Nathan Gerry, former Nebraska LB, signs with new NFL team
Nathan Gerry has a new NFL home after 5 seasons in the league.
The former 5th-round pick out of Nebraska saw his NFL career begin in 2017 with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he won a Super Bowl ring as a rookie. He recorded a career-best 74 tackles in 2019 before an ankle injury saw him miss the last 9 games of the 2020 season. Ahead of the 2021 campaign, with his rookie contract with the Eagles having expired, he inked a 1-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers and eventually landed on their practice squad before his release in November.
Now, Gerry is headed to the Washington Commanders, with the team on Sunday announcing his signing.
Gerry was a 3rd-team All-B1G member in 2016, recording 74 tackles and 7.0 tackles for a loss. He also recorded 4 interceptions and 8 passes defensed. For his career at Nebraska, the former Blackshirt totaled 273 tackles, 19.0 TFLs, 13 interceptions, and 19 pass deflections.
The Commanders finished 7-10 in 2021, good for a 3rd-place finish in the NFC East.