In the first stunning move of training camp in 2012, the Green Bay Packers have released safety Charlie Peprah according to Jason Wilde of ESPN 540.
Peprah, who was the incumbent starter from 2011, reportedly had offseason arthroscopic surgery on his knee and didn’t participate in the offseason program. With the players just recently completing their physicals, some speculation is surely going to be that Peprah failed his physical but no official word from the team has been given as of yet.
With Peprah gone, that leaves MD Jennings and Jerron McMillian to battle it out for the other safety spot should Charles Woodson remain in the cornerback decision. Morgan Burnett is expected to be the other starting safety entering the preseason.
With Nick Collins out with a neck injury, Peprah ranked second on the team last season in interceptions and was first in interception return yardage. However, thanks to his regression from 2010 when he played a key role in the Packers’ run to Super Bowl XLV, Peprah’s starting spot was in danger entering training camp this summer.
Peprah, however, will not even get the chance to compete to keep his own job.——————
Kris Burke is a sports writer covering the Green Bay Packers for AllGreenBayPackers.com and WTMJ in Milwaukee. He is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) and his work has been linked to by sites such as National Football Post and CBSSports.com. Follow @KrisLBurke