Recevier Chastin West and defensive back Brandon Underwood are among the biggest names let go. Many thought West had an opportunity to crack the 53-man roster as the sixth receiver after an impressive camp and preseason. Underwood was attempting to play safety after being drafted as a cornerback in the sixth round in 2009.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein, these players have been released so far:
CB Brandon Underwood: Underwood just never lived up to all the athletic potential. He wasn’t a mature guy off the field and injuries started to get the best of him. Not a good combination to have when trying to make a talented football team.
WR Chastin West: Many thought he’d stick as the sixth receiver, but West will get his chance in the NFL. He’ll be picked up in a hurry.
G Caleb Schlauderaff: He’s a practice squad possibility. The Packers are thin on the interior of their offensive line.
CB Brandian Ross: Made some plays to open camp but tailed off from there.
WR Diondre Borel: Never had much of a chance at a position full of talented players.
G Sampson Genus: May still be a practice squad guy.
WR Kerry Taylor: It was always going to be an uphill climb for Taylor at a stacked position. He’ll be a guy the Packers look at to bring back on the practice squad.——————
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