UPDATE: The official list of player cuts today has still not been released, but this is the most up-to-date information available.
When the cuts are announced officially we will post that information here along with a complete 53-man roster
-Released TE Jake Stoneburner.
-Released DL Carlos Gray.
-Released safety Chris Banjo
-Released wide receiver Myles White
-The Packers haven’t made a decision yet on backup quarterback, but are leaning toward keeping only one reserve to Aaron Rodgers on the active roster, meaning either Matt Flynn or Scott Tolzien would have to be released. A league source said the Packers will be conducting a workout with quarterbacks on Sunday, which could be to sift possible practice-squad options.
-The Packers are expected to place linebacker Nate Palmer (torn MCL) on injured reserve. Outside linebacker Adrian Hubbard also tweeted his release.
-Released CB Jumal Rolle
-Released WR Kevin Dorsey
-Released WR Alex Gillett
-Released RB Michael Hill and LaDarius Perkins
-Released CB Ryan White
-Released OL John Fullington
-Released OL Jordan McCray
-Released S Tanner Miller
-Released ILB Jake Doughty
-ESPN.com also reported Saturday that offensive lineman Aaron Adams suffered a torn ACL and MCL in Thursday night’s preseason finale against Kansas City and will be placed on injured reserve today.
The following was posted earlier today at noon CDT
The Green Bay Packers and all the other 31 NFL teams have until 3 p.m. CDT today to cut their roster from 75 down to the 53 that will make up the regular season roster, with 10 more to be added to the practice squad over the course of the next couple of days.
This morning, reports have indicated that the Packers have cut 12 players while inching toward their maximum of 53. As of noon, the Packers cuts look like this:
- T Aaron Adams (to injured reserve, knee).
- T John Fullington
- CB Ryan White
- LB Jake Doughty
- RB Michael Hill
- RB LaDarius Perkins
- S Tanner Miller
- WR Alex Gillett
- C/G Jordan McCray
- CB Jumal Rolle
- S Chris Banjo
- WR Myles White – per sources
Clearly, there is some talent on this list, some of which will be signed to the practice squad if and when they might clear waivers.
While there is no super surprises here given the players ahead of them on the Packers depth chart, the talent level here is evident. Players like Jumal Rolle and Chris Banjo had excellent camps, as did LaDarius Perkins, Myles White and Alex Gillett.
One thing is for certain that with just one linebacker cut so far, it looks like the Packers will keep the bulk of that talented group intact as they head into the regular season. One of the reasons for that fact is that they like the body type that linebackers bring to their special teams.
We’re also awaiting the announcement on he backup quarterback situation. Will the Packers keep both Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien or cut one of them.
That announcement is surely going to be one of the final cuts announced as we move into the afternoon.
We’ll keep an eye on any leaks that may occur earlier than 3 p.m. pertaining to the quarterbacks.
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