One day after signing kicker Zach Ramirez, the Packers cut Giorgio Tavecchio.
Tavecchio had been in a competition with Mason Crosby since the offseason, but his run with the Packers ended on Monday.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Tavecchio hit 86.4 percent of his field goal attempts this summer, while Crosby has connected on 80 percent.
This comes one-season after Crosby hit an NFL-low 63.6 percent of his field goals last year.
It’s hard to say how much importance was placed on one practice, but Tavecchio performed the worst of three kickers on Sunday’s session, making nine of 11 field goals, compared to 10 of 11 for both Crosby and Ramirez.
The release of Tavecchio leaves the Packers with two kickers on their roster just a day before the league-mandated deadline to reduce rosters to 75 players on Tuesday.
Whether the Packers keep both Crosby and Ramirez through Tuesday’s afternoon remains to be seen. Perhaps they will want to see Ramirez in a game environment on Thursday night against the Kansas City Chiefs in the preseason finale.