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Titans awarded Nate Palmer off waivers from Packers

Former Packers linebacker Nate Palmer joins the Titans.

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Former Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Nate Palmer has found a new home. According to the NFL's official transaction report, the Tennessee Titans have successfully claimed Palmer off waivers.

The Titans, who run a 3-4 scheme under defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau somewhat similar to Green Bay's, could use Palmer as either an edge rusher or an off-the-ball linebacker. Palmer joins a linebacker corps that includes Derrick Morgan, Wesley Woodyard and Brian Orakpo. If Palmer makes the 53, he may receive the chance to take on his former team, as the Titans and Packers face off during the 2016 regular season.

Palmer entered the league as a sixth-round pick in 2013 out of Illinois State. The Packers utilized Palmer mostly as an edge rusher during his first two seasons before shifting him off the ball to compete alongside Sam Barrington, Jake Ryan and the team's other inside linebackers. Palmer ultimately started 10 games for Green Bay before giving way to Ryan late in the season.

In his three years in the NFL, Palmer has amassed 85 total tackles and one sack. He missed all of the 2014 season while recovering from a knee injury.

Jason B. Hirschhorn is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and covers the NFL for Sports on Earth and SB Nation. He also serves as the senior writer and editor for Acme Packing Company, a Green Bay Packers blog.