Natrell Jamerson Ready For His Chance With Green Bay

Natrell Jamerson Ready For His Chance With Green Bay

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Natrell Jamerson Ready For His Chance With Green Bay

Editor’s Note: Following the publication of this story, the Packers announced that Jamerson is inactive for today’s game.

Former University of Wisconsin defensive back Natrell Jamerson is getting a first-class education in the business side of the NFL.

Drafted in the fifth round by the New Orleans Saints in April, Jamerson spent the offseason and training camp with the Saints before being cut before the season. Claimed by the Houston Texans, he played in 10 games for them, registering seven tackles, before being waived earlier this week.

Now claimed earlier this week by Green Bay, just a two-hour drive from where he played in 88 games for the Badgers, the Ocala, Fla., native has a chance to be active this afternoon when the Packers host the Atlanta Falcons.

“It’s been crazy,” Jamerson told reporters this week. “Since the draft and New Orleans, being there a few months, then going to Houston, being there a few months, and now I’m up here. It’s been a roller-coaster for sure. But I’m used to change. Nothing’s ever permanent. So I’ve got to take the punches as they come and roll with them.”

Jamerson drew pre-draft interest from the Packers after he was named the East-West Shrine Game Defensive MVP and ran a 4.4 40-yard dash at the NFL Draft scouting combine, even taking an official visit to Green Bay.

After playing wide receiver as a true freshman and nickel cornerback his sophomore and junior seasons, Jamerson started all 14 games as Wisconsin’s free safety last season, registering 51 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two interceptions and a touchdown.

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