Gerri Green
No. 56 – Las Vegas Raiders
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1995-09-14) September 14, 1995 (age 26)
Greenville, Mississippi
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Greenville
College:Mississippi State
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 6 / Pick: 199
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Gerri Green (pronounced Gary) (born September 14, 1995) is an American football defensive end for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Mississippi State and was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He has also been a member of the New England Patriots and Washington Football Team.

Early life and high school

Green was born in Jackson, Mississippi and grew up in Greenville, Mississippi. He attended Greenville High School, where he was a standout defensive player for the Hornets. Rated a four-star recruit by several talent evaluators, Green played in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star and the Semper Fidelis Bowl after recording 98 tackles, including 11.5 for loss, and 5.0 sacks in his senior year. He committed to play football at Mississippi State over offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Louisiana-Lafayette, Ole Miss, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt.[1]

College career

Green spent five seasons as a member of the Mississippi State Bulldogs, redshirting his freshman season. As a redshirt freshman, Green made 49 tackles, 2.5 of which were tackles for loss, and intercepted two passes and was named to the Southeastern Conference (SEC) All-Freshman team.[2] He played defensive end and served as a team captain in his redshirt senior season and recorded 31 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks. Over the course of his collegiate career, Green made 161 career tackles (20.5 for loss) with 8.5 sacks.[3] Off the field, Green was named to the SEC Community Service Team and was nominated for the 2018 Wuerffel Trophy.[4] Following the end his final season, Green received an invitation to play in the 2019 Senior Bowl and made four tackles in the game.[5]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
252 lb
(114 kg)
33 in
(0.84 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
4.63 s 4.42 s 7.27 s 35.0 in
(0.89 m)
9 ft 6 in
(2.90 m)
24 reps
All values from NFL Combine[6]

Indianapolis Colts

Green was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round (199th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[7] Green signed a rookie contract with the team on May 3, 2019.[8] He was waived by the Colts during final roster cuts on August 31, 2019.[9]

New England Patriots

On September 2, 2019, Green was signed to the New England Patriots practice squad.[10] He was released on September 20, 2019.[11]

Indianapolis Colts (second stint)

Green rejoined the Colts after being signed to the team's practice squad on September 23, 2019.[12] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on December 30, 2019.[13] On September 5, 2020, Green was waived and signed to the practice squad the next day.[14][15] He was released on September 15, 2020.[16]

Washington Football Team

Green signed with the Washington Football Team's practice squad on October 16, 2020.[17] He was released on October 26.[18]

Las Vegas Raiders

On November 3, 2020, Green was signed to the Las Vegas Raiders practice squad.[19] He signed a reserve/future contract on January 5, 2021.[20]

On August 31, 2021, Green was waived by the Raiders and re-signed to the practice squad the next day.[21][22] After the Raiders were eliminated in the 2021 Wild Card round of the playoffs, he signed a reserve/future contract on January 17, 2022.[23]

References

  1. ^ "Mississippi State National Signing Day 2014: Gerri Green signs with MSU". ForWhomTheCowBellTolls.com. SB Nation. February 5, 2014. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  2. ^ Bonner, Michael (December 10, 2015). "MSU linebacker Gerri Green named All-SEC freshman". The Clarion-Ledger. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  3. ^ Jones, Paul (April 27, 2019). "Indianapolis Colts Select Bulldog Defender Gerri Green". 247Sports.com.
  4. ^ Arthur, Jake (May 7, 2019). "Gerri Green A Leader That Teammates Can Rally Around". Colts.com. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  5. ^ Chappell, Mike (May 6, 2019). "Colts' Gerri Green 'the other' Mississippi State defensive standout". FOX59.com. WXIN. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  6. ^ "Gerri Green Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  7. ^ Andrew Walker (April 27, 2019). "Colts Select Defensive End Gerri Green With 199th-Overall Pick". Colts.com.
  8. ^ "Colts sign second-round pick Banogu, 4 other draft picks". CBS4Indy.com. WTTV. May 3, 2019. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  9. ^ Walker, Andrew (August 31, 2019). "Colts Announce Final 2019 Roster Cuts". Colts.com.
  10. ^ "Patriots make a series of roster moves". Patriots.com. September 2, 2019.
  11. ^ "Patriots Release WR Antonio Brown; Announce Practice Squad Moves". Patriots.com. September 20, 2019.
  12. ^ "Colts Sign DE Gerri Green To Practice Squad". Colts.com. September 23, 2019.
  13. ^ "Colts Announce Three Extensions, 14 Reserve/Future Contracts". Colts.com. December 30, 2019.
  14. ^ Walker, Andrew (September 5, 2020). "Colts Announce Final 2020 Roster Cuts". Colts.com.
  15. ^ "Roster Moves: T Chaz Green Brought Back To Active Roster, DT Sheldon Day To IR, 14 Signed To Practice Squad". Colts.com. September 6, 2020.
  16. ^ "Practice Squad Moves: Colts Sign K Matt Gay; Release DE Gerri Green". Colts.com. September 15, 2020. Retrieved October 2, 2020.
  17. ^ Jennings, Scott. "Washington Roster Moves: Brandon Scherff activated from IR, Greg Stroman placed on IR". Hogs Haven. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  18. ^ @WashingtonNFL (October 26, 2020). "We have released the following players from the practice squad: DE Gerri Green DB Manny Patterson LB Donald Payne" (Tweet). Retrieved November 8, 2020 – via Twitter.
  19. ^ @Raiders (November 3, 2020). "We have signed DE Gerri Green to the practice squad. In a corresponding move, we have released DE Breeland Speaks from the practice squad" (Tweet). Retrieved December 2, 2020 – via Twitter.
  20. ^ "Raiders sign 11 players to Reserve/Future contracts". Raiders.com. January 5, 2021.
  21. ^ "Raiders finalize initial 53-man roster for 2021 season". Raiders.com. August 31, 2021.
  22. ^ "Raiders announce practice squad additions". Raiders.com. September 1, 2021.
  23. ^ Raiders Public Relations (January 17, 2022). "Raiders announce Reserve/Future signings". Raiders.com. Retrieved January 17, 2022.