Meder Plays Backup Role In Browns' Opening-Day Loss

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

Jamie Meder got his second taste of National Football League regular-season play last weekend.

Meder, a former All-American defensive lineman for Ashland University, saw action as a backup for the Cleveland Browns in a 31-10 loss in Week 1 at the New York Jets, making two assisted tackles in 32 plays.

He became the first former Eagle to play in a regular-season game for the Browns in Week 17 of the 2014 season at Baltimore, recording one solo tackle. Meder originally was an undrafted free agent with the Ravens last year, and spent more than two months on their practice squad before joining Cleveland.

In four 2015 preseason games (one start), Meder finished with 11 total tackles (eight solos), one sack and a forced fumble. According to, Meder graded out as the Browns' best player in the preseason.

Following in a long line for highly-decorated AU defensive linemen, Meder was a two-time All-American, 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.

Meder is the eighth former Eagle to play in an NFL regular-season game.