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Chiefs Sign LB Robert James, Place LB JMJ on IR

Posted Dec 31, 2013

Team announces move days before its playoff game against the Colts

The Kansas City Chiefs signed linebacker Robert James and placed linebacker James-Michael Johnson on injured reserve, the team announced on Tuesday..

Robert James (5-11, 224) has seen action in 19 contests in four NFL seasons with the Baltimore Ravens (2013) and Atlanta Falcons (2009, 2011-12). He owns 11-career tackles (nine solo). James originally entered the NFL as a fifth-round pick (138th overall) of the Atlanta Falcons in the 2008 NFL Draft. He served the majority of his time with the Falcons on the club’s practice squad, before being acquired off waivers by Baltimore on Sept. 1, 2013. He was released by the Ravens on Sept. 11. James played collegiately at Arizona State University and prepped at Maryvale High School in Phoenix, Ariz.

James-Michael Johnson has played in 26 games (nine starts) in two NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs (2013) and Cleveland Browns (2012). His career numbers include 41 tackles (26 solo), 1.0 sack (-7.0 yards), one pass defensed and one fumble recovery. He has added 10 special teams tackles. Johnson played in all 16 games (one start) for the Chiefs this season, recording nine solo tackles, 1.0 sack (-7.0 yards), one pass defensed and one forced fumble. He was originally acquired by Kansas City off waiver claims from Cleveland on Sept. 1, 2013. Johnson entered the league as a fourth-round draft pick (120th overall) of the Browns in the 2012 NFL Draft. He played collegiately at the University of Nevada and prepped at Rodriguez High School in Fairfield, Calif.

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