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Nate Ness
S #47
Height:
6-1
Weight:
190
Age:
27
College:
Arizona
Experience:
4

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Biography

Fourth-year cornerback out of Arizona who has spent time with the Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins, St. Louis Rams and Carolina Panthers. Originally entered the League as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Cleveland Browns in 2009. Career totals include eight games (one start) and five tackles (four solo).

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as a free agent on April 21, 2014.
  • Signed by the Carolina Panthers on August 2, 2012.
  • Released by the Rams on April 30, 2012.
  • Signed by the Rams on December 14, 2011.
  • Released by the Rams on December 6, 2011.
  • Signed by the Rams to the active roster from the practice squad on November 15, 2011.
  • Signed by the Rams to the practice squad on October 25, 2011.
  • Released by the Rams on October 18, 2011.
  • Signed by the St. Louis Rams to the practice squad on October 9, 2011.
  • Released by the Redskins on October 5, 2011.
  • Signed by the Washington Redskins to the practice squad on September 5, 2011.
  • Released by the Dolphins on September 3, 2011.
  • Claimed off waivers by the Dolphins from the Seahawks on November 4, 2010.
  • Released by the Seahawks on November 2, 2010.
  • Claimed off waivers by the Seattle Seahawks form the Dolphins on September 5, 2010.
  • Released by the Dolphins on September 4, 2010.
  • Signed by the Dolphins to a reserve/futures contract on January 6, 2010.
  • Signed by the Dolphins to the practice squad on November 25, 2009.
  • Released by the Dolphins on November 24, 2009.
  • Signed by the Dolphins to the active roster on November 18, 2009.
  • Signed by the Miami Dolphins to the practice squad on October 27, 2009.
  • Signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 1, 2009.

PRO
Fourth-year cornerback out of Arizona who has spent time with the Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins, St. Louis Rams and Carolina Panthers. Originally entered the League as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Cleveland Browns in 2009. Career totals include eight games (one start) and five tackles (four solo).

2012: Joined the Panthers as a free agent early in the season, but spent the year on Reserve/Injured after suffering a concussion during a preseason game vs. Houston (8/11).

2011: Saw action in four games with the Rams and was inactive for two games after spending training camp with Miami. Began the 2011 season as a member of the Washington Redskins practice squad before joining St. Louis’ practice squad on October 7. Later signed to the Rams active roster on November 16.

  • Competed in a reserve role vs. Arizona (11/27), at San Francisco (12/4), vs. Cincinnati (12/18) and at Pittsburgh (12/24).

2010: Played in four games with one start and was inactive for 12 games with Seattle and Miami. Finished the season with five total tackles on defense for Seattle and three special teams tackles for Miami.

  • Made his NFL debut with the Seahawks at Oakland (10/31), finishing the game with five tackles.

2009: Spent nine games on the Dolphins practice squad before being upgraded to the active roster on November 18. Finished the season on Miami’s practice squad after being waived.

  • Originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Cleveland (5/1) and had stints with the New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks during the preseason.

COLLEGE
After transferring from El Camino (Calif.) Junior College, ended his career at Arizona playing in 25 games (19 starts) and recording 107 tackles, seven interceptions, 10 pass defenses and two fumble recoveries.

  • Started 13 games as a senior in 2008 and finished second on the team with 75 tackles to go along with two interceptions, eight pass defenses and one fumble recovery.

PERSONAL
Attended Gardena (Calif.) High School. Majored in sociology at Arizona.

NESS’ SINGLE-GAME BESTS

  • Tackles: 5 at Oak 10/31/10
  • Special Teams Tackles: 2 at NE 1/2/11

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