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.
Packers linebacker Nate Palmer has sustained a torn MCL, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which is further reporting he could land on injured reserve. Palmer was active in just eight games as a rookie last season and contributed to 17 tackles.