Meder Starts, Records Tackle In Preseason Game No. 3

Photo courtesy of Cleveland Browns.
Photo courtesy of Cleveland Browns.



Former Ashland University All-American Jamie Meder started his second consecutive preseason game at defensive tackle for the National Football League's Cleveland Browns on Saturday (Aug. 26) night at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

Meder recorded a solo tackle in the contest on a one-yard run late in the first quarter.

Playing in all three Browns preseason games in 2017, Meder has one solo tackle, one assisted tackle and a half-sack.

Meder is in his fourth NFL training camp after re-signing with the Browns on March 28. In his first season as an NFL starter at defensive end in 2016, Meder finished with 48 total tackles (26 solo) and one sack. He earned Week 16 AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors following a blocked field goal which helped Cleveland to its only win of the season on Dec. 24 at home against the San Diego Chargers.

In his first full NFL 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.

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 three 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 (first-team American Football Coaches Association in 2013), 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.

UP NEXT: The fourth and final preseason game for Meder and the Browns will be on Thursday (Aug. 31) at 8 p.m. at the Chicago Bears and against another former Eagle, rookie tight end Adam Shaheen.