Meder Continues Work Toward Browns Regular Season

Meder Continues Work Toward Browns Regular Season


Former Ashland University All-American defensive lineman Jamie Meder had an assisted tackle and a quarterback hit for the Cleveland Browns in their 30-13 preseason loss at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday (Aug. 26) night.

Meder played in 24 defensive plays and five special teams snaps in the loss.

In three 2016 preseason games, Meder has seven total tackles (three solo) and a safety. Meder and the Browns will conclude the preseason on Thursday (Sept. 1) at 8 p.m. against the Chicago Bears at FirstEnergy Stadium.

In his first full National Football League season in 2015, Meder came off the bench in all 16 regular-season games for the Browns as a key member of the defensive line rotation as both a nose tackle and a defensive end. He finished 2015 with 33 total tackles (16 solo) and a sack of Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota on Sept. 20.

Meder became the first former Eagle to play in a regular-season game for the Browns in Week 17 of the 2014 campaign at Baltimore, recording one solo tackle. He originally was an undrafted free agent with the Ravens two years ago, and spent more than two months on their practice squad before joining Cleveland.

Following in a long line of highly-decorated AU defensive linemen, Meder was a two-time All-American, Ashland's first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year (2010), a two-time GLIAC Defensive Lineman of the Year (2012-13) and a four-time All-GLIAC first-teamer.

His collegiate career totals include 247 total tackles (96 solo), 35 tackles for loss, 14 sacks and three forced fumbles.

Meder is the eighth former Eagle to play in an NFL regular-season game.