Palmer has been released by the Packers, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Palmer started 10 games at inside linebacker last season, registering 68 tackles for the Packers. However, with then-rookie Jake Ryan eventually taking his starting gig, and fellow linebacker Sam Barrington slated to return this season, Palmer became more expendable, even if his position is still one the Packers will likely address in the draft.
Palmer recorded eight tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss to the Lions. Palmer was all over the field on a day where the Packers defense played pretty well despite the loss at home. The third-year linebacker now has 46 tackles on the year and he'll continue to be a staple in the middle of the Packers' defense next to Clay Matthews.
Palmer made 11 tackles (nine solo) in Sunday's victory over the Chargers. Palmer's Week 6 tackle count matched his total from the previous two weeks and established a new career high. He has been and will continue working as the Packers' No. 2 inside linebacker alongside Clay Matthews.
The Packers placed Sam Barrington (ankle) on injured reserve Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. The nature and extent of Barrington's setback is uncertain, but it will prevent him from taking the field again this season. With Barrington out, Nate Palmer will step into the starting lineup at middle linebacker alongside Clay Matthews.
The Packers have placed the following players on the injured reserve list Saturday: Tackle Aaron Adams, linebacker Nate Palmer, tight end Jake Stoneburner and defensive tackle Khyri Thornton.
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