The Green Bay Packers have officially released six players as of today, with two more names added to the list of reported cuts from yesterday: RB Angelo Pease and DT Gilbert Peña. They also made a somewhat surprising move in adding kicker Zach Ramirez to the roster. All transactions are official according to the official Packers.com website.
With the exception of Graham Harrell, all six of the released players were undrafted rookie free agents. Pease didn’t see any time with the offense during Friday’s preseason game, while Peña was only in for a handful of defensive snaps. The Packers still have to trim their roster down by ten more players by Tuesday, August 27th, since they added a player in Ramirez.
Zach Ramirez, a rookie out of Portland State, participated in the Seattle Seahawks’ rookie minicamp on a tryout basis in May 2013. He adds another level of competition to the kicker position, though it will be interesting to see what his chances are with just a week of preseason left. Ted Thompson indicated in a press conference this past week that the kicker position wasn’t set in stone and that outside options were still possible.
So far, the list of players released by the Packers is QB Graham Harrell, RB Angelo Pease, WR Alex Gillett, WR Omarius Hines, WR Justin Wilson, and DT Gilbert Peña.——————Follow @ChadToporski