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.
Nate Palmer is one of the young guys who may be called upon to step in and help.
The Green Bay Packers will be without two of their defensive starters for at least this week’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. Outside linebacker Clay Matthews reportedly had successful surgery on his broken thumb and will be out at least a month, probably longer. Inside linebacker Brad Jones...
Nate Palmer, OLB, Illinois St.
Ted Thompson didn’t have to do it. Nate Palmer was not going to be drafted. You would be hard pressed to find him breaking the top 400 in anyone’s big board or player rankings.
Yet, when the Packers’ turn came up in the sixth round, they made Palmer the 193rd player drafted. This despite the fact they were holding three seventh round picks, and...
Three recent Packers draft picks talked about their selection by the Packers, their talents and how they fit.
Nate Palmer, 6th round pick, OLB Illinois State
J.C. Tretter, 4th round pick, OL, Cornell
Datone Jones, 1st round pick, DE, UCLA
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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...