PRO: The Titans signed Jaleel Johnson as a free agent during the 2023 offseason. The University of Iowa product was originally a fourth-round selection (109th overall) of the Minnesota Vikings in the 2017 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-3, 316-pounder has played in 74 games with 21 starts for three different franchises over his six-year career.
• The Brooklyn, N.Y. native was originally selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth round (109th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.
• Signed by the Houston Texans as an unrestricted free agent on April 8, 2021.
• Released by the Texans on Aug. 31, 2021.
• Signed to the New Orleans Saints practice squad on Sept. 6, 2021.
• Signed by the Texans from the Saints practice squad on Sept. 15, 2021.
• Signed by the New Orleans Saints as an unrestricted free agent on April 4, 2022.
• Released by the Saints on Aug. 11, 2022.
• Signed by the Saints on Aug. 15, 2022.
• Waived by the Saints on Aug. 23, 2022.
• Signed by the Atlanta Falcons to the practice squad on Oct. 5, 2022.
• Signed by the Houston Texans from the Falcons practice squad on Oct. 26, 2022.
• Waived by the Texans on Nov. 19, 2022.
• Claimed off waivers by the Falcons on Nov. 21, 2022.
• Signed by the Titans as a free agent on May 30, 2023.
• Appeared in 47 games with 27 starts at Iowa and recorded 112 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss, and 11 sacks.
• As a senior (2016), started all 13 games to finish his career with 27 consecutive starts. Tallied 55 tackles, with 10 tackles for loss and eight sacks. Also had one safety, two pass break-ups and five quarterback pressures. Was named first team All-Big Ten by league coaches, the Associated Press and Athlon Sports. Was awarded the team hustle award.
• As a junior (2015), started all 14 games and recorded 45 tackles, including 5.5 tackles for loss and four sacks. Was named honorable mention All-Big Ten by the league coaches and media.
• As a sophomore (2014), saw action in all 13 games and notched 11 total tackles with 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack.
• As a redshirt freshman (2013), appeared in seven games and recorded one assisted tackle.
• As a freshman (2012), redshirted.
• Graduated with a bachelor's degree in sociology from Iowa.
• Attended Montini Catholic (Lombard, Ill.) High School for his senior year after spending his first three years at St. Joseph's (Westchester, Ill.).
• Earned prep All-American honors and first-team All-State recognition his senior year.
• Was a team captain and played both offensive and defensive line as his team went 12-2 en route to winning the state championship.
• Also wrestled at St. Joseph's, earning two varisty letter.
• Parents are Tina and Ralph Johnson.
• Follow Jaleel on Twitter at @leellxvii and Instagram at @leel.lxvii
• Born Jaleel Johnson on July 12, 1994 in Brookklyn, N.Y.
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