April 17, 2014

Packers down to 53, but it may not be final

The Green Bay Packers got their roster to 53 players on Saturday, but they likely still have more moves to make before they face the San

Alex Green among those released on final roster cutdown

Alex Green among those released on final roster cut down

Francisco 49ers next Sunday in San Francisco.

Vince Young appeared to have a spot on the team going into the final preseason game at Kansas City.  His performance forced the Packers to go a different direction.  With Young’s release, the Packers have only B.J. Coleman in a backup role at this time, but that will likely change soon.  The Packers could look to add the likes of Seneca WallaceDavid Carr and Jimmy Clausen, all of whom are available.  They’ve also reportedly signed former Wisconsin Badger Scott Tolzien to the teams practice squad.

The Packers also parted company with veterans Dezman Moses, Alex Green and tight ends Matt Mulligan and D.J. Williams.  The Packers also released wide receiver Charles Johnson, a drafted wide receiver out of Grand Valley State.

Some of the players that made the final 53-man roster are defensive linemen Johnny Jolly and Josh Boyd.  They also went with rookies Andy Mulumba and Nate Palmer at outside linebacker.  At safety, Chris Banjo was a late arrival, but he earned a spot as the Packers 4th safety.

 

Following is the list of cuts the Packers made to reduce their roster to 53 players:

FB Jonathan Amosa, T Andrew Datko, S David Fulton, C Garth Gerhart, RB Alex Green, T Kevin Hughes, WR Charles Johnson, C Patrick Lewis, LB TGerrell Manning, CB Loyce Means, DT Jordan Miller, LB Dezman Moses, TE Matthew Mulligan, CB James Nixon, S Chaz Powell, LB Donte Savage, CB Brandon Smith, TE Jake Stoneburner, WR Tyrone Walker, WR Myles White, TE T.J. Williams, QB Vince Young