The Green Bay Packers have started making moves to cut down their roster to the 53 man mark to open the regular season.
The following players have been released so far according to various reports and sources. Any reported cuts will not show up here, however, if not reported by a verified member of the media following the Green Bay Packers:
QB Vince Young – Per his Twitter account, Young confirms that he has been released by the Packers. Who’s going to be the Packers backup QB? B.J. Coleman? Trent Edwards? Tim Tebow? Brett Favre? (LOL on the last two…I think.)
CB Loyce Means – Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports he has been released, but told he has a good chance of returning to the practice squad.
FB Jonathan Amosa – Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports a league source confirms Amosa has been cut. Also a PS candidate.
T Kevin Hughes – Via Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press Gazette, Hughes has been cut.
S Chaz Powell – Silverstein reports that Powell has been cut. Does this mean the Packers are keeping the Banjo as a backup safety?
C/G Garth Garhart – Hodkiewicz chimes in again and says Garhart is gone.
S David Fulton – Silverstein reports that Fulton is gone. Things are looking even better for the Banjo.
WR Charles Johnson – Bill Huber of Packer Report tweets. Silverstein reports team will try to sign him to their practice squad if he clears waivers.
WR Tyrone Walker - Bill Huber reported. Silverstein reports Packers will attempt to sign Walker to their practice squad if he clears waivers.
OLB Donte Savage – Silverstein reports that a team source has confirmed.
T Andrew Datko – Rob Demovsky at ESPN says Datko is gone. Does he come back for a second year on the practice squad? We shall see.
OL Patrick Lewis – Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports he has been released.
WR Myles White – Silverstein reports White is gone, tweeting: “That leaves them with Jones, Cobb, Nelson, Boykin and Ross at WR.”
TE D.J. Williams – Per Williams’ Twitter account, he is not longer a Packer.
TE Jake Stoneburner - Ty Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports he has been released, but told he has a good chance of returning to the practice squad.
RB Alex Green – Jason Wilde of ESPN Milwaukee reports that the running back corps just got a bit smaller. Any connection to the McKnight story?
TE Matthew Mulligan – Getting cut according to Silverstein. Only TE left are Finley, Quarless, Taylor, and Bostick.
CB James Nixon – Bill Huber says Nixon has been cut and that the Packers want him back for the practice squad.
LB Dezman Moses – The darling of last season’s training camp has been cut according to Ty Dunne. Does that mean Andy Mulumba made the team?
CB Brandon Smith – Silverstein reported the final list with Smith, Manning, and Miller as the final three cuts. There was little chance of Smith cracking the CB group.
LB Terrell Manning – This could be a mild surprise, as Manning was a 2012 draft pick and missed a year of development. They’ve given guys with lower potential more time to shine.
DT Jordan Miller – This one was almost a given, though it will be interesting to see if he makes the practice squad as a developmental NT.
Be sure to check back here as more roster transactions are announced…——————
Jersey Al Bracco is the founder and editor of AllGreenBayPackers.com, and the co-founder of Packers Talk Radio Network. He can be heard as one of the Co-Hosts on Cheesehead Radio and is the Green Bay Packers Draft Analyst for Drafttek.com.