Jets claim LB James Burgess off waivers from Dolphins

Miami Dolphins linebacker James Burgess catches a pass during practice at the NFL football teams training camp, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Davie, Fla. (Alan Diaz/AP)

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets have claimed linebacker James Burgess off waivers from the Miami Dolphins.

The team also announced Tuesday it placed running back Jalin Moore on the reserve/non-football injury list.

Burgess has 55 career tackles, four sacks, one forced fumble and three passes defenced in 17 games. The 25-year-old linebacker was signed by Miami and current Jets coach Adam Gase as an undrafted free agent out of Louisville in 2016. Burgess was among the Dolphins’ final cuts that summer, and later had stints with San Diego, Baltimore and Jacksonville before signing with Cleveland.

He spent most of the past two seasons with Cleveland, where he was coached by current Jets defensive co-ordinator Gregg Williams in 2017 and ’18. Burgess played in just three games last season before being placed on injured reserve and later released. He was signed again by Gase to Miami’s practice squad last December.

Moore was recently signed as an undrafted free agent out of Appalachian State. He missed most of his senior season with an ankle injury, but finished his college career with 2,439 yards rushing and 22 touchdowns.

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