Saturday, August 31, 2013

22 Packers Get Cut

Its been a long morning of cuts and releases. The Packers have until 5:00PM CT to get roster to 53. Here is what has been confirmed so far:

QB Vince Young
CB Loyce Means
FB Jonathan Amosa
S David Fulton
S Chaz Powell
OL Garth Gerhart
WR Charles Johnson (signed to practice squad)
WR Tyrone Walker
OLB Donte Savage
OG/C Patrick Lewis (claimed by Cleveland Browns)
WR Myles White (signed to practice squad)
TE DJ Williams (claimed by Jacksonville Jaguars)
OT Andrew Datko
OT Kevin Hughes
TE Jake Stoneburner (signed to practice squad)
RB Alex Green (claimed by New York Jets)
TE Matthew Mulligan
CB James Nixon (signed to practice squad)
OLB Dezman Moses (claimed by Kansas City Chiefs)
CB Brandon Smith
LB Terrell Manning (claimed by San Diego Chargers)
DT Jordan Miller

Note: A few of these names will clear waivers and will be placed on the Practice Squad.

Not too many surprises to be honest. Vince Young had a horrible camp with the Packers and showed no improvement. I expect the Packers to go out and trade for a back up quarterback (someone like David Carr, Colt McCoy, or Matt Flynn) or sign someone who was cut today (Greg McElvoy, Mark Sanchez, Jimmy Clausen), or possibly a decent free agent (Scott Tolzien). Note: STAY AWAY FROM TEBOW.

Update: QB Scott Tolzien was signed to the practice squad.

Running back Alex Green was a little bit of a surprise. Starks and Green are both so injury prone no one really knows their full potential. However, with a gun to my head I'd pick Green over Starks. But, with this release I'd venture to say Joe McKnight had a very good workout with the Packers and expect him to be signed now Green has been cut.

Lineback Dezman Moses will be surprising to some. He had 4 sacks last year and didn't have too good of a camp. Toe injury is to blame, but that's how things are sometimes. It's great news for Nate Palmer and Andy Mulumba, who now seem to have secured spots on the 53 man roster.

As for the tight ends, I expect Jake Stoneburner to be on our practice squad if he clears waivers. As for DJ Williams, I expect him to be claimed, possibly to the Dolphins. Mulligan, who at one point looked to be a fantastic free agent signing, got injured and plans fell through for him to be the number one blocking tight end.

Stay tuned for the last 3 releases, which are all expected to be big(ger) names.

LB Terrell Manning, and DT Jordan Miller, and CB Brandon Smith were the last to get cut. No surprise there. Terrell Manning was bad last year and didn't show much this preseason. 
Until next time, Beer, Brats, and Championships.

- Andrew Vrchota (@AndrewVrchota)

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