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58 James Burgess OLB

New York Jets

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March 23, 2020 02:24 PM
Jets' James Burgess: Re-ups with Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Jets and Burgess agreed to a one-year contract Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Signed in the wake of C.J. Mosley's final appearance for the Jets last season, Burgess started the final 10 games, finishing with 80 tackles (51 solo), one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and a half sack. Mosley's recovery from a groin injury has extended into the offseason, so Burgess has been brought back after proving his worth to defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

March 19, 2020 06:28 PM
James Burgess: Hits free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burgess is now an unrestricted free agent after the Jets opted not to tender him a contract, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Burgess emerged as a starter in New York's linebacker corps down the stretch of the 2019 season, but the team didn't move to retain him for 2020. The 26-year-old is now free to sign elsewhere in the league, and he shouldn't have much difficulty finding a depth gig.

December 29, 2019 09:52 PM
Jets' James Burgess: Finishes strong
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burgess made nine tackles (seven solo) while adding an interception that he returned two yards, a tackle for loss and a pass defensed in Sunday's 13-6 win over Buffalo.

Burgess established himself as a productive linebacker after C.J. Mosley (groin) and Avery Williamson (knee) both suffered season-ending injuries. He finishes the season with 80 tackles, recording at least seven tackles in each of the last eight games. Both Mosley and Williamson are under contract in 2020, but the Jets will likely bring Burgess back as a restricted free agent to provide depth and possibly compete for Williamson's spot.

December 14, 2019 12:32 AM
Jets' James Burgess: Takes step back in Baltimore
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burgess recorded seven tackles (five solo) and a pass defensed in Thursday's 42-21 loss to Baltimore.

Burgess has now recorded at least seven tackles in each of the past six games, but this performance interrupted a consistent upward trend that had seen him climb up to 12 tackles Week 14. This outing is a bit disappointing considering the plentiful opportunities for tackles facing Baltimore's run-heavy offense.

December 8, 2019 10:08 PM
Jets' James Burgess: Racking up tackles at high rate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burgess made a team-high 13 tackles (10 solo), as well as a tackle for loss and a pass defensed in Sunday's 22-21 win over the Dolphins.

Burgess has been a tackling machine, totaling 39 over the past four weeks. He's worth a look in formats that reward that category.

December 1, 2019 09:44 PM
Jets' James Burgess: Another nine-tackle game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burgess finished with nine tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 22-6 loss to the Bengals.

Burgess has established himself as a reliable tackler with consecutive nine-tackle performances. His upward trend in production makes Burgess a nice option for the remainder of the season with New York missing its usual starters at inside linebacker due to injuries.

November 25, 2019 12:36 AM
Jets' James Burgess: Leading tackler in blowout win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burgess had a team-high nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 34-3 win over the Raiders. He also had a tackle for loss and a pass defensed in addition to a fumble recovery and a lost fumble.

Burgess scooped up a fumble by backup Raiders quarterback Mike Glennon only to cough the ball up himself before the end of the play. Luckily for the 25-year-old linebacker, the play occurred with the game well in hand. Burgess has stepped up nicely for the injury-riddled Jets as his tackle total has climbed in each of the past five games.

November 19, 2019 06:48 PM
Jets' James Burgess: Notches nine tackles in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burgess recorded nine tackles (five solo) and half a sack in Sunday's win over Washington.

Burgess has been a find for the Jets since joining their active roster four weeks ago. In that time, he's put up 27 tackles (15 solo) and has a half sack in each of his last two. The 25-year-old's job could be in jeopardy if C.J. Mosley can return from his groin injury in the next couple of weeks, however.

November 12, 2019 09:24 PM
Jets' James Burgess: Racks up seven tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burgess registered seven tackles (four solo) and half a sack in Sunday's 34-27 win over the Giants.

Burgess and the rest of the Jets' linebackers did an incredible job in the run game Sunday, limiting Giants running backs to an astounding three yards on 14 carries. Burgess was also present on the field for 71 of the Jets' 72 defensive snaps, solidifying his place on the defense after being promoted to the active roster only a few weeks ago. The Jets will travel to Washington D.C. to take on the Redskins in Week 11.

October 31, 2019 01:08 PM
Jets' James Burgess: Set to start Week 9
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burgess is likely to start at inside linebacker against the Dolphins on Sunday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Burgess was promoted to the Jets' active roster Oct. 26, and he drew a spot start Week 8 against Jacksonville, recording five tackles (two solo). With Blake Cashman (shoulder) having suffered a season-ending torn labrum, C.J. Mosley (groin) set to miss at least the next five weeks and Neville Hewitt (neck) not practicing, Burgess could be thrust into a starting role alongside Brandon Copeland for more than just one more contest.

October 26, 2019 06:40 PM
Jets' James Burgess: Brought up from practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Jets promoted Burgess to the active roster Sunday.

The Jets desperately need linebacker depth, as C.J. Mosley (groin) and Albert McClellan (concussion) have already been ruled out and Neville Hewitt (neck) is doubtful. Burgess may be called upon to start alongside Blake Cashman for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, although outside linebackers Harvey Langi and Tarell Basham could bump inside.

May 29, 2019 01:56 AM
Jets' James Burgess: Picked up by Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burgess was claimed off waivers by the Jets on Tuesday, Ethan Greenberg of the team's official site reports.

Burgess last played for the Browns in 2018, and made eight tackles (six solo) in just three games as he battled multiple injuries. He seems to have recovered from his most recent knock, a hamstring injury, and will hope to secure a depth role on defense and special teams for 2019.

October 21, 2018 01:32 AM
James Burgess: Waived with injury settlement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burgess (hamstring) was waived with an injury settlement by the Browns on Saturday, according to the NFL's official transaction log.

Burgess went unclaimed on waivers and reverted to injured reserve earlier this week after being waived/injured by the Browns. The hamstring injury was previously considered week-to-week, so the 24-year-old is free play again this season once he heals, courtesy of the injury settlement.

October 17, 2018 07:52 PM
Browns' James Burgess: Reverts to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burgess (hamstring) cleared waivers and has reverted to injured reserve, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

After going unclaimed through waivers, Burgess could spend the rest of the 2018 campaign on injured reserve, barring an injury settlement. If that's the case, he will be eligible to return for the 2019 campaign.

October 16, 2018 04:56 PM
James Burgess: Waived/injured by Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burgess (hamstring) was waived/injured by the Browns on Tuesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Burgess was considered week-to-week with his hamstring injury, so being waived is certainly a surprising outcome. Burgess will revert to the Browns' injured reserve after clearing waivers.

October 16, 2018 05:24 PM
Browns' James Burgess: Unlikely to play Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Hue Jackson said Burgess (hamstring) is week-to-week and unlikely to play against the Buccaneers on Sunday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

This is poor timing for the Browns' linebacker corps, as Joe Schobert (hamstring) also has a week-to-week designation. If he shakes the injury and Schobert can't, Burgess could be due for a handsome stat line versus the Buccaneers, but it's more likely Genard Avery shifts to middle linebacker for the Week 7 interconference matchup.

October 14, 2018 11:52 AM
Browns' James Burgess: Back in action Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burgess (knee) will return from a two-game absence Sunday against the Chargers.

While Burgess will be active for the first time since Week 3, his ceiling as an IDP is limited with a healthy position group in Cleveland. He remains behind Joe Schobert on the depth chart, and could see much of his work on special teams.

October 12, 2018 04:32 PM
Browns' James Burgess: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burgess (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Burgess exited last Sunday's game against the Ravens with the MCL injury and was a limited participant at practice this week to earn the questionable tag. Genard Avery and D'Juan Hines would serve as the Browns' reserve linebackers should Burgess be unable to suit up Sunday.

October 5, 2018 02:52 PM
Browns' James Burgess: Won't return Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burgess (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal report.

Burgess sat out practice again this week and will miss his second consecutive game. Tanner Vallejo and Genard Avery should serve as starting middle linebacker Joe Schobert's backups in Week 5.

September 28, 2018 10:52 PM
Browns' James Burgess: Ruled out for Week 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burgess (knee) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Burgess suffered a knee injury due to a hit sustained in Thursday's win over the Jets, and he has not participated in practice since. The linebacker will continue to nurse the injury and attempt to get healthy for Week 5.

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Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020NYJ00000000000
2019NYJ10108051290.512205
2018CLE32862000000
2017CLE149764927400003
2016CLE000 0.00 000-12700
Total2721163 106.057 4.512208
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/230
Birthdate:
3/9/1994
Age:
26
Hometown:
Homestead, FL, USA
School:
Louisville
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: