Green Bay – The Packers have informed some of their players that they have been released ahead of the 8 p.m. deadline tonight.
The biggest name thus far is WR Diondre Borel, who early in camp looked like a strong candidate for the 53-man roster. But he struggled with drops and now is on the waiver wire.
Also, players have said that WR Tori Gurley has been released, but so far no official word. Multiple reports have said he has been cut, so he’s on the list below.
Among the first are S Anthony Levine, who was engaged in a battle with rookie Jerron McMillian and M.D. Jennings for the starting spot in the nickel. Levine will probably be brought back to the practice squad, his agent said.
Also released was C Sampson Genus, who also has a shot at being added to the practice squad. The Packers’ coaching staff likes Genus a lot and undoubtedly will try to bring him back if they can.
A source said that rookie OT Andrew Datko was released as well.
A source said that OL Reggie Wells will not be with the Packers this year. That means GM Ted Thompson is definitely on the hunt for some offensive linemen out of the cut group. He also cut rookie OG Greg Van Roten, a very impressive undrafted free agent, who came a long way during camp.
Van Roten is a certainty for the practice squad if he’s not claimed.
Don Barclay, one of the more impressive young players, has not been told he’s on the 53-man roster yet, but he’ll be on the practice squad if he’s not on the 53. A lot depends on who Thompson acquires in a trade or on waivers on the offensive line.
OG/C Tommie Draheim remains a question mark. He has not told his agent that he has been released.
Meanwhile, OT Shea Allard and C/G Tommie Draheim have have been told they’ve been released.
WR Dale Moss, the former college basketball player, apparently did enough to keep the Packers’ interested. His athletic ability is very intriguing and the Packers will try to bring him back to the practice squad.
Also, WR Shaky Smithson has been waived from injured reserve with an injury settlement.
We’ll update the cuts as they happen.
Here’s the list so far:
- S Anthony Levine
- C Sampson Genus
- OT Andrew Datko
- OL Reggie Wells
- OG Greg Van Roten
- WR Dale Moss
- WR Diondre Borel
- TE Brandon Bostick
- WR Tori Gurley
- WR Curenski Guilleylen
- OT Shea Allard
- C/G Tommie Draheim