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Jason Shirley
DT #71
Height:
6-5
Weight:
345
College:
Fresno State
Hometown:
Fontana, Calif.
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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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Waived by Carolina (5/21/12)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Carolina (12/7/11)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (11/8/11)...Waived by Seattle (10/22/11)...Signed as a free agent by Seattle (10/17/11)...Terminated from practice squad by Cincinnati (10/8/11)...Signed to practice squad by Cincinnati (9/5/11)...Waived by Cincinnati (9/3/11)...Placed on reserve/non-football injury with an injured Achilles tendon by Cincinnati (7/20/10)...Signed to practice squad by Cincinnati (9/7/09)...Waived by Cincinnati (9/5/09)...Selected in the fifth round (145th overall) of the NFL Draft by Cincinnati (4/27/08).

GP/GS
Career (7/0); 2011 (4/0); 2008 (3/0).

2011
Played in the last four games for Carolina...Spent the previous four games on the Panthers' practice squad...Signed from the practice squad (12/7) following season-ending injuries to defensive tackles Sione Fua and Terrell McClain...Collected four tackles, 2.5 sacks, three quarterback pressures and one forced fumble...Began the season on Cincinnati's practice squad before being terminated from the unit (10/8)...Signed as a free agent by Seattle (10/17) but did not appear on the roster for any games prior to being waived (10/22)...Vs. Atlanta (12/11): Gathered first career sack, dropping Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for a loss of no yards and forcing a fumble on the same play...At Houston (12/18): Sacked Texans quarterback T.J. Yates for a two-yard loss...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/24): Teamed with defensive tackle Frank Kearse to sack Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman for a five-yard loss.

2010
Placed on the reserve/non-football injury list by Cincinnati (7/20) after suffering a torn Achilles tendon while playing in a charity basketball game in April.

2009
Spent the entire season on Cincinnati's practice squad...Opened training camp at defensive tackle but switched to offensive line early in camp and played all four preseason games at guard.

2008
Drafted in the fifth round (145th overall) by Cincinnati...Played in three games, seeing action in Weeks 13-15...Dressed but did not play in two games and was inactive for 11 others...Logged four tackles...Vs. Baltimore (11/30): Made NFL debut.

COLLEGE
Played in 35 games with 13 starts at Fresno State...Produced 57 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, five sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one pass defensed and three blocked kicks...Redshirted as a true freshman in 2003.

PERSONAL
Attended Kaiser HS in Fontana, Calif....Majored in African-American studies at Fresno State.

TRANSACTIONS
Waived by Carolina (5/21/12)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Carolina (12/7/11)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (11/8/11)...Waived by Seattle (10/22/11)...Signed as a free agent by Seattle (10/17/11)...Terminated from practice squad by Cincinnati (10/8/11)...Signed to practice squad by Cincinnati (9/5/11)...Waived by Cincinnati (9/3/11)...Placed on reserve/non-football injury with an injured Achilles tendon by Cincinnati (7/20/10)...Signed to practice squad by Cincinnati (9/7/09)...Waived by Cincinnati (9/5/09)...Selected in the fifth round (145th overall) of the NFL Draft by Cincinnati (4/27/08).

GP/GS
Career (7/0); 2011 (4/0); 2008 (3/0).

2011
Played in the last four games for Carolina...Spent the previous four games on the Panthers' practice squad...Signed from the practice squad (12/7) following season-ending injuries to defensive tackles Sione Fua and Terrell McClain...Collected four tackles, 2.5 sacks, three quarterback pressures and one forced fumble...Began the season on Cincinnati's practice squad before being terminated from the unit (10/8)...Signed as a free agent by Seattle (10/17) but did not appear on the roster for any games prior to being waived (10/22)...Vs. Atlanta (12/11): Gathered first career sack, dropping Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for a loss of no yards and forcing a fumble on the same play...At Houston (12/18): Sacked Texans quarterback T.J. Yates for a two-yard loss...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/24): Teamed with defensive tackle Frank Kearse to sack Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman for a five-yard loss.

2010
Placed on the reserve/non-football injury list by Cincinnati (7/20) after suffering a torn Achilles tendon while playing in a charity basketball game in April.

2009
Spent the entire season on Cincinnati's practice squad...Opened training camp at defensive tackle but switched to offensive line early in camp and played all four preseason games at guard.

2008
Drafted in the fifth round (145th overall) by Cincinnati...Played in three games, seeing action in Weeks 13-15...Dressed but did not play in two games and was inactive for 11 others...Logged four tackles...Vs. Baltimore (11/30): Made NFL debut.

COLLEGE
Played in 35 games with 13 starts at Fresno State...Produced 57 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, five sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one pass defensed and three blocked kicks...Redshirted as a true freshman in 2003.

PERSONAL
Attended Kaiser HS in Fontana, Calif....Majored in African-American studies at Fresno State.

 

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    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) passes as Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Jason Shirley (71) rushes during the second quarter of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)