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Packers claim two defensive players off waivers; place King, Carson on injured reserve

CB Natrell Jamerson played at Wisconsin


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

(fuh-DOLL) 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.

(nuh-TRELL JAY-mer-sin) 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.