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Packers Announce Moves To Reach 75 Man Roster Limit

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Packers Announce Moves To Reach 75 Man Roster Limit

From Packers.com:

The Green Bay Packers placed six players on injured reserve, two on reserve/physically unable to perform, and released two players. The transactions were announced Monday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.

The Packers placed RB Du’ane Bennett, LB Desmond Bishop, TE DeMarco Cosby, G Ray Dominguez, DE Johnny Jones and WR Shaky Smithson on injured reserve. TE Andrew Quarless and LB Frank Zombo were placed on reserve/physically unable to perform.

Green Bay released FB Jon Hoese and DE Jarius Wynn.

Look for many of the guys sent to IR to be released after they reach injury settlements with the team.

The Packers fell victim to the inability of the league and players union to agree on a proposed one-man non-season ending injured reserve designation, thus forcing them to put Bishop on IR, ending his season.

The influx of talent along the defensive line made the decision on Wynn an easy one, as did the move away from the fullback in Mike McCarthy's offense for the decision on Hoese. That, and both players rarely showed much throughout the summer that deserved inclusion on the roster.

As for Quarless and Zombo, players on PUP must sit out the team's first 6 regular-season games.

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paxbak's picture

It is interesting that they didn't put sherrod on the PUP. Must mean he is somewhat close to returning.

Maybe they should put Starks on the PUP. Seemed to work in 2010. He'll be ready in time for the playoffs. Just kidding... sort of.

pkrNboro's picture

can't put a player on PUP if he's practiced

packeraaron's picture

They could still put Sherrod on PUP. In fact, I think they probably will.

Mark's picture

Got until Friday to PUP right, Aaron?

packeraaron's picture

Yes, Friday at 9pm EST

woodson4president's picture

If we get rid of Bishop. Im gonna choke TT. Unless DJ keeps ballin haha.

packeraaron's picture

When I say "most" that should read "All but Bishop"

He's not going anywhere. Sorry that was unclear.

Norman's picture

Dominguez too?

packsmack25's picture

Sad to see Jon go, but now he can follow his true calling and open a nautical store called "Boats 'N Hoese."

Tarynfor12's picture

'Hoese-Boats'

Idiot Fan's picture

Wynn, I will always appreciate that sack of BLF you had!

KurtMc's picture

Shakey?? What does the Pack see in him? Avg WR at best.

Groovy McB's picture

It's because you can't cut a guy with a name as cool as "Shakey"

packeraaron's picture

Shaky will def reach and injury settlement and be released.

Lucky953's picture

If Sherrod goes on PUP, then he can't participate in team practice for 6 weeks, right? Maybe they want him to have his "training camp" if he's almost ready to practice.

Irish_Cheesehead's picture

Smith will fit in fine filling Desmond's shoes. No worries.

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