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Packers place Kevin King on IR

By Nate LoCascio

 

The Green Bay Packers claimed defensive lineman Fadol Brown off waivers from the Oakland Raiders, claimed cornerback Natrell Jamerson off waivers from the Houston Texans and placed running back Tra Carson and cornerback Kevin King on injured reserve. General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the transactions Wednesday.

 

Brown (6-4, 282), a first-year player out of the University of Mississippi, was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Oakland Raiders on May 5, 2017. After spending his rookie season on the Raiders’ practice squad, he played in eight games for Oakland this season, recording 17 tackles (14 solo) and a pass defensed. Brown will wear No. 98 for the Packers.

 

Jamerson (5-11, 201) was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the fifth round (No. 164 overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft out of the University of Wisconsin. He was claimed off waivers by the Houston Texans on Sept. 2 and played in 10 games, registering five tackles (all solo), a pass defensed and two special teams tackles (one solo). Jamerson will wear No. 21 for the Packers.

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