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Graham Harrell out as Packers third-stringer ... team will go with Rodgers, Flynn

In what is the biggest surprise of the day among cuts announced so far by the Green Bay Packers – quarterback Graham Harrell will be looking for a new home, meaning the Packers, at least at this time, have decided to go with just Aaron Rodgers and Matt Flynn as their quarterbacks.

It’s somewhat surprising given the success Harrell has had this preseason. Many, including lombardiave, considered him a lock to make the team, not only because he has shown promise, but because in this age of the quarterback, how could a team go with just two? The Packers seem pretty confident in Rodgers and Flynn staying healthy.

According to the Green Bay Press Gazette, the Packers have at this point about 3:30 p.m., announced the release of 12 players, including Harrell. Rookie defensive end Lawrence Guy was also released, signed an agreement that would bring him back to the team with the stipulation he be place on the injured reserve list. That means the team thinks highly enough of Guy that they are willing to cut a deal like this.

Another surprise has been the announcement that safety M.D. Jennings has reportedly made the team. Jennings, as you might remember, made big special teams plays the final two preseason games – recovering two onside kicks, the first successfully completed by the Packers that led to the game-winning field goal by Mason Crosby and the send last week when he recovered the onside kick attempted by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Joby Branion, the agent who represents both Graham Harrell and rookie tight end Ryan Taylor, has told the Green Bay Press Gazette that Taylor has made the team – not a huge surprise given Taylor’s large presence on special teams and his skills in catching the football.

According to the Press Gazette, here’s a running list of the players the Packers have cut so far:

* FB Jon Hoese

* WR Kerry Taylor

* WR Chastin West

* S Anthony Bratton

* S Brandon Underwood

* G Caleb Schlauderaff

* NT Jay Ross

* DE Lawrence Guy, injury settlement, plan to bring him to IR and develop him in the offseason

* CB Brandain Ross

* WR Tori Gurley

* QB Graham Harrell

* C/G Nick McDonald

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Tags: Anthony Bratton Brandain Ross Brandon Underwood Caleb Schlauderaff Chastin West Graham Harrell Green Bay Packers Jay Ross Jon Hoese Kerry Taylor Lawrence Guy Nick McDonald Ted Thompson Tori Gurley

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