Today in Packers history won’t go down as one of those franchise-turning events. In fact, it’s probably one we can all forget about it.
But we won’t.
That’s because the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame brings us this nugget of information: It was the day Don Bracken signed a contract with the team. The six-year veteran, however, didn’t last long. He got cut and a guy by the name of Paul McJulien won the punting job.
Remember him? Well, if you do you’re like me … you were a Packers fan when they had players you want to forget about.
Don Bracken, Others Sign with Packers
July 12, 1991 - Longtime punter Don Bracken and three others sign contracts as training camp approaches. In addition to Bracken, who has been with the team since 1985, running back Vince Workman, receiver Erik Affholter and tight end Rapier Porter come to terms. Bracken is expected to battle fifth-round draft choice, Jeff Fite, in order to make the team for a seventh season. Instead, free agent Paul McJulien wins the punting job. Bracken winds up his career with the Rams in 1992 and 1993.
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