The Green Bay Packers announced this afternoon the release of five players. Four of the names came as no surprise, but the release of Anthony Hargrove did come as somewhat of a surprise.
Though he didn’t get much playing time lately, it became clear today that Ted Thompson wasn’t going to wait half of the season for Hargrove. The former Saints and Seahawks defensive lineman was signed this spring prior to the announcement by the league of his suspension for his involvement in the Saints’ bountygate.
Obviously Thompson didn’t want to deal with it and made Hargrove one of the first cuts this training camp.
Here is the full release issued by the Packers PR department:
Aug. 24, 2012
## FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ##
PACKERS RELEASE FIVE PLAYERS
The Green Bay Packers released WR Andrew Brewer, DE Anthony Hargrove, S Micah Pellerin, T Herb Taylor and CB Dion Turner. The transactions were announced Friday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.