The Green Bay Packers released offensive lineman Greg Van Roten on Tuesday. This was reported by Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Van Roten was signed as an undrafted free agent prior to the 2012 season. He was added to the practice squad to start that year and then elevated to the 53-man roster mid-season.
Van Roten provided depth on the interior of the offensive line and also contributed on special teams in 2013 before he was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a foot injury.
Van Roten’s release leaves J.C. Tretter, Lane Taylor and current practice squad lineman Garth Gerhart as the remaining interior linemen behind starting guards Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang. Center Evan Dietrich-Smith is currently set to be a free agent next month. If he is not re-signed by the team, Tretter and Taylor would enter the mix to compete for the starting center spot.
Depending on what the Packers do in this year’s draft or in free agency, they could also look to move Lang to center.
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