Q: The season officially starts this week! Of the 2nd year pros, who needs to show the most improvement in camp in order to make the team?
- Jay from Chicago, Ill.
A: Sam Barrington and Nate Palmer need to improve to make the team. As far as impact is concerned, Datone Jones has a long way to go. Jones appeared in all 16 games last season and only managed 10 tackles and 3.5 sacks...
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Nate Palmer, outside linebacker
Season stats: Eight games (200 snaps; 17 percent of total defensive snaps); 17 tackles, zero sacks, two quarterback hurries, one tackle for...
With three of the four starting linebackers sidelined and unproven players like Jamari Lattimore, Nate Palmer and Andy Mulumba stepping in, the Packers' defense dominated the Browns.
Nate Palmer, a rookie sixth-round pick, will be thrust into an unexpected role against Cleveland on Sunday. Palmer has played only seven snaps on defense in his brief career. The Packers' track record under Kevin Greene, however, has been impressive.
Friends, co-workers and classmates of Nate Palmer are still processing what happened and how to react to it. Living in what Palmer described as "the heart of Bears Country," the Green Bay Packers' sixth-round draft pick has suddenly joined up with the enemy, leaving those around him a bit conflicted.
"Every time I see someone now, they say, 'I'm going to...