Jonathan Casillas
LB #52
Height:
6-1
Weight:
227
Age:
29
College:
Wisconsin
Hometown:
Jersey City, NJ
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
96
SCK
1.5
FF
1
INT
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Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the New Orleans Saints on May 4, 2009…Signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on March 14, 2013…Traded by Tampa Bay to the New England Patriots on Oct. 28, 2014…Signed as a free agent by the Giants on March 11, 2015.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Casillas has played in 63 regular-season games with 18 starts at linebacker and played in 7 postseason games…Career totals include 140 tackles (92 solo), 3.0 sacks, 5 passes defensed, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries and 35 special teams tackles in the regular season and 2 tackles (1 solo) and 2 special teams tackles in the postseason…Casillas was a member of 2 Super Bowl-winning teams, the 2009 Saints and the 2014 Patriots.
TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the New Orleans Saints on May 4, 2009…Signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on March 14, 2013…Traded by Tampa Bay to the New England Patriots on Oct. 28, 2014…Signed as a free agent by the Giants on March 11, 2015.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Casillas has played in 63 regular-season games with 18 starts at linebacker and played in 7 postseason games…Career totals include 140 tackles (92 solo), 3.0 sacks, 5 passes defensed, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries and 35 special teams tackles in the regular season and 2 tackles (1 solo) and 2 special teams tackles in the postseason…Casillas was a member of 2 Super Bowl-winning teams, the 2009 Saints and the 2014 Patriots.
-    In 2014, Casillas played a total of 13 games with 6 starts for Tampa Bay and New England and totaled 30 tackles (23 solo), a forced fumble and 5 special teams tackles…Began the season with the Buccaneers, for whom he played 5 games with 3 starts and had 9 tackles (5 solo)…Started at strongside and had 5 tackles (4 solo) at Atlanta (9/18)…After being traded to the Patriots, he played in 8 games with 3 starts, and played in all 3 of New England’s postseason games…Contributed 21 tackles (18 solo) and a forced fumble in the regular season and 1 solo tackle and 2 special teams tackles in the postseason… Made his Patriots debut on special teams vs. Denver (11/2) and led the team with 3 special…Made his 1st start for New England and tallied 5 tackles (4 solo) and a forced fumble at San Diego (12/7)…Started and had a team-high 9 tackles (4 solo) vs. Buffalo (12/28)…Le the Patriots with 24 special team snaps vs. Seattle in Super Bowl XLIX (2/1).
-    In 2013, played in 12 games with 4 starts for Tampa Bay and totaled 25 tackles (13 solo), 2 passes defensed and a forced fumble…Finished 2nd on the team with 9 special teams tackles…Placed on injured reserve (12/4) with a knee injury.
-    In 2012, played in a career-high 14 games with 1 start in his final season with the Saints…Finished with 26 tackles (18 solo)…1 pass defensed, 2 fumble recoveries and a career-high 10 special teams stops…Had a season-high 6 tackles (2 solo) vs. Philadelphia (11/5).
-    In 2011, played in 13 games with 5 starts and set career highs with 43 tackles (30 solo), and 3.0 sacks…Added 2 passes defensed and 6 special teams tackles…Picked up his 1st career-sack, an 8-yard takedown of Aaron Rodgers, at Green Bay (9/8)…The following week, had a 12-yard sack vs. Chicago (9/18)…Got his 3rd sack, a 5-yarder, vs Indianapolis (10/23)…Had a career-high 11 tackles (5 solo) at Atlanta (11/13)…Totaled 7 tackles (4 solo) vs. the Giants (11/28)…Played in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at San Francisco (1/14).
-    In 2010, spent the season on injured reserve after injuring his foot in the final preseason game.
-    As a rookie in 2009, played in 11 regular-season games with 2 starts and played in all 3 postseason games, including Super Bowl XLIV…Recorded 16 tackles (8 solo) and 5 special teams stops plus 1 postseason tackle…Made his NFL debut at Buffalo (9/27), where he had a special team tackle…Started  for the 1st time vs. Tampa Bay (12/27) and contributed 10 tackles (4 solo).

COLLEGE:
-    Played in 48 games with 36 starts at linebacker at Wisconsin from (2005-08)…Totaled 246 tackles, 5 passes defensed, 4 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, 2 interceptions, 3 touchdowns and 3 blocked punts…Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors his sophomore, junior and senior seasons…As a senior in 2008, played in 10 games, posting 62 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery and 1 interception that he returned for a touchdown…In 2007, recorded a career-high 96 tackles, 2 forced
-    fumbles, 1 sack and 1 pass defensed…As a sophomore in 2006, tallied 83 tackles, 4 passes defensed, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery…Also had 1 interception and 1 blocked punt, both of which he returned for touchdowns…In 2005, blocked 2 punts as a freshman.

PERSONAL:
-    Attended New Brunswick (N.J.) HS, where he earned first-team All-State and All-County Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2004…Was also an All-County selection in basketball and track…as one daughter, Jade…Majored in agricultural business management at Wisconsin.
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 350 237 113 6.5 0 18 1 0 -- 0 0 3 2
2016 NYG 16 15 96 61 35 1.5 -- 8 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2015 NYG 15 7 88 67 21 2.0 -- 5 1 0 -- 0 0 0 --
2014 NE 8 3 28 19 9 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2014 TB 5 3 9 5 4 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 TB 12 4 35 23 12 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2012 NO 14 1 31 21 10 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 2
2011 NO 13 5 43 30 13 3.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2009 NO 11 2 20 11 9 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @DAL W 20-19 11 7 4 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 NO W 16-13 6 4 2 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 WAS L 27-29 9 4 5 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @MIN L 10-24 8 3 5 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @GB L 16-23 7 6 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 BAL W 27-23 11 6 5 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @LA W 17-10 4 4 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 PHI W 28-23 4 3 1 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 CIN W 21-20 5 2 3 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 CHI W 22-16 3 1 2 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @CLE W 27-13 4 3 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @PIT L 14-24 8 8 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
14 DAL W 10-7 5 4 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 DET W 17-6 4 4 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 @PHI L 19-24 1 1 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @WAS W 19-10 6 1 5 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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