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Jamon Meredith
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Meredith with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
No. 79, 69, 64     
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-05-11) May 11, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth: Simpsonville, South Carolina
Career information
College: South Carolina
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 5 / Pick: 162
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Green Bay Packers ( 2009)*
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Games played     51
Games started     24
Fumble recoveries     0
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

James Jamon Meredith (born May 11, 1986) is a former American football offensive tackle. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at South Carolina.

Meredith has played for the Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Green Bay Packers, and Cincinnati Bengals.

Early yearsEdit

Meredith attended Hillcrest High School in Simpsonville, South Carolina, where he was a two-way lineman. At 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m), 255 lb (116 kg) he projected as defensive end in college.

Regarded as only a two-star recruit Rivals.com,[1] Meredith was not ranked among the nation's top defensive end prospects. He committed early to South Carolina, choosing the Gamecocks over Clemson.

College careerEdit

At South Carolina, Meredith switched from the defensive to the offensive line. In his initial year, he saw action in one game, getting in for three plays against Vanderbilt, but was later granted a redshirt year. In his redshirt freshman year, he earned four starts at right tackle, including the 2005 Independence Bowl against Missouri.

As a sophomore, Meredith started all 13 games on the Gamecocks offensive line, the first seven games at right tackle, and then moved to left tackle for the final six contests. He garnered SEC offensive lineman of the week honors after helping the Gamecocks to a 31-28 victory over arch-rival Clemson, in which he anchored an offensive line that held Gaines Adams and the athletic Clemson defensive front without a quarterback sack.[2]

In 2007, he started all 12 games at left tackle. In his senior year, he had to sit out the first two games due to an NCAA eligibility ruling stemming from his freshman season. He later sat out a couple games with an ankle injury, and played most of the season at left guard.

Professional careerEdit

2009 NFL DraftEdit

Meredith was considered as one of the better offensive tackles in the 2009 NFL Draft,[3] but was projected to play guard or right tackle in the NFL because he lacked the top athleticism for left tackle.[4]

Pre-draft measureables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-4⅝ * 304 lb * 4.99 * 1.69 * 2.84 * 4.82 * 8.01 * 28" * 8'09" * 31 * 23 *
* represents NFL Combine

Green Bay PackersEdit

Meredith was selected in the fifth round, No. 162 overall, by the Green Bay Packers.

Meredith was released on September 5, 2009 and re-signed to the team's practice squad.

Buffalo BillsEdit

Meredith was signed off the Green Bay Packers' practice squad by the Buffalo Bills on September 22, 2009 after offensive tackle Brad Butler suffered a season-ending injury.[5]

Meredith was waived on October 4, 2010.

Detroit LionsEdit

Meredith was claimed by the Detroit Lions on October 5, 2010. He was waived on October 17.

New York GiantsEdit

On October 18, 2010, the New York Giants claimed Meredith off waivers.[6] He was waived on September 3, 2011.[7]

Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Meredith signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 13, 2011.

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Meredith signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on March 21, 2012.[8]

He became the starting right guard on October 14, 2012. He replaced backup guard Ted Larsen, who had been starting for right guard Davin Joseph after he had been lost for the season due to injury.[9] The Buccaneers released Meredith on August 29, 2014.[10]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Meredith signed with the Indianapolis Colts on September 3, 2014. He was released on November 4, 2014.

Second stint with the Green Bay PackersEdit

Meredith re-signed with the Green Bay Packers on November 8, 2014.[11] He was released on November 15, 2014.[12]

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Meredith signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on November 25, 2014.[13] On December 2, 2014, he was waived.[14]

Tennessee TitansEdit

Meredith was signed to the Titans' roster on December 9, 2014.[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Jamon Meredith Recruiting Profile", Rivals.com, https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Jamon-Meredith-19615
  2. Jolley, Jonathan (November 27, 2006), "Meredith Named SEC O-Lineman of Week", GamecockAnthem.com, http://southcarolina.scout.com/2/595090.html
  3. Brooks, Bucky (February 16, 2009), "Eugene Monroe, Jason Smith lead 2009 NFL draft OL prospects", Sports Illustrated, http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/bucky_brooks/02/16/oline/index.html
  4. "Pro Football War Room: Jamon Meredith", SportingNews.com, April 26, 2009, http://warroom.sportingnews.com/nfl/draft/2009/players/8841.html
  5. http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/09/22/bills-to-sign-meredith-from-packers-practice-squad/
  6. http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2010/10/giants_claim_ol_jamon_meredith.html
  7. "Giants trim roster to 53, place QB Sage Rosenfels on injured reserve". www.nj.com. http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2011/09/giants_trim_roster_to_53_place.html.
  8. Buccaneers sign OT Meredith, cut DEs Crowder, Reed Script error
  9. Meredith -- not Trueblood -- Will Start Sunday at Right Guard
  10. Bucs Begin Final Cuts
  11. Burnett downgraded to questionable; Packers sign Meredith, send Dorsey to IR www.jsonline.com, Retrieved November 9, 2014
  12. Mello, Igor. "Packers add Justin Perillo to active roster, waive Jamon Meredith". CBS Sports. http://fantasynews.cbssports.com/fantasyfootball/update/24811400/packers-add-justin-perillo-to-active-roster-waive-jamon-meredith. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  13. Marcum, Jason. "Bengals place Andre Smith on IR; Sign Jamon Meredith". CincyJungle. http://www.cincyjungle.com/2014/11/25/7285903/bengals-place-andre-smith-on-ir-sign-jamon-meredith. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  14. Bengals sign offensive tackle Eric Winston www.si.com, Retrieved December 4, 2014
  15. Place CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson on IR; Sign OL Jamon Meredith to Active Roster www.titansonline.com,Retrieved March 29, 2015

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