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Jets claim LB James Burgess from Dolphins

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 20: Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets throws a pass in front of James Burgess #52 of the Cleveland Browns during the third quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 20, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 20: Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets throws a pass in front of James Burgess #52 of the Cleveland Browns during the third quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 20, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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The New York Jets added depth to the linebacker position on Tuesday, claiming James Burgess from the Miami Dolphins.

The Jets also placed running back Jalin Moore on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury List to make room for Burgess. The linebacker was part of the Dolphins practice squad for the month of December last season.

The New York Jets added depth to the linebacker position on Tuesday, claiming James Burgess from the Miami Dolphins. The Jets also placed undrafted free agent running back Jalin Moore on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury List to make room for Burgess.

Burgess played in three games last season with the Cleveland Browns but was placed on injured reserved in October and was then released following a pair of injuries. Burgess signed with the Dolphins practice squad in December, rejoining the team that originally signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2016. The Louisville product has also had stints with the Chargers, Ravens, and Jaguars, all in 2016. Burgess has played in 17 games (11 starts) and racked up 55 tackles, four sacks, and three pass defenses. He also forced one fumble.

This move makes sense for the Jets, who are looking to add depth to the linebacker position after trading Darron Lee to the Kansas City Chiefs for a sixth-round pick earlier in May. The Jets are also bringing in a player in Burgess who has played under Gase before and knows the type of system he wants to run. Having a sense of familiarity with Gase could benefit Burgess this season, as he continues his search for a place in the NFL.

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