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Jason Shirley
DT
Height:
6-5
Weight:
345
College:
Fresno State
Hometown:
Fontana, CA
Experience:
2
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 7 8 4 4 2.5 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2011 CAR 4 4 2 2 2.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 CIN 3 4 2 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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2011 HIGHLIGHTS: Signed Sept. 4 to the practice squad after being waived on Sept. 3 … Battled injuries throughout the preseason, limiting him to just two games (Games 1 and 2), but still managed seven tackles.

Shirley looks to resume his career in 2011, after being unable to play last season due to Achilles tendon rupture he suffered while playing in charity basketball game in April 2010 … Opens 2011 on Bengals practice squad … Played in three Bengals games at DT in 2008.

2011 HIGHLIGHTS: Signed Sept. 4 to the practice squad after being waived on Sept. 3 … Battled injuries throughout the preseason, limiting him to just two games (Games 1 and 2), but still managed seven tackles.

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2010 - Signed Jan. 11 to Bengals offseason roster, after closing 2009 on practice squad … Was not medically cleared to play, due to continuing rehab from knee injury suffered in basketball game in April, and was waived in Non-Football Injury category on July 20 … After clearing waivers, he reverted on July 21 to Bengals Reserve/Non-Football Injury List.

2009 - Opened preseason at DT position, where he played in three Bengals games in 2008, but was switched early in training camp to offensive line … Played on O-line in all four preseason games … Waived Sept. 5, and signed Sept. 6 to practice squad, where he spent the full season.

2008 - Drafted by Bengals in fifth round (145th overall) ... Signed July 15 ... Played in all four preseason games, with seven tackles and one sack ... Played in Games 12-14 ... Game-day inactive for Games 1-10 and 16 ... Active-DNP for Games 11 and 15 ... On Nov. 30 vs. Baltimore, made NFL debut with two tackles ... On Dec. 7 at Indianapolis, recorded two tackles, including one for-loss.

COLLEGE: Played four seasons (2004-07) at Fresno State … Played 12 games in 2006, with 20 tackles, two sacks, 4.5 tackles-for-loss and three blocked kicks … Redshirted in 2003; did not play.

PERSONAL: Hometown is Fontana, Calif. … Finished his prep career at Kaiser High School, where as a senior he helped lead team to a 13-0-1 record and the Division III state title … Prior to attending Kaiser High, he spent his first three seasons at A.B. Miller High School … African-American studies major at Fresno State.

*NOTE: Shirley did not earn an accrued year of experience toward NFL free agency in 2010 because he was not on a 53-player roster, a Reserve/Injured list or a Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list for the required minimum of six games. He is designated a second-year player in 2011.

*NOTE: Shirley did not earn an accrued year of experience toward NFL free agency in 2009 because he was not on a 53-player roster, a Reserve/Injured list or a Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list for the required minimum of six games. He is designated a second-year player in 2010.

 

 

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