Signed by Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent, March 4, 2010…Waived by Chiefs, Dec. 1, 2010…Re-signed by Chiefs to practice squad, Dec. 3, 2010…Signed by Chiefs as a reserve/future free agent, Jan. 12, 2011…Waived by Chiefs, Sept. 3, 2011…Re-signed by Chiefs to practice squad, Sept. 4, 2011…Signed by St. Louis Rams from Chiefs’ practice squad, Nov. 14, 2011…Signed by Cleveland Browns as an unrestricted free agent, July 24, 2013…Waived by Browns, Aug. 31, 2013…Signed by Oakland Raiders as a reserve/future free agent, Dec. 31, 2013.
AT A GLANCE
CAREER: Experienced linebacker enters his fourth NFL season and first with the Silver and Black…Has played in 20 career games, all with St. Louis in 2011 and 2012…Spent time on Kansas City’s practice squad during the 2010 and 2011 seasons…Recorded both of his two career tackles against Green Bay in 2012.
2013 (with Cle.): Spent time in training camp with the Cleveland Browns before being waived.
2012 (with StL): Saw action in all 16 games for the Rams, primarily on special teams…(10/21) vs. GB: Tallied two fourth-quarter stops of Packers’ WR Randall Cobb, marking both of his two career tackles.
2011 (with KC and StL): Appeared in four games for the Rams after being signed off the Chiefs’ practice squad in November…Played primarily on special teams…Did not record any statistics.
2010 (with KC): Inactive for the first 11 games of the season…Spent the remainder of the year on the practice squad.
COLLEGE: Played four years at San Jose State after redshirting as a true freshman in 2005…Played in 49 games (42 starts) for the Spartans…Recorded 193 tackles (84 solo), 30.5 tackles for loss, 13.0 sacks, four forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and nine passes defensed…Saw duty in 12 games (11 starts) as a senior in 2009…Named second-team All-WCC as a junior…As a redshirt freshman in 2006, earned freshman All-America recognition from The Sporting News and helped lead the Spartans to their first bowl game since 1990…Majored in business management.
PERSONAL: Attended Chino Hills (Calif.) High School…Earned All-Inland Empire honors as a senior with 36 tackles and four sacks…Two-sport letter winner was a sprinter, long jumper and triple jumper for his track and field team…Born in Pasadena, Calif.
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