The Packers released undrafted rookie wide receiver Shawn Gore announced general manager Ted Thompson on Saturday.
A free agent signed in May 2010, Gore was from Bishop's University in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. He was also drafted by the British Columbia Lions in the first round of the 2010 Canadian Football League draft and will likely find a job waiting for him there.
The release of Gore is the first of five roster moves the Packers must make before Tuesday Aug. 31 when the team must trim down to the mandatory 75-man mark. The Packers currently have 79 players under contract.
It should be noted that the Packers don't necessarily have to cut four more players if they place them on injured reserve. Desmond Bishop, Brandon Underwood, Jarius Wynn and Quinn Porter all sustained injuries of which their severity has yet to be reported.
Sixth-round draft choice James Starks is also a candidate for injured reserve given his setback from a hamstring injury last week.
It's unknown whether the Packers will make their remaining roster moves before the first practice of the week tomorrow at 10:45 a.m. or they'll wait until Tuesday.
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