Packers Roster Cuts: Today was the deadline for NFL teams to pare their rosters back to 80 players. For the Packers, that meant releasing three players.
The Packers’ Turk paid a visit to Lambeau today and the bubble was burst for ….
Antonio Robinson, WR
Robinson was signed as an UDFA by the Bears and released with an injury settlement in training camp. He landed on the Seattle practice squad for two weeks in November before being signed to the Packers’ practice squad a few weeks before the Super Bowl and then to a reserve/future contract in February. Robinson had a battle of immense proportions to think he could crack the Packers’ talented receivers group. When the Packers’ drafted Randall Cobb, then re-signed James Jones and added some talented undrafted players like Tori Gurley, Chastin West and Kerry Taylor, it became simply impossible. The Packer probably have 8 receivers (9 if you count the recently released Brett Swain), that belong on an NFL roster. Robinson never had a chance.
Battles, who grew up in Milwaukee, was signed by the Vikings as a UDFA before the 2010 Season. He was released during the final roster cuts and was out of football until the Packers signed him to the Practice Squad in December. He spent six games, including the playoffs on the Packers’ Practice Squad. Battles’ dream 0f playing for the favorite team of his childhood came to an end today.
K.C. Asiodu, LB
Asiodu was signed by the Packers as a Free Agent in early August. This was the fifth stop for the linebacker in 2 years. Known mostly for his special teams play, where he recorded 8 tackles in 10 games for the 2009 rams, it wasn’t enough to earn him a spot on this very competitive 52-man roster. Maybe a few years ago, a guy like him would have had a chance, but not now.
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