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Ashlee Palmer biography

Date of birth : 1986-04-07
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Compton, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-14
Credited as : Football player NFL, linebacker for the Detroit Lions, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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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.

PRO:
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.

COLLEGE:
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.

PERSONAL:
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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