The Green Bay Packers trimmed their roster to the regular season roster limit of 53 players on Saturday. The only real surprises came when the Packers parted company with wide receiver Jake Kumerow and left tackle Alex Light.
The Packers elected to keep Malik Taylor as their fifth receiver, instead of hanging on to Kumerow, who finished ninth on the team with just 12 catches last season.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, in a Thursday interview on Sirus XM NFL Radio, was busy going to bat for Kumerow.
“Jake Kumerow has been such a solid performer for us for the last couple years,” Rodgers said. “I love his reliability. I think he’s a fantastic, steady player who’s very heady on the field, he makes plays. He plays with a lot of confidence, and he’s a guy you love having on the squad.” [Read more…]