Former Wisconsin defensive back Natrell Jamerson played four seasons in Madison before starting his NFL career. Now, he’ll return back to the Badger State as the Green Bay Packers announced they claimed the rookie off of waivers on Wednesday.
This will be the third team Jamerson has been on since starting his brief professional football career. Drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, he was cut before the season but was claimed by the Houston Texans. According to the Packers’ release, he played in 10 games for the AFC South franchise, recording seven tackles overall (five plus two special teams stops) and a pass defended.
The Texans waived Jamerson on Dec. 4, only for the Packers to scoop up the talented defensive back just a day later.
In 47 career games at Wisconsin, Jamerson recorded 88 tackles, five for loss, along with two interceptions. Originally a wide receiver, he moved to cornerback and then safety in his time at UW.
After moving to safety for the 2017 season, he tallied 51 tackles, 3.5 for loss, and broke up 10 passes while intercepting two. One of those became a pick-six in a home win against Northwestern.
Green Bay listed Jamerson as a cornerback and stated he will wear No. 21 for the NFC North franchise.
During his 10-year NFL career, Wisconsin defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard played for current Green Bay defensive coordinator, Mike Pettine, as a member of the New York Jets, Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns.