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Josh Bellamy

Josh Bellamy
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Bellamy with the Chicago Bears in 2015
No. 15 - New York Jets
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1989-05-18) May 18, 1989 (age 30)
St. Petersburg, Florida
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school:Boca Ciega (Gulfport, Florida)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Injured reserve
Career NFL statistics as of 2019

Joshua Joevan Bellamy (born May 18, 1989) is an American football wide receiver for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college football at Butte Community College in Oroville, California before transferring to Louisville. Bellamy played high school football for the Boca Ciega High School Pirates in Gulfport, Florida. He graduated from high school in 2007.

Early years

Bellamy attended and played high school football at Boca Ciega High School.[1]

College career

Bellamy played college football at Louisville under head coach Charlie Strong.[2] He finished his senior season with 24 receptions, 280 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns.[3] Before transferring to Louisville, he played for Butte Community College in Oroville, California and led them to an undefeated JUCO national championship.[4]

Collegiate statistics

Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD
2010 Louisville Big East JR WR 13 29 401 13.8 5
2011 Louisville Big East SR WR 13 24 280 11.7 2
Career Louisville 53 681 12.8 7

Professional career

Kansas City Chiefs


On April 30, 2012, Bellamy signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent.[5] On August 31, 2012, he was released from the roster.[6] On September 1, 2012, he was signed to the practice squad.[7] On December 8, 2012, he was promoted to the active roster.[8]

He was released by the team on August 31, 2013.[9]

San Diego Chargers


On September 10, 2013, Bellamy was signed by the San Diego Chargers to their practice squad. On November 19, 2013, he was released by the Chargers.

Washington Redskins

On November 21, 2013, two days after his release from the Chargers, Bellamy was signed by the Washington Redskins to their practice squad.[10] On November 26, 2013, Bellamy was promoted to the 53-man roster.[11][12] He was released by the team on April 5, 2014.[13]

Chicago Bears


Bellamy was acquired off waivers by the Chicago Bears on April 8, 2014.[14] The Bears signed him to the team's practice squad on September 1, 2014, after waiving him earlier for final roster cuts.[15] He was activated on September 13, 2014.[16]


On September 20, 2015, Bellamy caught his first career touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals.[17][18] On October 11, 2015, Bellamy caught a career-high 6 receptions against the Kansas City Chiefs.[18][19] On November 22, 2015, Bellamy caught 4 passes for a then career-high 57 yards against the Denver Broncos.[18][20] On December 6, 2015, Bellamy had his first start, against the San Francisco 49ers, catching a pass for 16 yards.[18][21]


On April 18, 2016, Bellamy signed his exclusive rights tender offer. He re-signed with Chicago on a one-year deal worth $760,000.[22] On November 27, 2016, Bellamy caught four passes for 41 yards against the Tennessee Titans, but struggled with drops as the Bears lost 27-21.[23] On December 4, 2016, Bellamy caught four passes for a career-high 93 yards against the San Francisco 49ers.[24]


On March 6, 2017, Bellamy re-signed with the Bears.[25] He caught a 46-yard touchdown against the Green Bay Packers on November 12, his second-longest touchdown of his career.[26] On December 16, Bellamy caught five passes for a season-high 70 yards against the Detroit Lions.[27] He played 15 games with seven starts, finishing with a career-high 24 receptions for 376 yards, good for second on the team behind Kendall Wright.


Bellamy in a game against the San Francisco 49ers in 2018

He re-signed with the Chicago Bears for the 2018 season on a one-year contract worth $1,906,000.[28] On September 30, 2018, Bellamy caught his first touchdown of the season in the 48-10 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[29] On December 15, Bellamy was fined $10,026 for a chop-block on Los Angeles Rams lineman Aaron Donald.[30]

In week 16 against the San Francisco 49ers, Bellamy was ejected after fighting cornerback Richard Sherman. They started fighting after 49ers safety Marcell Harris made a late hit on quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and wide receiver Anthony Miller joined the effort. In addition, Sherman and Miller were also ejected from the game. Before Bellamy was ejected, he had just one reception for 6 receiving yards. The Bears would go on to win 14-9.[31]

Bellamy ended the year with 14 receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown. In the Bears' playoff defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles, he recorded a 34-yard catch that set up the Bears' lone offensive touchdown of the game.[32]

New York Jets

On March 15, 2019, Bellamy signed a two-year, $5 million contract with the New York Jets.[33] He was placed on injured reserve on November 5.[34]


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  2. ^ Potter, Mike (December 28, 2011). "Glennon, Wolfpack put the cherry on top with bowl victory". INDY Week. Retrieved 2018.
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  4. ^ "The All-Time Butte Football Team: Stud wideouts have abounded at Cowan". Chico Enterprise-Record. September 8, 2011. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Chiefs announce 15 undrafted free agents". Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ "Chiefs Make Final Roster Cuts". Retrieved 2012.
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  8. ^ "Chiefs release OL Hayworth Hicks, elevate WR Josh Bellamy to 53-man roster for Browns game". August 21, 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  9. ^ Thorman, Joel (August 31, 2013). "Updated Chiefs depth chart". Arrowhead Pride. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ Tinsman, Brian (November 21, 2013). "Redskins IR Hankerson, Promote Lewis". Retrieved 2013.
  11. ^ Boyer, Zac (November 26, 2013). "Cartilage damage sidelines Stephen Bowen for season". Archived from the original on November 27, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  12. ^ Tinsman, Brian (November 26, 2013). "Bellamy Moved Up, Murphy Waived". Retrieved 2013.
  13. ^ Florio, Mike. "Redskins part ways with three". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 2014.
  14. ^ Wilkening, Mike (April 8, 2014). "Bears awarded Josh Bellamy on waivers". Retrieved 2014.
  15. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 1, 2014). "Bears sign 10 to practice squad". Retrieved 2014.
  16. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 13, 2014). "Bears add three from practice squad". Chicago Bears. Retrieved 2014.
  17. ^ "Cardinals vs. Bears - Box Score - September 20, 2015 - ESPN". Retrieved 2016.
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  19. ^ "Bears vs. Chiefs - Box Score - October 11, 2015 - ESPN". Retrieved 2016.
  20. ^ "Broncos vs. Bears - Box Score - November 22, 2015 - ESPN". Retrieved 2016.
  21. ^ "49ers vs. Bears - Box Score - December 6, 2015 - ESPN". Retrieved 2016.
  22. ^ "Chicago Bears WR Joshua Bellamy signs tender". UPI. Retrieved 2016.
  23. ^ Potash, Mark (November 27, 2016). "Josh Bellamy rues wide-open drop: 'I just missed the opportunity'". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2016.
  24. ^ "Bears' Josh Bellamy: Leads Bears with 93 receiving yards in Week 13". December 4, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  25. ^ Alper, Josh (March 6, 2017). "Bears re-sign Daniel Brown, tender Josh Bellamy and Bryce Callahan".
  26. ^ Dickerson, Jeff (November 12, 2017). "Bears' ugly loss to Packers a reflection on their coach".
  27. ^ "2-Minute Drill: Bears called for 13 penalties in loss to Lions". December 17, 2017.
  28. ^ Wiltfong Jr., Lester (April 4, 2018). "Josh Bellamy signs his tender and officially returns to the Bears". Windy City Gridiron.
  29. ^ Mitchell, Ken (October 2, 2018). "Cold Takes: A Look At Chicago's Win Over Tampa Bay". Windy City Gridiron.
  30. ^ "Fines roundup: Ezekiel Elliott fined $36,765 by NFL". December 15, 2018.
  31. ^ Reyes, Lorenzo (December 23, 2018). "Richard Sherman ejected for role in 49ers-Bears brawl after late hit". USA Today. Retrieved 2018.
  32. ^ Mayer, Larry (February 6, 2019). "Bears 2018 position review: Receiver". Chicago Bears. Retrieved 2019.
  33. ^, Ethan Greenberg (March 15, 2019). "WR Josh Bellamy Signs with the Jets".
  34. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (November 5, 2019). "Jets Sign RB Josh Adams, LB Paul Worrilow to Active Roster".

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