Linebacker Ashlee Palmer is expected to be cut from the Giants on Saturday, a source told NFL.com. Palmer was signed in late August after various injuries to the linebacker core. He had 12 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks in 16 games last season.
The injury-plagued Giants have signed veteran linebacker Ashlee Palmer, who spent the last five years with Detroit, per the New York Post. New York is already missing fellow linebackers Jon Beason (knee), Mark Herzlich (concussion), Jonathan Casillas (neck) and Tony Johnson (knee). Palmer started just five games last season and contributed to eight tackles.
Free agent linebacker Ashlee Palmer is frustrated that he hasn't generated much interest since his contract with the Lions expired in February. Palmer sent a series of tweets, complaining about the fact that he's still unsigned. "Wow! Maybe I should have attended the Veteran's Combine," he wrote, then added, "A productive player for 6 years in multiple roles... STILL NOT SIGNED!! LOL." Palmer has not missed a game in five years with the Lions. He has 12 tackles, one and a half sacks and two pass defenses last year.
The Lions have cleared all their probables for their Sunday game against Chicago, including premier wideout Calvin Johnson (ankle). Among the other significant proables given the thumbs-up are linebacker Ashlee Palmer (quad) and guard Rob Sims (illness).
The Lions ruled defensive tackle Nick Fairley (knee) out and cornerback Mohammed Seisay (hamstring) questionable for Sunday's contest against the Bears. Meanwhile, safety Don Carey (ankle), wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle), defensive end George Johnson (illness), defensive tackle C.J. Mosley (not injury related), linebacker Ashlee Palmer (quad) and guard Rob Sims (illness) were labeled as probable.