Giants.
Lemonier was waived by the Browns on Wednesday, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.
Lemonier had played sparingly prior to being waived. The move was made in order to make room for running back Darius Jackson on the roster. Joe Schobert figures to be in line for an increased role providing depth at outside linebacker going forward.
Lemonier added his second sack of the year during Sunday's matchup with the Giants.
Lemonier's been inactive for the last handful of games but played 11 snaps on Sunday and was able to take down Eli Manning for his third-career sack.
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||16||15||12.0||3||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||16||10||7.0||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||10||12||8.0||4||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||New York Jets||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||New York Jets||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|