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Jonathan Freeny

55
LB
Height: 
6-2

Weight:

255

Age

27
Rutgers
5 Years Pro

2015 Season

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Freeny, 25, is a veteran of three NFL seasons with the Miami Dolphins after originally joining the team as a rookie free agent in 2011 out of Rutgers and spending that season on the practice squad. The 6-foot-2, 254-pounder, has played in 44 NFL games and has 15 tackles on defense and 22 special teams tackles. Last season, he played 12 games with the Dolphins as a reserve linebacker and on special teams and finished with 15 tackles on defense and 10 special teams tackles.

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Biography

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Jonathan Freeny was signed by the New England Patriots as a free agent on March 11, 2015 ... Originally signed by Miami as a rookie free agent (7/28/11) ... Released by Miami (9/3/11) ... Signed by Miami to the practice squad (12/7/11) ... Released by Miami (9/1/12) ... Signed by Miami to the practice squad (9/2/12) ... Signed by Miami to the 53-man roster from the practice squad (9/8/12).

SEASONAL REVIEW

2015 (13/7, 2/0)

  • Saw action at linebacker and recovered a Peyton Manning incompletion that, after a coach's challenge, was ruled a backward pass, giving the Patriots possession at the Bronco's 22-yard line in the AFC Championship at Denver (1/24).
  • Made his postseason debut when he returned to action after missing three weeks due to injury and recorded three tackles in the playoff victory vs. Kansas City (1/16).
  • Was inactive due to an injury at Miami (1/3).
  • Was inactive due to an injury at N.Y. Jets (12/27).
  • Was inactive due to an injury in the win vs. Tennessee (12/20).
  • Contributed on defense and special teams before leaving the game with an injured hand in the second quarter of the win at Houston (12/13).
  • Started at linebacker and registered five tackles, two solo, vs. Philadelphia (12/6).
  • Started at linebacker. Recorded seven tackles, five solo, and his first NFL sack when he brought down Brock Osweiler for a 13-yard loss on third down, forcing the Broncos to punt in the first quarter of the game at Denver (11/29).
  • Started at linebacker recorded seven tackles, five solo ,in the win vs. Buffalo (11/23). Freeny also recovered a Giants fumble on a punt return. After a fumble out of bounds, the play resulted in the Patriots gained possession at the Bills 30-yard line.
  • Started at linebacker and recorded eight tackles, four solo, and one pass defensed in the win at N.Y. Giants (11/15).
  • Started at linebacker in place of Jamie Collins, who was inactive due to an illness and posted three tackles, two solo in the win vs. Washington (11/8). Freeny also recovered an onside kick in the first quarter and forced a fumble in the fourth quarter, but the ball went out of bounds and Washington retained possession.
  • Recorded one tackle on defense and one on special teams in the win vs. Miami (10/29).
  • Started at linebacker and made two tackles on defense and one on special teams in the win vs. the New York Jets (10/25).
  • Made his first NFL start and recorded eight tackles, six solo, in the win at Indianapolis (10/18), lining up at linebacker in place of the Dont'a Hightower who was out due to an injury.
  • Filled in at linebacker after Dont'a Hightower was injured and recovered a Jason Witten fumble in the fourth quarter of the win at Dallas (10/11).
  • Saw some action on defense, registering two tackles, and contributed heavily on special teams in the win vs. Jacksonville (9/27).
  • Saw limited action on defense at Buffalo (9/20).
  • Made his Patriots debut in the win vs. Pittsburgh (9/10) - played on special teams, registering one special teams tackle.

2014 (12/0 – Miami)

  • Played in 12 games as a reserve linebacker and on special teams and finished with five tackles and one sack on defense and 10 special teams tackles.
  • Posted a season-high three tackles on defense at Jacksonville (10/26).

2013 (16/0 – Miami)

  • Played all 16 games and posted three tackles on defense and ranked second on the team with 10 special team tackles.

2012 (16/0 – Miami)

  • Played in all 16 games and recorded seven tackles and tied for second on team with seven special teams tackles.
  • Made NFL debut at Houston (9/9).
  • Registered a career high five tackles at New England (12/30).

2011 (0/0 – Miami)

  • Released by Miami at the end of training camp and spent part of the season on the Dolphins practice squad.

COLLEGE

  • Four-year letterman (2007-10) and two-year starter at Rutgers. Played in 46 games with 13 starts and finished career with 93 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, one forced fumble, four fumble recoveries and an interception.
  • Started all 12 games at defensive end as a senior in 2010 and recorded 38 tackles and tied for team lead with three fumble recoveries.
  • Registered 33 tackles as a junior in 2009. Was recipient of the Most Improved Scholar Award
  • Led the team with 9½ sacks and tied for second with 12 tackles for loss.
  • Played in all 13 games as a sophomore in 2008 and registered 19 tackles. Started first career game in PapaJohns.com Bowl against N.C. State.
  • Played in eight games as a true freshman in 2007 and closed out freshman year with three tackles and five quarterback hurries.

PERSONAL

  • Born June 15, 1989.
  • Attended Coconut Creek (Fla.) High School where he was named first-team All-Broward selection as a senior by the Miami Herald.
  • Starred at both linebacker as well as defensive end.
  • Distant relative of defensive end Dwight Freeney.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesdefense
seasonteamggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2015NE1375027231-1-----12
2014MIA120151141-0-----0-
2013MIA160131030-0-----0-
2012MIA16014950-0-----0-
TOTAL9257352010---012

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
17@MIAL 10-200------------
16@NYJL 20-260------------
15TENW 33-160------------
14@HOUW 27-60------------
13PHIL 28-355230-0-----0-
12@DENL 24-3012751-0-----0-
11BUFW 20-136420-0-----01
10@NYGW 27-268440-1-----0-
9WASW 27-104220-0-----1-
8MIAW 36-71010-0-----0-
7NYJW 30-233300-0-----0-
6@INDW 34-277340-0-----0-
5@DALW 30-60-----------1
3JACW 51-172110-0-----0-
2@BUFW 40-321100-0-----0-
1PITW 28-211010-0-----0-

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2015NE135027231-1-----
2014MIA12151141-0-----
2013MIA16131030-0-----
2012MIA1614950-0-----
TOTAL 57925735201000-0

fumbles

yearteamgfumlostffown fropp frown ydsopp ydstdoobsftytb
2015NE1310--2-0-100
2014MIA12-----------
2013MIA16-----------
2012MIA16-----------
TOTAL 5710-02000100
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defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Buffalo Bills27520-0-----
Dallas Cowboys10----------
Denver Broncos112751-0-----
Houston Texans10----------
Indianapolis Colts17340-0-----
Jacksonville Jaguars12110-0-----
Miami Dolphins11010-0-----
New York Giants18440-1-----
New York Jets13300-0-----
Philadelphia Eagles15230-0-----
Pittsburgh Steelers11010-0-----
Tennessee Titans00----------
Washington Redskins14220-0-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division93919201-1-----
vs AFC Teams93319141-0-----
vs NFC Teams417890-1-----
vs Own Division411830-0-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
December25230-0-----
January00----------
November43017131-1-----
October411650-0-----
September34220-0-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
AT&T Stadium10----------
Gillette Stadium72212100-0-----
Lucas Oil Stadium17340-0-----
MetLife Stadium18440-1-----
NRG Stadium10----------
Ralph Wilson Stadium11100-0-----
Sports Authority Field at Mile High112751-0-----
Sun Life Stadium00----------

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses217981-0-----
Wins113318150-1-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays16420-0-----
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)22020-0-----
Sundays104223191-1-----

fumbles splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Buffalo Bills210--1-
Dallas Cowboys1----1-
Denver Broncos1------
Houston Texans1------
Indianapolis Colts1------
Jacksonville Jaguars1------
Miami Dolphins1------
New York Giants1------
New York Jets1------
Philadelphia Eagles1------
Pittsburgh Steelers1------
Tennessee Titans0------
Washington Redskins1------

fumbles splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Outside Own Division9----1-
vs AFC Teams910--1-
vs NFC Teams4----1-
vs Own Division410--1-

fumbles splits - split by MONTH

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
December2------
January0------
November410--1-
October4----1-
September3------

fumbles splits - split by STADIUM

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
AT&T Stadium1----1-
Gillette Stadium710--1-
Lucas Oil Stadium1------
MetLife Stadium1------
NRG Stadium1------
Ralph Wilson Stadium1------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1------
Sun Life Stadium0------

fumbles splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Losses2------
Wins1110--2-

fumbles splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Mondays110--1-
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)2------
Sundays10----1-
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