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Nate Bussey | Linebacker

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/20/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
College: Illinois

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Jaguars claimed LB Nate Bussey off waivers from the Saints.
The 2011 seventh-rounder was waived by the Saints on Saturday. It's doubtful he's more than a camp body for the Jags, but Bussey should get a look on special teams against his former team on Thursday. Mon, Aug 13, 2012 05:26:00 PM

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Saints waived LB Nate Bussey.

A seventh-round pick last season, Bussey was waived at final cuts. He was re-signed in January. Getting waived at this stage of camp suggests he isn't a candidate for the practice squad.
Sat, Aug 11, 2012 02:34:00 PM

Saints signed LB Nate Bussey from their practice squad.

The 2011 seventh-rounder was drafted to be a core special teams player for the Saints. He'll take the roster spot of Will Herring, who suffered an undisclosed injury in the season finale.
Tue, Jan 3, 2012 06:31:00 PM

Saints signed seventh-round LB Nate Bussey to a four-year deal.

If Bussey makes the team, it will be as a core special teamer. He projects as a nickel kind of linebacker at best.
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 12:06:00 PM

Saints coach Sean Payton says the team envisions seventh-round LB Nate Bussey as a "core special teams player."

He's also expected to be a weak-side and nickel-type linebacker. We originally had Bussey at 215 pounds, but he was 6'1/228 at his Pro Day and ran a 4.51 forty. That's a pretty good blend for a "teams" specialist. Fellow rookie and Illinois alum Martez Wilson will be directly in the mix to start.
Mon, May 2, 2011 11:47:00 PM

Saints selected Illinois LB Nate Bussey with the No. 243 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft.

Bussey must have flashed on tape when the Saints were scouting third-round teammate Martez Wilson. Bussey didn't break into the starting lineup until his senior season, but he showed explosive sideline-to-sideline pursuit with good coverage ability. Just 215 pounds, he'll start his career on special teams.
Sat, Apr 30, 2011 07:00:00 PM

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