GREEN BAY – Jordan Tripp hasn’t been with the Green Bay Packers long, but he’s already made an impression, according to Ryan Wood of www.PackersNews.com.
Tripp, the former Missoula Big Sky and University of Montana linebacker, is entering the fourth season of his NFL career. The Miami Dolphins selected him in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL draft, but the Packers were his fourth team in three years. Tripp spent one season with the Jacksonville Jaguars and part of last season with the Seattle Seahawks. The Packers signed him in December.
Tripp appeared in two games last season for the Packers, showcasing his abilities on special teams. He’s lining up with the first group of special teamers early in training camp, according to Wood.
“You either catch on quick, or you don’t get a chance,” Tripp told Wood. “That’s how this league is. You have to take advantage of your opportunities and make it happen. Because if you don’t, they’ll find someone who will.”
Tripp was a four-year starter at UM, racking up 335 career tackles, fifth-most in program history. He also had 29.5 tackles-for-loss and 10 forced fumbles. The Dolphins drafted Tripp in 2014, and he played in 13 games for Miami.
He signed with the Jaguars in 2015 and made his first career NFL start on Dec. 13, 2015 against the Indianapolis Colts. After the Jaguars cut him, Tripp appeared in seven games for the Seahawks in 2016.
Tripp has appeared in 34 NFL games and recorded 19 total tackles.