Green Bay Packers quarterback Chase Rettig was released Sunday. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Rettig, Harper, Sheppard among seven players released by Green Bay Packers

It was pretty clear after the Green Bay Packers‘ Friday night preseason game against the Oakland Raiders that quarterback Chase Rettig was on the bubble.

Today his bubble burst – along with six other players as the first cutdown toward the 75 maximum heading into the final preseason game was under way by the Packers.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Chris Harper was released today. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

In addition to Rettig, who was competing against established players Aaron Rodgers, Scott Tolzien and Matt Flynn, the Packers also released wide receivers Chris Harper and Gerrard Sheppard. Sheppard was added to the roster the first week of training camp when the Packers picked him off the Baltimore Ravens roster. Harper had his moments in camp, but not enough of them were good moments as the Packers decided to cut him today.

Others who were not expected to make the team and were cut today are safety Charles Clay, cornerback Antonio Dennard, linebacker Korey Jones, and fullback Ina Liaina.

The Packers practiced today, but the practice was not open to the public, but was open to the media.

The following is the official announcement released just prior to the start of practice by the Packers PR department:

 

PACKERS RELEASE SEVEN PLAYERS 

The Green Bay Packers have released S Charles Clay, CB Antonio Dennard, WR Chris Harper, LB Korey Jones, FBIna Liaina, QB Chase Rettig and WR Gerrard Sheppard. The transactions were announced Sunday by Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations.

 

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