Overview
James Jamon Meredith is an offensive tackle for the Buffalo Bills. Meredith was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Meredith played at the University of South Carolina. Meredith is 6-feet, 5-inches tall and weighs 301 pounds.
Prep Career
Meredith was a defensive end at Hillcrest High School in Simpsonville, SC. He was the No. 50-ranked defensive end in the class of 2004 according to Scout.com. Meredith signed with South Carolina after also considering Clemson.
College Career
Meredith played one game against Vanderbilt as a true freshman, but was later granted a redshirt year for 2004. He did have to sit out two games in 2008 due to eligibility issues stemming from his brief game action in 2004. In 2005 he started four times at right tackle, including the Independence Bowl loss to Missouri. Meredith started every game in his sophomore and junior seasons, making seven starts at right tackle as a sophomore before switching to left tackle for the next 18 games. After sitting out the first two games of his senior season, Meredith returned to help lead the Gamecocks to an appearance in the Outback Bowl. He didn't start either of the next two games, but did play in both of them. Meredith returned to the starting lineup for the final three games of the 2008 season.
NFL Career
Meredith was selected in the fifth round (162nd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. He was cut by the team prior to the 2009 season and joined the Packers practice squad.

On Sept. 22, 2009, Meredith was signed off the Packers practice squad by the Buffalo Bills.
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