Michael Palmer (American football)

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Michael Palmer
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No. 82 Pittsburgh Steelers
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-01-18) January 18, 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth: Tucker, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 252 lb (114 kg)
Career information
High school: Parkview High School
College: Clemson
Undrafted: 2010
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-ACC (2009)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Receptions: 23
Receiving Yards: 132
Receiving TDs: 4
Stats at NFL.com

Michael Palmer (born January 18, 1988) is an American football tight end for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Clemson.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft, Palmer signed a rookie free agent contract with the Atlanta Falcons on April 24, 2010.[2] In three years with Atlanta, Palmer played in 43 games, starting five. He caught 21 passes for 123 yards, with 3 touchdowns.[3]

New York Giants[edit]

Palmer signed with the New York Giants on May 11, 2013.[4] He was released on May 29, 2013.

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Palmer was signed by the Seattle Seahawks on July 23, 2013.[5] On August 6, 2013, he was released by the Seahawks.[6]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

On August 8, 2013, Palmer was awarded to the Pittsburgh Steelers on waivers, after injuries to three of Pittsburgh's top four tight ends.[7]


  1. ^ Clemson Tigers
  2. ^ Atlanta Falcons
  3. ^ NFL.com http://www.nfl.com/player/michaelpalmer/1037366/profile
  4. ^ Giants add six to roster after mini-camp
  5. ^ "Seahawks Make Roster Moves". Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Jenks, Jayson (August 6, 2013). "Seahawks release TE Michael Palmer". The Seattle Times. Retrieved August 7, 2013. 
  7. ^ Wilkening, Mike (August 8, 2013). "Steelers awarded Michael Palmer on waivers". NBCSports.com. Retrieved August 9, 2013.