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Pupil Palmer Learns Lessons from Prof. Greene

Nate Palmer, a rookie sixth-round pick, will be thrust into an unexpected role against Cleveland on Sunday. Palmer has played only seven snaps on defense in his brief career. The Packers' track record under Kevin Greene, however, has been impressive.

Nate Palmer got his first taste of Kevin Greene before the draft. Palmer, one of the nation's top pass rushers at Illinois State as a senior, had a pre-draft visit with the Packers before they nabbed him with a sixth-round pick. "He's very, very intense," Palmer recalled on Friday. "When he coaches, he gets into it. Even though I was just on my visit, we were talking about scheme and pass rush...

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