|No. 32 - New Orleans Saints|
|Born:||March 15, 1995|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||211 lb (96 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||2016 / Round: 2 / Pick: 57|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Roster status:||Practice squad|
|Career NFL statistics|
T. J. Green (born March 15, 1995) is an American football safety for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Clemson, and was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Green played wide receiver his freshman year at Clemson in 2013, recording two receptions over 12 games. Prior to his sophomore year in 2014, he switched to safety. He played in 11 games with one start and had 18 tackles and an interception. As a junior, he became a starter, recording 95 tackles with a sack. After the season, Green entered the 2016 NFL Draft.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 2 in
|10 ft 9 in
|All values from NFL Combine/Clemson's Pro Day|
|Colts select T.J. Green 57th overall|
Throughout training camp, Green competed against Clayton Geathers and Winston Guy for the job as the starting free safety. Head coach Chuck Pagano named Green the backup free safety behind Clayton Geathers to begin the regular season.
He made his professional regular season debut and first career start in the Indianapolis Colts' season-opener against the Detroit Lions and recorded three combined tackles in their 39-35 loss before leaving in the fourth quarter with a sprained ankle. Green earned the start in place of Geathers who was inactive due to a broken bone in his foot he sustained in training camp. The sprained ankle sidelined Green for the Colts' Week 2 loss at the Denver Broncos. In Week 9, Green started at free safety after Mike Adams was inactive due to a groin injury he sustained. He finished the Colts' 31-26 victory at the Green Bay Packers with a season-high six combined tackles. He finished his rookie season with 42 combined tackles (32 solo) and two pass deflections in 15 games and four starts. He finished 91st out of 91 qualifying safeties in Pro Football Focus' overall grade and coverage grade in 2016.
Green entered training camp competing for a job as a backup safety against Clayton Geathers, Matthias Farley, Andrew Williamson, Tyvis Powell, Earl Wolff, Ronald Martin, Lee Hightower, and Tyson Graham. Defensive coordinator Ted Monachino held a competition between Green and Farley for the job as starting strong safety after rookie Malik Hooker sustained numerous injuries during OTA's and camp. Head coach Chuck Pagano named him the backup strong safety behind Farley to start the regular season.
Prior to Week 8, Green was named the starting free safety after Malik Hooker tore his ACL and MCL the previous week and was placed on injured reserve for the remainder of the season. In his first start of the season, Green recorded four solo tackle during the Colts' 34-23 loss at the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 8. On December 14, 2017, Green collected a season-high nine combined tackles during a 25-13 loss to the Denver Broncos. Green finished the 2017 season with 45 combined tackles (31 solo) and a pass deflection in 16 games and seven starts.Pro Football Focus gave Green an overall grade of 73.9, ranking 60th among all qualifying safeties in 2017.
On September 1, 2018, Green was waived/injured by the Colts and was placed on injured reserve. He was released on September 6, 2018.