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Players

Rufus Johnson
LB
Height:
6-5
Weight:
280
College:
Tarleton State
Hometown:
Dallas
Experience:
2

MILESTONES
NFL debut: 9/20/15 (at BUF)

TRANSACTIONS
Originally selected by the New Orleans Saints in the sixth round (183rd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft... Waived by the Saints on August 31, 2013... Signed to the Saints' practice squad on September 2, 2013... Signed to the Saints' active roster on January 7, 2014... Waived by the Saints on August 26, 2014... Signed with the New England Patriots on December 31, 2014... Placed on Patriots' Reserve/Non-Football Illness list on October 28, 2015... Waived by the Patriots on September 3, 2016... Signed to the Patriots' practice squad on September 5, 2016... Released from the Patriots' practice squad on September 7, 2016... Signed to the Washington Redskins' practice squad on December 28, 2016.

MILESTONES
NFL debut: 9/20/15 (at BUF)

TRANSACTIONS
Originally selected by the New Orleans Saints in the sixth round (183rd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft... Waived by the Saints on August 31, 2013... Signed to the Saints' practice squad on September 2, 2013... Signed to the Saints' active roster on January 7, 2014... Waived by the Saints on August 26, 2014... Signed with the New England Patriots on December 31, 2014... Placed on Patriots' Reserve/Non-Football Illness list on October 28, 2015... Waived by the Patriots on September 3, 2016... Signed to the Patriots' practice squad on September 5, 2016... Released from the Patriots' practice squad on September 7, 2016... Signed to the Washington Redskins' practice squad on December 28, 2016.

YEAR-BY-YEAR
2016 (PATRIOTS/REDSKINS)
Waived by New England during final cuts... Joined Redskins' practice squad in Week 17.

2015 (PATRIOTS)
Appeared in one game and made one tackle before being placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list on Oct. 28... Inactive for five games... Made NFL debut at BUF (9/20), recording one tackle in limited action at linebacker and also contributing on special teams.

2014 (SAINTS)
Spent the offseason with the Saints but was waived following the preseason.

2013 (SAINTS)
Spent the entire regular season on the team's practice squad before being elevated to the active roster for the NFC Divisional game... Inactive in the NFC Divisional game at SEA (1/11).

COLLEGE
Played in 20 games with 19 starts in two seasons (2011-12) at Tarleton State, finishing his career with 96 tackles (33 for loss), 15.5 sacks, three passes defensed and one forced fumble... Named Lone Star Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year and also garnered first-team All-Lone Star Conference and Division II second-team All-American honors as a senior in 2012. Posted 50 tackles, 10 sacks, two passes defensed and one forced fumble on the year... Earned All-Lone Star Conference honors as a junior in 2011 after starting all 11 games at defensive end and registering 46 tackles, 5.5 sacks, one pass defensed and one forced fumble... Played two seasons at Kilgore (Texas) Junior College.

PERSONAL
Attended H. Grady Spruce H.S. in Dallas, where he was named first-team All-District as a senior and second-team All-District as a junior... Four-year letterman in football... Majored in kinesiology at Tarleton State... Has three siblings, Brian, Jeremy, and Toshia... Father, Rufus, played football at Texas Tech... Born Aug. 28, 1990.

Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2015 NE 1 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
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