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Packers Release Gore

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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asshalo's picture

This is why I come here, Brian. Because You're so precise on the inns and outs.

asshalo's picture

That was nice to cut Gore first, so they can see what he's all aboot up north.

joe's picture

since starks in on the P.U.P. right now, he doesnt count as a roster spot i beleive. If he were to come off it they would actually have to cut someone to make room for him.

ZeroTolerence's picture

Wrong. He counts on the 80.

packeraaron's picture

Zero is correct.

jeremy's picture

Then what the point of having the list or putting someone on it?

packsmack25's picture

Well, there's an "Active PUP" and a "Reserve PUP." Basically, the Active PUP is used during TC and those players count toward the roster, whereas once the season starts, those players can be moved to Reserve PUP status, and they no longer hurt the roster numbers. But they also can't play until after 6 games.

Mr. Bacon's picture

Tomorrows Breaking News. Minnesota Vikings have signed outstanding standout WR Shawn Gore.

lebowski's picture

nice.

nypacker's picture

I was expecting this. Gore really didn't do much in the preseason. Out of our remaining scrub WRs Swain, Patrick Williams and Jason Chery are my candidates to fight for the remaining 5th spot.

nerdmann's picture

I like Swain, but I'd have to take a strong look at Chery on punt returns.

davyjones's picture

Mr B--not all that far fetched. I'm guessing more of the 27 Packer castoffs signed by other teams than any team in the league.

Mr. Bacon's picture

I know as well, but Minnesota is Green Bay West. They seem to always take our scraps, and now with their two main WR out, who knows.

Packerdan77's picture

Seems to me , he probably had a tough time with the complex nature of a Grade A offense.
The Rams can use anything they can get:P
I promise to never speak his name again as I have done in the past with the punter that must remain nameless:)

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