The bloodletting begins.
With the release of WR Brett Swain, TE Spencer Havner, and tackle Theo Sherman there is no real surprise as the Green Bay Packers get started early on the first wave of cuts due Tuesday.
Havner was the fan favorite of the three, having started out as a linebacker, and then moving to tight end where he had a modicum of success in 2009. He caught seven passes for 112 yards and four touchdowns.
He was cut last year, picked up by the Lions and then brought back to Green Bay after the injury to Jermichael Finley in game four. He was injured shortly after his return and spent the remainder of the season on IR.
Swain was a seventh-round draft choice in 2008, played in 22 games with one start over two seasons. He caught six passes for 72 yards last season.
Sherman signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent on July 28.