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Ashlee Palmer

Date of birth : 1986-04-07
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Compton, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-14

Ashlee Palmer is an American football linebacker for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.

* Claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions February 19, 2010.
* Released by the Buffalo Bills February 16, 2010.
* Signed by the Bills May 1, 2009 as an undrafted rookie free agent.

Claimed off waivers by Detroit February 19 after spending his rookie campaign with Buffalo. Played in 14 games with two starts for the Bills, collecting 11 tackles (eight solo), a pass defensed and 11 stops on special teams.

2010: Serves as a back-up outside linebacker and on special teams.

* Saw time on special teams in season opener at Chicago (9/12).
* Saw time on special teams and on defense against Philadelphia (9/19). Finished with 2 tackles (1 solo) and a special teams stop.
* Tied a career-best 6 solo tackles at Minnesota (9/26).
* Recorded one tackle for loss, two special teams tackles and forced a fumble on a fourth quarter kickoff return at Green Bay (10/3).
* Registered team-high 3 special teams tackles vs. St. Louis (10/10).
* Led the team in tackles with 13 (9 solo) at the New York Giants (10/17).
* Started at outside linebacker and recorded four tackles (4 solo) against Washington (10/31).
* Recorded three tackles (3 solo) and a special team tackle against the New York Jets (11/7).
* Tallied three tackles (2 solo) and one forced fumble at Buffalo (11/14).
* Recorded 4 tackles (4 solo) as starter at Dallas (11/21).

2009: Played in 14 games and made two starts at weakside linebacker.
* Finished the season with 11 tackles (8 solo) including a tackle for a loss.
* Ranked second on the team with 13 special teams tackles.
* In first NFL action, played on special teams and recorded one special teams tackle vs. Tampa Bay (9/20).
* Made first professional career start where he recorded 3 tackles (2 solo) and a tackle for a loss vs. Cleveland (10/11).
* In second career start, Palmer registered a season and new career-high 6 tackles (all solo) and one pass defensed.
* Made a career-high 3 special teams tackles at Kansas City (12/13).
* Inactive vs. Indianapolis with an injury.

Spent two seasons at Mississippi and started 22 of 24 games with the Rebels.
* Transferred from Compton (Calif.) Community College where he earned first-team All-America honors from the Junior College Athletic Bureau in 2005.
* Led the Rebels with 89 total tackles, 3 interceptions, 7 pass defenses and 2 fumble recoveries as a junior.
* Helped the Rebel defense rank No. 2 in SEC and No. 4 in the nation in rush defense (85.5 ypg).
* Participated in the 2009 Under Armour Senior Bowl and notched 3 total tackles.

Attended Lynwood (Calif.) High School, where he helped lead his team to a 10-1-1 record and a CIF playoff berth in 2003, completing 72-128 passes for 1,103 yards and 10 touchdowns.
* Earned first team all-league honors during senior year of high school.
* Son of Jewel Griffin.

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