The Green Bay Packers needed to get to trim their roster from 88 players to 75 by 4PM EST today.
The Packers began their first wave of cuts on Sunday when they cut 7 players –
- WR. Chris Harper
- WR. Gerrard Shepard
- FB. Ina Liaina
- QB. Chase Rettig
- S. Charles Clay
- CB. Antonio Dennard
- LB. Korey Jones
None of those players have yet to be signed by another team.
The Packers then got to 75 by cutting no one else and instead placing 6 injured players on Injured Reserve.
- DT. B. J. Raji
- WR. Jared Abbrederis
- RB. Rajion Neal
- T/G. Don Barclay
- LB. Joe Thomas
- G. Andrew Tiller
The Packers could try to work out injury settlements with Tiller, Neal and Thomas, allowing for the possibility of return later this year.
The Packers also announced they had reached such a settlement with Colt Lyerla. It’s an 8 week injury settlement and then the leagure requires a six week waiting period before the player can be signed, fso for Lyerla, Week 14 would be the earliest possible return.
#Packers release 7 guys: S Charles Clay CB Antonio Dennard WR Chris Harper LB Korey Jones FB Ina Liaina QB Chase Rettig WR Gerrard Sheppard
— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) August 24, 2014
Packers placed WR Jared Abbrederis, T/G Don Barclay, RB Rajion Neal, DT B.J. Raji, LB Joe Thomas and G Andrew Tiller on injured reserve.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 26, 2014
Andy Burch is a Converged Broadcast Media major at The University of North Texas, class of 2017. He is currently an intern for BaD Radio at 1310/96.7 The Ticket and a Packers news writer for ALLGBP.com. You can follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Son0fABurch