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And then there were 75

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And then there were 75

The Green Bay Packers dropped their roster down to the mandatory 75 man limit today. The biggest surprise is DeShawn Wynn, who has missed practices and games this off-season. Kregg Lumpkin's play in last Friday's Denver game must have been the final push for cutting Wynn.

Also cut were fullback Ryan Powdrell, wide receiver Chris Francies and offensive lineman Ryan Considine. Francies will no doubt land an NFL job with someone in need of receivers as I have to believe he is better than most teams fourth wide receiver.

Least surprising? Justin Harrell has been placed on the PUP. That's the Physically Unable to Perform List. The bold represents the waste of a first round pick in 2007. Harrell is officially a bust. He will miss six games and then....who knows. Waste some more of the Packers time and money I'm sure.

Update: Posted Ted Thompson press conference from this morning here.

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Andrew's picture

If Lumpkin stays healthy he will make an impact this year IMO. He's a better blocker than Jackson. At UGA the backs had to block for the not-so-mobile Matthew Stafford and RB blocking is a priority. I really hope he makes the active roster and not just the practice squad

Eric's picture

I really wasn't that surprised by any of the cuts. I wish the Packers would have given Wynn the next week to try and show something (even though he had pretty much no shot of making the final roster). Justin Harrell being placed on the PUP list doesn't surprise me. I wouldn't write him off just yet though. While he has had his injury problems I would give him at least one more season to prove himself before we even consider cutting him. If he can somehow stay healthy I think he could be a good defensive tackle.

Keith's picture

Not surprised by Wynn either. With him it was more of a numbers game. Grant just had a huge contract, Jackson was a high pick and is the current backup (I stress the word current), Morency looks to be the 3rd down back, and Herron and Lumpkin are both more dynamic than Wynn (IMO).

I wouldn't be surprised to see Wynn latch on somewhere like Houston, who also run the zone blocking scheme and have a miserable stable of backs.

PackOne's picture

Yeah, if Ahmand and Wynn can both stay healthy half the year, as a team, Batman and DeGone can get a collective seven hundred yards.

Mr.Man's picture

Aaron, that was remarkably knee-jerk commentary about Harrell. I tend to expect more from you. We just don't know what'll happen with his health issues, and that's something that's always hard to measure when picking a player. Anyhow, think about this-- he's already contributed more than Rodgers did at the same point in their NFL careers.

And there's no way Herron is more dynamic than Wynn. No way in the world. Morency must have made a big push, I think they're just convinced he can't stay healthy and/or isn't a tough guy.

coreyb's picture

I am not Aaron- I am Corey and you can expect all you want. It's actually not "knee-jerk"- I have been saying it since Harrell first was injured in the off-season. I am sick of people giving Justin Harrell a pass. BTW- It says who writes the article underneath the title of the article.

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